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Syria’s warring sides meet; expectations low

January 24, 2017
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ASTANA -- Syria’s warring sides met for talks in Kazakhstan’s capital on Monday, flanked by intermediary nations seeking to engineer steps towards a goal other negotiations have failed to reach: an end to the six-year-old conflict.

Duterte to release bank accou

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on February 20, 2017
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PRESIDENT Duterte is open to releasing the history of his bank transactions, if only to prove that he does not have any ill-gotten wealth or billions worth of savings, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said yesterday.

Senate warns vs arresting De

February 20, 2017
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SENATE President Aquilino Pimentel III yesterday said arresting officers of the Muntinlupa regional trial court will not be allowed to arrest Sen. Leila de Lima while she is attending legislative proceedings.

House leaders want to force vo

by WENDELL VIGILIA on February 20, 2017
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THE leadership of the House of Representatives wants to force a vote on the measure reviving the death penalty, accusing opponents of the measure of resorting to delaying tactics for questioning the quorum during plenary debates.

PhilHealth told: Return P248 m

February 20, 2017
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THE Commission on Audit has ordered officials and employees of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to return P247.88 million in unlawful allowances and benefits paid to them from 2007 to 2009.

49 injured in Mactan Channel

by VICTOR REYES on February 20, 2017
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FORTY-NINE passengers of a fast craft were injured when it collided with a barge in Mactan Channel in Cebu on Saturday night, the Philippine Coast Guard reported yesterday.
 

CBCP hoping ‘Walk of Life’ no

by GERARD NAVAL on February 20, 2017
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AN official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) yesterday expressed hope that the “Walk for Life” activity last Saturday was not a “one and done” show of force against the extrajudicial killings (EJK) and the death penalty revival.

Aquino girded for war over sea

by VICTOR REYES on February 20, 2017
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BAGUIO CITY. — National security adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said the   Aquino administration wanted to go to war with China over the South China Sea or West Philippine Sea dispute.

20K mining workers to be disp

February 20, 2017
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AT least 20,000 workers in the mining industry are expected to go jobless when the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) implements the closure order for 23 mining operations. 

Criminal raps filed against I

February 20, 2017
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THE Office of the Ombudsman has filed 27 criminal charges against incumbent San Enrique, Iloilo Mayor Rosario Mediatrix P. Fernandez and municipal treasurer Imelda M. Celebrar over the non-remittance of municipal employees’ contributions to the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG).

A rosy outlook to ending bandi

by VICTOR REYES on February 20, 2017
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BAGUIO CITY. – Armed Forces chief Gen. Eduardo Año said the military is on track in its bid to defeat the Abu Sayyaf, the Maute Group and other terror groups in Mindanao nearly two months after setting a new timetable of six months to defeat these organizations.

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Trillanes to Duterte: Sign waiver of bank secrecy law addressed to BPI

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | February 20,2017
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‘Trillanes did not fall into the trap of Duterte diverting the issue with his personal insults to him.’

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More on the DeLima-Trillanes team

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | February 20, 2017
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‘Sen. Trillanes to President Duterte: “Disclose your bank account deposits!’