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Digong to snub proclamation

IT’S going to be a no-show for incoming president Rodrigo Duterte at today’s proclamation by Congress of the nation’s next leader after President Benigno S. Aquino III leaves office. “I am not attending any proclamation. I have never attended any…

House leaders hope Duterte will show up

ALL systems are go for Congress’ proclamation of the country’s two top elected posts this afternoon and House leaders are optimistic that incoming President Rodrigo Duterte will attend the event in “recognition” of the mandate given to him by 16.6…

Bello, Dureza sent to Oslo to see Joma

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PRESIDENT-ELECT Rodrigo Duterte has issued marching orders to incoming Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jess Dureza to immediately fly to Europe and initiate talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines and National…

It’s a waiting game for new veep Leni

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“THAT never entered my mind.” Thus said incoming president Rodrigo Duterte about giving vice president Leni Robredo a Cabinet portfolio when he assumes office on June 30. Duterte said that as for now he was still thinking of what posts…

Hold payments to Maynilad, Manila Water, DoF urged

THE Department of Justice has said that the Department of Finance should hold its payment of billions of pesos in compensation to water concessionaires Maynilad Water Services and Manila Water Company Inc. (MWCI). In a five-page letter, the DoJ advised…

Anti-carnapping, matchmaking bills okayed

THE Senate has approved on third and final reading a proposed measure seeking to curb the rising incidence of carnapping (carjacking). Sen.Grace Poe, sponsor of Senate Bill No. 2794 or the New Anti-Carnapping Law of the Philippines, said that “carnapping…

PISI in new controversy

CONTROVERY continues to hound the Philippine Iron and Steel Institute (PISI), after it was identified as also behind the questionable alert last month by the Bureau of Customs (BoC) on a shipment of steel bars from China consigned to one…

Tabloid newsman gunned down in quiapo

MALACANANG yesterday condemned the killing Friday evening of a tabloid reporter in Quiapo, Manila , and said the police are already cracking down on the assailants. Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said the Palace sympathizes with the family of…

Proclamation set tomorrow

IT’S all systems go for the proclamation of winners in the presidential and vice presidential election. Chairman of the National Board of Canvassers (NBoC) Sen. Koko Pimentel said the staff is now preparing the Joint Committee report that will be…

Duterte camp hails ‘triumph of the people’

“DUTERTE’S triumph is a triumph of the people”. Thus declared the camp of incoming president Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as they hailed the official results showing him winning the presidential race with a commanding lead of over six million…

Teachers’ poll duty pay issue rages

PAY the teachers now! The Alliance of Concerned Teachers-Philippines (ACT-Philippines) is demanding the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to pay the teachers who have served in the May 9 national elections. The group claimed that about 66,000 to 100,000 teachers nationwide…

Search for truth pressed

THE lawyer of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. yesterday said their search for truth will not end with the conclusion of the official canvass of the votes for President and Vice President. “’Yung paghahanap namin ng boto ni Sen.…

BOC-IG poised to seize P10-M PLDT 'shipment'

THE Intelligence Group of the Bureau of Customs (BOC-IG) under former Armed Forces chief of staff Jessie Dellosa is poised to seize in favor of the government a container load of “wireless” communication equipment” worth some P10 million shipped into…

Duterte won’t snub own proclamation

PRESUMPTIVE President Rodrigo Duterte will likely show up at his proclamation once Congress finishes its canvassing of votes. “I believe that he might… I believe so,” incoming Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said yesterday. Aguirre said it would be “better” for…

NBOC to proclaim winners next week

FOLLOWING the fastest canvassing ever in Philippine history, the proclamation of the next president, which is Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, will be on Monday, May 30 or Tuesday, May 31. This is according to Senator Koko Pimentel, the chairman…
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