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House bill allowing Duterte to appoint barangay execs needs more scrutiny — Cebu leaders

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A bill seeking to postpone the barangay elections to 2020 and to allow President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint all the country’s village officials must be met with careful scrutiny, even as it is expected to breeze through Congress. “Appointing leaders is controversial. On whether the President or any other person should choose the captains, that […]

Posted: March 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

PH cities suffer ‘dangerous’ weekend heat

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It was hardly a chill Sunday for some cities, as the highest heat indices nationwide was recorded for the month so far. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) station in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija registered a heat index of 47.8°C at 2 p.m. on Sunday, The station at Sangley Point, Cavite also documented […]

Posted: March 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

De Lima denies role in Duterte ouster plot

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“It’s called paranoia. Also insecurity,” detained Senator Leila de Lima said of her alleged involvement in an ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte. The President himself has accused De Lima, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Vice President Leni Robredo of planning to unseat him. “Pranka tayo (Let’s be frank). They want me ousted,” Duterte said […]

Posted: March 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Robredo decries lies being spread about her

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DAGUPAN CITY—Feeling she was being persecuted, Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday said people continued to spread lies about her and her family through the mainstream and social media. “The leadership journey (on which) I have embarked has brought me much persecution. There are so many lies being bandied around. And social media has been […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Duterte ally demands apology from New York Times

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MANILA — Now, it’s the New York Times destabilizing the Duterte government. An ally of President Duterte on Thursday demanded an apology from the US publication for its profile of the Philippine leader, which he described as an attempt to “destabilize and topple down the government.” Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles, chair of the […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Supt. Marcos, 18 cops in Espinosa slay arrested

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BAYBAY CITY, Leyte — The local court has ordered the arrest of the leaders and members of the raiding team who shot and killed Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. while inside in detention last year. Judge Carlos Arguelles of the Regional Trial Court Branch 14 here issued the warrants against Supt. Marvin Marcos, head of the […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Duterte: China vessels near disputed waters not violating PH sovereignty

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DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte said Chinese vessels sailing near disputed waters off the Philippines did not violate the country’s sovereignty, saying ships from other nations would be welcome to dock in Philippine ports. Mr. Duterte made the statement in reaction to reports the Chinese have been setting up radar and other surveillance installations […]

Posted: March 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Palace links Robredo to Digong impeachment try

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Malacañang on Friday linked Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo to the impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte, which it said was part of a destabilization plot against the Chief Executive. “If it is not her personal intent, she may have played into the hands of those who wish to use her as a […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Duterte faces impeachment

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A former soldier turned lawmaker on Thursday filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte, the first move to oust the Chief Executive just a few months after his election into office. Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano filed the impeachment complaint before the Secretary General of the House of Representatives, who would determine if the form […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Bello signs order prohibiting labor contracting, subcontracting

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MANILA — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III finally signed on Thursday the Department Order (DO) on contracting and subcontracting. Department Order No. 174 superseded DO 18-A, which was earlier reviewed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) following complaints from stakeholders and labor groups that the order contained loopholes. In particular, the new DOLE […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »