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(UPDATE) Muntinlupa court orders arrest of de Lima

February 23, 2017

The Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court on Thursday ordered the arrest of Senator Leila De Lima after finding probable case to issue a warrant in connection with drug trafficking charges filed against her last Friday. Also ordered arrested by Judge

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Samar congresswoman Tan to face trial for P69M medicine scam: Ombudsman

February 23, 2017

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of informations for graft and Malversation against former Samar Governor, now second district representative, Milagrosa Tan and six individuals for their involvement in the anomalous procurement of medicines totaling P69,040,514.84. Tan will face trial

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5 MICC teams to conduct fact-finding, science-based review of DENR orders   

February 23, 2017

The multi-stakeholder Technical Working Group of the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC)  is forming five technical groups that will conduct an “objective, fact-finding, science-based” review of the orders by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on closure or

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Magnitude 4.6 quake hits Davao

February 23, 2017

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 and tectonic in origin occurred in Davao Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology ( Phivolcs) said. The quake’s epicenter was recorded nine kilometers west of Davao City, said Phvivolcs). There

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SC nullifies memorandum of agreement for RFID project

February 22, 2017

The Supreme Court nullified the Radio Frequency Identification Project Memorandum of Agreement entered into by the government with Stradcom Corp. (Stradcom) in 2009 without public bidding and ordered the fees refunded. The RFID project of the Land Transportation Office entails

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BOC, PDEA, Chinese agents join forces to stop drug smuggling

February 22, 2017

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) joined forces with China’s Fujian Provincial Drug Law Enforcement Agency to stop prohibited drugs from entering the Philippines. In a meeting on February 21, Director Neil Anthony Estrella of

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P1,000 additional monthly benefit for SSS pensioners to be released retroactively March

February 22, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte approved on Wednesday a P1,000 increase in benefits of 2.2 million pensioners of the Social Security System. In a memorandum to Amado Valdez, SSS chairperson, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said, “upon representations made by SSS, and subject to existing

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One soldier wounded in battle with Abu Sayyaf in Sulu  Tuesday

February 22, 2017

One soldier was wounded in an encounter with the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Sulu on Tuesday morning, a military spokesperson said Wednesday. Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay of the Western Mindanao Command, said the Joint Task Force Sulu were conducting

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