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House, Budget, CHR, NCIP
News Philippines

House restores budget for CHR, ERC, NCIP

The House Committee on Appropriations is set to restore the budget of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) for 2018. Davao City Representative Karlo Nograles, the committee chair, on Wednesday said his panel has been given ...
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Fort Santiago, Intramuros
Feature News Philippines

Intramuros celebrates World Tourism Day

MANILA — Certain areas in Intramuros such as Fort Santiago, Baluarte de San Diego, and Casa Manila will offer free visitor admission this weekend (September 23 and 24) in celebration of World Tourism Day. “We will be opening up Intramuros for the public this weekend. On September 23 and ...
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News Peace World

NBI, Interpol track Taiwanese drug suspects

NBI seeks international aid in tracking fled convicts Tuesday, September 19 – The NBI has sought the help of the International Police Organization (InterPol) in tracking down two Taiwanese men tagged in the P6.4-billion illegal drug shipment in the Philippines. The NBI is also coordinating with the Taiwan Economic ...
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jovet atillano, shabu dealer, pdea
News Philippines

PDEA Crackdown on Net-based Drug Dealers

PDEA Cracksdown on Net-based Drug Dealers Drug dealers have taken advantage of the mobile-based app transport network vehicle services to deliver illegal drugs to their buyers, according to the PDEA Wireless Distribution At a news conference at the PDEA headquarters in Quezon City, director general Aaron Aquino said ...
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News Peace World

President invites EU to PH to monitor war on drugs

An Open Book Policy Apart from the United Nations’ human rights group, President Duterte has invited the European Union (EU) to set up an office in the country to monitor the government’s war on illegal drugs. The President has also offered pay the salary of the “rights investigators” ...
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jinggoy out on bail
News Philippines Politics

Ombudsman seeks to Recall Jinggoy’s Bail

Jinggoy’s Release Wrongly Applied September 20, 2017 – The Sandiganbayan must recall the bail it granted former Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada because it had no basis in law and it violated court procedures, according to Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval, head of the prosecutorial arm of the Office of ...
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Duterte, Arroyo, Repeal, AO
Economy News Philippines

Pres. Duterte repeals Arroyo AO 103

Duterte Repeals Arroyo AO MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday repealed an Administrative Order (AO) issued by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo which directed the continued adoption and implementation of austerity measures in the government. Yesterday, Tuesday Sept. 19, President Duterte issued AO No. 6, repealing AO No. 103, ...
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federalism, philippines
News Philippines Politics

PIDS urges Policymakers to study shift to Federalism

MANILA — State think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) on Tuesday urged policymakers to undertake a comprehensive study of the proposed shift to a federal form of government which could address uneven developments in provinces and regions. “It’s not self-evident that federalism can work for us. It ...
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dumaguete
News Peace Philippines

New patrol beat system to help curb criminality: PNP

DUMAGUETE CITY – With the spate of shooting incidents and robbery/hold-up cases in Dumaguete City, Sr. Supt. Edwin Portento, the Negros Oriental provincial police director, has directed his police chiefs to fully implement a fresh beat patrol system in their respective assignments. Portento disclosed Monday afternoon that after his assumption ...
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Isnilon Hapilon
News Peace Philippines

AFP says Hapilon still trapped in Marawi

MANILA — Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon is reportedly still trapped inside Marawi City, AFP Chief-of-Staff Gen. Eduardo Año said in a briefing late Monday. “He is still inside the Main Battle Area, based on (our latest) intelligence (and) he is considering other options (escaping, fleeing, etc) but ...
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