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‘Safe conduct passes for Sison, Misuari’

July 26, 2016 9:51 pm

PALAYAN CITY, Nueva Ecija: President Rodrigo Duterte doubled down on his peace overtures on Tuesday, promising to grant safe conduct passes to top communist and Muslim rebels, but said the Army will be ready in case of “instant failure” in … Read more »

High Court: EDCA is constitutional

July 26, 2016 9:50 pm

THE SUPREME Court (SC) on Tuesday affirmed the constitutionality and legality of an agreement bolstering military exercises between the Philippines and the United States. In an en banc session, a majority of justices voted to junk motions for reconsideration questioning … Read more »

Rights body mounts probe into 103 drug killings

July 26, 2016 9:49 pm

First of two parts ON TOP of Bayani Arago’s desk at the Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) National Capital Region (NCR) office is a pile of clippings now about an inch thick. The news reports, which Arago began collecting on … Read more »

PH, China should ‘turn page’ on sea row – Kerry

July 26, 2016 9:47 pm

VIENTIANE, Laos: The Philippines and China should “turn the page” and hold talks over contested areas of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) after a tribunal shot down Beijing’s claims to the strategic waterway, US Secretary of State John … Read more »

Nat’l Security Council meet tackles China

July 26, 2016 9:46 pm

President Rodrigo Duterte has convened the National Security Council to discuss the Philippines’ maritime dispute with China, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Duterte will meet members of the council at 3 p.m. today in Malacañang, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said. … Read more »

Supreme Court stops curfew in 3 Metro cities

July 26, 2016 9:45 pm

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday stopped three cities from implementing ordinances on curfew. During en banc deliberations, the SC justices issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) stopping the enforcement of curfew in the cities of Manila, Quezon and Navotas. … Read more »

Soldiers’ pay hike will be incremental

July 26, 2016 9:45 pm

PALAYAN CITY, Nueva Ecija: President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday announced that salary increases for soldiers will push through, but in installments, starting next month. Duterte made the promise to government troops in the country’s biggest military reservation, just days after … Read more »

AFP opens military camps for drug rehab

July 26, 2016 9:44 pm

ALTHOUGH the military is not an expert on drug rehabilitation, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will open its camps for the rehabilitation of drug users, an official said on Tuesday. “What the Armed Forces will do is to … Read more »

Roque sees passage of health care, whistleblower bills

July 26, 2016 9:43 pm

Kabayan Party-list Rep. Harry Roque expressed hope that two of his priority bills mentioned during the State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte will be passed into law. These are the measures that seek universal health care and … Read more »

Policeman killed in QC drug bust

July 26, 2016 9:42 pm

A POLICE officer assigned with the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) District Anti-Illegal Drugs (DAID) was killed by fellow policemen during a buy-bust operation at dawn Tuesday in Quezon City, a police official said. Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, acting … Read more »