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Criminal charges against former Bureau of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon in connection with a P6.4-billion shabu shipment will proceed after the Department of Justice (DoJ) panel of prosecutors junked his motion to dismiss. The panel ruled that it has jurisdiction to conduct preliminary investigation concerning the criminal raps filed…

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President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump are set to hold a bilateral meeting in November, according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of President Duterte’s visit to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City, Cayetano on Wednesday said the bilateral meeting would…

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Philippine National Police (PNP) Director-General Ronald de la Rosa on Wednesday ordered the transfer of three high-ranking officials to different police offices. A special order prepared by Police Deputy Director General Archie Gamboa and signed by Rene Aspera , PNP director for Personnel and Records Management, showed that the three…

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A LAWMAKER on Wednesday called on the House Committee on Transportation to investigate the Duterte administration’s planned phaseout of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) under a modernization program. Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate, in airing his appeal to fellow lawmakers, contrasted the plan to the government’s P27-billion subsidy to two…

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Officials of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday said reforms at the country’s premier Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have finally born fruit because it is no longer included in the top 20 worst airports in the world. The latest survey was released to travel website “The Guide…

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Another petition questioning the tokhang anti-drug operations of the Manila Police District (MPD) has reached the Supreme Court (SC). President Rodrigo Duterte last week ordered the Philippine National Police to stop all tokhang operations and transfer to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) the leadership of the government’s campaign against…

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Typhoon Paolo has maintained its strength, while a low pressure area (LPA) continues to bring scattered rains over Palawan, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Wednesday. The state-run weather bureau added that Paolo was located at 735 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, packing maximum…

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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has pushed for unity in labor standards among the 10-member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) amid employment opportunities in the region’s growing economic integration. Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglungsod made the pitch on Wednesday during the opening of the two-day…

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After calling its second day of strike “successful,” transport group Piston on Tuesday warned of a longer protest if President Rodrigo Duterte does not talk to them and hear their pleas along with other groups condemning the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program. “Kung kinakailangan ngang gawing isang linggo, gagawin…

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THE Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA) finding a public attorney guilty of grave misconduct and of being notoriously undesirable for uttering threatening remarks against her colleagues in the presence of Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Rueda-Acosta. In a ruling penned by…

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