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House threatens to go solo on Con-Ass

By WENDELL VIGILIA AND JP LOPEZ | January 19, 2018
AFTER being spurned by the Senate, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday said the House of Representatives will go it alone in convening a constituent assembly to introduce amendments to the Constitution.

Mayon spews ash; alert Level 2

January 15, 2018
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THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) yesterday raised to Level 2 the alert at Mayon Volcano in Albay after it spewed ash during a phreatic eruption on Saturday afternoon.

Umali: Sereno impeachment a do

by WENDELL VIGILIA on January 15, 2018
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CHIEF Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno’s impeachment is just a matter of time now that there are sufficient grounds to oust her, the chair of the House committee on justice said yesterday.
 

3 chief justices lead Senate

by JP LOPEZ on January 15, 2018
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THREE former chief justices and several members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission lead resource persons of the Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes and laws when it hears on Wednesday the proposals to amend or revise the 1987 Constitution.
 

Word war erupts between Castro

by WENDELL VIGILIA on January 15, 2018
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DEPUTY Speaker Fredenil Castro (NUP, Capiz) yesterday shot back at Sen. Panfilo Lacson for calling congressmen shameless for allegedly pushing for the extension of their own terms in office through the proposed shift to a federal form of government.
 

Coldest weather in Baguio

January 15, 2018
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TEMPERATURE in Baguio City yesterday fell to 11.4 degrees Celsius, the coldest temperature so far since the northeast monsoon set in last October, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
 

3 dead from flash floods, land

by VICTOR REYES on January 15, 2018
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THREE people have died, four others remain missing, while 60,000 residents have been affected by flashfloods and landslides in parts of Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao since Wednesday last week.
 

Pimentel to Sanofi: Refund P3.

by ASHZEL HACHERO on January 15, 2018
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SENATE President Aquilino Pimentel III yesterday called on French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur to refund not only the unused Dengvaxia vaccines but the full amount of P3.5 billion for the contract on the anti-dengue vaccine.
 

P83B coco levy fund turnover

by PETER J. G. TABINGO on January 15, 2018
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MORE than 30 years after the original case was filed and 14 years after the Sandiganbayan declared Filipino coconut farmers as the rightful owner of all assets acquired through the Coconut Industry Investment Fund (CIIF) in Civil Case no. 0033-F, turnover of the money remains unrealized because of court challenges.
 

150 Chinese, Taiwanese in pho

January 15, 2018
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COMBINED police and immigration officials arrested 150 Chinese and Taiwanese allegedly involved in telephone fraud during separate operations in Ilocos Sur and Las Pinas City last Saturday.

Warning up vs bogus job offers

January 15, 2018
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THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) yesterday warned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore against bogus job offers supposedly to European countries.

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About noxious candles; man’s cunning

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | January 19,2018
‘Few things set the romantic atmosphere of the gentle flicker of a fragrant candle’s flame, be it on the dining table, in the bathroom, on the backyard table on a starry night.’

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Carpio’s terms for PH Rise research

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | January 19, 2018
‘China should not be allowed to conduct marine scientific research in Philippine Rise which the United Nations Commission on the Law of the Sea has recognized as part of the Philippine extended continental shelf.’