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MAGUINDANAO VILLAGE EXEC, 3 OTHERS KILLED IN AMBUSH

AMBUSHED VEHICLE. Police investigators inspect the bullet-riddled vehicle of Maguindanao village officials of Barangay Tuka, Mamasapano that was ambushed along[...]

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‘FREE POLITICAL PRISONERS’: ACTIVISTS STORM POLICE HQ

July 10, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Pictures of alleged political prisoners are displayed during a rally outside Camp Crame police headquarters in Manila, Philippines to mark an event called “Global Day of Action to Free All Political Prisoners” on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The group said that there are about 500 political prisoners in the Philippines and are asking the government […]

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ILOCOS NORTE PROVINCIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL REORGANIZED

July 10, 2019 - 3:45 PM

REORGANIZATION. Members of a multi-sectoral group attend the first meeting and reorganization of the Provincial Advisory Council of the Philippine National Police at the Ilocos Norte Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall on Tuesday (July 9, 2019). The council aims to monitor and oversee the implementation of the PNP Patrol Plan 2030. (Photo by Leilanie Adriano) LAOAG CITY—To promote […]

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I’M NO COWARD LIKE JOMA, TRIBAL LEADER SAYS

July 9, 2019 - 6:44 PM

NO COWARD. Datu Ramon Bayaan, Obu Manuvu tribe leader from Arakan, North Cotabato, says Joma is a coward for abandoning his Motherland and comrades when he fled to The Netherlands after the failed peace talks in 1987. He told Filipino reporters at the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago, Illinois, USA on Monday (July 9) that […]

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COTABATO CITY, 63 VILLAGES PLACED UNDER BARMM

July 9, 2019 - 6:42 PM

DILG VISIT. Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim (left) and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año during the visit of BARMM officials to the DILG central office on Monday (July 8, 2019). In the same meeting, Año ordered the turnover of Cotabato City and the 63 […]

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MARCOS MOVES TO END SMARTMATIC DOMINANCE, FILES BILL TO ALLOW OTHER AUTOMATED...

July 9, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Senator Imee Marcos seeks to end Comelec bondage to Smartmatic and render Philippine elections more transparent and reflective of the people’s will. The neophyte senator filed Senate Bill No. 221 proposing to strike out a provision in Republic Act 9369 which bars other service providers from participating so that Smartmatic becomes the only available choice. […]

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DUTERTE: FEDERAL OR NOT, WE HAVE TO CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION

July 9, 2019 - 5:10 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday night said there is a need to change the Constitution, even if it is a shift into a federal system of government or not. Duterte made this remark after announcing that he will be endorsing Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco as next […]

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PANGASINAN BOARD TO BE TRANSPARENT, COLLABORATIVE: VICE GUV

July 9, 2019 - 4:04 PM

NEW SP PRESIDING OFFICER. Pangasinan Vice Governor Mark Lambino (right) signs his oath of office as his wife Lani, a lawyer, looks on when he was sworn into office by Regional Trial Court Judge Maria Laarni Parayno (left) last June 30, 2019. The vice governor is the son of Secretary Raul Lambino, administrator of the Cagayan […]

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GOMEZ ADMINISTRATION LEAVES SAN JUAN LGU WITH P1-B OBLIGATIONS

July 8, 2019 - 6:09 PM

SAN JUAN CITY – San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora revealed that the previous San Juan City government under the leadership of Guia Gomez has left nearly P1 billion in obligations, a report by Manila Bulletin said. “Unfortunately, almost P1 billion in debt was left to all of us by the previous administration,” Zamora told […]

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DILG ORDERS PAOAY MAYOR TO STEP DOWN

July 8, 2019 - 5:18 PM

LAOAG CITY – Mayor Jessie Galano is to be removed from as mayor of Paoay, as ordered by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional office. According to Atty. Lawrence Patrick Estiliore, the office served a memorandum coming from the DILG Sec. Eduardo Año himself. The memo states that Galano can no longer occupy […]

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DINAGAT PROVINCIAL DAD SHOT DEAD IN SURIGAO CITY

July 7, 2019 - 6:27 PM

SURIGAO CITY — Riding-in-tandem gunmen shot dead a member of the Provincial Board member of Dinagat Islands Sunday morning here, police said. Police identified the victim as Provincial Board Member Wenefredo R. Olofernes, 52, who was on a motorcycle with his unnamed live-in partner along a national road here when the gunmen’s black Honda motorcycle overtook […]

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PULONG WITHDRAWS FROM SPEAKERSHIP RACE, BACKS UNGAB

July 6, 2019 - 10:50 PM

DAVAO CITY — First District Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte said Saturday he has withdrawn from an earlier plan to enter the House Speakership race following a meeting with his father, President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement released to the media, the Presidential son bared that he had spoken to President Rodrigo R. Duterte about his plan […]

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DILG TO SUE OSMEÑA OVER ‘CLEARING’ OF CEBU CITY MAYOR’S OFFICE

July 6, 2019 - 12:23 AM

PROBE VS. EX-CEBU MAYOR. DILG spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya (center) said Secretary Eduardo M. Año has ordered the filing of charges against the former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña in a press briefing at the DILG main office in Quezon City on Friday (July 5, 2019). Prior to stepping down from the post, Osmeña ordered […]

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ANGARA PUSHES FOR COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-DISCRIMINATION BILL

July 6, 2019 - 12:22 AM

MANILA – Senator Sonny Angara has filed a measure that aims to eliminate all forms of discrimination in the country. According to a statement on Friday, Angara filed Senate Bill 137, which seeks to prohibit discrimination based on age, racial or ethnic origin, religious belief or activity, political inclination or conviction, social class, sex, gender, sexual […]

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HNP ENDORSES REP UNGAB FOR SPEAKER

July 3, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) is endorsing the bid of Congressman Isidro Ungab for Speaker. Ungab is a four term congressman and the only lawmaker to hold the chairmanships of both Ways and Means and Appropriations Committees. In a statement, HNP with its three incumbent Congressmen from Davao Region, has been patiently observing the developments in […]

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PULONG DUTERTE MIGHT JOIN HOUSE SPEAKER RACE

July 3, 2019 - 6:18 PM

DAVAO CITY – Davao City First District Representative Paolo Duterte announced Tuesday he might vie for the speakership position in the House of Representatives. According to the City Information Office (CIO) the presidential son has previously said he has no interest in the position, but changed his heart because of talks of ‘term sharing’ being […]

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PARTY-LIST COALITION TO VOTE FOR HOUSE SPEAKER AS A BLOC

July 3, 2019 - 6:14 PM

AKO BICOL Party-list Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr. maintained on Tuesday that the 54 legislators of the party-list coalition shall vote for the House Speaker of the 18th Congress as a bloc. Garbin said the President’s choice will greatly influence the decision of the coalition. He underscored that they shall elect a leader “that can shepherd […]

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