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Malfunctioning elevator pins man to death

A 52-year-old company driver died after he was pinned when an elevator malfunctioned and opened between floors Thursday in Quiapo, Manila. The victim was identified as Manolito Naguit, driver of Solar Up Rise Marketing located at 462 San Diego Building,…

ML extension okay by foreign gov’ts

FOREIGN governments are “calm” about the Philippines’ decision to extend for a year the imposition of martial law in Mindanao. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday said foreign ambassadors, instead of raising concerns on the Philippine government’s decision to extend…

Battlecry

Federalism must be PDP-Laban’s rallying call in fight vs terrorists and dissidents –– Du30 PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said that his partymates in the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) should lead the charge in promoting Federalism in the country.…

House panel okay of bill on marriage annulment hailed

LEYTE Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez yesterday lauded the House committee on population and family relations for approving a substitute bill which seeks to recognize the civil effects of church-decreed annulment. Romualdez was referring to the unnumbered bill that consolidated House…

Impeach suit vs Morales has no endorser

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio-Morales is safe from impeachment, at least for now. Up to the last day of Congress session this year, the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the relatives of the SAF 44 (Special Action Force) failed to…

Beleaguered CJ cites judiciary’s gains

CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno yesterday underscored the judiciary’s achievements and gains under her leadership. In her speech during the Supreme Court Christmas party, Sereno, who is facing impeachment, enumerated the various reforms thus far implemented in the judiciary. “Napakadami…

Two solons call for pay adjustment for state workers

THE salary increase for police and soldiers will cause salary distortion in government service, with 1.2 million civilian employees on the losing end. This is according to ACT Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro as they expressed strong objection…

Palace photo shoot no big deal — Roque

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WHAT’S all the fuss about? As far as Malacañang Palace is concerned, it’s “a non issue.” Malacanang said this yesterday in connection with the big howl over the pre-debut photo shoot of presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte in the Palace. Presidential…

House panel approves Filipino Sign Language bill

THE House Committee on Social Services has approved a substitute measure seeking to declare the Filipino Sign Language (FSL) as the national sign language of the Filipino deaf and the official sign language of government in all transactions involving the…

PH, UK sign defense cooperation treaty

THE Department of National Defense of the Republic of the Philippines and the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on defense cooperation. The signing was held during…

PDEA deploys 110 new agents to seaports

AT least 110 new Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents will be deployed to key seaports and private piers to help monitor the entry and exit of illegal drugs, PDEA chairman Director General Aaron N. Aquino said yesterday. Aquino said during…

Couple busted for P100-K shabu in Cotabato

A DRUG-PUSHING couple in Cotabato City are now in jail after they were busted by local operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency last Tuesday, PDEA chair Director General Aaron N. Aquino said yesterday. Suspects Monera Bansuan, alias ‘Ning/Neneng,’ 24,…

Naked man found in Batangas cave

STO. Tomas, Batangas -- An unidentified mentally disordered man was found dead inside a cave by a man who was walking near the San Juan River in Bgy. San Roque, here, Wednesday afternoon. Sto. Tomas police deputy chief Senior Insp.…
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