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Comelec junks Bulacan mayor’s appeal vs recall

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc has denied for lack of merit a motion for reconsideration of Mayor Celestino Marquez of Pandi, Bulacan. questioning the certification of sufficiency of the petition for recall filed against him. Pandi Municipal Acting Election Officer Edna Gener said the 12-page resolution of Comelec en banc dated March 28, [...]

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Duterte accepts Aguirre resignation

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte accepted the resignation of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre, who has been under fire following the dismissal of criminal charges against top drug suspects. In his speech during the distribution of “Gawad Saka and Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan” awards in Malacañang on Thursday, Duterte confirmed that Aguirre has …

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Duterte names Albayalde new PNP chief

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte named Police Director Oscar Albayalde of the National Capital Region as the new Philippine National Police (PNP) chief. Albayalde will replace Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa, whose term was extended for the second time by Duterte on February 20. De la Rosa was originally scheduled to retire …

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Largest batch of US deportees arrive in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH: Forty-three Cambodians deported by the United States arrived in Phnom Penh on Thursday, the largest batch yet under a controversial deal that enables America to expel legal residents with criminal records. More than 600 US-based Cambodian convicts have been forcibly returned to the Southeast Asian country since 2002. …

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Garin, other Health execs charged over ‘Dengvaxia deaths’

CRIMINAL charges were filed by the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) on Thursday against former Health Secretary Janette Garin and other former officials of the Department of Health over the death of four children inoculated with Dengvaxia. Charged at the Department of Justice were Garin, Socorro Lupisan and Maria Rosario Capeding …

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Aguirre ‘still the secretary of Justice’–Palace

JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd is still head of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Malacañang said on Thursday, dismissing reports that he would soon be fired by President Rodrigo Duterte. Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said Duterte, during Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting in Malacañang, never indicated that Aguirre was …

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