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MEMBERS of the House of Representatives are not pleased with a proposal of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that martial law in Mindanao should be extended for another year. On Friday, Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, AFP spokesman, said in a news briefing in Malacañang that the basis for…

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SENATORS Gregorio Honasan and Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito on Friday expressed support to a proposal from military and police officials to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year amid continued terror threats in the region. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) reportedly…

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A HOUSE panel has approved an unnumbered substitute bill providing for additional privileges to persons with disability (PWD). The House Committee on Social Services approved the bill seeking to amend Sections 5 and 32 of Republic Act (RA) 7277 or the Magna Carta for Persons with Disability. Under the bill,…

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MEMBERS of the bicameral conference committee on the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) have been able to reconcile differences in provisions concerning automobile excise tax adjustments and tax exemptions on the 13th month pay and other bonuses of taxpayers. Senate and House of Representative contingents on Thursday agreed…

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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has started the first phase of issuance of an integrated identification card for overseas Filipino workers or the iDOLE OFW ID for easy transactions with government and private agencies concerning their overseas employment. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd on Thursday said more than…

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Initial delivery of license plates will be made in March 2018, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said on Thursday. The DoTr cited issuance by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) of the notice of award to winning bidder Trojan Computer Forms Manufacturing Corporation and J.H. Tonnjes E.A.S.T. GmbH & Co. KG…

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has welcomed the extension of the term of Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero as the military chief of staff, saying it would help the military address threats being faced by the nation. Col. Edgard Arevalo, AFP public affairs chief, on Thursday said Guerrero was…

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FOR his failure to explain why he snubbed Wednesday’s inquiry into his alleged unexplained wealth, former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista would be issued a subpoena by the Senate to compel him to attend the next public hearing in January 2018. Sen. Francis Escudero, chairman of the Senate…

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) was doubtful of a report from human rights group Amnesty International (AI) that around “60” children were killed in the bloody and controversial conduct of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs. Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos, PNP spokesman, sounded furious when he downplayed the report of…

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THE passage of proposed House Bill 6517 or the Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act would only weaken President Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing war on drugs, according to a lawmaker. Joselito Atienza, Buhay party-list representative and senior deputy minority leader, on Tuesday warned his fellow congressmen, “… If we pass this into…

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