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Cayetano insists ouster plot ‘verified’ despite Velasco’s denial

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 07:30:58 +0000

DESPITE a denial from Marinduque Rep. Lord Alan Velasco, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano claimed he has verified information on a move to oust him from his post. “Up to this day, I continue to honor the term-sharing agreement brokered by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte when the 18th Congress convened in July 2019. From the […]

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Duterte accepts ABS- CBN apology but can’t tell SolGen off

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 13:03:46 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the apology of television network ABS-CBN for airing a smear advertisement against him during the 2016 presidential campaign. Speaking to reporters in Malacañang on Wednesday, Duterte said he was accepting the apology of ABS-CBN, but would leave its franchise issue to Congress. “Yes…I accept the apology… Tao lang rin ako so.. […]

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SC having difficulty on ABS-CBN case, resets debates to March 10

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 05:11:18 +0000

THE Supreme Court is having difficulty deliberating on the government’s quo warranto petition against television netowrk ABS-CBN and decided to “call again” the case in two weeks time, sources privy to the discussions said on Wednesday. This means that no ruling is expected today and both parties would  have to wait until March 10.The Supreme […]

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Duterte on EDSA anniversary: ‘Let’s rise above petty political differences’

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 02:39:25 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte called on the public to rise above “petty political differences” as he joined the country in commemorating the 34th anniversary of the People Power Revolution on Tuesday. In his message during the commemoration of the 1986 revolt that toppled the 21-year- rule of president Ferdinand Marcos, Duterte recalled how Filipinos turned the […]

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6 universities to hike tuition

Credit to Author: Franz Lewin Embudo| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 06:16:08 +0000

SIX universities are set to increase their tuition and other fees this year, according to the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP). These schools are the University of Sto. Tomas, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, St. Louis University, Far Eastern University, De La Salle University – Manila, and University of San Carlos. […]

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Duterte not inclined to sign military pact with China- Palace

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 03:30:18 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte is not inclined to sign any treaty similar to the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with China or any other country, his spokesman said. Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said Duterte rejected the idea of forging military alliances with other nations, particularly China. “Sabi niya (He said), ‘No.’ Tinanong ko siya, eh. Ibig sabihin […]

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Duterte relieves Immigration officials, employees  in ‘pastillas’ bribery scheme

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 06:41:14 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte ordered the relief of all officials and employees of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) over the alleged “pastillas” bribery scheme involving Chinese workers of the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) industry, Malacañang announced on Thursday. In a press conference, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said Duterte has received reports and found “prima facie evidence” […]

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DOJ orders probe into killing of ex- BuCor legal chief

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 04:08:34 +0000

THE Department of Justice on Thursday  directed the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the killing of an official of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, in a Department order, said no stone should be left unturned in the NBI investigation into the death of lawyer Frederic Anthony Santos, chief of […]

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Ex-BuCor officer gunned down in Muntinlupa

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 11:37:38 +0000

A former official of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) was shot dead in Muntinlupa City on Wednesday afternoon. Initial information from authorities said that former BuCor legal division chief Fredric Santos was died in front Southernside Montessori School, Katihan St., Variety Store, Barangay Poblacion at about 1:15 p.m. Police said that Santos was about to pick up his […]

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Filipina domestic helper in HK positive for COVID-19

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 03:44:00 +0000

THE Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Hong Kong on Wednesday confirmed that a Filipina household worker has been tested positive for the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). The unidentified Filipina is the 61st confirmed COVID-19 case in Hong Kong and the first reported infection involving a domestic worker. There are about 240,000 Filipinos working in Hong Kong, […]

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