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DOJ orders probe on killing of university president

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, December 5, 2017 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the killing of the head of a state-run university here. In Department Order 764, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II directed the NBI to conduct ...
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Duterte calls on legislature, judiciary to put up own FOI programs

MANILA, December 5, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged the other branches of government to follow the lead of the Executive branch and set up their own freedom of information (FOI) programs as a measure to strengthen the country’s democratic institutions further. In a message on ...
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DOTr picks Sumitomo as MRT maintenance provider

MANILA, November 29, 2017 — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is set to sign an agreement with Sumitomo Corporation and its technical partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the maintenance of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) railway system by the end of the year. The DOTr said ...
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Tugade warns PISTON vs staging another transport strike

MANILA, November 29, 2017 — Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade today warned members of militant transport group PISTON that they will have to face the consequences if they hold another transport strike on December 4 and 5. Tugade reminded jeepney operators that as holders of franchises, they have a ...
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Duterte integrates functions of EDSA People Power Commission with National Historical Commission

MANILA, November 29, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an order that effectively integrates the functions of the EDSA People Power Commission (EPPC) with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). Under Executive Order (EO) No. 47 signed on November 24, 2017, the NHCP will assume ...
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Baguio tourist arrivals up 12% Jan-Sept. 2017

BAGUIO CITY — Tourist arrivals in the city increased by 12.81 percent in January to September this year. Acting City Tourism Officer Jose Maria Rivera said a total of 1,013,704 tourists visited the city for the first nine months of the year, higher by 115,100 as compared to ...
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Andre Gabriel Custodio Esteban, an 11-year-old Filipino boy from Fresno, California, wrote a letter to President Duterte, shared by his mother on Facebook.
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Duterte – Kulang sa ipin ang batas laban sa korupsyon

City of Dasmariñas — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, November 28, called on Congress to add more teeth to the law to free Filipinos from corruption that has been plaguing the country. In his message during the birthday celebration of lawyer Alfredo Lim here, the Chief Executive ...
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Dominguez thanks Senate for passing its Tax Reform bill

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the government is now one big step closer to reforming the country’s tax system for the first time in over two decades–and providing a steady revenue stream to its ambitious infrastructure buildup–with the Senate’s approval of its version of the proposed Tax ...
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DPWH to deploy 2 teams to oversee Marawi infra works

MANILA, November 28, 2017 — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is looking to send two teams that will oversee infrastructure works in Marawi City. DPWH Lanao del Norte-First District Engr. Khalil Sultan revealed a plan to create separate teams that will handle repair works on ...
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Duterte wants special session in Congress to discuss BBL

Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, November 28, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he will ask Congress to hold a special session to discuss the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). The President issued the statement during the first Bangsamoro Assembly held at the Old Provincial Capitol here attended ...
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