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DISCOUNTED POLITICAL ADS WILL LEVEL PLAYING FIELD: PALACE

MANILA -- The signing of a law that will allow reasonable rates for political advertisements will level the playing field for[...]

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CABINET SECRETARY URGES PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR PRO-FEDERALISM BETS

February 12, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexie Nograles urged the people to vote for pro-Federalism candidates in the mid-term elections in May this year since the forthcoming polls is crucial for the cause of federalism. Nograles made this statement during his speech at the National Federalism Summit organized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) […]

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QC EXECS SEEK REMOVAL OF ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN POSTERS

February 12, 2019 - 5:55 PM

QUEZON CITY – Some members of the Quezon City council is seeking the immediate removal of all campaign materials attached to electric and cable wires in a move to ditch the label as the country’s poster capital, the Manila Bulletin reported.   The city’s Environment Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) should be responsible for […]

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LACSON VOWS TO OVERSEE INFRA PROJECTS IN 2019 BUDGET

February 11, 2019 - 6:51 PM

MANILA — Senator Panfilo Lacson has vowed to oversee the implementation of various infrastructure projects in the country as part of the budget oversight process. In a statement on Monday, Lacson said he will fly drones in several parts of the country, similar to what he did last year, to oversee how projects are implemented in […]

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CRIMINAL RAPS VS. ECHIVERRI, 2 OTHERS JUNKED

February 11, 2019 - 6:44 PM

MANILA — The Sandiganbayan has exonerated former Caloocan City mayor Enrico Echiverri and two others of criminal charges, in connection with the alleged illegal drainage improvement in 2011. In a resolution dated Feb. 7, 2019, the anti-graft court’s 2nd Division granted the demurrer to evidence filed by Echiverri and former city accountant Edna Centeno and city […]

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NO USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR CAMPAIGNING: PRRD TO GOV’T OFFICIALS

February 9, 2019 - 5:13 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered government officials not to use public funds for campaigning in this year’s mid-term polls. “Just to do away with those issues and to make it really equal for all, nobody uses government property or funds because that is not allowed by law,” he said in his speech at the […]

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COMELEC TO POLL BETS: REMOVE CAMPAIGN MATERIALS OR FACE SANCTIONS

February 9, 2019 - 3:40 PM

MANILA – The  Commission on Elections (COMELEC) had been authoritative to the electorial candidates’ premature and excessive campaigning—especially that after February 12, the beginning of  campaign period. COMELEC spokesperson James Jimenez said they are set to resurrect “Operation Baklas”, which is aimed at dismantling illegal posters and tarpaulins as the campaign period starts next week. “We […]

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EX-REBELS CRY: JOMA SISON TERRORIST, NO PLACE IN THE ACADEME

February 8, 2019 - 6:58 PM

MANILA – While some celebrate the birthday of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose Maria Sison, a group of unfazed former rebels has once again surfaced to denounce the former, whom they called a “terrorist”, and his continued acts of foolishness against Filipinos, especially the youth. In a press conference of the Liga […]

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AÑO GRATEFUL FOR CA CONFIRMATION; VOWS STRICT, FAIR LEADERSHIP IN DILG

February 8, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año expresses his gratitude to the members of the Commission on Appointments (CA) for the confirmation of his appointment as DILG Chief on Wednesday. “I am humbled and grateful for getting the nod of the CA as DILG Secretary. I commit myself to improve governance […]

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ARMY RECEIVES LOOSE FIREARMS FROM MAGUINDANAO TOWN EXECS

February 8, 2019 - 4:14 PM

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Town executives of Datu Salibo in Maguindanao turned over to the military on Wednesday 13 loose firearms they collected from local residents. Col. Joel Abregana, the Army’s 601st Brigade deputy commander, said among the firearms handed over by Datu Salibo Mayor Norodin Salasal were one Barrett sniper rifle, one rocket-propelled grenade launcher, […]

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HOUSE PANEL APPROVES TAX-FREE CONTRIBUTIONS TO POLITICAL PARTIES

February 6, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The House Committee on Ways and Means chaired by Rep. Estrellita Suansing (1st Distric, Nueva Ecija) approved on Monday the tax provisions of a substitute bill, principally authored by former President and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Majority Leader Fredenil Castro, seeking to strengthen the Philippine political party system. The proposed “Political Party Development Act” […]

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78 GUNS SEIZED SINCE START OF ELECTION BAN IN ILOCOS REGION

February 6, 2019 - 3:14 PM

The Ilocos Norte 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) conducts checkpoint along the national highway in Ilocos Norte. (Photo courtesy of PMFC) LAOAG CITY — The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Region 1 has confiscated at least 78 assorted firearms and arrested 65 persons in the implementation of Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban and “Kontra Boga”, […]

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2ND BOL PLEBISCITE VOTERS REMINDED TO WRITE ‘YES’ OR ‘NO’ ONLY

February 5, 2019 - 6:22 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded voters in Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato to clearly write “Yes” or “No” in their ballots for the second Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite set on Wednesday. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez noted that the Filipino translation of these words or their counterparts in any local dialect in […]

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LEGARDA EYES FEB. 8 APPROVAL OF 2019 BUDGET

February 4, 2019 - 7:36 PM

MANILA — Senator Loren Legarda is eyeing the ratification of the proposed 2019 PHP3.757-trillion national budget by Friday (February 8). Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on finance, said the final bicameral conference meeting between her and House appropriations committee chairman Rolando Andaya Jr. is set on Wednesday. “Congressman Andaya and I agreed to meet on […]

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BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR KIDS, GO TELLS PARENTS OF YOUTH OFFENDERS

February 3, 2019 - 7:50 PM

MANILA – Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go called on parents and legal guardians to exercise responsibility when it comes to children under their care, in light of the approval of the House justice panel to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old. “Ako naman […]

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PALACE ON PRRD SKIPPING LEYTE EVENT: HE’S NOT SUPERMAN

February 2, 2019 - 4:36 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is just an ordinary human who does not feel well at times, Malacañang said Friday after he skipped a scheduled event in Leyte. “Well, he is not Superman, every person does not feel well sometimes. I don’t think that the President cancelling an event in Tacloban because he is not […]

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P160-M PORK FOR HOUSE MEMBERS, ‘UNACCEPTABLE’: LACSON

February 2, 2019 - 4:34 PM

MANILA — Senator Panfilo Lacson said Friday the alleged PHP160-million “pork” allocation for each member of the House of Representatives in the proposed PHP3.757-trillion national budget for 2019 is “too much and unacceptable.” Lacson said each congressman would receive PHP160 million from the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), more than the […]

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