Palace on Duterte: He’s well but very busy

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:35:14 +0000

President: Cory popular for losing Ninoy ‘in hands of Marcos’

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang assured the public that the President was well and focusing on work although he had not been seen in public since a police anniversary event in Camp Crame on Aug. 9. “I just talked to him,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo told reporters during a gathering of Chinese-Filipino businessmen in Quezon City […]

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Duterte reactivates El Niño Task Force 

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:30:39 +0000

Duterte: No martial law in Negros Oriental

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has reactivated the government’s El Niño Task Force to mitigate the effects of the dry spell in the Philippines. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of the President, signed Memorandum Order No. 38  on August 13, “reactivating and reconstituting” the task force formed in 2001 under former President Gloria […]

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Anti-corruption agency probes ‘at least 200’ gov’t officials

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 05:14:23 +0000

Anti-corruption agency probes ‘at least 200’ gov’t officials

MANILA, Philippines — The Presidential Anti-CorruptionCommission (PACC) revealed Wednesday that it has been conducting a lifestyle check to at least 200 government officials due to alleged corruption. PACC Commissioner Greco Belgica said the officials were from the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and Bureau […]

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Palace: Restoring anti-subversion law requires study

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:53:43 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Tuesday said the proposal of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to reinstate the anti-subversion law would necessitate study. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo issued the statement after DILG Secretary Eduardo Año called for the revival of the Anti-Subversion Act to counter the leftist groups’ alleged recruitment of […]

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Duterte signs law to lower cost of electricity

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:12:46 +0000

Duterte signs law to lower cost of electricity

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure that would reduce the cost of electricity in the country. Duterte signed Republic Act 11371, or the “Murang Kuryente Act,” on August 8. But a copy of the new law was shared with the media only on Tuesday, August 13. The new law […]

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Duterte won’t object on De Lima plea to visit ailing mother 

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 02:20:41 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will not object to the request of detained Sen. Leila De Lima for the court to allow her

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Dela Rosa confesses to accepting gifts when he was still cop

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:12:27 +0000

Dela Rosa confesses to accepting gifts when he was still cop

Former PNP chief and now Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Monday admitted to receiving gifts while he was still a policeman.

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Panelo clarifies: Cops may accept only ‘unsolicited gifts’

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 11:54:00 +0000

Panelo clarifies: Cops may accept only ‘unsolicited gifts’

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Sunday clarified President Rodrigo Duterte’s “accepting-gifts-not-bribery” remark, saying that the chief executive was only referring to unsolicited gifts given “as a mere ordinary token of gratitude or friendship.”

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Women leaders urge fair probe of Robredo et al.

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2019 21:45:37 +0000

As the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) marshaled more evidence to support its charges against Vice President Leni Robredo and 37 others, a group of women leaders called for an independent probe of the “conflicting tales” of Peter Joemel Advincula, the self-styled whistleblower also known as “Bikoy.”

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Gifts for cops: PNP defers to Duterte’s ‘better wisdom’

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2019 21:25:42 +0000

The Philippine National Police reminded its officers that they cannot accept gifts from the public, but said it would defer to the “better wisdom” of President Rodrigo Duterte, who earlier said it was OK to receive gifts as long as there was no corruption or abuse involved.

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