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917 cops probed for illegal activities

COMPLAINTS against rogue cops have been flooding the Philippine National Police - Counter-Intelligence Task Force prompting it to work double time to validate the information and make arrests, the head of the special unit told the Journal Group yesterday. According…

Duterte’s war on drugs: 3,027 killed

THE war on drugs launched by the Philippine National Police on orders of President Rodrigo Duterte since July 1, 2016 has already resulted in the arrest and jailing of nearly 79,000 drug suspects and the killing of 3,027 armed drug…

Goodbye ‘5-6’

THE ‘5-6’ lending scheme will soon end. The House Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship is expediting the approval of a substitute bill that will help the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have access affordable financing . The Committee…

Senate okays bill raising teachers’ chalk allowance

THE Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to increase the chalk allowance of public school teachers from P2,500 to P5,500. Voting 21-0, the senators on Tuesday approved Senate Bill 812 or the Teaching Supplies Allowance…

Free education to benefit 2.5M

AROUND 2.5 million college students will benefit from the free education in state universities and colleges once the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act is enacted into law. Senator Bam Aquino, principal sponsor and co-author, said the measure providing…

Follow checkpoint procedures, PNP tells men

AS the Philippine National Police continues to help the Armed Forces restore order in Marawi City and enforce martial law in Mindanao on orders of President Duterte, its officials are also seeing to it that its men will strictly comply…

Free college bill okayed

THE proposed measure providing “tuition-free” education in state colleges and universities (SUCs) and technical-vocational (tech-voc) schools is now a signature away from becoming a law. The Senate yesterday ratified the bicameral conference report of Senate Bill No. 1304 and House…

DoJ usec to help sue Maute terrorists

JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday said he has designated Undersecretary Reynante Orceo to coordinate with Mindanao prosecutors who will be handling cases against members of the Maute terrorist group. Aguirre said Orceo went to Iligan City Monday where he…

Wider AMLA, license validity bill passed

THE House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a measure strengthening and widening the scope of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001. A total of 219 lawmakers approved House Bill (HB) Number 5663 on Monday, with no negative…

House supermajority junks Duterte impeachment suit

THE supermajority bloc of the House of Representatives has adopted a committee report junking the impeachment case against President Rodrigo Duterte. Voting 217-4, the Lower Chamber led by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez decided to kill the impeachment complaint filed by…

Tadeco cites gov’t gains from joint venture

THE Davao-based Tagum Agricultural Development Company Inc. (Tadeco) said yesterday that the government earned a total of P142.72 million in 2016, as Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez reiterated that its officials could face plunder for the alleged disadvantageous contract. Tadeco president…

Duterte cancels Japan trip

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has cancelled his attendance at a conference in Japan next week, the organizer has announced. Japanese media corporation Nikkei, the host of the conference, confirmed the cancellation. “We regret to announce that H.E. Mr. Rodrigo Duterte, President…

Muslim group condemns violent attacks in Marawi

THE Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID) strongly condemned the violent attacks perpetrated by lawless elements in the Islamic city of Marawi and Lanao del Sur. The group said the attacks were made more heinous as it occurred while…

PRC displays ‘power of humanity’ amid Marawi City siege

AS government troops and members of the ISIS-inspired Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf engage in gunfights for the seventh day in Marawi City, the Philippine Red Cross continues to extend humanitarian assistance to the city’s internally-displaced persons. Senator Richard J.…

Rody ally asks solons to support ML

With so many criticisms coming the way of President Rodrigo Duterte over his imposition of martial law in the whole of Mindanao, his loyal friend and political ally came out not only to defend his decision but also to rally…
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