October 20, 2017, 9:25 am
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20 Maute stragglers killed; Ma

by VICTOR REYES on October 20, 2017
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TWENTY more remnants of the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group in Marawi City have been killed in assaults conducted by government forces on the terrorists’ lairs in Marawi City.

Public approval of Duterte go

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on October 20, 2017
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WHILE maintaining a “very good” net satisfaction score, the Duterte government continued to see a decline in the public’s approval of its performance since March this year, the third quarter survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) from September 23 to 27 showed.

Solons: Lawyers in cover-up li

by JP LOPEZ on October 20, 2017
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SENATORS yesterday said that lawyers allegedly involved in the attempt to cover up the hazing death of Horacio Tomas Castillo III could be held liable for obstruction of justice and face possible disbarment proceedings.

DOJ insists on jurisdiction

by GERARD NAVAL on October 20, 2017
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THE Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday thumbed down the motion of former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon for the dismissal of the criminal complaints against him stemming from his alleged involvement in the shipment of P6.4 billion worth of illegal drugs seized last May.

LTFRB, transport groups define

by WENDELL VIGILIA on October 20, 2017
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THE Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and transport groups led by the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) yesterday faced-off on the real intention of the government’s modernization program for public transport vehicles.

DOTr rushes jeepney phase-out

by Evan Orias on October 20, 2017
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GIVEN only two months, the Department of Transportation yesterday said it would comply with President Duterte’s order to phase out public utility vehicles that are at least 15 years old but instead of January 1, it will only start once the agency has acquired the inspection system. 

Marawi starts its long cleanup

October 20, 2017
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MARAWI CITY. – War might still be raging in the ruins of this city, but the cleanup has already begun.

PH rejecting EU aid? ‘Stale ne

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on October 20, 2017
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THE Philippines will continue to accept grants and assistance from the European Union which is financing a 250-million euro peace and development program in Mindanao, Philippine special envoy to the EU Edgardo Angara said yesterday.

COA orders Transco to pay Bul

by PETER J. G. TABINGO on October 20, 2017
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THE Commission on Audit has ordered the National Transmission Corp. (Transco) to pay a landowner in Malolos, Bulacan P63,347,886 as compensation for depriving him of the full use of his 13,083-square meter property traversed by power lines.

Trillanes files ethics complai

by JP LOPEZ on October 20, 2017
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SEN. Antonio Trillanes IV yesterday asked the Senate ethics committee to sanction Sen. Richard Gordon for his “unparliamentary acts, language and/or conduct” committed during committee hearings.


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Column of the Day

Laguna de Bae and its knifefish

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | October 20,2017
‘Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources--BFAR (Kawanihan ng mga Pangisdaan at mga Yamang-Tubig) is the agency under the Department of Agriculture responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of our fisheries and aquatic resources.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte’s fixations

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | October 20, 2017
‘To generalize OFW families as dysfunctional is to malign the hardworking Filipinos whom we pay tribute to as our modern day heroes.’