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A proclamation signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday to protect resource-rich Philippine Rise is not a guaranteed protection against foreign encroachments, according to an environmental group. “No, unfortunately it is not a guarantee, but we can ask for transparency in the monitoring of vessels around the area. There is…

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The Manila Cathedral is exhibiting the blood relic of Saint John Paul II for public veneration as an expression of respect for his dignity, wisdom and dedication. The exhibit that started on Saturday will end on Sunday. A “Mass for Life” presided by Fr. Joel Jason of the Archdiocesan Ministry…

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Sen. Leila de Lima has sought the creation of a multi-sectoral panel to consolidate nine laws in one “cohesive” election code. She filed Senate Bill 1796 creating the Election Recodification Committee, under the Commission on Elections (Comelec), to draft the new election code. De Lima said the 1987 Constitution introduced…

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Maria Lourdes Sereno remains as the Chief Justice pending her motion for reconsideration of a Supreme Court (SC) ruling that granted a quo warranto petition removing her from her post, the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) said on Friday. The JBC screens applicants for the post of the chief justice.…

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A solid and stronger Senate under the leadership of Vicente Sotto 3rdcan be expected because he is not part of the ruling PDP-Laban party, according to two senators. Sen. Nancy Binay said the Senate would be less politicized with Sotto heading the chamber because he could focus more on the…

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WINDSOR, United Kingdom: Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle when she marries his son, Prince Harry, palace officials said Friday as final preparations were under way on the eve of the royal wedding. The bride had initially hoped her father Thomas Markle would take on the role,…

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday said it is exerting efforts in securing and patroling maritime territories of the country over China’s reported militarization of disputed areas in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea). The AFP, according to its spokesman Col. Edgard Arevalo, has been conducting…

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The undersecretary for administration and finance of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) has resigned. In his first interview since tendering his resignation letter on May 1, Noel Puyat on Friday told reporters that he stepped down to attend to his father’s business and for personal reasons. “I am the…

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Palawan will be featured as a Philippine cruise destination in American television network TLC in the first quarter of 2019, the Department of Tourism (DoT) boasted on Friday. The program will be produced by the Asia Cruise Cooperation, together with the Department of Tourism as one its members. Four members…

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Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) turned back about 1,500 foreigners during the first quarter of the year, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said 1,521 aliens were barred from the country from January to April, slightly lower than the 1,700 who were…