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Aquino questions NBI’s Dengvaxia complaint

By ASHZEL HACHERO | July 18, 2018
FORMER President Benigno Aquino III yesterday said he was denied due process by the National Bureau of Investigation which is asking the Office of the Ombudsman to prosecute him in connection with the P3.5-billion procurement of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine for his government’s anti-dengue vaccination program.
 

Aquino questions NBI’s Dengvax

by ASHZEL HACHERO on July 18, 2018
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FORMER President Benigno Aquino III yesterday said he was denied due process by the National Bureau of Investigation which is asking the Office of the Ombudsman to prosecute him in connection with the P3.5-billion procurement of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine for his government’s anti-dengue vaccination program.
 

‘Henry’ exits, new storm seen

by Evan Orias on July 18, 2018
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TROPICAL depression “Henry” (international name: Son Tinh) exited the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday but a low pressure area (LPA) is expected to turn into a tropical depression today or tomorrow.
 

Duterte confident China will b

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on July 18, 2018
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PRESIDENT Duterte yesterday said China never asked for or anything from the Philippines in exchange for its assistance.
 

Experts warn on costs of Cha-c

by JP LOPEZ on July 18, 2018
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THE draft charter of the Consultative Commission (ConCom) is a “failure” and shifting to a federal government would cost P55 billion and more taxes, two experts told the Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes yesterday.
 

SC rubs salt on Sereno’s wou

by ASHZEL HACHERO on July 18, 2018
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THE Supreme Court yesterday rubbed salt on the wounds of ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, reprimanding her for discussing in public the merits of the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida while it was being heard by the tribunal.
 

November plebiscite eyed for

July 18, 2018
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SENATE majority leader Juan Miguel Zubiri yesterday said the plebiscite for the ratification of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may be held in November this year. 
 

SC endorses Martires to Ombuds

July 18, 2018
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SUPREME Court justices yesterday unanimously nominated to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) Associate Justice Samuel Martires to replace Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales who is set to retire on July 26. 
 

COA calls out GSIS on high loa

by PETER TABINGO on July 18, 2018
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THE Commission on Audit has recommended that the Government Service Insurance System ease up on charging interests on members’ loans after finding out that a number of government employees who retired in 2017 and availed of the five-year lump sum option were left with “zero or almost zero proceeds” in their benefits.
 

COA slams Road Board’s poor pe

by PETER J. G. TABINGO on July 18, 2018
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OUT of the P13.123 billion allotments received by the Road Board under the motor vehicle user’s charge (MVUC), it spent only P3.56 billion or 27.13 percent last year, earning poor marks from the Commission on Audit.
 

Palace okays use of express la

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on July 18, 2018
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EMPLOYEES of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) are assured of getting their monthly and overtime compensation until the end of the year after President Duterte ordered the use and release of the Express Lane Funds (ELF) to pay for the benefits. 
 

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Column of the Day

Tearing down the house (Second of a series)

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By Jego Ragragio | July 18,2018
‘The draft Federal Constitution is a clear example of tearing a house down in order to install a new door—where the new door goes into an existing door jamb. There’s barely anything new here, and the few things that are new, don’t actually need a constitutional amendment.’

Opinion of the Day

Heed this constitutional expert’s warning

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By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | July 18, 2018
‘The critique of Gene Lacza Pilapil, assistant professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, one of the resource persons, should warn us about the draft Federal Constitution produced by the Duterte-created Consultative Committee.’