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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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JV WANTS BILL GRANTING CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY TO SK EXECS

February 2, 2019 - 4:20 PM

MANILA — Senator JV Ejercito is seeking to amend the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015 or the SK Reform law, which will push to grant civil service eligibility to SK kagawads (councilors). Ejercito filed Senate Bill No. 2185, citing the need for SK kagawads to be included in the list of elective barangay officials to […]

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FORMER PALACE SPOX HARRY ROQUE WITHDRAW FROM SENATE BID

February 1, 2019 - 5:59 PM

MANILA — Former Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday announced his withdrawal from the senatorial race in this year’s mid-term elections. In a statement of withdrawal submitted before the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), the senatorial bet of the People’s Reform Party (PRP) decided to back out from the forthcoming polls due to health reasons. “It is […]

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PANAGBENGA GRAND PARADES OFF LIMITS TO POLITICIANS

January 31, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The Baguio Flower Festival or Panagbenga organizing committee co-chairman Anthony de Leon (2nd from left) explains the policy for candidates of national positions who will join the two major parades on March 2 and 3. Panagbenga will start on February 1 until March 10. Also in the photo are (L-R) City police director Senior Supt. […]

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MAGUINDANAO PEACE BODY TO ASK SC TO JUNK PETITIONS VS. BOL

January 31, 2019 - 7:02 PM

A copy of the resolution passed by the Maguindanao Peace and Order Council authorizing Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu to initiate a legal action seeking to junk all petitions against the Bangsamoro Organic Law. (Photo courtesy of Maguindanao PPOC) BULUAN, Maguindanao — Local officials of Maguindanao province have authorized Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu to file a petition before the […]

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QC OFFICIALS FIGHT OVER 2019 BUDGET

January 31, 2019 - 6:44 PM

QUEZON CITY – Quezon City officials are playing the tug of war over allegations the amount allotted for medicines and hazard pay for health personnel was excluded in this year’s budget, a report by the Manila Standard said.   It was Dr. Verdades Linga, health department head, who started the rumor mill, according to Majority […]

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QCPD RELEASES SKETCH OF SUSPECT IN VILLAGE EXEC’S SLAY

January 31, 2019 - 6:25 PM

MANILA — Authorities on Thursday released a facial composite illustration of one of the suspects in the killing of Barangay Bagong Silangan chairwoman Crisell Beltran, who is seeking a congressional seat in Quezon City. Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director, Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel, said the suspect was described to be in his 40s and has […]

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EXPECT LESS CORRUPTION IN COMING YEARS

January 31, 2019 - 6:06 PM

MANILA — Filipinos can expect less corruption as the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte is relentless in combatting it, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) said. This, as the Philippines gained its best score in five years in the 2018 Corruption Perception Index (CPI). “We expect to see significant improvement in the CPI ranking and scores […]

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SC SUSPENDS LAWYER FOR THREATENING HARRY ROQUE

January 31, 2019 - 5:49 PM

MANILA — A lawyer has been suspended for two years from law practice by the Supreme Court (SC) for “underhanded tactics” against his opposing counsel, former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who filed the complaint 12 years ago. In a seven-page decision dated December 4, 2018 penned by Associate Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe and made available late […]

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TAKE DOWN CAMPAIGN MATERIALS BEFORE FEB. 12: COMELEC TO POLL BETS

January 30, 2019 - 8:06 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said aspirants in this year’s mid-term elections have until February 11 to remove their posters, tarpaulins and other campaign propaganda. “Take it down before start of campaign period, otherwise something that will be dealt with legally. Every single bit of campaign propaganda now will automatically be in […]

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CHINA LOOKS FORWARD TO 7TH XI-DUTERTE MEETING IN 2019

January 30, 2019 - 7:58 PM

MANILA — China is looking forward to another meeting between President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping after the latter invited the Filipino leader to attend a forum in Beijing this year. According to Chinese Ambassador to Manila Zhao Jianhua, Xi extended invitation to Duterte in the April 2019 Belt and Road Forum for […]

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HOUSE PANEL PROBES LAND BANK EXECS ON DPWH PROJECT PAYMENTS

January 30, 2019 - 5:48 PM

The House Committee on Appropriations chaired by Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. (1st District, Camarines Sur) began its probe on officials of the Land Bank of the Philippines on suspicious cash deposits amounting to at least P81 million. The inquiry was prompted by the discovery of the House panel that millions of pesos in Department of […]

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SUIT VS BOL MAYOR SAYADI CAMP READIES COMELEC PROTEST

January 29, 2019 - 6:53 PM

Cotabato City Mayor Frances Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi during the BOL plebiscite last January 21 in Cotabato City. Armando Fenequito, Jr   A day after the YES vote won the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in Cotabato City, the lawyers of City Mayor Frances Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi began preparing documents and other pieces of evidence for […]

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HOUSE, SENATE TO RECONCILE P250-B DIFFERENCE ON PROPOSED 2019 NAT’L BUDGET

January 29, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate met in a bicameral conference on Monday to resume their deliberations on the proposed 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA). The legislators shall reconcile the proposed budget amendments made by both chambers. While the Senate proposed a P190 billion amendment, the House has only requested a realignment […]

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COMELEC ROLLS OUT VOTE-COUNTING MACHINE ROADSHOW IN BAGUIO

January 29, 2019 - 4:12 PM

BAGUIO CITY — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday rolled out a four-day roadshow to inform voters about the vote-counting machine (VCM), eyeing city officials and employees as participants. “Para malaman ng lahat ng botante kung ano ang proseso ng pagboto on election day at kung paano ma-process ang makina na magagamit on election day […]

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COMELEC: DQ CASES VS. PIMENTEL, OSMEÑA STILL PENDING

January 29, 2019 - 4:11 PM

MANILA — Though their names have been included on the partial list of senatorial bets, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and former Senator Sergio Osmeña III are not yet sure if they would be able to participate in the May 2019 polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Monday. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez explained that the Comelec […]

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COMELEC URGED NOT TO ALLOW ACT MEMBERS TO SERVE IN MAY POLLS

January 28, 2019 - 7:25 PM

MANILA — A party-list group on Monday asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) not to allow members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) from serving in the May 13 elections. Tao Muna secretary-general Mohammad Fajardo said ACT members should not be appointed as members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) to ensure fair and […]

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