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The Department of Justice (DoJ) on Wednesday filed before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Manila a petition that seeks to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorist organizations. The move was prompted by an order made by President Rodrigo Duterte…

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The National Police Commission (Napolcom) recently approved the creation of five additional Special Action Battalions (SABs) for the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP). This is in compliance with a recent directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to beef up and enhance operational capability of the SAF…

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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 brought by the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. At the resumption of the Senate investigation of the P3.5-billion Dengvaxia controversy, Sen. Richard Gordon…

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To postpone scheduled barangay (village) elections for the first time may be tolerable, postponing it the second time may be bearable but to postpone it again for the third time is already untenable and so unreasonable, an election lawyer said on Wednesday. In a statement, Romulo Macalintal cited Sen. Ralph…

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Starting Monday, the Department of Agriculture (DA) will deploy trucks loaded with bags of rice to be sold for P38 per kilo as it starts its “surgical rice selling operations” in Metro Manila.

The DA will target thickly populated districts of Metro Manila or the National Capital
Region starting with Tondo in Manila and Payatas in Quezon City…

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THE Senate Committee on Ethics dismissed several complaints filed against three members of the chamber during its meeting on Tuesday. The ethics panel, headed by Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd, unanimously backed a motion to junk the ethics complaints filed by former Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon against…

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The Supreme Court (SC) has granted a prayer of the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corp. to lift and quash a demand for immediate payment of P62 billion issued against it and the National Power Corp. in connection with a class-action suit filed by dismissed NPC employees. A…

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MOBILE phone users may soon have more freedom to switch from one service provider to another without even changing their mobile numbers with the Senate’s passage of the Lifetime Cellphone Number Act on final reading. Authored by Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, Senate Bill (SB) 1636 would soon provide mobile users with…

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The government is set to earn up to P1 billion in monthly taxes from various lottery games of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office based on the 20-percent tax increase set by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law (Train) Law, PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said at a recent…

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Criminal charges were filed against a suspected member of the International terrorist group ISIS on Monday, two days after his arrest in Ermita, Manila. Fehmi Lassqued alias John Rasheed Lassoned, a Tunisian, was charged at the Department of Justice. Lassqued underwent inquest proceedings on Sunday at the Philippine Army headquarters.…

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