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CJ told: Don’t divert issue

THE chairman of the House committee on justice said yesterday Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno should just answer the accusations in the impeachment case against her instead of resorting to diversionary tactics. Earlier, Sereno said in an interview that the…

Manila solon seeks ban on parking fee payment

A MANILA congressman yesterday sought to ban the payment of parking fees in shopping malls, hotels and other similar commercial establishments in Metro Manila. Rep. Manuel “Manny” Lopez, Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Metro Manila Development, filed House…

Special lane for P2P buses sought

QUEZON City Rep. Alfred Vargas yesterday urged the Department of Transportation (DoTr), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to consider opening a zipper lane on EDSA for the use of Point-to-Point bus system.…

Cops arrest prime suspect in bank employee’s rape-slay

ONE of the five “persons of interest” in the rape-slaying of a bank employee in Pasig City is now a prime suspect and was placed under arrest. Pasig Police chief Senior Supt. Orlando Yebra Jr., said Randy Oavenada, 37, driver…

Crime volume dips by 8%, PNP aims further cut this Yuletide

THE Philippines’ total crime volume went down by eight percent from January to October compared to the same period last year, the Philippine National Police reported yesterday while attributing the decline to their stepped-up campaign against organized crime groups and…

ML extension ‘deemed accepted’ -- Malacañang

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THE extension of martial law is actually "deemed accepted." Malacañang yesterday said the Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP) proposal to extend military rule in Mindanao until next year is actually deemed approved, and will only have to be formalized…

Duterte set to label Reds ‘terrorists’

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said he plans to issue a proclamation branding communist rebels as "terrorists." The President also said he is "not anymore inclined" to pursue peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing…

Emergency powers for DU30 pressed

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EMERGENCY powers for President Rodrigo Duterte is needed to deal with the anticipated monstrous traffic resulting from the Christmas rush especially around shopping malls, Malacañang said. "Hopefully nga maibigay 'yung emergency powers," Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in a…

Presidential fashion chic: ‘Gusot masa’

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s brand of fashion is “gusot masa”. The President explained that he usually folds the sleeves of his barong tagalog for his comfort and to please himself and not anybody else. Duterte drew flak when he showed up…

DoJ eyes regional jail in N. Luzon

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday announced plans to construct a new jail facility in Northern Luzon, either in Pangasinan or Nueva Ecija. “We will establish one regional penitentiary in the north. Wala pa tayo d’yan,” Aguirre said. Aguirre noted…

Gang member killed in Lucena shootout

LUCENA City --A suspected members of an organized crime group operating in the city was killed in a shootout with police officers during a search operation in Bgy. Dalahican here on Saturday. City police officer-in-charge Supt. Reynaldo Maclang identified the…

Duterte ‘endorses’ Mocha Uson’s senatorial bid

President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday appeared to give his endorsement for Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson to run for the Senate in 2019. Duterte said it is up to the people decide if they want Uson to have a…

Aguirre lauds PDEA

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday lauded the renewed partnership of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) with the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) in a bid to prevent illegal drug activities inside prison facilities and penal farms. “I don’t see…

Oil price rollback

AFTER five successive weeks of oil price increase and a threat from consumer groups to initiate an investigation into the alleged oil cartel, oil companies are set to implement a price rollback this week. The rollback in gasoline could go…

House panel finalizing bill on comprehensive nursing law

THE House Committee on Civil Service and Professional Regulation is now finalizing a bill which seeks to provide a comprehensive nursing law towards a quality health care system. The bill approved by the panel chaired by Batangas Rep. Mario Vittorio…
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