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BENEFICIARIES of the government’s conditional cash transfer program have started receiving their P600 monthly rice subsidy, a campaign promise of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said. More than four million families in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) got the rice subsidy on top…

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DESPITE international criticism, President Rodrigo Duterte is leading early in the online poll for Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2017. Duterte ranked first with four percent of the online votes, beating Pope Francis whom he cursed in the campaign trail for creating…

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THE Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman finding Camilo Sabio, former chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), guilty of dishonesty, grave misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service. In a decision penned by Associate Justice Zenaida…

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Leaders of the House of Representatives want to give more powers to Solicitor General Jose Calida by abolishing the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) tasked to go after the ill-gotten wealth of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos and his family, as well as the Office of the Government…

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The Duterte administration has refused to disclose the names of the 92 people fired this month as a result of the government’s anti-corruption drive. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella instead said that firing people is not done in batches and thus, will not affect government operations. “At present, no breakdown is…

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DEFENSE and Foreign affairs officials were among those invited by the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs that will on Wednesday investigate alleged Chinese activities in Benham Rise. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, chairman of the committee, said the panel will be objective in its inquiry to prevent the undue “politization” of the…

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ORGANIZED labor has called for a congressional probe into the government’s P8-billion e-passport project. The Philippine Association of Free Labor Unions (PAFLU), an umbrella organization of labor unions, on Sunday expressed concern on the implications of the project amid allegations of overpricing in the contract for the new digital passport.…

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THE declaration of ceasefire by communist rebels will be useless if they will continue with their extortion activities and acts of atrocities, Armed Forces chief Gen. Eduardo Año said on Sunday. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) announced on Saturday that it will restore a unilateral ceasefire not later…

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A lone bettor from Dagupan City, Pangasinan won the P10.291 million jackpot of the 6/42 lotto of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in the Saturday night draw. PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said the winner bought the ticket with the winning combination 08-04-01-14-06-41 from a lotto outlet in Dagupan…

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