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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.

House threatens to go solo on

by WENDELL VIGILIA AND JP LOPEZ on January 19, 2018
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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 lava flow now 3 km from

January 19, 2018
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RED hot lava continued to cascade down the slopes of the restive Mayon Volcano in Albay province in the past 24-hour monitoring period, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Duterte govt’s approval ratin

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on January 19, 2018
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PUBLIC satisfaction with the Duterte administration rose to its highest at 79 percent in December 2017 – the highest satisfaction rating ever received by a president since post-Edsa People Power days.

Empedrad named Navy chief

by VICTOR REYES on January 19, 2018
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PRESIDENT Duterte has named Rear Adm. Robert Empedrad as Navy chief.

DBM exec facing raps for PDAF,

by PETER J. G. TABINGO on January 19, 2018
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A RANKING official of the Department of Budget and Management who is facing more than 300 criminal charges in connection with multi-billion peso scams involving the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Malampaya Funds has refused to return to the country to face trial after being allowed to go to the United States last month.

UP-PGH submits initial dengue

January 19, 2018
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THE Department of Health (DOH) expects to receive today the preliminary report of the University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) on its evaluation of the cases of 14 children who were given dengue vaccines but still supposedly succumbed to the deadly virus.

US senators rip Trump over hi

January 19, 2018
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WASHINGTON. – Republican US Senator Jeff Flake castigated President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his attacks on the media, saying Trump had embraced the despotic language of former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and inspired modern-day authoritarians.

Trump administration bars Hait

January 19, 2018
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WASHINGTON. – Haitians will no longer be eligible for US visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake.

Transport chief tells Piston:

January 19, 2018
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TRANSPORTATION Secretary Thomas Orbos yesterday asked jeepney operators to replace jeepneys that have old parts and accessories so that commuters will not be stranded. 

4 NPAs dead in Davao Or.

by VICTOR REYES on January 19, 2018
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FOUR New People’s Army rebels died Tuesday in a clash with government forces in Lupon town, Davao Oriental, the military said yesterday.

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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.’