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  • ‘Sanitized’ DAP list  shows Corona link

    ‘Sanitized’ DAP list ...

    P78.3-b funds flowed during his impeachment trial

    THE Palace released P78.38 billion from the Disbursement Acceleration Program over a period of three months that coincided with the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona, with senators who sat as judges in his trial and lawmakers who acted as prosecutors getting huge sums for undisclosed projects,...
  • US raises concern  over PH jihadists

    US raises concern over PH...

    ISIS recruitment here closely monitored

    THE United States and the Philippines are closely monitoring the recruitment of Filipinos by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the American ambassador said Monday. “We know that there are foreign fighters who have gone to the Middle East from the United States, from the United Kingdom, from all over...
  • Yolanda funds withheld

    Yolanda funds withheld

    Soliman kept P799-m aid in DSWD accounts, two lawmakers affirm

    THE national government did not release a single centavo for victims of typhoon Yolanda because Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman resorted to “double accounting” and claimed credit for P779 million in foreign donations released by the World Food Programme, lawmakers said Sunday. Reps....
  • Binay to assess State of the Nation

    Binay to assess State of the Nation

    To tell ‘everything’ on Makati scandal in public

    THE camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay said on Saturday that he will speak to the nation on live television on Monday and debunk corruption claims against him and his family even as he vowed to get back at his detractors in the Senate and those who continue to smear his and his family’s reputation....
  • Pinoy jihadists join IS

    Pinoy jihadists join IS

    Confidential memo says recruitment active here

    AFTER repeatedly denying that Filipino jihadists have joined the “holy war” being waged by the Islamic State (IS) of Syria and Iraq in the Middle East, the government admitted Friday the existence of a confidential memo on terrorist recruitment activities here. The confidential memo on...

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House members skip process to hasten Moro bill passage

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House members skip process to hasten Moro bill passageTO BEAT the Palace-imposed December deadline to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law, the House leadership has exempted the 75-member special committee on the BBL from...

Tax breaks for middle class

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Tax breaks for middle classMIDDLE-class families are expected to take home P25,600 every Christmas and would gain most from an imminent legislation freeing employees’ 13th-month pay...

Jinggoy opposes transfer to Taguig

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Jinggoy opposes transfer to TaguigSENATOR Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada has filed a supplemental opposition to the prosecution’s motion to transfer him from the Philippine National...

MRT -3 moves ‘all for show’

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MRT -3 moves ‘all for show’A party-list congressman on Sunday challenged the Department of Transportation and Communication to come up with “real solutions” to the problems...

Troops pursue rebels in Abra

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Troops pursue rebels in AbraBANGUED, Abra—Additional police and military forces have been deployed in the boundaries of the provinces of Abra, Mountain Province and Kalinga to pursue...

S. Court rejects NCIP’s demolition appeal

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S. Court rejects NCIP’s demolition appealBAGUIO CITY, Benguet—The Supreme Court rejected with finality the motion of National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Cordillera (NCIP-CAR) officer Brain...

Erap praised for lifting truck ban

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Erap praised for lifting truck banMalacañang praised the decision of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to lift the city’s truck ban before the surge of import shipments for the Christmas...

319 plebes join PMA new batch of cadets

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319 plebes join PMA new batch of cadetsFORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City—After five months of intense physical and psychological training, 319 of the 345 plebes who joined the academy last May were...

US to boost PNP maritime capability

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US to boost PNP maritime capabilityAn American state department official recently visited Manila to take up additional funding for the Philippine National Police Special Boat Unit.

Mis-spelled name disqualifies Butuan builder

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Mis-spelled name disqualifies Butuan builderBAYUGAN CITY, Agusan del Sur—Due to a misspelled name resulting in his firm’s disqualification, a contractor said he will sue before the Office of the...