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A television journalist turned lawmaker has filed a Magna Carta for Journalists bill, which scraps the accreditation clause provided under the earlier proposal of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada. Rep. Sol Aragones of Laguna made the proposal under her House Bill 2568 which does not distinguish “accredited” from “non-accredited journalists” based on…

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ILAGAN CITY: Gov. Faustino Dy 3rd has pushed through with his scheduled trip to China for the 10th Asean-China Expo (Caexpo) together with his team of local officials and representatives from the business sector. The Isabela delegation to China has pushed through despite a cancellation of Beijing’s invitation to President…

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MILITARY helicopters in support of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have launched aerial attacks against elements of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in Sagada, Mount Province that resulted in the capture of the rebels’ camp. However, an indigenous group reported on Tuesday that the attacks allegedly destroyed livelihood farms…

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Actress-politician Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto said that she will abide by the rules of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in connection with the dismissal of her provincial administrator for allegedly faking his career service eligibility result. “As a public servant myself, I will respect whatever the CSC decides on with regards…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: In response to reported human rights abuses committed by its troops in far flung mountain mining villages in the province, the Philippine Army (PA) is sending an investigating team stating these acts cannot be “condoned.” ”Those who will be found guilty of human rights violations against villagers…

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PATIKUL, Sulu: Gov. Abdusakur “Totoh” Tan 2nd of Sulu congratulated the six Tausug high school students who passed the rigid screening of the American Field Study (AFS) Management Staff to be among the exchange students to the United States under the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program. The exchange students…

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A TOP American anti-narcotics expert on Tuesday sees that the country’s situation and problem in the field of illegal drug-trafficking is bound to become more ‘worse’ even before it could get better. This is the assessment made by Ambassador William Brownfield, the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics…

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LEGAZPI CITY: With golden rice, the country’s malnutrition problem will be addressed as this variety is a new type of rice that contains beta carotene, a source of vitamin A that could solve the 16 million undernourished Filipinos. Eufemio Rasco Jr. executive director and concurrent project proponent of golden rice…

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MALOLOS CITY: A meat vendor at the Malolos Public Market is in hot water as she tried to sell botcha (double dead meat) on Sunday morning. In a statement, Roann Dionision of the Malolos information office said that city veterinarian George Crisostomo identified the meat vendor as Yolly Feliciano with…

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ILOILO CITY: The Department of Agriculture reported the increasing demand for organic agriculture products, which are slowly penetrating supermarket chains and restaurants due to broadening demand brought by growing health consciousness and wellness trend in the country. Dr. Hector Peñaranda, DA regional focal person of organic agriculture, said the vast…