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THE Judicial and Bar Council’s (JBC) Executive Committee (ExeCom) committed “grave injustice” for deeming Maria Lourdes Sereno qualified to become chief justice even if she did not submit all of her yearly statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN). Supreme Court Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo de Castro and Diosdado…

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A mandatory psychological testing and examination has been ordered for all applicants for head revisors in the recount of the vice-presidential results sought by former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., who is protesting the 2016 victory of Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo. The Manila Times was able to obtain a…

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Conclusiom THE National Capital Region, Regions 3, 7 and 9 have high incidence of online trafficking because of their geographical location and accessibility to local and international businesses and airports, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for…

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THE Duterte administration is eyeing Oman and Bahrain as alternative employment destinations for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced by the government’s decision to stop deployment to Kuwait amid reports of abuses. “We are particularly keen on finding alternative employment in countries such Oman and Bahrain, both of which are signatories…

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DUMMIES were used by big-time gambling lords to continue their illegal numbers game operation through the Small Town Lottery (STL) game of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), a former police officer claimed on Monday. At the resumption of the Senate games and amusement committee hearing on the controversies hounding…

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The dark side of sex exploitation The sexual exploitation of children continues because sometimes, parents are the “enemies” who sell their young ones, according to anti-trafficking group ECPAT Philippines. The End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT)- Philippines said 40 percent or 17 of…

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DAVAO CITY: The Philippines can ride favorable demographics and rapid growth in global trade if the government adopts policy approaches to achieve inclusive growth, World Bank lead economist Birgit Hansl said. Speaking before business delegates at The Manila Times’ annual business forum held at Marco Polo Hotel  in Davao City…

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SENATE President Aquilino Pimentel  on Sunday  raised the need for congress to revisit the decades old sexual harassment laws to update the penalties that would reflect present day realities. Pimentel said the time was ripe to review Republic Act (RA) 9262, the Violence Against Women and Children Law passed in…

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CEBU Pacific Air will be sending a special charter flight to Kuwait to bring home overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for free. The airline’s move was in response to the call for assistance by the government in the repatriation of Filipino workers in Kuwait. It will deploy an Airbus A330 –…

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