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Philippine Army rebrands primary armored unit

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:20:22 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — In anticipation of its upcoming assets and the prospect of more aggressive land defense, the Philippine Army has rebranded its primary armored unit. The Mechanized Infantry Division has been renamed to Armor Division effective September 11, said Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala. “This will usher in the expansion of our armored […]

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Roxas says IRR ‘faithfully reflects provisions’ of RA 10592

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:10:09 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — Former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas II has remained firm that the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10592 is consistent with the law. Roxas said this Wednesday, in his official reply to the Office of the Ombudsman’s request for him to explain why heinous crime convicts were removed from […]

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Guanzon calls Cardema ‘overaged trying hard name-dropper’

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:13:03 +0000

Guanzon calls Cardema ‘overaged trying hard name-dropper’

MANILA, Philippines — It would seem like nothing could stop Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon from expressing her utter annoyance over frustrated Duterte Youth party-list first nominee Ronald Cardema. Guanzon took to Twitter her tirades against Cardema, who held a press conference last Saturday to accuse the Comelec official of attempting to extort […]

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Leonen says no to automatic nomination as SC chief justice

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:52:55 +0000

Leonen says no to automatic nomination as SC chief justice

MANILA, Philippines — Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen has declined his nomination for the Chief Justice post. “I would like to confirm that Justice Marvic Leonen has declined his automatic nomination as Chief Justice of the Philippines,” SC Spokesman Atty. Brian Keith Hosaka said. “Justice Leonen did not state any reason in declining his […]

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BI to deport nabbed American, British sex offenders

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:23:41 +0000

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MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration is set to deport the recently nabbed American and British sex offenders who have pending cases in their home countries. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the sex offenders as American national Shane Edward Scism, 45, and British national William James Neville Ireland, 68. Scism is wanted in New […]

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Guanzon scoffs at Cardema’s claims: He is a ‘liar, purveyor of fake news’

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:23:22 +0000

Guanzon scoffs at Cardema’s claims: He is a 'liar, purveyor of fake news'

MANILA, Philippines — “If you were duped, why are you blaming me?” This was the succinct retort of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon to Ronald Cardema, who earlier cried “extortion” against the poll body official after failing to secure approval for his nomination as Duterte Youth party-list nominee. Guanzon denied and even laughed […]

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Philippine Army taps celebrities to inspire volunteerism, love for country

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:38:06 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Army is seeking to inspire the youth to volunteer for the armed forces by enlisting celebrities. After actor-athlete Matteo Guidicelli finished a month-long orientation course with the Army’s Scout Rangers in June, a few more actors followed his footsteps. Gerald Anderson, Nash Aguas, Elmo Magalona, Yves Flores, and Jerome Ponce […]

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Lacson: Instead of giving gifts to public servants, donate to gov’t institution

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 02:37:22 +0000

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MANILA, Philippines—Senator Panfilo Lacson suggested Monday that instead of giving gifts to public servants as appreciation for a job well done, the public should just make an official donation to the institution they work for. Lacson said this as he pushed for the revision of the present anti-graft laws and make them “more attuned to […]

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Recto wants MMDA to prioritize hiring of more personnel

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 05:37:34 +0000

Recto wants MMDA to prioritize hiring of more personnel

MANILA, Philippines—Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said Friday that hiring more Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic management personnel should be made a priority to help arrest the worsening road traffic in Metro Manila. Due to the continuous surge in the number of vehicles, major roads and critical intersections in the capital region now […]

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