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THE SUPREME Court en banc has removed its Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from her post after it granted the quo warranto petition filed against her that questioned the validity of her appointment. Voting 8-6, the high tribunal released its ruling on Friday on the petition filed by Solicitor General…

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AFTER being called a strongman, President Rodrigo Duterte was included in the list of the most powerful people in the world by Forbes magazine, which cited his tough stance on illegal drugs and his “raw and vulgar” rhetoric. The Philippine leader ranked 69th among 75 people on the list. On its…

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EMBATTLED Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo has resigned as head of the Department of Tourism (DoT), but maintained there was “no wrongdoing” amid a controversy over a P60-million advertising deal granted by her department to a television program hosted by her brothers. Teo’s resignation, which was announced by her lawyer Ferdinand Topacio…

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BELEAGUERED Chief Justice on leave Maria Lourdes Aranal-Sereno is said to be packing her things and asking Supreme Court officials to take care of her staff once she is out of office. Well-placed sources in the judiciary told The Manila Times six boxes of documents were brought out of the…

EXCLUSIVE

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THE Supreme Court (SC) is poised to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as majority of the justices had decided to grant the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida seeking the removal of the chief magistrate, sources said Sunday. Unimpeachable sources told The Manila Times that majority…

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Nearly 60 percent of Filipino families now consider themselves non-poor, a record improvement over the past four years, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. The poll, conducted from March 23 to 27, found that 58.2 percent of families were not poor, up from 56.4 percent in December 2017…

DUTERTE:

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday blamed his predecessor, Benigno Aquino 3rd, and the United States for failing to stop China’s reclamation and militarization in the disputed West Philippine Sea. Reacting to reports that China had deployed high-powered missiles to reefs claimed by the Philippines, Duterte said the US should have…

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A change in the Senate leadership is in the offing, with Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd expected to assume the chamber’s top post, Sen. Panfilo Lacson revealed on Thursday. Speaking to reporters during the Kapihan sa Senado news forum, Lacson said there was an “understanding” between Sotto and Senate…

PULSE ASIA POLL

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More Filipinos are not in favor of amending the 1987 Constitution, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey released on Wednesday. The poll, conducted from March 23 to 28, showed that 64 percent of Filipinos opposed Charter change or “Cha-cha” compared with only 44 percent in 2016, an increase of…

LABOR GROUPS NOT SATISFIED

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday signed an executive order (EO) restricting contractualization but called on Congress to provide an “effective and more lasting solution” to problems resulting from such employment schemes by amending the Labor Code. “[The EO is a] prohibition against illegal contracting and sub-contracting…undertaken to circumvent the workers’…

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