Imelda Marcos seeks graft acquittal

Imelda Marcos seeks graft acquittal

Former first lady Imelda Marcos has sought acquittal for graft charges arising from her interest in foundations that were allegedly used in maintaining the Marcos family’s bank accounts in Switzerland. 

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House OKs coco trust fund

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure creating the Coconut Industry Trust Fund for the benefit of “poor and marginalized” coconut farmers, without explicitly recognizing the abuses of the Marcos regime.

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Ombudsman to file graft raps vs Floirendo

Ombudsman to file graft raps vs Floirendo

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of graft charges against Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. for having financial interest in a banana company that has a joint venture agreement with the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).

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Race against time to recognize victims of martial law

Race against time to recognize victims of martial law

For the government agency responsible for the gargantuan task of reviewing thousands upon thousands of haunting stories of human rights violations under the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, its biggest challenge may yet be its race against time.

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Gov’t workers, barangay volunteers show support for Duterte

Gov’t workers, barangay volunteers show support for Duterte

Busloads of government workers and barangay volunteers occupied Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila, on Thursday to show support for President Duterte, amid nationwide protests against him.

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‘Never again to martial law’

‘Never again to martial law’

Saying even the darkest period in Philippine history brought out heroes, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas on Thursday urged the Filipinos to do more for real change as thousands of protesters marked the anniversary of the 1972 martial law declaration by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they said was President Duterte’s authoritarian tendencies and his brutal war on drugs.

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Illegal fishers back in Quezon, tap kids as workers

Illegal fishers back in Quezon, tap kids as workers

Illegal fishers are back in the bays of Tayabas and Lamon in Quezon province, this time with minors reportedly working on fishing boats, an official of an environmental group said.

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Senate seeks purge of ‘ghost’ students

Senate seeks purge of ‘ghost’ students

Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri has proposed an overhaul of the system in which funds are released to public schools to prevent the proliferation of “ghost” students, like those uncovered in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

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Duterte spends National Day of Protest with Marawi troops

Rodrigo Duterte - Marawi - 21 Sept 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte went to Marawi City on Thursday, his fifth visit since government troops started fighting with Islamic State-inspired terrorists on May 23. Just a day before, the military he and the military said that the fighting was nearing its end with the retaking of major strongholds of the Maute Group and its supporters.

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