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Gov't suspends talks with reds

THE government yesterday said it has suspended all backchannel talks with the communist-led National Democratic Front (NDF) to give way to a three-month review of all signed agreements related to the peace negotiations. In a statement, Hernani Braganza, the government…

Contract with Vigilant aboveboard — Guevarra

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday officially declared that the contract between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency (Vigilant), owned by the family of Solicitor General Jose Calida, was aboveboard. Guevarra said this was established after…

2nd phase of AFP modernization okayed

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has approved the second phase projects of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program worth P300 billion, the Department of National Defense announced . DND spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said second phase dubbed the Second Horizon,…

PH not ready for same sex marriage, says Palace’s Roque

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MALACAÑANG yesterday said there’s a right time for everything and the Philippines may not be ready yet for same sex marriage. Same sex marriage may be “too revolutionary” for the Philippines, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque told reporters as the Supreme…

‘Tambays’ local issue — Lacson

AUTHORITIES -- including the Philippine National Police -- can best address the issue of “tambays” (loiterers) at the local level, without having to elevate it to the national level, said Senator Panfilo M. Lacson. “If they say, being ‘tambay’ violates…

Duterte lauded for signing mental health law

A House leader yesterday lauded President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte after signing into law the “Mental Health Act” to address the rising deaths due to suicide. Deputy speaker and Marikina City Rep. Miro Quimbo said Republic Act (RA) No. 11036 or…

Let us focus on JBC amid Sereno ouster -- solons

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TWO House leaders yesterday called on the public to focus on the Judicial and Bar Council’s selection process for the next Chief Justice. Deputy speaker and Batangas Rep. Raneo Abu and Isabela Rep. Rodolfo “Rodito” Albano III expressed hope that…

Guevarra sees need to clarify impeach rules

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday said that while he respected the decision of the Supreme Court junking the appeal of ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, it would be better that the Constitution, if amended, should clarify the rules on…

Duterte: ’Di ko kayang pumatay ng pari

“Hindi ko kayang magpatay ng pari. I respect the Church.” President Rodrigo Duterte said as he refuted allegations that his government has been inciting violence on priests, who he has roundly criticized for alleged misdeeds. Duterte, in a rare conciliatory…

NPA leader, 50 rebs surrender

A high-ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) and 50 “bagani” or warriors yesterday surrendered to Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez in Sto. Niño, Talaingod, Davao del Norte after seeing the sincerity of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte’s offer to attain…

Aim for zero-casualty during calamities, LGUs told

Interior and Local Government OIC-Secretary Eduardo Año called on the local chief executives (LCEs) to aim for a zero-casualty during typhoons and heavy rains. Año said all governors, mayors and punong barangays, especially in typhoon and flood-prone areas should always…

Rody won’t do a Trump

President Rodrigo Duterte won’t do a Trump such that unlike the United States, the Philippines won’t withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Duterte may have voiced out his opinions against the UNHRC on several occasions, but Malacañang…
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