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  • Purisima hits smear job

    Purisima hits smear job

    Slams syndicates for blocking reforms

    FACING three plunder complaints and questions about his unexplained wealth, Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima said Tuesday he has become the target of an organized smear campaign to block reforms he put in place to stop syndicates from issuing fake gun licenses and permits. In a...
  • Binay still top pres’l bet

    Binay still top pres’l bet

    Despite 8-10 percentage pts drop in survey ratings

    VICE President Jejomar Binay retained his lead in two separate surveys released Monday, maintaining his position as the strongest presidential contender in the 2016 polls despite losing some ground amid corruption charges filed against him and his son. A Pulse Asia survey for the third quarter showed Binay...
  • Asean joins war on ISIS

    Asean joins war on ISIS

    Renews vow to campaign vs radicals, extremists

    THE foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Sunday issued their first joint statement against the Islamic State and supported United Nations Security Council resolutions demanding that members suppress the flow of terrorist fighters and financing. “Asean denounces all acts of...
  • ‘Pork-laden’  budget graft  prone — solons

    ‘Pork-laden’ budget...

    Militants warn but House okays bill on 2nd reading

    The House of Representatives has approved on second reading the P2.606-trillion national budget for 2015 which the opposition described as ‘pork-laden, corruption-prone national budget.’ In a viva voce voting, congressmen passed House Bill 4968 or the 2015 General Appropriations Act after six...
  • PH in terror watchlist

    PH in terror watchlist

    France raises ‘vigilance alert’ for nationals from 40 countries

    The Philippines has been cited as one of 40 nations on a widened “vigilance alert” raised by France’s foreign ministry, even as a United States senior military officer reported that about 1,000 volunteers from the Asia-Pacific region have sought to join the Islamic State group. France raised...

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