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Former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. on Thursday said they expect to complete the review of the Constitution before the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte in July. “Basically, they want us to submit the proposal by June toward the end of July [2018] so the President…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has asked for more time to study an Executive Order (EO) drafted by labor groups that seeks to eliminate labor contracting amid alleged threats by foreign investors to pull out if changes will be effected in the existing labor policy, also known as ‘endo’ or end of…

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President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to visit Kuwait amid the issue involving the situation of Filipinos working in the Gulf state, Malacañang confirmed on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Harry Roque confirmed that Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Philippines Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh extended the invitation during his meeting with the…

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Saying only the Philippines can legally build on territories in the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), Malacañang said China will have to return someday what belongs to the country. In an interview aired on his Facebook page on Wednesday night, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines one…

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has ordered the granting of a 20 percent fare discount to persons with disability (PWD) by all public utility vehicles (PUV) through a newly issued memorandum circular (MC), the Department of Transportation said on Thursday. The MC 2018-004 was issued pursuant to Republic…

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A bettor from Batangas won the P45.3-million Megalotto 6/55 jackpot of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during Wednesday night’s draw. PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said the lone winner got the six-number combination 38-14-44-07-26-34 using “lucky pick” (computer generated). According to Balutan, the lucky bettor bought the ticket with…

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COTABATO CITY: The Dengvaxia controversy has impinged on the immunization program of the Department of Health in Region 11 (DoH 11), particularly Davao City, in the wake of a measles outbreak there affecting some 32 barangay (villages). The parents are apprehensive that the anti-measles vaccines might have the same effect…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police and military forces clashed on Thursday with three supporters of the Islamic State (IS) and killed all of them in Lanao del Norte. Army Brig. Gen. William Alunday, commander of anti-terror task group, said the trio opened fire on security forces out to arrest them in Barangay…

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: The Court of Appeals (CA) in Cagayan de Oro City has reinstalled dismissed Mayor Oscar Moreno to his post in a resolution released onWednesday afternoon. Appearing with his lawyer, Moreno held a news conference on Thursday morning at City Hall to exhibit the CA resolution, which…

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