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SC justice questions orders o

by ASHZEL HACHERO on July 20, 2017
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SUPREME Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro has questioned several administrative orders of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, including the latter’s appointment of a Philippine Judicial Academy (Philja) official and provision for travel allowances of her staff.

SC told: Do not be bullied by

by ASHZEL HACHERO on July 20, 2017
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ILOCOS Norte Gov. Imee Marcos yesterday said the Supreme Court should not allow itself to be bullied by lawmakers as she appealed for the immediate resolution of her petition seeking a stop to the House of Representatives’ inquiry on the province’s alleged misuse of the tobacco excise funds and the release from detention of six employees earlier cited for contempt.

Congress, SC ratings still ‘g

July 20, 2017
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PUBLIC satisfaction on the performance of the different government institutions remained “good” despite a two- to five-point-drop in the approval ratings of the Senate, House of Representatives and the Supreme Court, the Second Quarter 2017 Social Weather Station (SWS) survey showed.

Duterte appoints Isko Moreno,

July 20, 2017
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PRESIDENT Duterte has appointed actor-turned-politician and former Manila Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso as a member of the Board of Directors of the North Luzon Railways Corporation.

Top ERC officials face crimina

July 20, 2017
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PARTY-LIST group Sanlakas and Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) yesterday filed criminal and administrative complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman against five ranking officials of the Energy Regulation Commission (ERC) for accepting money from a regulated private company to fund their   trips abroad.

CA upholds ruling on ‘Mile Lon

by ASHZEL HACHERO on July 20, 2017
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THE Court of Appeals has upheld its earlier ruling that boosted government’s bid to regain possession of the   two-hectare “Mile Long” property in Makati from Sunvar Realty Development Corp. owned by the Rufino and Prieto families.

Public bidding rules relaxed

July 20, 2017
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PRESIDENT Duterte further simplified the procurement process in government by empowering the procuring persons in government agencies to decide on their own whether they can do away with public bidding and resort to alternative methods to streamline, hasten and make the transaction more efficient.

Close to 2K workers displaced

by GERARD NAVAL on July 20, 2017
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THE Labor Department’s campaign against contractualization has led to the regularization of more than 63,000 employees but nearly 2,000 workers have also been displaced.

43M youth eyed for deworming

July 20, 2017
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SOME 43 million children and adolescents, aged 1 to 18 years, are being eyed by the Department of Health under its deworming programs.

Nine long weekends in 2018

July 20, 2017
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START planning your vacations for next year.

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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

‘Assassination’

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.’