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Philippines welcomes Kuwait court verdict vs Demafelis killers

The Philippines today welcomed the reported decision of a Kuwaiti court to mete out the death sentence to the principal suspects in the murder of Filipina domestic worker Joanna Demafelis. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs said the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait has been informed about ...
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Dominguez to Swiss investors: Now is right time to do business in Philippines

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has told Swiss investors now is the right time for them to set up shop in the Philippines when it has a President who has both the political will and capital to pursue bold reforms to sustain the growth momentum, improve the ease ...
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Akbayan youth attacks Mocha Uson’s right to free speech, while Risa Hontiveros spends Holy Week in France

Members of Akbayan-Youth, the student arm of the Leftist-lite Akbayan party list group trooped to the Office of the Ombudsman to file a petition questioning Mocha Uson’s constitutionally protected right to air her own opinions on her own social media account. According to the petitioners, by virtue of ...
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Death penalty for killers of Joanna Demafelis

A Lebanese man and his Syrian wife have been found guilty, and sentenced to death by hanging in a Kuwaiti court for the gruesome killing of Joanna Demafilis, a Filipina overseas worker. Demafilis was found stuffed in a freezer, months after she was first reported missing, in an ...
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Two Security Aides at NAIA Charged with Theft after Stealing Money from Japanese Tourist


Two airport personnel from the Office of Transport Security (OTS) were charged with theft after admitting that they stole money from a Japanese tourist during baggage search at the initial entrance of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3’s departure area last Wednesday, 28 March 2018. OTS Intelligence ...
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Congress to make registration of SIM cards into law

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7233 which seeks to require the registration of all users of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards. The proposed “Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Registration Act” aims to help law enforcement agencies in tracking down lawless criminals who ...
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House approves bill modifying rank classification of PNP uniformed personnel

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 5236, seeking to modify the rank classification of uniformed personnel in the Philippine National Police (PNP) by adopting the rank classification used in the military establishment. The bill provides for the amendment of Section 28 of Republic ...
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SAP Bong Go grateful for Duterte family support amid clamor for Senate run

MANILA — Amid the public clamor for him to run for the Senate, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has expressed his heartfelt gratitude to President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio, calling them his “inspirations” in public service. “Nakakataba ...
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Mayor Inday endorses Bong Go for Senator

DAVAO CITY — Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is throwing her full support to Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go if he decides to join the senatorial race in the 2019 midterm elections. In an interview Tuesday, Duterte-Carpio said she knows Go’s experience having seen his ...
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The perils of being Bong Go

Many of us struggle all our lives to find the one thing that we’re supposed to do on this earth. Our purpose, our… “why.” For Christopher “Bong” Go, cabinet secretary, pambansang photobomber, and the one man constantly and visibly at the side of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, it ...
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