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Palace welcomes possibility of House probe into alleged SEA Games 2019 corruption issues

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House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability Chairman and Bulacan 1st District Rep. Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado said that his panel is open to conduct a hearing into the issues hounding the country's hosting...

Bayan Muna Chairman Colmenares under surveillance — Parlade

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National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) Spokesman Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, Jr. bared that along with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), human rights lawyer and Bayan Muna Chairman...

Corruption in DPWH involves solons, district engineers, contractors — PACC

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Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Greco Belgica identified congressional districts with allegedly anomalous infrastructure projects, citing the lawmakers’ influence in the selection of engineers and contractors. “Yung kapangyarihan nila (congressmen) to influence the choice of...

DILG Chief defends tarpaulins denouncing communist rebels, terrorist groups

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Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said that he sees nothing wrong with the tarpaulins and banners sprouted along Roxas Boulevard and other areas in Metro Manila declaring CPP-NPA-NDF as...

‘Hindi kami nagpabaya’: SC chief denies negligence over Nasino’s case

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The Supreme Court (SC) "tried its best" to help jailed activist Reina Mae Nasino, according to Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta. "Hindi naman kami nagpabaya. We tried to help her. We tried our best. And I...
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Thousands still detained for quarantine violations

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Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta said that he would ask the magistrates to "immediately" act on the delays in releasing thousands of...

Manila cancels ‘traslacion’ of Black Nazarene next year due to COVID-19

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Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso announced today the cancellation of the grand procession of the Black Nazarene or "traslacion" next year due to...

DOJ removes report red-tagging Makabayan bloc party-lists

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Department of Justice (DOJ) Menardo Guevarra bared that a government report red-tagging party-lists of the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives was removed...

Duterte’s inaction delays release of Bayanihan 2 funds

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During a Palace press briefing, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Wendel Avisado broke down the components of the P46.2-billion Bayanihan to Recover...

Hybrid elections in 2022 national polls possible — COMELEC

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The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) would not be able to implement hybrid elections in 2022 national polls if the bill proposing a shift to...

Leaked draft report shows House panels want raps vs Duque, Cabinet members over PhilHealth...

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Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III, along with some Cabinet officials sitting as board members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth),...

Duterte to form task force vs corruption in DPWH

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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Wednesday that President Rodrigo Duterte may create a separate task force to probe the corruption allegedly perpetrated by the...

PH might accept travelers from countries with ‘low-medium’ COVID-19 transmission

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As authorities seek to revive the country's economy terribly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Co-chairman and...

Dumaguete court initiates proceedings vs 5 PDEA agents for fake drug buy-bust

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Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director-General Wilkins Villanueva has ordered Wednesday a criminal and administrative investigation against its agents who allegedly staged a buy-bust...

Roque defends Duterte over mistake on number of drug users in PH

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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that President Rodrigo Duterte's statement claiming that there are "167 million" drug users in the Philippines was a result...

‘Pastillas’ scheme had pyramid-like business model — Hontiveros

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Masterminds behind the so-called "pastillas" bribery scheme at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the alleged abuses in the visa-upon-arrival (VUA) system for Chinese...

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