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PDEA head urges Filipinos not to vote those with possible links to drugs

February 18, 2019

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) director general Aaron Aquino on Monday said some politicians may use money from illegal drugs to buy votes in May’s midterm polls. “There is no politician who would buy votes with money from whatever right

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Duterte asks Congress to pass another tax amnesty bill, including lifting of bank secrecy for fraud cases

February 18, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte has urged Congress to pass another general tax amnesty bill that includes lifting of bank secrecy for fraud cases. This was after Duterte exercised his line-item veto power in Republic Act No. 11213, also known as the

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Alleged NPA killed in encounter with military in Misamis Occidental

February 18, 2019

An alleged member of New People’s Army (NPA) was killed in a 30-minute encounter in Misamis Occidental on Monday. Capt. Clint Antipala, spokesman of the 1st Infantry Division, said the encounter between the rebels and the members of 10th Infantry

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Comelec ”cannot do anything” to stop premature campaign spending

February 18, 2019

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Monday said it is powerless to stop premature campaigning ads amounting to P2.4 billion. In an interview, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said they cannot do anything to prevent spending before the campaign period officially starts.

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NAIA Terminal 2 rehabilitation in full swing

February 18, 2019

The renovation of NAIA Terminal 2 is in full swing, according to Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal Monday. “We started last September 2018 and despite the challenges, we shall proceed as planned. I say challenge because

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More than 200 NPAs surrender to the military in Surigao del Norte

February 17, 2019

A barangay which is one of the Peace and Development Zone in the Caraga region declared New People’s Army (NPAs) as persona non grata after 28 of its militia members surrendered to the elements of 30th Infantry Battalion of the

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Cocaine worth P5.2m recovered off shoreline in Camarines Norte town

February 17, 2019

Police recovered on Saturday a package of cocaine weighing around 900 grams worth P5.2 million along the shoreline of Paracale, Camarines Norte. This was the fourth such package of cocaine recovered by authorities this week along shorelines of the country.

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Kidnap victims up 3% in 2018, says PNP

February 17, 2019

The number of kidnap for ransom victims increased by  three percent last year, according to the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) Sunday. Data showed 69 foreigners and locals were kidnapped  in 2018, up 2.98 percent compared to 2017 where there were

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