Evasco out of NFA Council

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has removed Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. as chairman of the National Food Authority (NFA) Council, after returning the NFA to the supervision of the Department of Agriculture. “Because the NFA is under the Department of Agriculture anew, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio V. Evasco will no longer be part of the NFA council,” […]

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Labor undersecretary resigns, denies promanagement raps

Labor undersecretary resigns, denies promanagement raps

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say has resigned apparently to spare Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III the trouble of fending off accusations that he sided with employers in the debate over contractualization.

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SC declares DOJ ‘hold departure orders’ unconstitutional

SC declares DOJ ‘hold departure orders’ unconstitutional

BAGUIO CITY — The secretary of justice has no authority to issue hold departure orders (HDOs), watch list orders (WLOs) or allow departure orders (ADOs), the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

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Australian nun freed, says she stands with poor in PH

Australian nun freed, says she stands with poor in PH

After almost 24 hours at the Bureau of Immigration (BI), Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox was released from detention on Tuesday after authorities determined that the charge against her needed further investigation. Fox, 71, was visibly relieved as she walked out of the BI office in Intramuros, Manila, around 3:30 p.m. Upon her release, the […]

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Immigration agents arrest elderly Australian nun

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday afternoon arrested Sister Patricia Fox, an elderly Australian nun and known human rights advocate. Fox, 71, was arrested on undesirable alien charges, according to lawyer Jobert Pahilga, who assisted the nun during inquest proceedings late on Monday. Pahilga said the inquest fiscal recommended that Fox be released and […]

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Palace defends deportation of EU party exec

Palace defends deportation of EU party exec

Deciding whom to allow into the country is an exercise of sovereignty, Malacañang said on Monday, defending immigration officials’ move to deny entry and deport a Socialist Party official from the European Union who had criticized President Duterte’s brutal war on drugs.

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More ‘jueteng’ bettors playing STL, says PCSO

CABANATUAN CITY — More “jueteng” operators and bettors are switching to the state-run Small Town Lottery (STL), according to Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan.

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QCPD opens state of the art anticybercrime office

QCPD opens state of the art anticybercrime office

“Truly a dream come true” is how the director of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) described the inauguration on Monday of its brand new P50- million Anti-Cybercrime Team (ACT) office, the first of its kind in Metro Manila.

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Sereno supporters ‘invade’ SC cottage

Embattled Chief Justice on-leave Maria Lourdes Sereno allowed her supporters to get into the Supreme Court (SC) resthouse compound in Baguio City, letting them sleep in her cottage without permission from the court, sources said. Highly placed sources told The Manila Times that Sereno, through her confidante Joy Fabian, started “smuggling” her supporters into the […]

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