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Caguioa endorses Peralta, Bernabe

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT August 22, 2019 Supreme Court Associate Justice Alfredo Caguioa endorsed two of his colleagues to the post that will be vacated by Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin when he retires on October 18 this year. Supreme Court Associate Justice Alfredo Caguioa Caguioa, in a letter sent to …

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Sick Noynoy no-show at Ninoy rites

By JAN ARCILLA August 22, 2019 Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd did not join his siblings in commemorating the 36th death anniversary of their father, former senator Benigno Aquino Jr. because he is sick, Kris Aquino said on Wednesday. Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd “He’s not okay. I’m …

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Emulate Ninoy, Duterte urges Filipinos

By The Manila Times August 22, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday called on Filipinos to reflect on the sacrifice of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., as he expressed hope that the life of the former senator will move government workers “to serve with honor, integrity and purpose.” The nation on …

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Senators want travel tax scrapped

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL August 22, 2019 SENATORS Aquilino Pimentel 3rd, Emmanuel Pacquiao and Francis Pangilinan have filed their respective bills seeking to abolish the travel tax collected in air and sea ports. The three senators said the imposition of travel tax is unreasonable and curtails the right to travel. …

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Impeach me, election official dares Cardema

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT August 21, 2019 Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Tuesday dared former National Youth Commission (NYC) chairman Ronaldo Cardema to file an impeachment complaint against her. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon. PHOTO BY ENRIQUE AGCAOILI “Go ahead, make my day!” Guanzon said on her Twitter …

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Permits now a must for foreign ships passing through PH waters

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT August 21, 2019 FOREIGN ships have to seek permission from the Philippine government before passing through the country’s territorial waters, Malacañang said on Tuesday. In this photo provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, US Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (right) and Philippine counterpart BRP Batangas conduct …

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Military to deploy troops in schools

By DEMPSEY REYES August 21, 2019 THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Tuesday said it would deploy troops in universities and colleges to counter the recruitment program of groups suspected to be linked to the New People’s Army (NPA) in schools. Col. Noel Detoyato. PNA Photo But Col. …

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Chinese Coast Guard ship circling SCS shoal

By DEMPSEY REYES August 21, 2019 Hours after Malacañang warned foreign vessels not to trespass in Philippine waters, the military’s Western Command (WesCom) confirmed that a Chinese Coast Guard vessel had been circling Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal, while 27 Chinese fishing vessels were spotted near Panata (Lankiam) Cay Island. Vietnamese …

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Violent activism is a crime – Lorenzana

By DEMPSEY REYES August 21, 2019 Last of three parts Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana believes that student activism should not be quelled because it allows the youth to think and discuss issues that concern them. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana He, however, said violent activism should not be tolerated because it …

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Kidnapped seafarers’ wives seek govt help

By RAFFY AYENG August 21, 2019 THE wives of two of the nine abducted Filipino seafarers onboard two bulk carriers in Cameroon have sought the assistance of the Department of Labor and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Labor Secretary Silvestro Bello 3rd Nelson Ramirez, president of the United Filipino …

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