One reason drug problem remains despite PNP drive

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 07:56:21 +0000

  PRESIDENT Duterte had initially vowed to end the drug problem in the country within three months, only to find that it was so huge that he finally said it cannot be eliminated even by the end of his six-year term. In the course of the anti-drugs drive, thousands have died, many while resisting arresting […]

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Any new ideas for EDSA  welcome, says MMDA

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 16:45:57 +0000

    THE five-minute drive from Ayala in Makati to Cubao, Quezon City, which President Duterte hoped would be possible by December was premised on the completion of public works projects that would absorb much of the present traffic along Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA). It does not look like it will be achieved, […]

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Vaccine issue continues to stir controversy

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:30:40 +0000

  THE vaccine issue which had its beginnings in the previous administration continues to stir controversy today not only in connection with the national health program but also in the halls of Congress where two Congress members clashed early this week. During the House of Representatives plenary session last Tuesday, Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza […]

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Any gov’t pay increase should be welcomed

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:45:31 +0000

  WHEN President Duterte arrived at the Davao Airport from his state visit to Moscow, Russia, last Sunday, he once again assured the nation’s teachers they would get their long-promised salary increases this year. “It is coming – ang increase nila, but hindi doble,” he said. “The last time they were discussing was about 35, […]

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Efforts continuing to ensure poll transparency

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:30:13 +0000

  A NEW effort to ensure transparency, auditability, and credibility in Philippine elections has been launched in the House of Representatives with the filing of House bill 3896 by Deputy Speaker and Camarines Sur Rep. Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte, for a combination of manual voting and counting and electronic transmission and canvassing of results. The adoption […]

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$800 M for Las Vegas, but killings will continue

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:30:26 +0000

  THE United States of America’s orst mass shooting ever was a massacre by a lone gunman firing multiple high-powered firearms from his 32nd floor hotel room in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, at a crowd attending an outdoor country music festival in October, 2017. Last Thursday, October 3, the […]

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Duterte visit should spur closer ties with Russia

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 16:30:33 +0000

  TEN business agreements were signed during President Duterte’s visit to Moscow, Russia, this week, three of them for the exportation of tuna and sardines and one for coconut milk products to Russia. These were of modest amounts but they are big steps in strengthening of our ties with Russia, so distant both geographically and […]

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US, North Korea agree to resume talks

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 05:30:58 +0000

  NORTH Korea test-fired last Wednesday a ballistic missile that appeared to have been launched from a submarine in the sea northeast of Wonsan, North Korea. South Korea tracked the missile, parts of which fell into waters of Japan’s 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone. It was protested by Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as a violation […]

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