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No work in gov’t offices on De

December 15, 2017
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MALACANANG suspended work in government offices under the executive branch and in state universities and colleges on December 26 and January 2 to give public servants more time to spend and enjoy the holidays with their loves ones.

Congress okays 1-year martial

by WENDELL VIGILIA on December 14, 2017
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CONGRESS yesterday granted President Duterte’s request to extend martial law (ML) in Mindanao for a year because of the continuing terror threats posed by ISIS-inspired groups and communist the New People’s Army which was recently declared a terrorist group.

Antis lament ML extension as

December 14, 2017
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LAWMAKERS opposed to the extension of martial law in Mindanao yesterday insisted that martial rule is illegal if there is no rebellion or invasion.

Ridon gets a mouthful from Dut

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on December 14, 2017
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PRESIDENT Duterte yesterday dismissed the explanation of Terry Ridon, whom he recently sacked as head of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP), that the foreign travels Ridon made were all necessary.

No endorser for impeach compla

by WENDELL VIGILIA on December 14, 2017
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THE Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) yesterday lodged an impeachment complaint against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales but failed to secure the endorsement of congressmen.

Duterte to extend ‘Bato’ term

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYORAND RAYMOND AFRICA on December 14, 2017
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PRESIDENT Duterte yesterday said he plans to extend the term of PNP chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa by two to three months before appointing him to head the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).

Aquino faces Senate panel ove

by JP LOPEZ AND WENDELL VIGILIA on December 14, 2017
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FORMER President Simeon Benigno Aquino III will testify today before the Senate blue ribbon committee on the resumption of the investigation on the P3.5-billion procurement of Dengvaxia vaccines during his administration.

Did Sanofi, WHO ignore warnin

December 14, 2017
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CHICAGO/LONDON. – When French drugmaker Sanofi published the results of clinical trials of children given its dengue vaccine two years ago, the overall findings were that it protected against the world’s biggest and fastest growing mosquito-borne disease.

Duterte to media: I am not you

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on December 14, 2017
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PRESIDENT Duterte on Tuesday night said he expects his relationship with the media to be “adversarial” at times but it does not mean that he is an enemy.

US slaps terror charges on Ti

December 14, 2017
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NEW YORK. – US prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the suspect in Monday’s attempted suicide bombing in one of New York City’s busiest commuter hubs, accusing him of supporting a foreign terrorist organization.

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Column of the Day

Santa Claus isn’t coming

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | December 15,2017
‘Kids, sorry to say that Santa Claus is not coming this year. Things are falling apart in the North Pole.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte doesn’t rule out nationwide martial law

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | December 15, 2017
‘Duterte does not even bother to allay these concerns.’