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House approves on second reading compressed work week bill

August 21, 2017

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill  seeking to raise the normal work hours per day under a compressed work week schedule scheme which promotes competitiveness, efficiency, and productivity in the business and industry sectors. To

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Missing Filipino boy among dead in Barcelona terror attack: DFA

August 21, 2017

A seven-year-old Filipino boy earlier reported missing in Barcelona turned out to be among the 14 fatalities in Thursday’s terrorist attack that seriously injured his mother and more than 100 others, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday. “It pains

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“Isang” expected to intensify – PAGASA

August 20, 2017

The Philippine weather forecasting agency has placed Batanes province under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 1 after the low pressure area being monitored intensified into a tropical depression. As of 5pm on Sunday, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration

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Duterte: Ninoy’s deeds taught Filipinos to always aspire for common good

August 20, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has said late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr’s deeds have taught the Filipino people to always aspire for the common good. In his message for the 34th death anniversary of Aquino on August 21, Duterte said through

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Catholic church leader says Philippines “in chaos” after massive killings of drug suspects

August 20, 2017

The Philippines is in chaos, the leader of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines said on Sunday. CBCP President Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas made the statement amid the massive killings of individuals allegedly involved in illegal drugs, including a

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Appellate court reaffirms Pemberton’s conviction for death of transgender

August 20, 2017

The Court of Appeals has upheld with finality the conviction of United States Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton for killing a Filipino transgender in 2014. In a 12-page resolution, the appellate court affirmed Pemberton’s sentence of maximum 10 years

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Esperon confirms presence of Chinese ships off Pagasa, but no occupation of Sandy Cay

August 20, 2017

China has not seized a sandbar in Pagasa Island occupied by the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said on Sunday. But Esperon confirmed the presence of Chinese Coast Guard and Navy ships

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Robredo offers legal assistance to family of slain teenager in anti-drug operation

August 20, 2017

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday visited the wake of a 17- year old boy killed in a police drug operation in Caloocan City recently. Robredo, with the help of a group of lawyers, has offered legal assistance to the

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