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Duterte wants refund, account

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on December 13, 2017
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PRESIDENT Duterte wants French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi to be held accountable in connection with the dengue vaccine controversy, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday.
 

Critics see no need to extend

by JP LOPEZ on December 13, 2017
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LIBERAL Party senators yesterday questioned the constitutionality of extending President Duterte’s martial law declaration in Mindanao, saying there is no actual rebellion or terrorism that necessitates it.

Retiring Bato assured of gold

December 13, 2017
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PNP chief Ronald (Bato) dela Rosa yesterday said he brought the police force closer to the people anew, adding that is the legacy he will leave behind when he retires January 21 next year.

Urban poor officials fired f

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on December 13, 2017
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PRESIDENT Duterte yesterday said he fired ranking officials of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP), led by chairman Terry Ridon, over allegations of corruption, including “unnecessary junkets” abroad.

Sereno junks treason issue ra

by ASHZEL HACHERO on December 13, 2017
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CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s camp yesterday denied the treason and disloyalty claim made by Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza last Monday, adding they had nothing to do with the impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives.

Military beefs up forces in ea

by VICTOR REYES on December 13, 2017
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THE Armed Forces is beefing up forces in the eastern Mindanao area as part of renewed offensives against the communist New People’s Army which President Duterte has classified as a terrorist organization.
 

Congress ratifies 2018 budget

December 13, 2017
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CONGRESS yesterday ratified the General Appropriations Act for 2018, allocating a P3.767-trillion budget for the national government’s expenditure program.

Senate honors late SC Justice

December 13, 2017
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THE Senate yesterday adopted a resolution honoring the late Supreme Court Associate Justice and 1987 Constitutional Commission Secretary General Flerida Ruth Romero who died December 8 at the age of 88.

Subway bomber wounds self, 3

December 13, 2017
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NEW YORK. – A Bangladeshi man set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), officials said, immediately calling it an attempted terrorist attack.

Tropical depression expected t

December 13, 2017
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A LOW pressure area east of Mindanao intensified into a tropical depression yesterday afternoon and was named “Urduja,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

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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.’