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PH, China to hold direct talks on sea row in May

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China and the Philippines will hold direct talks on their maritime dispute in May, Filipino officials said yesterday, as President Rodrigo Duterte seeks stronger economic ties with Beijing. Last year a United Nations-backed international tribunal rejected Beijing’s claims to most…

No threat to claim Benham Rise -- Esperon

At least for now, no threat from any nation to claim Benham Rise. National security adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. said yesterday. “We don’t see [any threat]. There could be; but we don’t see any right now. We are also aware…

Abella ‘evades’ red tape issue

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IS Malacañang losing interest in the campaign against “red tape” in government? This was the impression created by Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella who, during his regular press briefing on Tuesday, evaded addressing the issue directly when asked by the media…

NBI probes ‘anomaly’ at nat’l printing office

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has summoned all National Printing Office (NPO) officials to shed light on the alleged anomaly at the National Printing Office (NPO) involving printing jobs for the Social Security System (SSS) amounting to P74 million.…

My conscience is clear — Floirendo

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WHILE offering a hand of friendship, Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. is ready to face his detractor, no less than Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. In a statement, Floirendo denied allegations that he is behind the ouster plot against…

Alvarez-Floirendo tiff rages

IS the rift between Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. an offshoot of a quarrel between their “girlfriends”? While Alvarez vehemently denied that the actions he had recently taken against Floirendo were triggered by…

NBI probes NPO scams

National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is investigating alleged anomalies at the National Printing Office (NPO) involving printing jobs for the Social Security System (SSS) amounting to P74 million. NBI Deputy Director for Intelligence Vicente de Guzman confirmed that they have…

Lacson, Poe air views on EJKs

SENATOR Grace Poe has stressed that the life of every Filipino, rich or poor, should be “protected” by government while Sen. Ping Lacson has urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership to prove that its men are not involved in…

Nur meets Digong

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari have reaffirmed their commitment to lasting peace in conflict-torn Mindanao. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that Duterte and Misuari had a “warm and cordial” meeting on Monday…

Bring it on!

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez brushed aside rumors of a plan to oust him as head of the House of Representatives. “Wala akong problema diyan,” Alvarez said when asked to comment on the ouster reportedlyy being hatched against him. “Yung mga nag-iisip…

Marcos prods SC on suit vs Robredo

FORMER Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has asked the Supreme Court to act on his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo amid the reported “well-funded” destabilization plot against President Rodrigo Duterte. Marcos, through his lawyer George Edwin Garcia, has…

SC throws out case vs Ombudsman

THE Supreme Court yesterday junked the disbarment case against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio - Morales for lack of merit. In a news briefing, SC spokesperson Theodore Te said the high court maintained that an impeachable officer like Morales who is a…

‘Duterte can name bgy execs’

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CONTRARY to the opinion of other lawmakers, an administration ally said President Rodrigo Duterte can appoint officials of barangays. According to Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers, the President is empowered by the Constitution to remove all barangay officials …

215 PNP men test positive for drugs

A TOTAL of 208 Philippine National Police Uniformed Personnel and seven Non-Uniformed Personnel who tested positive for substance abuse will be dismissed in line with the ongoing PNP internal cleansing program, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa said…

Drug war not against poor, Palace tells HRW

MALACAÑANG yesterday insisted that the administration’s war against illegal drugs is not targeting the poor. The Palace reacted to remarks of an official of an international rights watchdog that President Rodrigo Duterte has “finally acknowledged” the drive has victimized mostly…
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