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Democracy under threat — Chief Justice

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THE Philippines’ Supreme Court chief justice warned on Monday that an attempt by allies of President Rodrigo Duterte to impeach her could threaten the country’s democracy. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno gave the warning as legislators in the House of…

RevGov anathema to opposition solon

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OPPOSITION lawmaker Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman slammed President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat of establishing a revolutionary government to preempt moves to oust him. According to Lagman, only destabilization, chaos or designs to topple the government will justify President Duterte’s projected declaration…

Legislative mill will grind on –– lawmakers

TWO House leaders assured the public that work in the House of Representatives will not be stalled by the hearings on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. In a press conference, Deputy Speakers Gwendolyn Garcia and Sharon…

Graft scandal

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Indonesia speaker swaps hospital for detention amid corruption accusations JAKARTA -- Indonesia’s parliament speaker has been charged in a major graft scandal thought to have cost the state $170 million, after a bizarre drama that involved a failed raid on…

Du30 won’t sack Tugade

TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur Tugade stays. Malacañang insisted yesterday that President Rodrigo Duterte still has full trust and confidence in Tugade despite the Metro Rail Transit Line 3’s spate of glitches that have inconvenienced commuters. When asked for his comment on…

Sotto to sue blogger for name-calling

SENATE Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III is set to file a cyber-libel complaint before the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) against the man supposedly behind the “Silent No More” blog for calling him names. At the same time, Sotto said…

End to MRT woes vowed

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MALACAÑANG yesterday vowed political will in ending the woes besetting the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT) system. “We accept the challenge. We are moving forward and we promise a better MRT to our riding public.” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque…

China entry may end telecom duopoly

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte offered to China the chance to set up the 3rd telecommunications company in the Philippines, with the goal of ending the duopoly in the vital telecom industry. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque announced this yesterday in his regular…

For a change, oil firms rollback prices

OIL companies implemented a price rollback, following five consecutive oil price hikes, effective today. Spearheaded by Pilipinas Shell, and Petron Corporation, two of the oil giants in the country, Unioil, Phoenix Petrolium, Seaoil, and Total, four of the so-called oil…

No way

Speaker Alvarez puts foot down on Chief Justice’s lawyers talking in her behalf at impeachment hearing SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday said he will not allow Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno’s battery of lawyers to appear and represent her in the…

Hanging bridge collapses, 20 hurt in Capiz

Funeral procession meets accident A HANGING bamboo bridge in Mambusao, Capiz on Sunday collapsed causing 20 people attending a funeral to plunge down the river, a Police Regional Office 6 report said yesterday. All the victims suffered minor injuries and…

Quezon town folk seek stop on treasure hunting

CALAUAG, Quezon — Residents of Bgy. Poblacion in this coastal town yesterday sought a stop on treasure hunting following a very loud explosion that transpired within a mining site being operated by a group of treasure hunters in their village…

Woman dies in tour to see Whang-od in Kalinga

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KALINGA — A local tourist from Quezon City on Saturday died during a tour to Tingalayan town to visit famous indigenous tattoo artist Whang-od in this province. Tourism officer Bernardo Ramirez identified the victim as Agustina Ng Delos Reyes, a…

Man hit, run over by bus in Nueva Ecija

CARRANGLAN, Nueva Ecija – A 50-year-old man on Sunday died after he was struck and run over by a speeding passenger bus while crossing the street on Maharlika Highway in this town. Killed was Elizalde Cariño, a farmer of Bgy.…

Antipolo trikers undergo drug seminar

TRICYCLE drivers in Antipolo City underwent a Drug Abuse Preventive Education Seminar aimed to ensure safety of the riding public. The trikers were members of the Sitio Kaila Palengke Toda (SIKAPTODA) in Antipolo City. The city government headed by Mayor…
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