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‘Inspired Yorme’ returns Duterte compliment

By The Manila Times September 11, 2019 Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso discusses his plans plans and projects on The Manila Times TV’s ‘Hotseat’ program. PHOTO BY J. GERARD SEGUIA MANILA Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso returned the compliment to President Rodrigo Duterte whose brand of leadership, he said, has …

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Draft ruling vs Marcos poll protest divides SC

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT September 11, 2019 Several Supreme Court (SC) justices were inclined to oppose the draft decision circulated by Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa dismissing the poll protest filed by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos against Vice President Leonor Robredo, sources told The Manila Times on Tuesday. Former …

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Ombudsman suspends 30 BuCor personnel

By MA. REINA LEANNE TOLENTINO, TMT September 11, 2019 The Office of the Ombudsman has suspended for six months without pay 30 officials and personnel of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) suspected to have been involved in the questionable release of prisoners. “This Office finds that the evidence in the …

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Clogged roads? Palace eyes flying ambulances

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT September 11, 2019 Malacañang has proposed the use of flying ambulances to address reports that some patients being transported to hospitals died on the road because of the traffic jams. This photo taken on July 18, 2019 shows ambulance driver Joseph Laylo driving along the …

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One person commits suicide every 40 seconds — WHO

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 11, 2019 GENEVA: Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide each year — more than those killed by war and homicide or breast cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), urging action to avert the tragedies. In a fresh report, the United Nations …

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Duterte fires Pasig River rehab body head

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT September 11, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) Executive Director Jose Antonio Goitia due to allegations of corruption, Malacañang announced on Tuesday. This photo taken on June 28, 2019 shows personnel of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission cleaning the river …

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Released convicts include recidivists — PACC

By JOSHUA VERA CRUZ September 11, 2019 MOST of the convicts released under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law are “recidivists” or habitual offenders and are therefore not qualified for early release, an official of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) said on Tuesday. MODEL INMATE Pedro Villarin Jr., one …

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President okays expanded powers for Bataan freeport

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT September 11, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that seeks to boost the powers and functions of the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB). Republic Act (RA) 11453, or the “Authority of Freeport Area of Bataan Act,” was signed …

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ChEd decries budget cut

By GLEE JALEA September 11, 2019 The Commission on Higher Education (ChEd) warned that fewer students would be able to avail of its scholarship programs because the budget allocated for the agency suffered huge slashes. Prospero De Vera 3rd ChEd Chairman Prospero de Vera 3rd told the appropriations panel of …

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