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Pork scam revisited

THE Department of Justice has created a task force that will revisit the multibillion-peso pork barrel funds anomaly. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II stressed the reinvestigation is to correct the “miscarriage of justice” in the probe by the previous administration.…

Duterte set to grace Eid’l Fitr event at Palace

In a bid to quash anew new speculations about his health and to possibly resolve the Marawi City siege by the ISIS-inspired Maute Group, President Rodrigo Duterte is set to show up again in public today after his “private time”…

77M ballots needed for bgy, SK polls

THE Commission on Elections would have to print at least 77,658,205 ballots should the October 31 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections push through. Director James Jimenez, Comelec spokesman, said this is based on the report of the Election and Barangay…

‘Ilocos Six’ seek CA intervention again

THE six employees of the Ilocos Norte provincial government who have been detained at the House of Representatives for contempt have asked the Court of Appeals to declare their continued detention as contrary to law. In a motion, Josephine Calajate,…

Gov't resumes air strikes

THE Armed Forces yesterday resumed its air strikes in areas in Marawi City which remained in the hands of the ISIS-inspired Maute Group as fighting between security forces and the terrorists entered its 35th day with the military saying that…

DPWH, Israel aid evacuees

THE Department of Public Works and Highways turned over to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao the second batch of relief assistance sourced from the DPWH offices for distribution to the evacuees from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. DPWH Undersecretary…

BI tightens watch for foreign terrorists

TO thwart the entry of illegal aliens, especially foreign terrorists, via the country’s backdoor, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is hiring new personnel who will man and augment its border crossing stations in the South. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said…

Day of mourning

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BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan - Pakistan began Eid in mourning Monday as the death toll in an oil tanker explosion rose to 153, with scores injured after they were caught in a fireball while scooping up spilled fuel. Dozens of relatives were…

South Korea’s Moon heads to US as North threat grows

SEOUL -- South Korea’s dovish new President Moon Jae-In — who backs engagement with the nuclear-armed North — heads to Washington this week for talks with his hawkish US counterpart Donald Trump, as Pyongyang defies international sanctions to accelerate its…

Myanmar, Thailand torch $1-B seized drugs

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YANGON -- Myanmar and Thailand started torching nearly $1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday, a defiant show of force as law enforcement struggles to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region. The burnings, to mark world…

Protest welcome for Xi

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Monday draped a black flag over a statue symbolizing the city’s return to China by Britain, days before a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the handover. High-profile…

Maute’s captive priest seen alive

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A ROMAN Catholic priest abducted by Islamist militants who seized parts of Marawi City has been seen alive, the military said yesterday, as troops pressed on with their offensive. Air and artillery bombardment of enclaves occupied by the militants in…

77M ballots for barangay, SK polls

THE Commission on Elections would have to print at least 77,658,205 ballots should the October 31 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections push through. Director James Jimenez, Comelec spokesman, said this is based on the report of the Election and Barangay…
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