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POLICE PROBING UST FRAT INVOLVEMENT

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FACULTY members and alumni of the Aegis Juris law fraternity of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) may have been involved in hazing rites that led to the death of a 22-year-old law school freshman abandoned on Sunday at a sidewalk in Tondo, Manila. “We are looking at the involvement…

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THE father of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) law student who died from alleged fraternity hazing demanded justice for his son. “We want justice for our son. You don’t bury your sons and daughters. They are the ones who should bury you,” Horacio Castillo 2nd said in a voice…

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Appeals to Reds for patience PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has expressed willingness to resume peace talks with the communists, but appealed to the rebels for patience, citing the need to consult other branches of government. The President made the announcement in a speech during the New People’s Army’s (NPA) release of…

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Jinggoy leaves jail after paying P1.3M bail Former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada on Saturday left the Philippine National Police custodial center a free man after posting bail of P1.3 million for charges of plunder and graft. The charges were based on allegations he pocketed P183 million in kickbacks given by…

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To undergo retraining after teens’ deaths METRO Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde on Friday relieved the entire police force of Caloocan City of their duties, with the estimated 1,000 uniformed personnel deployed for “retraining” after a series of serious offenses, including the killing of at least two teenagers. The offenses…

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EMBATTLED Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista is not about to give up his post or file a leave of absence despite a pending impeachment complaint before the House of Representatives for alleged unexplained wealth. Bautista, in a radio interview on Friday, said that he arrived at the…

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A SPECIAL division of the Sandiganbayan has voted 3-2 to allow jailed former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada to post bail in connection with the plunder case filed against him for allegedly misusing P183 million in pork barrel funds, court sources told The Manila Times. A “blue draft” ruling, considered the…

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THE House Committee on Justice on Wednesday voted to send one of two impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to a vote on the floor of the chamber, bringing her closer to a trial in the Senate. The justice panel, led by Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, found…

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JAILED former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada is close to regaining his freedom, with magistrates at the Sandiganbayan deciding on whether bail could be granted in connection with a P183-million plunder case filed against the politician in connection with the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) or pork barrel scam. Estrada, who…

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