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Duterte gives up on federalism

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT June 26, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte had apparently given up on his promise to push for the country’s shift to a federal system of government. “If you do not want federalism, fine. But change the Constitution that would really change this nation,” Duterte said in …

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‘Dodong’ to bring more rains – Pagasa

By DIVINA NOVA JOY DELA CRUZ June 26, 2019 The low pressure area that entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Saturday has become a tropical depression named “Dodong.” The weather bureau said Dodong would enhance the southwest monsoon, and bring rainshowers and thunderstorms in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, …

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TUCP seeks inquiry into entertainment industry

By GLEE JALEA June 26, 2019 The Trade Union Congress Party (TUCP) party-list called for an inquiry to find out if the media and entertainment industry are complying with the occupational safety law following the death of veteran actor Eddie Garcia. TUCP party-list representative-elect Raymond Mendoza. Photo from TUCP FB …

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US urges global coalition against Iran

By THE MANILA TIMES June 25, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military …

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CoA: Govt printing jobs illegally subcontracted

By MA. REINA LEANNE TOLENTINO, TMT June 25, 2019 The National Printing Office (NPO) violated procurement laws by subcontracting jobs to private firms in the guise of equipment rentals, the Commission on Audit (CoA) said. This file photo taken on February 09, 2019 shows Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez …

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Protesters surround Boris Johnson’s apartment

By THE MANILA TIMES June 25, 2019 Protesters who demand from the Britain prime minister-in-waiting have surrounded Carrie Symond’s London apartment after police were dispatched to the address last Saturday. The protests outside the flat in south London come after Symonds, Boris Johnson’s girlfriend, reportedly said she was too scared …

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Enrile, others cleared in PNB behest loan case

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT June 25, 2019 THE Supreme Court on Monday absolved former senator Juan Ponce Enrile and several others of criminal liabilities covering alleged behest loans granted to a sugar miller in 1968 by the Philippine National Bank (PNB). In a 15-page decision written by Associate Justice Jose …

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Erdogan’s candidate loses in Istanbul election rerun

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE June 25, 2019 ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suffered a bruising defeat on Sunday night as the opposition candidate in Istanbul’s controversial mayoral election rerun romped to victory. As of 11 p.m. Sunday (4 a.m.; Monday in Manila) Ekrem Imamoglu had won the first mayoral vote …

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BI lauded for campaign vs trafficking

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT June 25, 2019 Bureau of Immigration THE United States’ Department of State has acknowledged the contribution of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in the campaign against human trafficking that enabled the Philippines to retain for the fourth consecutive year its Tier 1 rating in the US …

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