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Paternity leave extension soug

June 20, 2017
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REP. Alfred Vargas (PDP-Laban, Quezon City) has filed a measure seeking to extend the paternity leave from one week to two weeks.
 

Inmate freed by Maute surrend

June 20, 2017
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A DETAINEE from the Marawi City Jail surrendered to Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, BJMP chief Director Serafin Barretto Jr. said yesterday.

Buried contraband surfaces in

June 20, 2017
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THE Bureau of Correction yesterday said it will further intensify its efforts to rid the New Bilibid Prison of contraband items following the recovery of guns, bladed weapons and other gadgets in the facility last Saturday.

US, PH launch joint exercise i

by VICTOR REYES on June 20, 2017
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AMERICAN   and Filipino forces yesterday launched in Cebu a joint exercise, dubbed Marine Training Activity Sama Sama, that will focus on addressing common concerns, including maritime domain awareness and piracy.
 

Aquino, Trillanes cleared on

by PETER TABINGO on June 19, 2017
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THE Office of the Ombudsman has thrown out criminal complaints for treason and espionage filed last year against former President Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV in connection to backchannel talks with China over disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

AFP sees end of conflict with

by VICTOR REYES on June 19, 2017
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THE Maute Group has had 242 fatalities since the armed conflict in Marawi City broke out last May 23, the Armed Forces said yesterday.

Gov’t eyes suspension of offen

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on June 19, 2017
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GOVERNMENT is suspending its offensive operations against the New People’s Army in response to a statement of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) that it has “recommended” that the communist group’s armed wing, the New People’s Army, “refrain” from attacking government troops in Mindanao, who are involved in the campaign against local terror group Maute.

Duterte spends Father’s Day

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on June 19, 2017
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PRESIDENT Duterte spent Father’s Day, his first since becoming president last year, privately in Davao City with his family.
 

House to ask SC to disbar 3 C

June 19, 2017
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AT least 180 members of the House of Representatives have signed a draft resolution asking the Supreme Court to disbar or impose disciplinary actions against three justices of the Court of Appeal’s Special Fourth Division justices for ordering congressmen to release the six Ilocos Norte officials who were detained for their refusal to directly answer questions about the provincial government’s purchase of motor vehicles amounting to P66.45 million.
 

US destroyer almost foundered

June 19, 2017
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YOKOSUKA, Japan. – The bodies of missing sailors were found in flooded compartments of the USS Fitzgerald, which came close to sinking after a collision with a container ship off Japan tore a gash under the warship’s waterline, the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet commander said on Sunday.

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The hidden danger in Marawi

By JOSE BAYANI BAYLON | June 23,2017
‘What was supposed to be a simple police action has turned out to be the most serious military operation to date in the Duterte administration.’

Opinion of the Day

Metabolism: Why dieting fails

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | June 23, 2017
‘My doctor said that both hands lifting a gallon-size pail up to shoulder height daily can help my body’s fat-burning ability.’