Food bank bill ‘consumed’ by fake news, Bam Aquino laments

Food bank bill ‘consumed’ by fake news, Bam Aquino laments

The “Zero Food Waste bill” is yet another casualty of fake news, Senator Bam Aquino said on Sunday as he lamented some dubious blogs which falsely branded the bill as meant to serve leftover food to the poor.

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2 senators call for reforms in PNP’s war on drugs

2 senators call for reforms in PNP’s war on drugs

The Philippine National Police should address concerns on extrajudicial killings (EJK) by initiating reforms in its antidrug operations rather than hide behind “technicalities” and “definitions,” two opposition senators said on Saturday.

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Mocha invokes right against self-discri… er, incrimination at Senate hearing

Mocha invokes right against self-discri... er, incrimination at Senate hearing

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has almost invoked her right against self-“discrimination” when confronted by a senator during a hearing on fake news on Tuesday.

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Villar names Bam, Risa in plot to ‘destroy’ Senate majority but…

Senator Cynthia Villar on Wednesday said “someone from social media” warned her about two minority senators who have been plotting to destroy their colleagues in the majority coalition of the Senate. 

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Minority senators slam naming of alleged narcopolitician as Maute negotiator

Minority senators slam naming of alleged narcopolitician as Maute negotiator

Why is the government appointing a politician earlier named by President Rodrigo Duterte himself as a narcopolitician to negotiate with the Maute group, who is behind the months-long Marawi siege?

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LP senators vow to block budget of PNP for brutal, abusive war on drugs

Liberal Party (LP) senators on Friday vowed to block the nearly P1-billion budget for the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) anti-drug campaign next year if it would not present “alternative strategies” in the deadly anti-drug war campaign.

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Opposition senators file resolution calling for probe of drug killings

Opposition senators file resolution calling for probe of drug killings

Opposition senators called for an inquiry on Tuesday on anti-drug police operations in the past week that left at least 80 people, including a 17-year-old student in Caloocan City.

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LP senators to new BOC chief: Initiate reforms, demolish drug smuggling

LP senators to new BOC chief: Initiate reforms, demolish drug smuggling

Newly named Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña should focus on implementing reforms at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) by tracing those involved in the drug smuggling controversy, Liberal Party (LP) senators said on Tuesday.

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