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PH to affirm ties with EU amid Duterte’s attacks

By JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR and ASHZEL HACHERO | March 31, 2017
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ACTING Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo yesterday said the country will reaffirm its strong ties with the 28-member European Union despite President Duterte’s tirades at the bloc which has been criticizing his war against illegal drugs and push to revive the death penalty.

MMDA urges hike in traffic vio

March 29, 2017
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WITH the increasing number of traffic violators in the metropolis, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority yesterday said it is planning to double the amount of existing penalties for all traffic violations to discourage motorists from disregarding traffic rules.

5 dead in ship explosion in Za

by VICTOR REYES on March 29, 2017
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FIVE crew members died while four others were injured after their passenger motor launch exploded then burned at a wharf in Zamboanga City Monday night, the Coast Guard said yesterday.

SC junks disbarment bid vs Omb

March 29, 2017
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THE Supreme Court yesterday unanimously junked the complaint filed by former Manila councilor and losing 2016 senatorial bet Greco Belgica against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales for lack of merit.

QC ordinance okays Sauyo truck

March 29, 2017
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A QUEZON City ordinance signed recently by Mayor Herbert Bautista banned trucks and other heavy vehicles from plying the stretch of Sauyo Road and Old Sauyo Road from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

China able to deploy warplanes

March 29, 2017
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WASHINGTON. – China appears to have largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea and can now deploy combat planes and other military hardware there at any time, a US think tank said on Monday.

Military belittles NPA, says i

by VICTOR REYES on March 29, 2017
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ON the eve of 48th foundation anniversary of the New People’s Army, the Armed Forces yesterday told the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines to reflect on its existence amid the supposed “growing disdain” of the people on the movement.

Abu Sayyaf captive recovered

March 29, 2017
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THE chief engineer of a tugboat was released by his Abu Sayyaf captors on Monday night in Hadji Mohammad Ajul town in Basilan, four days after he and his captain were abducted in the province.

Alvarez warned of ouster over

by WENDELL VIGILIA on March 28, 2017
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AN opposition lawmaker yesterday warned Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez he could be ousted and replaced if he will insist on going against President Duterte’s call to stop attempts to impeach Vice President Leni Robredo.

Quiet, family time today for

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on March 28, 2017
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PRESIDENT Duterte is celebrating his 72nd birthday today quietly and without fanfare, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said yesterday.

Extrajudicial killings? They’r

by RAYMOND AFRICA on March 28, 2017
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EXTRAJUDICIAL killings, according to all dictionaries, is defined as the killing of a person by government authorities without the sanction of any judicial proceeding or legal process.

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Column of the Day

Escape from true healing

By DODY LACUNA | March 31,2017
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‘The power to forgive and the grace to accept it are not inside us.’

Opinion of the Day

A barbaric fraternity

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | March 31, 2017
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‘On the case of a mauled-to-death frat recruit, how shocking to hear Judge Perla Cabrera-Faller’s verdict that no one is to blame for the death of Marc Andrei Marcos...’