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DENGVAXIA MESS

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HEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd on Thursday said the Department of Health (DoH) would soon file a civil case for damages against Sanofi Pasteur, following the French pharmaceutical giant’s second refusal to refund used anti-dengue vaccine vials worth P1.6 billion and shell out money for an indemnification fund for vaccine…

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THE Senate minority bloc on Thursday pressed for the “immediate release” of detained Sen. Leila de Lima, who will mark her first year in detention on Saturday, February 24. De Lima’s colleagues in the six-man opposition bloc filed late Wednesday Senate Resolution 645 seeking her freedom. She is detained on what she claims are made-up…

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THE KUWAITI Ambassador to Manila has said his Gulf nation’s decision to extend an amnesty program for overstaying Filipino workers reflected good relations between Kuwait and the Philippines, amid a row over alleged abuses of Filipino house help. Kuwaiti envoy Musaed Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh said issues involving overseas Filipino workers…

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FILIPINO household workers in Kuwait suffer harsh working conditions under the Gulf State’s so-called kafala system, officials said on Wednesday. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella and Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers Abdullah Mama-o confirmed that domestic workers in Kuwait are treated like “slaves” by their employers. The two officials…

‘CHINESE STRUCTURES MEANT FOR UNITED STATES’

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DESPITE the ongoing installation of military facilities by China in the West Philippine Sea, President Rodrigo Duterte still believes that the disputed waters are “really ours” and that the defensive structures are intended for the US. “China is building structures and military bases, I must admit, but is it intended…

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has found discrepancies in the tax declarations of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel Guballa made the disclosure during the resumption of the hearing of the House Committee on Justice on the impeachment complaint against Sereno. “The investigation is ongoing. We…

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