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The Uniwide Group is challenging before the Court of Appeals (CA) what it calls an “oppressive” decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to dissolve the once-dominant retail chain under its receivership and then dispose off its remaining assets. In a Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition…

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A losing mayoralty bet in Baybay City, Leyte province on Thursday appealed to the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to address the continuous abuse of her supporters in the said city. Political neophyte Malot Galenzoga of the…

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THE National Bureau for Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) are now hunting down the drug syndicate that recruited the 35-year-old Filipina who was executed in China for drug offense. Vice President Jejomar Binay said that besides Filipina’s recruiter, the NBI and PDEA men are also pursuing…

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STAUNCH jueteng critic archbishop emeritus Oscar Cruz on Wednesday challenged Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada to eradicate the illegal numbers game in Manila. “My only hope and prayer is that he would really put down his foot on jueteng primarily because it’s illegal,” Cruz, head of the Krusadang Bayan Laban sa…

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LEGAZPI CITY: By 2030 key cities in Asia will be having a runaway population growth that threatens food security of Asian countries, more so in the Philippines, Secretary to the Cabinet Rene Almendras said. “By 2030 they estimate that there are hyper growths in the cities of Asia because people…

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The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) released checks to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) in compliance with laws that mandate PCSO to provide funding for various government agencies. PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas 2nd gave P10-million funding to PSC Executive Director…

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Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal on Tuesday urged the lawmakers to abolish Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) because it failed its function to provide political training for the youth. “It does not serve the purpose for which it was created. We have not seen any benefits it has done to the nation,” Macalintal…

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MUSLIM religious leaders on Tuesday appealed for the safe release of two Moro filmmakers who were abducted by an armed group in Sulu last week. Carrying the weight of other Islamic religious leaders and organizations, Aleem Judge Abo Ali Cali, president of the Ulama League of the Philippines (ULP) appealed…

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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) will decide this week on the request of Philex Mining Corp. to extend mining operations at its Padcal copper-gold mine in Benguet. MGB Director Leo Jasareno said that they are now evaluating Philex’s appeal for an extension of operations to raise the elevation of…

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GRADE 8 or second year high school students from both public and private secondary schools nationwide will no longer take up the National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE), Education Secretary Armin Luistro said on Tuesday. Luistro said that, under the K-to-12 program of the Department of Education (DepEd), incoming senior high…

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