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Poe bats for reward system

SENATOR Grace Poe has urged local government leaders to “institutionalize” a rewards system for informants who would help authorities apprehend drug dealers, couriers and manufacturers.Poe said local government units (LGUs) can follow the model of Operation: Private Eye, a monetary…
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Give aggie sector bigger budget, Chiz urges gov’t

SENATOR Francis “Chiz” Escudero said the government should give the agriculture sector a bigger share of the budget if it wanted to boost food production and reduce the country’s dependence on imported grain, particularly rice.According to Escudero, the P93.4 billion…
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Bongbong ready for vice presidency

AMID loud cheers Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. yesterday formally announced his vice presidential candidacy in the 2016 national elections.“Tatakbo ako sa susunod na eleksyon sa Mayo 2016 bilang bise presidente ng Republika ng Pilipinas!” declared Marcos drawing applause and…
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Comelec urges bets: Make ‘Integrity Pledge’

THE Commission on Elections will be encouraging aspirants in the 2016 elections to sign an Integrity Pledge, a moral bond, when they file their certificates of candidacy next week.Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez told reporters that signing the pledge is not…
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APEC preparations on track — Palace

PREPARATIONS for the country’s hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are on track, Malacañang said yesterday.“The preparations are going well. In fact, part of our challenge is that to most people who are familiar with APEC, we know that…
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No Villar running for higher office

NO Villar is running for higher office in 2016 elections.Despite his good standing in the survey on senatorial hopefuls, Las Piñas Rep. Mark Villar said he is not running for the Senate in 2016.Likewise, his father, former Senator Manny Villar,…
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PH calls for solutions to refugee problem

THE Philippines has joined other United Nations members in calling for increased efforts to reach political solutions for the international refugee problem.Speaking during the General Debate of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR’s) 66th Session of the Executive…
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House thanked for budget okay

THE Palace is thankful to the House of Representatives for approving Friday night on third and final reading the P3.002-trillion proposed 2016 national budget.“Nagpapasalamat po tayo doon sa ating mga kasamahan sa Kamara de Representantes, siyempre, led by Speaker Sonny…
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