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  • Widodo offers a ray of hope

    Widodo offers a ray of hope

    KUALA LUMPUR—Indonesian President Joko Widodo is “sympathetic” about the plight of Filipino maid Mary Jane Veloso, who has been sentenced to death for drug trafficking, and has promised to look into her case, a spokesman for President Benigno Aquino III said Monday after he made a personal...
  • Asean urged: Stand up to China

    Asean urged: Stand up to China

    KUALA LUMPUR – Beijing is moving toward “de facto control” of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned on Sunday as it called on fellow Southeast Asian countries to stand up to their massive neighbor. Del Rosario China’s unabated reclamation in Philippine-claimed territory in the...
  • Customs promotion triggers quit threat

    Customs promotion triggers quit...

    Several Customs officials threaten  to resign if the Palace will insist on promoting the agency’s anti-piracy chief as head of the Enforcement and Security Group, one of the bureau’s law enforcement and operations units against smuggling. The group of officials, led by Deputy Commissioner for...
  • UNA: Sevilla resignation mocks ‘daang matuwid’

    UNA: Sevilla resignation mocks...

    THE opposition said Friday the resignation of Customs chief John Sevilla demolished the myth of the Aquino administration’s much ballyhooed “Daang Matuwid” or straight path policy. New Customs chief. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, left, administers the oath of office to new Bureau of...
  • Customs commissioner quits

    Customs commissioner quits

    CUSTOMS Commissioner John Phillip P. Sevilla resigned Thursday from the Bureau of Customs, citing political pressures as the 2016 presidential elections draw near. In a press conference, Sevilla said he didn’t want to use the agency he headed as a “milking cow” for politicians in the coming...

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