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Duterte concedes on federalism – Go

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT June 11, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte has conceded that the shift to a federal system of government might not happen under his watch, according to Senator-elect Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. Senator-elect Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go “Actually, nagkausap din po kami ni Pangulong Duterte sa federalism, …

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PMAAAI declares Erwin Tulfo persona non grata

By DEMPSEY REYES June 11, 2019 Radio personality Erwin Tulfo has been declared persona non grata by the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association Inc. (PMAAAI) for berating retired lieutenant general and now Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista. Erwin Tulfo Col. Noel Detoyato, PMAAAI spokesman and the military’s public affairs …

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Carpio seeks ‘truth movement’ vs China

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT June 11, 2019 SUPREME Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has called on Filipinos to use their freedom of expression and the power of social media to ferret out the truth on China’s fake historical claims on the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea). Senior Associate …

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LOOK: Binibining Pilipinas winners

By The Manila Times June 10, 2019 Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray crowns Gazini Ganados of Talisay City, Cebu as Miss Universe Philippines early Monday morning at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The 23-year-old Cebuana model was chosen from a field of 40 candidates. The others winners are Maria Andrea Abesamis …

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Duterte vows to resolve flight woes ‘within a month’

By The Manila Times June 10, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte (2nd from right) makes a surprise inspection at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminal 2 on early Monday. MALACAÑANG PHOTO PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte vowed to resolve the issues of flight delays and cancellations, as he conducted a “surprise inspection” at …

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Hong Kong protests extradition law

By ASSOCIATED PRESS June 10, 2019 HONG Kong: Tens, if not hundreds of thousands, of protesters are due to flock to the streets of Hong Kong starting Sunday over a controversial state-imposed extradition bill that would enable China to extradite fugitives from Beijing-controlled territories, primarily Hong Kong. Residents fear the …

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Diplomacy could have led to Chinese pullout – DND

By DEMPSEY REYES June 10, 2019 The reported withdrawal of around 100 Chinese vessels from Pag-asa (Thitu) Island, if true, would show that diplomacy had helped ease a territorial dispute between Beijing and Manila, the Defense department said on Sunday. Special envoy to China Ramon Tulfo, in his column in …

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Johnson vows to withhold Brexit bill

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE June 10, 2019 LONDON: Boris Johnson, considered the frontrunner to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) he would refuse to pay the country’s Brexit Bill until the European Union (EU) agrees better withdrawal terms. The former foreign secretary — the leading …

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Manoy Eddie ‘critical’ after breaking neck

By TESSA MAURICIO-ARRIOLA June 10, 2019 Veteran actor Eddie Garcia broke his neck and remains in critical condition following an on-set accident on Saturday, his family said. Several tests ruled out an initial diagnosis that the 90-year-old Garcia likely suffered a heart attack or stroke, family physician Enrique Lagman said …

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‘Arrest owners of dialysis center’

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT June 09, 2019 Duterte orders NBI to probe scam President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of the owners of a private dialysis center who were implicated in the so-called “ghost dialysis” scam. The President issued the directive following reports that Quezon City-based WellMed Dialysis …

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