TRO lifting from contraceptive implants best left to SC – CBCP official

TRO lifting from contraceptive implants best left to SC - CBCP official

While President Duterte is free to say what he wants for the reproductive health law, the issue of the temporary restraining order on contraceptive implants is best left to the Supreme Court, according to an official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.

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Sandigan to proceed with Hagedorn trial over failure to declare assets

Sandigan to proceed with Hagedorn trial over failure to declare assets

The Sandiganbayan will proceed with the trial of former Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn for his 27 criminal charges in connection with his alleged failure to declare numerous properties and business interests in his asset disclosures from 2004 to 2012.

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SC asked to nullify Parañaque’s tax compromise deal with Wenceslao firm

SC asked to nullify Parañaque's tax compromise deal with Wenceslao firm

A former barangay official of Parañaque City has asked the Supreme Court to nullify a controversial compromise agreement entered into by Mayor Edwin Olivarez and the City Council with several companies who owed the local government P111 million in real property taxes.

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Sandigan affirms forfeiture of ex-Customs exec’s property

Sandigan affirms forfeiture of ex-Customs exec's property

The Sandiganbayan has affirmed a Manila court ruling allowing the government to seize the suspected ill-gotten property of a retired Bureau of Customs official. In a 28-page decision dated July 18, the court’s Third Division denied the appeal of former Customs Operation Officer Manuel Valencia on the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 37’s Sept. 15, 2015 order in favor of the Office of the Ombudsman.

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Singer Noven Belleza back to Manila after posting bail on sex assault rap

Singer Noven Belleza back to Manila after posting bail on sex assault rap

Singing champ Noveen Belleza is heading back to Metro Manila after posting bail for the case of sexual assault filed by a 19-year-old woman. Belleza, the first grand champion of Tawag ng Tanghalan, was released about 2 p.m. on Wednesday after posting bail of P120,000.

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Singer Noven Belleza released after rape rap lowered to ‘sexual assault’

Singer Noven Belleza released after rape rap lowered to 'sexual assault'

After spending three nights under police custody, Tawag ng Tanghalan’s first grand champion Noven Belleza can now go home. The Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office has downgraded the case filed against the singing sensation from rape to sexual assault.

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Singer Noven Belleza free after rape rap lowered to ‘sexual assault’

Singer Noven Belleza free after rape rap lowered to 'sexual assault'

After spending three nights under police custody, Tawag ng Tanghalan’s first grand champion Noven Belleza can now go home. The Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office has downgraded the case filed against the singing sensation from rape to sexual assault.

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Ombudsman Morales amused by Duterte rant

Ombudsman Morales amused by Duterte rant

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales was only “amused by so much ado about something she did not say.” This was in response to President Duterte’s challenge for her to point to a law barring him from threatening to kill criminals.

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Supt. Marcos’ return to PNP a bad precedent – ex-PNP official

Supt. Marcos’ return to PNP a bad precedent – ex-PNP official

The reinstatement of Supt. Marvin Marcos, who faces a homicide case for the death of a Leyte mayor jailed over drug charges, will set a bad precedent in the Philippine National Police, according to Antipolo City 2nd Dist. Rep. Romeo Acop, a former police chief superintendent. Acop—chairman of the House’s public order and safety committee—has expressed alarm that the Duterte government’s bloody anti-narcotics campaign is creating a “bigger monster” out of the PNP.

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