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Solon: Stop attacking Cha-cha, back DU30

A HOUSE leader yesterday rallied public support for the Duterte administration and urged critics to propose amendments to the 1987 Constitution instead of attacking its efforts to change the course of the country. “We know very well that the 1987…

BI chief: Avoid fixers

‘AVOID dealing with fixers.’ This was the advisory warning issued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to the public yesterday, as it stressed that transactions with the bureau may only be done with authorized employees. In the said advisory, BI…

6 more Munti cops ‘punished’

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office director, Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar yesterday ordered the overhaul of the Drug Enforcement Unit of the Muntinlupa City Police Station which was rocked by an extortion incident involving some of its officers and…

Ex-MMDA chief bats for Healthcare Bill passage

Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs Secretary Francis Tolentino yesterday expressed hope that the National Healthcare Bill will become a law by the end of the year after it was certified urgent by President Duterte. “Ngayong na-certify na ito as urgent,…

Palace allays federalism fears

MALACAÑANG yesterday allayed concerns that implementing federalism could wreck the country’s fiscal health and spell disaster for regions ill-prepared for the shift from the unitary type of government. “The shift to federalism, we reiterate, would have no adverse effect on…

Now or never for Cha-cha — Alvarez

FOR Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Charter change should be now or never. In a radio interview, Alvarez reiterated that the only way to focus on Charter change is by postponing of the 2019 elections. “Kailangan nating mag-focus sa Cha-cha. So kung…

Support Charter change — Barbers

A HOUSE leader has appealed to the public and even critics of the government to support the effort to amend the Constitution instead of attacking the proponents. Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers, chairman of the House committee on…

Bello still has DU30’s trust

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MALACAÑANG yesterday said Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III still enjoys President Rodrigo Duterte’s trust and confidence amid allegations of graft and corruption against the Cabinet official. “He still has the trust and confidence of the President,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque…

DILG decries misinformation on federalism

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) cried foul over misleading information spreading about federalism. According to DILG Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya, there have been attempts from some groups to counter government efforts for constitutional reforms.…

Renewable energy targets not met, Legarda laments

ENVIRONMENTALIST Senator Loren Legarda yesterday declared that the past and current government failed to meet the goals of providing renewable energy under the Renewable Energy (RE) Law. In her speech during the symposium attended by RE stakeholders in Quezon City,…

LTO told to probe faulty implementation of MVIS

THE Commission on Audit (CoA) has tasked the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to probe and name the people who could be held liable behind the “ineffective implementation” of most of the P437.99 million automated vehicle emission testing equipment. “The Motor…

Duterte meeting with Malaysian PM seeks to boost PH security

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte seeks to bolster the country’s defense and security after meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday, Malacañang said. In a statement, the Palace said Duterte and Mahathir “renewed and reaffirmed the long-standing brotherhood and friendship…

No culture of impunity in PH, says Albayalde

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde on Monday said it would be really unfair for the government to say that there is a ‘culture of impunity’ in the country while explaining that the series of killings and…
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