July 23, 2018, 3:54 am
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Rody to talk ‘essentials’ in 3

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on July 23, 2018
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PRESIDENT Duterte, in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA), is expected to talk about “the essentials” on what he intends to do in the next 12 months, while highlighting some programs that have resulted in “the greatest good of the majority.”

What they want to hear

by JP LOPEZ on July 23, 2018
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SENATORS, labor groups and religious leaders yesterday said they want to hear how President Duterte would solve the problems of peace and order and poverty, noting how he failed to deliver on his campaign promises on the drug menace and poverty.

Bangsamoro bill ratified today

July 23, 2018
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THE Senate and the House of Representatives are set to separately ratify this morning the final version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARRM) when they resume sessions for the Third Regular session of the 17th Congress. 

5th storm expected this week

July 23, 2018
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FLOODS continued to affect parts of Metro Manila and nearby areas yesterday while some 700,000 residents in the metropolis and other parts of Luzon have been affected by weather disturbances “Henry” and “Inday,” which have left the country, and tropical depression “Josie” which was on its way out as of last night.

Military: New BIFF bombers out

by VICTOR REYES on July 23, 2018
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THE Daesh-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) recently completed the training of dozens of new bombers in Central Mindanao, a ranking military official disclosed yesterday.

COA tells Landbank: Terminate

by PETER TABINGO on July 23, 2018
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THE Commission on Audit has recommended that the Land Bank of the Philippines terminate its contract with a private firm handling cash-loading services for its onsite and offsite automated teller machines (ATMs) due to poor performance.

Aquino’s tack with China made

July 23, 2018
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THE Duterte government prefers to deal with China on a conciliatory and friendly manner with regards to the territorial dispute in the South China Sea because the Aquino administration’s confrontational approach resulted in increased militarization, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said yesterday.

Clark Airport gets thumbs up

by PETER J. G. TABINGO on July 23, 2018
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THE Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) has received a clean bill from the Commission on Audit just a year after being called out for allowing illegal farming in 674 hectares of airport land that caused a spike in aviation hazards from bird strikes.

BI nabs 2 Koreans, Chinese fug

July 23, 2018
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THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested two Koreans and a Chinese wanted in their homelands and who have been hiding in the country to elude criminal prosecution.

NPA rebels kill 2 cops in Pala

July 23, 2018
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SUSPECTED New People’s Army rebels killed two policemen who responded to a vehicular accident in Taytay, Palawan yesterday morning.


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Column of the Day

Towards a leaner government

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By JOSE BAYANI BAYLON | July 23,2018
‘The more citizens get involved reading and discussing drafts of a new Constitution for the Philippines, and the more drafts are presented, the better the future of the Republic will be!’

Opinion of the Day

Again, on solid waste management

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By DAHLI ASPILLERA | July 23, 2018
“The sea sent back the trash from land as if to remind everyone, rich and poor, that whatever we improperly dispose of, will return and haunt us.”