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(UPDATING) Commission on Appointments rejects Yasay as foreign secretary

March 8, 2017

The Commission on Appointments unanimously rejected on Wednesday the ad interim appointment of Perfecto Yasay Jr as foreign secretary, radio reports said. “After careful deliberations of the foregoing circumstances and upon a unanimous vote of 15 of its members present

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Duterte orders owner of Mighty Corp arrested

March 7, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the owner of a cigarette manufacturing company arrested for allegedly using fake tax stamps. “Yes, yes, I ordered his arrest.. He’s the one behind it.. fake cigarette stamps,” Duterte told reporters in Malacanang. The

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Former AFP chief Visaya is new NIA head

March 7, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said he has appointed a retired military general as the new head of the National Irrigation Administration. “Yes. I have appointed retired General Chief of Staff (Ricardo) Visaya,” Duterte told reporters in an interview in Malacanang. Visaya

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(UPDATE) House approves death penalty bill on third and final reading

March 7, 2017

The House of Representatives Tuesday voted 217 for, 54 against and one abstention to pass on third and final reading the proposed law reimposing the death penalty on drug-related crimes. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, a lawyer and secretary general of the

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Benefits, welfare first for soldiers; equipment later: Miranda

March 7, 2017

The Philippine Army is not rushing to buy big ticket items. Acting Army Chief Gen. Glorioso Miranda said the Philippine Army is prioritizing the benefits and welfare of its soldiers. “With the requirement of the current operational environment, so we

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Mighty Corp.’s owner says will cooperate in investigation: lawyer

March 7, 2017

The owner of cigarette maker Mighty Corporation whom President Rodrigo Duterte ordered arrested for alleged economic sabotage vowed to cooperate in any investigation, his lawyer said. Sigfrid Fortun said Tuesday his client Alexander Wong Chu King, owner of Mighty Corp.,

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Dela Rosa “no comment” on Lascanas’ testimony

March 7, 2017

For once, Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald Dela Rosa was not his voluble as he  refused to give comment on the allegations of former Davao City police officer Arturo Lascanas against him.   In an interview at Camp

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Four killed in relaunched police anti-illegal drug operations

March 7, 2017

Four people were killed in different anti-illegal drug operations in Bulacan a day after the Philippine National Police launched Oplan Tokhang reloaded.   In an interview at Camp Karingal, PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa confirmed  there are casualties in

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