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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.

Solons ask SC: Stop the TRAIN

by ASHZEL HACHERO on January 12, 2018
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THREE militant lawmakers yesterday asked the Supreme Court to stop the implementation of Republic Act 10963 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) because its ratification in the House of Representatives was invalid.

Carpio declines invitation to

by WENDELL VIGILIA on January 12, 2018
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SENIOR Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has declined to participate in the hearing on lawyer Larry Gadon’s impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on the ground that he has no personal knowledge of the allegations.
 

Lacson: Only Duterte allies wa

by ASHZEL HACHERO on January 12, 2018
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SEN. Panfilo Lacson yesterday said he has no reason to doubt Malacañang’s statement that President Duterte does not want to extend his term despite apprehension from some quarters an extension of terms of government officials might be included in a move to amend the 1987 Constitution to pave the way for a shift to a federal government.

COA recovers P1.54B from dis

by PETER J. G. TABINGO on January 12, 2018
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THE Commission on Audit has recovered P1.54 billion in public funds from disallowed transactions of various government agencies in 2016, a whopping 208 percent increase from P500 million settled the year before.

Kids who died of dengue got De

by GERARD NAVAL on January 12, 2018
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MAJORITY of 14 children who died of Dengue Shock Syndrome were given the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine, as bared by the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.
 

Retired military officers want

by VICTOR REYES on January 12, 2018
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RETIRED military officers are not happy over government decision to suspend the indexation of their pension to active soldiers who are getting a 100 percent in their base pay starting this month.

Palace assures teachers their

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on January 12, 2018
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MALACAÑANG yesterday said it may take some time but President Duterte is committed to raise the salaries of public school teachers during his term in office.

Reyes: I will face all charge

by PETER J. G. TABINGO on January 12, 2018
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FORMER Palawan governor Joel Reyes yesterday made a commitment before the Sandiganbayan that he will not violate the conditions of his bail and flee the country like he did in 2012, even as the Office of the Ombudsman pressed the anti-graft court to order him re-arrested based on his conviction on a graft charge in August last year.
 

5 suspected users, pushers sla

by RAYMOND AFRICA on January 12, 2018
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OPERATIVES of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office killed five suspected drug pushers and arrested 95 others in simultaneous operations on Wednesday.
 

Suspect in P6.4B drug smugglin

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on January 12, 2018
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JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday said that it is assumed that one of the suspects in the smuggling of P6.4 billion worth of illegal drugs from China last year is still in the country despite attempting twice to flee.

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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.’