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  • DOH breaks Ebola rules

    DOH breaks Ebola rules

    Exempts 4 peace keepers from island quarantine

    ONLY days after they were criticized for breaking their own quarantine protocol, the military and the Department of Health were back in the limelight on Tuesday after four just-returned United Nations peacekeepers from Liberia were sent to a hospital that was not designated an Ebola facility. “The...
  • House panel votes  10-3 to okay FOI

    House panel votes 10-3 to okay FOI

    But militant solons tag it ‘watered-down, toothless’ version

    THE House committee on public information approved on Monday a consolidated version of freedom of information bill that militant lawmakers said contained “more restrictions to information access than freedom.” The committee, chaired by Misamis Occidental Rep. Jorge Almonte, approved the measure by...
  • ‘Gift’ for Palace allies

    ‘Gift’ for Palace...

    Solons bare ‘midnight allocation’ worth P23b

    OPPOSITION lawmakers accused the Palace Sunday of playing Santa to its allies with some P23.34 billion that must be spent by the end of the year, at the expense of victims of super typhoon Yolanda. In an interview over radio dzBB, Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said the Palace was rushing the distribution of...
  • Blacklist alarms PH solons, HK SAR

    Blacklist alarms PH solons, HK SAR

    PNoy admin invokes ‘threat to public safety’

    LAWMAKERS and the Hong Kong government expressed “concern” at the blacklisting of nine Hong Kong journalists after they supposedly disrespected President Benigno Aquino III during a foreign trip last year. While some lawmakers said the matter was a simple case of “bad manners,” others...
  • PH bars 9 HK journalists

    PH bars 9 HK journalists

    For ‘heckling’ PNoy in last year’s APEC meet in Bali; Palace denies such order

    THE Philippines has ‘blacklisted’ the nine Hong Kong journalists who heckled President Benigno Aquino III during last year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit held in Bali, Indonesia. Two prominent Hong Kong dailies, the Hong Kong Standard and the South China Morning Post,...

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