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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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THE late Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago deserves President Rodrigo Duterte’s official endorsement for conferment of the Quezon Service Cross, the highest civilian award in the Philippines, in recognition of her “exemplary” contributions as a public servant, according to Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara. Santiago was 71 years old when she died on…

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SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Monday proposed the consolidation of all biometrics data already gathered by some government agencies to cut the costs in implementing the proposed national identification system. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said the government has to “start all over again” in terms of gathering biometrics. It has…

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The Philippines has been re-elected to the council of the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization in charge of maritime safety, security and environment protection, the Department of Transportation said on Monday. The Philippines obtained 124 out of 160 votes on December 1 under Category C, placing 13th among 20 elected…

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A week after raising the pump prices of petroleum products, oil companies slashed the cost of diesel and kerosene but retained the price of gasoline. Flying V was the first to adjust its prices, lowering the prices of diesel and kerosene by 30 centavos per liter effective at 12:01 a.m.…

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FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday urged Filipinos working in Hong Kong and Macau to invest their earnings in the Philippines to secure the future of their families back home. Cayetano made the call on Sunday during separate town hall meetings with members of the Filipino Community in…

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A total of P6 million in prizes are up for grabs in the 45th Presidential Gold Cup to be held in Batangas, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan said on Monday. The PCSO will provide P5 million while the Metro Manila Turf Club, Inc. will give P1…

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