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Divorce opposed

SOME senators expressed opposition to introducing divorce in the country even as the House of Representatives is pushing for it. Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said he is not inclined to file a counterpart divorce bill in the Senate.…

Protest US intel report on Duterte, Speaker urges DFA

DISMAYED Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday said the Department of Foreign Affairs should file a diplomatic protest with the United States over its intelligence report declaring President Rodrigo Duterte “a threat to democracy and human rights in Southeast Asia.” At the…

Will DU30 sign divorce bill into law?

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte still has to be asked if he will sign into a law a bill seeking to introduce divorce in the country. At a press briefing in Iloilo yesterday, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said he is yet clueless…

PH champions good of ‘vulnerable groups’

THE Philippines is giving special attention to women, household service workers, children and other vulnerable groups during negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola outlined the…

Anti-red tape bill OK hailed

SENATE President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto yesterday hailed the passage by both houses of Congress of a “reinforced” anti-red tape bill which is designed to spare businesses from spending billions of pesos and millions of man-hours yearly to comply with…

Karma wished on Demafelis killers

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday visited the wake of slain Kuwait overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joanna Demafelis in her hometown in Sara, Iloilo, and sought to console her family with the assurance that somehow the perpetrators of her gruesome death would…

Harassed

NEW YORK — In the wake of the Florida school shooting, survivors like David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez have become faces of the fight for US gun control — and targets for far-right pundits and conspiracy theorists who paint the…

Trump-led ‘politics of hate’ denounced

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LONDON -- The “politics of demonization” provided fertile ground for human rights abuses in 2017, exemplified by the response of Europe and Donald Trump’s US to the refugee-crisis, rights group Amnesty said Thursday in its annual report. The British-based group…

Diesel choking German cities

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LEIPZIG, Germany -- Judges are to rule Thursday on whether German cities can ban old diesel cars to reduce air pollution, with potentially dramatic consequences for a key industry and transport policy in Europe’s largest economy. Even if it finds…

Divorce bill to strengthen marriage -- Alvarez

THE absolute divorce and dissolution of marriage bill will actually strengthen the institution of marriage. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, one of the authors of the bill, said this to convince the people, particularly Catholics, to support the measure. Alvarez said…

PNP: Valuable tips to detect threats on life

SIMPLY understanding and practicing these valuable tips on threat detection and assessment could save a precious life in the future, yours included. The Journal Group is publishing the Threat Detection and Threat Assessment Tips issued by the Philippine National Police…

Audit of airlines on terminal fees urged

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is urging the Commission on Audit (CoA) to make a review of the collection of terminal fees in the airports. Alvarez said this is to determine if the airline companies are properly remitting the terminal fees collected…

Creation of DNA database sought

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A Mindanao House leader yesterday pushed for the establishment of a centralized DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) database system which could help solve crimes faster, locate missing persons, identify remains, and establish paternity and other family relationships. House Bill (HB) No. 7215…

NFAC asked to stop private traders from importing rice

A HOUSE leader has called on the National Food Authority Council (NFAC) to discontinue its longstanding policy of allowing private traders to import rice, given that certain unscrupulous grains have cashed-in on this system to corner the bulk of domestic…
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