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THE Sandiganbayan’s Sixth Division has ordered the arrest of Davao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. in connection with the graft case filed against him for allegedly having financial interest in the renewed agreement between the Tagum Agricultural Development Company (Tadeco) and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) in…

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TOKYO: Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by Pyongyang to the UN after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a ship marked with Chinese characters and a North Korean vessel, the Japanese foreign ministry said. The incident is the third time this year that Tokyo has reported a…

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THE head of the Senate blue ribbon committee on Wednesday appealed to parents not to lose trust in the immunization program of the government amid the fear and anxiety caused by the controversy surrounding the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. At the resumption of the Senate investigation, Sen. Richard Gordon insisted that there were still…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte was simply taking his cue from the decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in his order to ban news site Rappler from covering events in Malacanang, the highest-ranking official of the Office of the President said on Wednesday. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea issued the statement…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Faced with an outpouring of grief and anger over a deadly school shooting in Florida, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday threw his support behind moves to ban “bump stocks” — an accessory that can turn a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic one. Trump also said school safety…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Mike Pence and North Korean officials had planned to meet secretly during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, but Pyongyang scrapped the talks after the US vice president denounced abuses from the “murderous regime,” US officials said Tuesday. Pence did not interact with the North Koreans even though he…

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PARIS: Chronic heavy drinking is a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early onset of the disease, according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet Public Health. Researchers examining more than 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia in France found that well over half were either alcohol-related,…