July 26, 2017, 10:42 am
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P3.767T budget proposal for 20

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on July 24, 2017
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THE government will file today the P3.767-trillion proposed budget for 2018, which allots a big chunk to education and infrastructure development programs.

Smoking ban to test gov’t ‘po

July 24, 2017
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MALACAÑANG yesterday urged the public to support the nationwide ban on smoking in public places, which took effect Sunday. 

Lagman to question martial law

by WENDELL VIGILIA on July 24, 2017
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OPPOSITION lawmakers will question before the Supreme Court the decision of the two houses of Congress to extend President Duterte’s martial law declaration in Mindanao until the end of the year.

Sandiganbayan affirms all 27 c

by PETER J. G. TABINGO on July 24, 2017
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THE Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has upheld the validity of all 27 criminal charges filed by the Office of the Ombudsman against former Puerto Princesa City mayor Edward S. Hagedorn.

Congress resumes session; tax

July 24, 2017
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CONGRESS opens its second regular session today, hands full of legislative measures endorsed by the Legislative-Executive Advisory Council.

Pro, anti-Duterte rallies set

by RAYMOND AFRICA on July 24, 2017
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THE National Capital Region Police Office yesterday said it has allowed both pro- and anti-Duterte groups to hold mass actions near the Batasan Pambansa complex in Quezon City, where President Duterte will deliver his second state of the nation (SONA) address today.

SC dismisses perks bids of Mon

by ASHZEL HACHERO on July 24, 2017
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THE Supreme Court has dismissed the bid of the Monetary Board to grant its ex-officio members extraordinary and miscellaneous expenses (EME) allowances that they already get from their concurrent posts in government.

PNP official in Morong 43 gets

July 24, 2017
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SENIOR Supt. Allan Nobleza has been granted permission by the Sandiganbayan Seventh Division to reassume a foreign post despite pending criminal charges in connection with accusations of violating the rights of 43 health workers arrested in February 2010 in Morong, Rizal.

Probe sought on death of Antiq

July 24, 2017
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MEDIA members in Antique are seeking President Duterte’s help to pave the way for an investigation into the recent death of the district engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways in the province.

2 LPAs bring rains till Wednes

July 24, 2017
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FORECASTERS are keeping track of two low pressure areas (LPAs) that will bring cloudy and rainy weather in many parts of the country in the next three days.


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Column of the Day

Wyoming, we want our bells back!

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | July 26,2017
‘I uphold and stand for the entirety of President Duterte’s SONA... Also for his demand for the return of the Balangiga Bells whose fate I wrote about 22 years ago.’

Opinion of the Day


By DODY LACUNA | July 26, 2017
‘The possible assassination of the very popular Duterte by the CPP/NPA would likely lead to an intense civil unrest, with the military suddenly cracking down on leftist groups, the opposition and the media.’