July 23, 2018, 3:52 am
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Rody to talk ‘essentials’ in 3rd SONA

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.”

Experts warn on costs of Cha-c

by JP LOPEZ on July 18, 2018
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THE draft charter of the Consultative Commission (ConCom) is a “failure” and shifting to a federal government would cost P55 billion and more taxes, two experts told the Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes yesterday.

SC rubs salt on Sereno’s wou

by ASHZEL HACHERO on July 18, 2018
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THE Supreme Court yesterday rubbed salt on the wounds of ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, reprimanding her for discussing in public the merits of the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida while it was being heard by the tribunal.

November plebiscite eyed for

July 18, 2018
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SENATE majority leader Juan Miguel Zubiri yesterday said the plebiscite for the ratification of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may be held in November this year. 

SC endorses Martires to Ombuds

July 18, 2018
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SUPREME Court justices yesterday unanimously nominated to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) Associate Justice Samuel Martires to replace Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales who is set to retire on July 26. 

COA calls out GSIS on high loa

by PETER TABINGO on July 18, 2018
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THE Commission on Audit has recommended that the Government Service Insurance System ease up on charging interests on members’ loans after finding out that a number of government employees who retired in 2017 and availed of the five-year lump sum option were left with “zero or almost zero proceeds” in their benefits.

COA slams Road Board’s poor pe

by PETER J. G. TABINGO on July 18, 2018
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OUT of the P13.123 billion allotments received by the Road Board under the motor vehicle user’s charge (MVUC), it spent only P3.56 billion or 27.13 percent last year, earning poor marks from the Commission on Audit.

Palace okays use of express la

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on July 18, 2018
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EMPLOYEES of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) are assured of getting their monthly and overtime compensation until the end of the year after President Duterte ordered the use and release of the Express Lane Funds (ELF) to pay for the benefits. 

Chinese ship docks in Davao

by VICTOR REYES on July 18, 2018
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A CHINESE research vessel docked in Davao City Monday night, the fourth to visit the country during the time of President Duterte who is seeking improved relations with the Chinese.

Suspected pusher kills cop, is

July 18, 2018
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A SUSPECTED drug pusher who killed a cop in a buy-bust operation in General Tinio, Nueva Ecija was also killed by the colleagues of the policeman on Monday night.

Central Luzon cops on duty on

July 18, 2018
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THE Central Luzon Police Regional Office has placed on standby 410 of its men to help the main police force in keeping Batasan complex safe and secure as President Duterte delivers his third SONA on Monday.


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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.”