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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has thrown his support on the Department of Health’s (DoH) bid for a full refund for the dengue vaccine it brought from French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur, Malacañang said on Tuesday. In a news conference, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Duterte would go after individuals who…

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THE Duterte administration will not open its doors to foreign telecommunications companies unless they are from China. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. made the statement even after criticism that President Rodrigo Duterte was favoring Beijing. “It was a political decision of the President to offer it to a Chinese company,”…

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THE job market lost some momentum in October as the number of unemployed slightly increased from 2016. The unemployment rate inched up to 5 percent in October from 4.7 percent in the same month last year, the latest Labor Force Survey conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. This…

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THE Foreign Affairs department on Tuesday called on Filipinos abroad to exercise a higher level of vigilance in the wake of the attempted terror attack in the United States. The Philippine Consulate General in New York said the incident involved the premature detonation of a pipe bomb carried by a…

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Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez believes that the impeachment complaint filed by Larry Gadon against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno is brimming with impeachable offenses following the testimonies of justices of the Supreme Court. Associate Justices Teresita de Castro, Francis Jardeleza and Noel Tijam, as well as retired Justice Arturo Brion on…

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THE Senate was not able to ratify the report of the bicameral conference committee on the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) measure on Tuesday because some issues needed to be straightened out. Senate Majority leader Vicente Sotto 3rd said members of the bicam panel were still checking and…

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SENATE President Aquilino Pimentel 3rd is certain that majority of senators will approve the proposal of security experts to extend martial law in Mindanao for one year. The Senate and the House of Representatives will hold a joint session Wednesday to discuss President Rodrigo Duterte’s letter seeking the extension of…

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President Rodrigo Duterte is bent on phasing out old jeepneys next year even with the strong opposition of drivers and operators. Under the jeepney modernization plan, jeepneys and other public utility vehicles such as buses and vans aged 15 years and above will not be allowed on the roads. “We…

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HEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd on Monday accused French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur of “mental dishonesty” on the efficacy of its anti-dengue vaccine, thereby placing the lives of hundreds of thousands of children at risk. “I think they have not been forthright from the beginning,” Duque told a Senate inquiry…

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PARENTS of the 11-year-old girl who died of dengue after being inoculated with the Dengvaxia vaccine last year vowed to help in the investigation into the P3.5-billion dengue vaccine program being conducted by the Justice department and other bodies, to bring justice to their child and other children who have…

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