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Cybercops arrest porn blackmailer

A MAN who posed as a woman to lure a young student into sending him her naked pictures which he later used in blackmailing the teenager was arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG). PNP-ACG director…

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THE Duterte administration got “majority approval ratings” for its handling of several issues including disaster response and the fight against criminality, according to a Pulse Asia survey released yesterday. Most Filipinos expressed appreciation for the work done by the national…

DBM usec fired for ‘corruption’

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has sacked an undersecretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) over alleged corruption. In a speech during the 43rd Philippine Business Conference and Expo, Duterte said he will not tolerate corruption in government. “Didn’t I…

DU30 mulling peace with communist rebs?

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TIME for peace, or time for war? The question arose as President Rodrigo Duterte met with Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza and Labor and government peace panel chairperson Secretary Silvestre Bello III Thursday…

Kerwin Espinosa pleads not guilty to drug raps

ALLEGED drug lord Rolando ‘Kerwin’ Espinosa entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment yesterday morning at the Manila Regional Trial Court for violation of Section 5 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. He was in handcuffs…

Give 120 hours of free service to poor clients

THE Supreme Court has required rookie lawyers to provide 120 hours of pro bono legal services to poor litigants in accordance with the constitutional guarantee to “free access to courts and quasi-judicial bodies.” This as the high court passed a…

Malaysian terrorist killed?

THIRTEEN more members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-Maute Terror Group, one of them believed to be Malaysian terrorist Mahmud Ahmad alias Dr. Mahmoud, were killed, six soldiers were wounded and two civilians were rescued in the…

Drug traders target poor Pinoys – DU30

AS the target of drug dealers poor people are “subsidizing” the illegal drugs industry, President Rodrigo Duterte has remarked. Duterte also said that drug rehabilitation is useless. “The market of shabu are the poor people. The rich people…they use poppy.…

Duterte tells why he insults foreign critics

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte purposely insults foreign critics because he considers their judgment on the government’s war on drugs as “derogation of Philippine sovereignty”. “I really do it on purpose. Binabastos ko sila, you know why. When you do, that is…

Top official sacked

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has fired another high-ranking government official. “Kung may mag-report, sisipain talaga kita. That’s why I fired a high government official today. I will not mention his name because I do not want to shame the family,” the…

Faeldon petition junked

GOVERNMENT prosecutors yesterday junked the motion of former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon seeking the dismissal of the criminal cases against him that stemmed from the controversial P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China last May. The DoJ ruled that…

Duterte gov’t keeps high ratings — SWS

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THE administration of President Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy “very good” satisfaction ratings, based on the latest survey of Social Weather Stations (SWS). The results of the survey, conducted from September 23 to September 27 among 1,500 respondents nationwide, said…

Get human traffickers

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to crack down on illegal recruiters. “I would like to order now, nandito na lang…

Stronger Bautista ouster suit eyed

IMPEACHMENT advocates bared yesterday their plan to submit additional evidence to help boost the separate ouster petitions against impeached Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Atty. Manuelito Luna, who has been helping Bautista…
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