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LIKE CHINA AND HK

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is considering a “hybrid” system of government similar to China’s “one country, two systems” setup, if his bid to shift to a federal form of government fails to get public support. In remarks during the Indigenous Peoples’ Summit in Davao City on Thursday night, Duterte said he…

ESCUDERO BARES QUESTIONABLE SD CARDS

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The Philippine electoral system is vulnerable to cyberattack and the government may not be prepared for it, an American cybersecurity expert has warned. Marc Goodman, founder of the Future Crimes Institute and chairman of policy, law and ethics at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University, said governments around the world, particularly the…

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OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio-Morales has vowed not to enforce the Malacañang order to suspend her deputy, saying the order was a clear affront to the Supreme Court and the constitution, as well as a violation of the independence of the Office of the Ombudsman. Morales, a retired Supreme Court associate justice…

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THE House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill banning contractualization in the workplace, a measure that could benefit up to six million workers. With 199 “yes” votes and none opposed, lawmakers approved on second reading House Bill 6908 to strengthen security of tenure and end the practice of hiring…

2016 VP BALLOT IMAGES ‘SHOCKING, HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE’

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FORMER senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday bared “solid and incontrovertible evidence of cheating” in the 2016 vice presidential election, claiming that votes for him in two provinces were not counted and considered “undervotes.” In a news conference in Manila, Marcos showed photocopies of what he described as “shocking”…

VACC VERIFYING LATEST REPORTS ON DENGVAXIA

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TWO more children from the provinces of Quezon and Laguna who were inoculated with the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia died on Sunday, the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) said, quoting reports they received from a joint monitoring team. The group said 52 children administered with the vaccine were being treated…

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LEGAZPI CITY: The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Saturday warned disaster officials and the public to brace for lahar flow from Mayon Volcano following heavy rainfall brought by the tail end of the cold front. Ed Laguerta, Phivolcs resident chief volcanologist, said all river channels connected to…

INDIAN NEWS WEBSITE:

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AN INDIAN news website has bared a threat against the life of President Rodrigo Duterte, quoting Indian security and intelligence sources as saying the Philippine leader’s vow to destroy the Islamic State (IS) has forced the extremist group to mobilize sleeper cells in Indonesia to launch a “strike.” India’s The…

PUNO, 18 OTHERS NAMED TO CONSULTATIVE BODY

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CONGRESSIONAL leaders finally broke a deadlock in discussions on Charter change, agreeing to first settle the structure of the government under a new constitution before deciding on the manner of voting on amendments, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said on Thursday. Alvarez, speaking over radio station dzBB, said that he, House…

AMID DEATHS, ABUSES

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday threatened to pull out all Filipinos working in Kuwait amid reports of widespread abuses and exploitation. In his remarks before flying to India, Duterte lamented the reported cases of rape and other forms of abuse against overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait. “One more incident…

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