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Come home, Du30 tells Joma

A 60- day window for the peace talks with the Reds. President Rodrigo Duterte gave this time frame for peace talks he is seeking to revive with communist guerrillas, urging the rebels’ exiled leader to come home to hammer out…

Trouble in Kuwait over abused OFWs

A PARTY-LIST congressman yesterday cautioned Kuwait against expelling Manila’s ambassador over a viral video which appeared to show Philippine embassy personnel whisking an abused Filipino domestic helper away from her Kuwaiti employer’s home in diplomatic vehicles. “If they throw out…

SWS survey result to spur Duterte gov’t to work double time — Palace

“UNMINDFUL of the distraction and political noise,” Malacañang yesterday said the executive branch would work double time and continue to serve the “best interest” of the public by “bringing comfortable life to disadvantaged and marginalized families.” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque…

Syria conflict spares Pinoys

THE Philippine Embassy in Damascus has so far received no report of any Filipinos being affected by the ongoing Syrian Army offensive to capture the last stronghold of Islamic militants in the capital. Foreign Acting Assistant Secretary Emer Cato said…

Senate quiz on ‘nakaw load’ resumes today

SENATOR Bam Aquino expects telecommunications companies to present an update on their respective solutions on consumer complaints of “nakaw load” during the resumption today (Monday) of Senate probe. “We identified specific solutions during the first hearing so that prepaid consumers…

Last batch of overstaying Filipinos leaves Kuwait

THE last batch of more than 200 overstaying Filipinos granted amnesty by the Kuwaiti Government departed yesterday for Manila. The last repatriation flight to Manila has 215 adults and six infants, Acting Assistant Secretary for Office of Public Diplomacy Elmer…

Empty promises?

N. Korea watchers greet Kim move with skepticism WASHINGTON -- Pyongyang’s announcement it will halt nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches has left experts puzzling over Kim Jong Un’s true intentions — and the extent to which US President…

Oust Bello move bared

Party-list solon feeding wrong information to Duterte THE cornering of the lucrative job market for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East is said to be the reason behind efforts by some quarters to oust Department of Labor and…

PH sticks to rule of law -- Cayetano

FOREIGN Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Saturday night assured the international community that the Philippine government will remain guided by the rule of law embodied in the Constitution amid the United States’ human rights violations concern related to the administration's…

Duterte sacks 2 officials over graft

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said that he has fired two more government officials due to corruption. “The other day, I fired two -- one [is an] undersecretary,” Duterte said in a speech Saturday evening at the 24th Annual Convention of the…

Palace slams ‘fake news’ EU envoys facing ouster

MALACAÑANG has denied rumors that diplomats of the European Union (EU) will be kicked out. “Fake news spreading that EU Ambassadors to be expelled. Absolutely no truth to this,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque told reporters in a text message. The…

Rappler’s tax evasion hearing set tomorrow

THE Department of Justice will start on Tuesday the preliminary investigation into the tax evasion charges filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against Rappler Holdings Corp. (RHC) and its officers for failing to pay P133 million in taxes.…

SHS voucher program deadline on April 27

THE Department of Education (DepEd) is reminding incoming Senior High School (SHS) Grade 11 students that the deadline for SHS Voucher Program application is on April 27. The SHS VP is a financial aid for Grade 10 completers who wish…

Solon hits Grab PH’s ‘defiance’

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A party-list congressman yesterday said ride-hailing service Grab Philippines is being above the law over its defiance to remove a feature that allows them to refuse their passenger as ordered by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) since…
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