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House approves Con-Ass resolu

by WENDELL VIGILIA on January 17, 2018
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THE House of Representatives last night approved the concurrent resolution seeking to convene the House and the Senate into a constituent assembly (con-ass) to introduce amendments to the Constitution.

State of calamity declared in

by ANGELA LOPEZ DE LEON on January 17, 2018
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THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) yesterday said the volcanic activity of Mayon Volcano in Albay province further escalated in the past 24 hours, with glowing red lava fountains rising above its crater and hot lava flowing down along two gullies.

Senate: BBL first before Cha-C

by JP LOPEZ on January 17, 2018
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COMPLYING with President Duterte’s marching orders, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel yesterday said senators will concentrate on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) rather than the proposed Charter change.

NDRRMC: Death toll from floods

by VICTOR REYES on January 17, 2018
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THE death toll from floods and landslides in several areas in the country has increased to 16, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said yesterday.

The SEC case against Rappler

January 17, 2018
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HARSH and with horrifying implications on the full and untrammeled exercise of press freedom.

Roque: No crackdown on media

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on January 17, 2018
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PRESIDENT Duterte yesterday lashed out at online media news outlet Rappler, calling it a “fake news outlet.” 

Palace: Refund does not exoner

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR and GERARD NAVAL on January 17, 2018
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MALACAÑANG yesterday said Sanofi Pasteur, manufacturer of defective dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, is not off the hook even if it refunds the Department of Health (DOH) P1.4 billion for the unused vials of vaccines.

Martial law has no basis, peti

by ASHZEL HACHERO on January 17, 2018
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PETITIONERS questioning the legality of the extension of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of habeas corpus in Mindanao yesterday told the Supreme Court that the extension has no basis and that mere threats of rebellion and invasion cannot be used to justify such proclamation.

Robredo’s trust rating rises:

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on January 17, 2018
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AT LEAST six in 10 Filipinos trust Vice President Leni Robredo, the Dec. 8-16 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. 

Palawan ex-gov Reyes: No groun

by PETER J. G. TABINGO on January 17, 2018
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FORMER Palawan governor Joel Reyes is fighting off the Ombudsman’s bid to put him back behind bars, arguing that there is no basis for the Sandiganbayan to change its decision to grant him bail pending appeal of his conviction in a graft charge on August 29, 2017.

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The real chilling effect

By ABIGAIL VALTE | January 17,2018
‘Even the half-blind can see the pattern of coercion and elimination employed against those believed to be critical of the Mr. Duterte’s moves.’

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Despite corporate questions, Rappler case is a press freedom issue

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | January 17, 2018
‘The decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission to void the registration of Rappler as a media entity is a press freedom issue.’