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Transport groups Piston and No to Jeepney Phaseout Coalition on Monday said they will hold a two-day transport strike on October 16 and 17. The strike is a protest against a planned phaseout of public utility jeepneys and the foreign and local “monopoly” of the public transport industry in the…

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The Sandiganbayan’s Sixth Division has stood pat on its ruling that acquitted Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito and several others in a technical malversation case that was filed against them over the allegedly anomalous procurement of firearms in 2008 when he was San Juan City mayor. Earlier, the prosecution asked…

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A total of 513 employees of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) have been officially promoted to the next higher rank in line with the agency’s reform program to speed up the facilitation of trade and eliminate graft and corruption. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña on Monday led the mass oath-taking of…

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Armed with authorization to travel issued by the Sandiganbayan 3rd Division, former Vice President Jejomar Binay left the country on Monday after the court allowed him to travel to Taiwan and Hong Kong. His trip from October 9 to 17, 2017, includes official business as well as for vacation. Binay…

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Malacañang has affirmed a claim of the Philippine National Police that there are no extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration even if at least 3,800 people were killed in the PNP’s anti-drug operations. Its spokesman Ernesto Abella over the weekend said the PNP’s claim was consistent with the definition of…

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Contrary to a claim of the Philippine National Police that there are no extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Sunday pointed to a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that showed otherwise, based on the Filipinos’ perception of such killings under the government’s…

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A LAWMAKER has voiced his support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan of bringing new players to the telecommunications or telco sector in an effort to improve its services. Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. on Sunday said the lack of effective competition in the sector is the main cause of…

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GOVERNMENT officials who give false information or spread “fake news” should be meted with heavier penalties than ordinary people who commit the same act, a lawmaker said on Sunday. Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino 4th came up with the proposal several days after a Senate hearing on “fake news” where several…

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SENATOR Ralph Recto and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Saturday said thousands of Filipino overseas will benefit from the move of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) suspending the balikbayan box tax measure. Recto said “common sense won” when Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena suspended on October 3 the requirements…

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The Department of Health (DoH) plans to educate business process outsourcing (BPO) employees on health issues as some studies reveal people working in the industry suffer from various diseases. In partnership with multinational company One Johnson and Johnson (J&J), the DoH want to address the health challenges of the BPO…

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