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DUTERTE’S BET FOR SPEAKER KNOWN BY JUNE 28

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is asking the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to give him until June 28[...]

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SUSPECT CHARGED IN PANGASINAN EX-DAD’S SLAY

November 28, 2018 - 5:34 PM

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan — Pangasinan police have arrested and filed charges against a suspect in the killing of former Bayambang councilor Levin Uy and the wounding of his jogging buddy. Chief Insp. Norman Florentino of the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPO), in an interview Wednesday, said that suspect Alberto Jimenez was arrested during an Oplan Sita (checkpoint) […]

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OSMEÑA WANTS DISQUALIFICATION CASE DISMISSED

November 27, 2018 - 3:35 PM

MANILA — Former senator Serge Osmeña on Monday asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to junk the perpetual disqualification case filed against him. “Premises considered, it is respectfully prayed that the Commission issue an order dismissing the petition, thereby allowing respondent to run for senator in the forthcoming elections,” he said in his answer submitted to […]

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VILLANUEVA SLAMS AGENCIES’ INACTION, NEGLIGENCE REGARDING INFLUX OF ILLEGAL FOREIGN WORKERS

November 27, 2018 - 3:31 PM

The Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development chairperson Senator Joel Villanueva slammed government agencies on Monday for their lack of monitoring and negligence in allowing the influx of illegal foreign workers, mostly Chinese nationals, in the country. Villanueva underscored that there is a clear neglect on the part of government agencies in […]

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GO BATS FOR MORE TOURISM GAINS IN MINDANAO

November 26, 2018 - 4:27 PM

MARASUGAN, Compostella Valley – Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go on Sunday said celebrating festivals help in enriching and preserving cultural heritage, thus pushing tourism as a tool in bringing better livelihood to Filipinos. “Tourism has a significant impact on national development primarily because it generates income and jobs for the […]

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COMELEC SETS DEC. 5 TO DRAW ORDER OF PARTY-LIST GROUPS

November 24, 2018 - 1:37 PM

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set a Dec. 5 raffle to determine the order of the listing of party-list groups, organizations or coalitions on the official ballots for the 2019 national and local polls. Those whose registrations are final and were able to file their Manifestations of Intent to Participate in the […]

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SUPPORT THE POLICE, GO TELLS PUBLIC

November 23, 2018 - 8:25 PM

MANILA — Former special assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has urged the public to fully support the police so they could stop the propagation of crimes in the country.   “Kung patuloy na pasasamain ang imahe ng mga pulis, hindi magtatagumpay ang gobyerno sa pagsugpo ng kriminalidad at mga salot sya lipunan (If […]

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PCSO SAYS P55B TARGET HIT IN 2018

November 22, 2018 - 5:19 PM

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) reported it has reached its P55-billion initial target for the month of October, its chief said, as reported by The Manila Times.   “From January to October, our gross sales is P54.8 billion, which is 27 percent higher compared to the same period last year. When we say overall, […]

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GATCHALIAN SPONSORS BILL PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY, RELIABILITY OF POWER LINES

November 22, 2018 - 5:16 PM

To ensure the uninterrupted conveyance of electricity from power plants to consumers, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for a mechanism that will allow for the responsive maintenance and rehabilitation of transmission, sub-transmission, and distribution lines. Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate Committee on Energy, sponsored on Wednesday Senate Bill No. 2098 (SBN 2098), otherwise known as […]

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VILLANUEVA FILES BILL TO FIX TRAIN

November 22, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Senator Joel Villanueva filed a bill seeking to fix the fuel tax increase under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. The TRAIN Law raised the excise taxes on fuel products effective January 2018. The law also provides for additional increases scheduled in 2019 and 2020. Under Senate Bill No. 2014, the scheduled […]

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TRILLANES SEEKS MAKATI COURT PERMISSION TO TRAVEL ABROAD

November 21, 2018 - 4:36 PM

MANILA — Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday asked the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 150 to allow him to travel abroad in Europe and the United States next month. In a motion for leave of court to travel abroad, Trillanes asked the court to allow him to travel from Dec. 11, 2018 to Jan. […]

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ANGARA WANTS PUP DESIGNATED AS ‘NATIONAL POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY’

November 21, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for a legislation that would officially designate the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), the country’s largest state university by student population, as the “National Polytechnic University.” Angara has filed Senate Bill 2037, which seeks to strengthen the PUP as an institution and solidify its position as one of the […]

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DPWH, INTRAMUROS ADMIN MUST BE ON TOP OF INTRAMUROS-BINONDO BRIDGE PROJECT —...

November 21, 2018 - 4:33 PM

…says project to impact Manila tourism, heritage sites   Senator Nancy Binay today expressed concern on the possible impact on Manila’s tourism and heritage sites if the planned construction of a bridge linking Intramuros and Binondo pushes through. In August this year, Binay filed Senate Resolution No. 813 urging the body to investigate the possible […]

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EX-DAD RUNS FOR VICE MAYOR IN DAGUPAN CITY

November 21, 2018 - 4:34 PM

DAGUPAN CITY — Former city councilor Alipio Serafin “Alfie” Fernandez, son of the late Bureau of Immigration chief Alipio Fernandez Jr., substituted for his son in the vice mayoralty post under the LiFe (Lim-Fernandez) team. Carlos Alipio Serafin Fernandez had officially withdrawn his candidacy to pave way for the inclusion of his father in next year’s […]

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FEDERALISM ROADSHOW IN ILOILO

November 21, 2018 - 4:28 PM

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 6 through the Center for Federalism and Constitutional Reform held a roadshow to further heighten public awareness and understanding on the issues surrounding the move to shift to a federal form of government.   According to a news release from the Public Information Agency, the Federalism […]

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WORKING TOGETHER AS A TEAM

November 20, 2018 - 6:30 PM

How Cebu City LGU looks at a problem     “The greater good for the greater number of people.”               This is the battle cry of Cebu City LGU sounded off by Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella who believes that any community problem can be solved “if we work together as a team, with no […]

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SLAY TRY ON SAMAR MAYORALTY BET ALARMS POLICE, ARMY

November 20, 2018 - 6:23 PM

TACLOBAN CITY — The shooting incident involving a mayoralty candidate in Samar province has raised concern among top officials of the police and military in Eastern Visayas. Matuguinao town mayoralty bet Aran Boller, 42, was injured on his right hand when motorcycle-riding gunmen attacked him around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday inside his car while parking at […]

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