March 22, 2018, 2:45 am
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GSIS loses P1.6B to deceased p

by Evan Orias on March 21, 2018
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STATE pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) yesterday said it has lost P1.6 billion due to pension overpayment from 2011 to 2017. 

No stopping barangay, SK poll

by JP LOPEZ on March 21, 2018
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THE Senate will not pass any measure postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections this coming May, Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino IV yesterday said.

48 House members want Cam out

by WENDELL VIGILIA on March 21, 2018
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FORTY-EIGHT congressmen are demanding the resignation of Sandra Cam, newly-appointed board member of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, for accusing Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. (PDP-Laban, Negros Oriental) of being a small-town lottery (STL) operator in his province.

PNP-CIDG given chance to rect

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on March 21, 2018
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JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday said the PNP-CIDG can now strengthen its evidence against drug suspects Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim and others by securing a copy of the transcripts of a Senate hearing where Espinosa admitted his involvement in drug operations and include it in the charges to be re-filed.

Bohol congressman to stand tr

by PETER J. G. TABINGO on March 21, 2018
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FORMER Agriculture secretary and now Bohol Rep. Arthur C. Yap will stand trial for multiple counts of graft, malversation of public funds, and malversation through falsification at the Sandiganbayan concerning his alleged involvement in the questionable transfer of P62 million Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations of former Misamis Occidental Rep. Marina Clarete from 2007 to 2009.

‘Morong 43’ case trial starts

by PETER J. G. TABINGO on March 21, 2018
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THE prosecution yesterday called its first witness in the multiple counts of human rights violation cases filed against military and police officials before the Sandiganbayan Seventh Division in connection with the arrest of 43 health workers in Morong, Rizal in 2010 for alleged subversive activities.

Solgen told to answer Sereno’s

March 21, 2018
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THE Supreme Court yesterday directed Solicitor General Jose Calida to answer the motion of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno seeking the dismissal of the quo warranto petition he has filed questioning the legality of her appointment to the High Court.

Cebu cop in extortion complain

March 21, 2018
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OPERATIVES of the PNP Counter Intelligence Task Force on Monday afternoon arrested a cop who reportedly extorted money from a drug pusher in exchange for the dropping of charges to be filed against the suspect arrested in Banilad, Cebu.

House panel OKs Articles of Im

by WENDELL VIGILIA on March 20, 2018
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THE House committee on justice yesterday endorsed for plenary approval six Articles of Impeachment against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who has taken an indefinite leave amid calls for her resignation.

Death toll in Pavilion fire

by JP LOPEZ on March 20, 2018
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TWO more employees of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. declared missing last Sunday were found dead yesterday, raising to five the number of fatalities in the fire that gutted the Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino.


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Column of the Day

Realities of aging

By PHILIP S. CHUA | March 22,2018
‘We no longer have any excuse not to maximize our health and longevity.’

Opinion of the Day

CenterLaw voids Duterte’s decision

By NESTOR MATA | March 22, 2018
‘The Center for International Law (CenterLaw) voids Duterte’s decision to withdraw from the UNCHR and ICC.’