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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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BELMONTE TOPS POLL FOR QC MAYOR

December 5, 2018 - 11:59 AM

MANILA — If the local elections were held on Tuesday, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte would win over QC 1st District Rep. Vincent Crisologo for the highest position in the city. In “#PahayagNCR”, an independent poll conducted by research company Publicus Asia, Inc. on Nov. 16-20 from among 1,800 registered voters in Metro Manila, Belmonte […]

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COMELEC TO RAFFLE BALLOT SPOTS OF PARTY-LISTS FOR 2019 POLLS

December 5, 2018 - 11:57 AM

MANILA — The order of listing of party-list groups will be known on Wednesday, as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to hold a raffle to determine their places in the official ballots for the May 2019 polls. According to Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez, the automated raffle will be held 10 a.m. at the 8th […]

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COMELEC ASKED TO QUICKLY RESOLVE DQ CASES VS. PIMENTEL

December 5, 2018 - 11:56 AM

MANILA — Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to immediately resolve the disqualification cases filed against him in connection with his candidacy in the May 2019 polls. “It is to the benefit of the people that these cases be resolved immediately. Or else, votes may be put to waste come […]

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DAVAO CITY, BATAAN EXECS FORGE ALLIANCE FOR 2019 POLLS

December 4, 2018 - 3:52 PM

ALLIANCE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, chair of Hugpong ng Pagbabago and Bataan Governor Albert Garcia, president of Partido Balikatan ng Bataan, sign an alliance agreement witnessed by some senatorial candidates and local officials at the Subic Bay International Convention Center on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (Photo by Ernie Esconde) SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — A regional political party from […]

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COMELEC TO RELEASE FINAL LIST OF 2019 POLL BETS NEXT WEEK

December 4, 2018 - 2:59 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday said it will release the final list of national and local candidates for the May 2019 mid-term polls next week. According to Comelec spokesman James Jimenez, they expect the names of candidates, whose names will be printed in the official ballots to be out by December 15. […]

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ANDAYA: CONGRESS TO LIKELY GRANT MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION

December 4, 2018 - 3:00 PM

MANILA— Congress will likely heed President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao if he asks for it, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said on Monday. Andaya made the remark following Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff, Gen. Carlito Galvez’s statement that they will recommend the extension of martial law in […]

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CHED CHIEF: FEDERALISM IS KEY TO RESPONSIVE HIGHER EDUCATION

December 4, 2018 - 2:58 PM

MANILA — Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera III said on Monday that federalism will make higher education more responsive to the needs of the regions. “Sa aking proposal, magiging shared responsibility ang higher education, iyongeveryday na pamamahala ng mga state universities and colleges (SUCs) ay ibibigay sa kanila mismo, pero iyong curriculum, licensure tests, standards iyan ay mananatiling pederal (In my proposal, […]

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GO REITERATES NEED TO REVIEW JUVENILE JUSTICE LAW

December 4, 2018 - 2:57 PM

MANILA — Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Monday reiterated the need for a legislative review of the juvenile justice law. In an interview with reporters after an event with barangay leaders in Batangas, Go, who is gunning for a Senate seat in the 2019 polls, said the Juvenile Justice Act […]

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EX-ILOILO TOWN EXEC GETS 20-YEAR JAIL TERM FOR ILLEGAL QUARRYING

December 3, 2018 - 6:18 PM

MANILA –The Sandiganbayan has sentenced a former town vice mayor in Iloilo province to a 20-year jail term after he was found guilty of graft and falsification of public documents over the massive illegal quarrying at the Tigum River in 1996. The anti-graft court Fifth Division, in a 26-page decision dated Nov. 23, 2018, ordered former […]

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DAVNORTE GUV: REDS MANEUVERING TRUTH ON OCAMPO ARREST

December 3, 2018 - 6:17 PM

MANILA – Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario on Monday said leftist organizations use indigenous people (IPs) “to push their own agenda,” and accused them of maneuvering the truth. This, after former Bayan Muna party-list lawmaker Satur Ocampo and his companions were charged Friday with kidnapping and human trafficking over the transport of minors in […]

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GUN BAN EXEMPTION APPLICATION STARTS

December 1, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Application for Gun Ban exemption starts today, December 1. The CBFSP Office at the COMELEC Main Office in Intramuros is open from 8AM to 5PM today to accept applications. Photo from COMELEC Facebook page

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EX-BILIRAN SOLON FILES COC AS SUBSTITUTE BET FOR SENATOR

November 30, 2018 - 10:32 PM

MANILA — Former Biliran representative, lawyer Glenn Chong, is vying for a higher office as he filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) as substitute candidate for senator in the May 2019 mid-term polls. Based on Commission on Elections (Comelec) records, Chong is replacing Rosita Caringal Imperial of the Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino (KDP) party, who withdrew […]

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COMELEC: PIMENTEL’S GROUP IS LEGITIMATE PDP-LABAN

November 30, 2018 - 11:29 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has recognized the group of Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III as the legitimate faction of the administration party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). In a five-page decision released Thursday, the poll body declared the senator’s organization as the authorized signatory for the political party and not […]

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BAUTISTA BATS FOR LAW ON GOV’T ASSETS

November 29, 2018 - 5:32 PM

QUEZON CITY – Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista is pushing for the enactment of a law governing the management of government properties, a Manila Bulletin report said.   Bautista made the pronouncement after observing that certain projects have contended with delays because of the differing claims on public land. He recently learned that improvement projects […]

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APPROVE DEATH PENALTY BILL: SOLON TO SENATE

November 28, 2018 - 5:35 PM

MANILA — The chairman of the House of Representatives’ dangerous drugs committee on Wednesday appealed to the Senate for the passage of the death penalty bill amid the smuggling of billions of pesos worth of shabu into the country. Surigao del Norte Rep. Ace Barbers made the call during the resumption of the congressional inquiry into […]

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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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