Duterte: West PH Sea is ‘really ours’

DESPITE the ongoing installation of military facilities by China in the West Philippine Sea, President Rodrigo Duterte still believes that the disputed waters are “really ours” and that the defensive structures are intended for the US. “China is building structures and military bases, I must admit, but is it intended for us? I do not […]

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Rappler barred from covering President

“HIGHER-UPS” barred Rappler’s Malacañang reporter Pia Ranada-Robles from covering President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, a day after Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go tagged Rappler and the Philippine Daily Inquirer as purveyors of fake news. Ranada-Robles, who was supposed to cover the induction and oath-taking of the new board of directors of the […]

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Ban on OFW deployment may cover other countries

The deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) may be extended to other countries, President Rodrigo Duterte said, demanding that Filipinos be treated with dignity. In his speech during a gathering of the Filipino-Chinese business community at the Manila Hotel on Monday night, Duterte recognized how jobs provided by other countries to OFWs contribute significantly to the […]

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BIR finds discrepancies in Sereno’s tax filings

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has found discrepancies in the tax declarations of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel Guballa made the disclosure during the resumption of the hearing of the House Committee on Justice on the impeachment complaint against Sereno. “The investigation is ongoing. We noticed discrepancies in the figures. […]

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Kerwin Espinosa’s lawyer killed in Cebu

CEBU CITY: The 44-year-old lawyer of self-confessed drug trader Kerwin Espinosa was killed in an ambush in the North Reclamation Area, shortly after attending a court hearing at the Cebu City Hall before noon on Monday. Jonnah John Ungab, vice mayor of Ronda town in south Cebu, succumbed to two gunshot wounds on his head […]

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Politicians funding communist rebels – military sources

Last of two parts A military source told The Manila Times that some elected officials, including senators and congressmen, have been funding New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, but indirectly. He claimed that mayors and vice m ayors – partymates of the lawmakers – were serving as “couriers” for the funds given to the communist fighters. […]

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‘PH did not cede anything to China’

MALACAÑANG on Monday insisted the Duterte administration did not give up any territory to China, after a UP maritime law expert said the Philippines was “trading away too much, too early and too soon in dealing with China.” “On the contrary, we have upheld our national interest and produced tangible benefits for our people in […]

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UST’s expulsion of 8 students ‘right step forward’ – Palace

MALACAÑANG has welcomed the move of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) to expel eight students implicated in the fatal hazing of law student Horacio Castillo 3rd, saying that it was the “right step forward.” In a news briefing on Monday, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the expulsion of the eight students sent the […]

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Employers told to observe holiday pay rule on Feb 25

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has called on employers to observe the proper pay rules during special non-working holidays, which include the anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution on February 25. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd said on Monday the “no work, no pay” rule applies on all special non-working holidays specified […]

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Ortigas sisters claim uncle ‘stole’ their father’s body

THE problem with the Ortigas clan continued took a different turn when the daughters of a well-known heir said siblings of their father have treated them badly and have transferred and cremated his body without their knowledge. Michelle and Francesa Litton-Ortigas, daughters of Jose Ortigas and Edwina Litton, said they have been treated as outsiders […]

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