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NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation (NBI) chief Nonnatus Rojas on Wednesday clarified that the bureau’s report about the Sabah standoff in February is not yet official and still has to be reviewed before it could be finalized. The Investigation chief said that they still have to look into the report of…

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A poll watchdog appealed to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday to stop using Smartmatic’s automated election system come 2016 presidential polls. Kontra Daya, which is composed of the clergy, teachers, information technology experts and activists, based its demand on the various problems encountered during the 2013 polls. Led…

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A WINNING vice-mayor of a city in Negros Oriental province was slapped with graft charges after the Office of the Ombudsman discovered P104-million transactions that allegedly bypassed public bidding. The Ombudsman slapped former mayor and now vice mayor-elect Ernesto Reyes of Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental with four counts of…

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said it has not received any complaints regarding the alleged “indecent proposal” made by a labor attache in Kuwait to distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “We have not received any complaint regarding the alleged indecent [proposal] committed by our personnel in exchange…

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THE Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court decision junking the petition filed by the militant youth group Kabataan party-list asking the high court to prevent private colleges and universities from increasing tuition and other school fees. CHED chair Patricia Licuanan, in a statement, said the…

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THE former golf buddy of deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos pushed for the dismissal of his case because of procedural lapses. In a four-page motion to quash, Herminio Disini pleaded before the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division to junk his graft case because the Office of the Ombudsman did not even include his…

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday reminded winning politicians that failure to submit their Statements of Election Contributions and Expenditures (SECE) would prevent them to assume office on June 30. Director James Jimenez said that all candidates during the May 13 polls are required to submit their SECEs until…

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ABOUT 1.3 billion tons of food go to waste every year, while one in every seven persons worldwide is starving, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said on Monday. In a statement, IFAD said that one in seven people in the world suffers from hunger even as food waste…

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AN Anti-crime advocacy group on Sunday raised concerns over the slow pace of the investigation on the Serendra explosion on Friday, saying that the delay could pave the way for a cover up. Dante Jimenez, founding chairperson of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), also criticized President Benigno Aquino…

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