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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...
  • Philippine Muslim rebels start difficult disarming process

    Philippine Muslim rebels start...

    The difficult process of disarming Philippine Muslim rebels after a decades-long insurgency has started, negotiators said Sunday, with the decommissioning of a first batch of firearms expected before year-end. AFP FILE PHOTO Philippine government and Muslim rebel negotiators started meeting in Malaysia on...
  • ‘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...

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Purisima hits smear job

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Purisima hits smear job FACING three plunder complaints and questions about his unexplained wealth, Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima said Tuesday he has become...

PNoy: No evil design in extra power request

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PNoy: No evil design in extra power requestPresident Aquino said on Tuesday he has no evil design in his request for emergency powers to address an expected power shortage of 300 megawatts by the summer of...

PNP red tape hampers fight vs criminality

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PNP red tape  hampers fight  vs criminalityANTI-CRIME advocate Teresita Ang-See on Tuesday urged better coordination from the police to address the rising incidence of criminality in the country.

SoKor bars five Pinoys over ties with militants

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SoKor bars five Pinoys  over ties with militantsINCHEON, South Korea—Sixteen people from four Asian countries were barred from traveling to South Korea for the Asian Games over suspected links with...

Binay bouncing back in ratings seen

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Binay bouncing back in ratings seenAN ADMINISTRATION lawmaker on Tuesday expressed confidence Vice President Jejomar Binay will be able to make a comeback after a 10-point drop in his ratings...

Palace washes hands of ‘PNoy 2nd term’ ad

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Palace washes hands  of ‘PNoy 2nd term’ adA GROUP calling itself Movement for Reform, Continuity, and Momentum (More2Come) came out with full-page newspaper advertisement Tuesday calling on President...

No end in sight to HK protest

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No end in sight to HK protestHONG KONG—Hong Kong’s embattled leader called Tuesday for an immediate end to street demonstrations that have drawn tens of thousands and paralyzed...

PH, China score each other’s sea claims tack

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PH, China  score each  other’s sea  claims tackSpeaking at separate venues, Chinese Ambassador to Manila Zhao Jianhua and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario presented contrasting positions on the...

Luisita farmers assert rights

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Luisita farmers assert rightsFARMERS in the Aquino family-controlled Hacienda Luisita on Tuesday denounced the Department of Agrarian Reform for  disqualifying 125 beneficiaries of the...

Blue Ribbon does hatchet job for Palace — Estrada

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Blue Ribbon does hatchet job for Palace — EstradaDetained Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada has called for the resignation of Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chairman Teofisto Guingona for ...