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SET to De Lima: Answer Tolentino protest

THE Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) has ordered Senator Leila de Lima to answer the election protest filed against her by former MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino within 15 days from date of receipt of the summons. It would be recalled that…

PNP also calls truce with reds

THE Philippine National Police leadership headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa yesterday ordered the nationwide suspension of all police offensives against the New People’s Army in the wake of President Duterte’s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire…

GMA urges amnesty for political prisoners

GRATEFUL to her release from detention, former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo proposed the release of political detainees. Arroyo filed House Bill 490 or an Act granting amnesty to members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National…

Baguilat: We’re real House Minority

CO-OPTED, fake and illegal Minority group. This is how the disappointed “real” Minority group led by Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat described the group of Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez. Suarez allies and the 20 who abstained from voting in the Speakership…

QC solon files FOI bill

ANOTHER lawmaker filed a Freedom of Information (FoI) Bill in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s initiative to establish transparency in government. Quezon City Rep. Winnie Castelo, a member of the Liberal Party, said people should be given the right to…

9 OFWs get life terms in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR -- A Malaysian court sentenced nine Filipinos to life in prison yesterday over an armed incursion in 2013 that left scores dead and paralyzed a remote corner of Borneo for weeks, a defense lawyer said. Eight others, including…

POM intel in new controversy

But says approval came from Faeldon THE intelligence chief of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Port of Manila (POM) is back in the ‘‘limelight’’after participating in an alleged “anti-drug” operation at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) the…

Duterte’s SONA most peaceful in PH history -- NCRPO chief

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office director Chief Superintendent Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday said President Rodrigo Duterte’s State-of-the-Nation-Address last Monday is the most peaceful in the country’s history with the full cooperation extended to them by some 15,000 rallyists. “The SONA…

‘Bato’ off to ASEAN confab in Malaysia

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa yesterday flew to Malaysia to lead a 15-man PNP delegation to the ASEAN Chiefs of Police conference in Putrajaya where ASEAN police officials will discuss enhanced partnership in…

House to fast-track lower income tax bill

NEWLY-ELECTED Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez yesterday vowed to pass a proposed law lowering personal and corporate income taxes within a year. Alvarez gave the assurance after President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress during his first State of the Nation Address (SONA)…

Rich eyed to help build rehab centers

THE nation’s wealthiest families will be asked to share in the responsibility of addressing the country’s drug problem by helping in the construction of centers that would house drug addicts who would seek rehabilitation. This was bared yesterday by Secretary…

Duterte sets NSC meeting

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte convenes the National Security Council (NSC) today. Malacañang said Duterte will convene the NSC ‘’in order to agree on vital policies and strategies on important matters, including the recent ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on…

High Court affirms ruling on EDCA

THE Supreme Court yesterday affirmed its decision issued last January 12 declaring as constitutional the controversial Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States. At a press briefing, SC spokesman Theodore Te said the decision was…

Sandigan convicts ex-AFP general, 4 others

THREE former top officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were sentenced to a maximum of 20 years imprisonment for misusing millions worth of retirement funds of the military forces. Found guilty of the complex crime of malversation…

Life terms for 9 Pinoys over 2013 Sabah caper

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KUALA LUMPUR -- A Malaysian court sentenced nine Filipinos to life in prison on Tuesday over an armed incursion in 2013 that left scores dead and paralysed a remote corner of Borneo for weeks, a defense lawyer said. Eight others,…
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