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Duterte denies having hand in SEC ruling on Rappler

Rodrigo Duterte - 16 Jan 2018

“I don’t give a shit,” said President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday as he denied that he had a hand on the ruling of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)revoking the registration of news website Rappler to operate. Duterte made the remarks as Rappler CEO Maria Ressa claimed that Malacañang was behind the controversial SEC decision.

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LP senators hit Diokno’s ‘insensitive, heartless’ stance on teacher’s pay hike

LP senators hit Diokno’s ‘insensitive, heartless’ stance on teacher’s pay hike

“Insensitive, if not heartless” was how three Liberal Party senators described on Friday the declaration of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, who said that raising the teachers’ pay was not a priority of the administration at this time.

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LP senators hit Diokno’s ‘insensitive, heartless’ stance on teacher’s pay hike

LP senators hit Diokno’s ‘insensitive, heartless’ stance on teacher’s pay hike

“Insensitive, if not heartless” was how three Liberal Party senators described on Friday the declaration of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, who said that raising the teachers’ pay was not a priority of the administration at this time.

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Cops’ Jan. 15 payroll to reflect up to 100% wage increase

Cops’ Jan. 15 payroll to reflect up to 100% wage increase

Policemen are set to receive higher salaries starting January 15 after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Joint Resolution No. 1, authorizing the increase in the base pay of military and uniformed personnel.

Under the new scheme, a Police Officer 1 (PO1) would receive P29,668 monthly base pay – a 100 percent increase from the current P14,834.

Meanwhile, an average increase of 58.70 percent for all other police ranks would also be realized beginning this January 15, Philippine National Poilce (PNP) spokesperson Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos said in a press briefing on Thursday.

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Jeepney driver shot dead while changing flat tire in Batangas

Jeepney driver shot dead while changing flat tire in Batangas

Jeepney driver shot dead while changing flat tire in Batangas

SAN PEDRO CITY — A jeepney driver was shot dead in Malvar town in Batangas province early morning on Sunday, the police said. The victim was identified as Benigno Castillo, a resident of Bagong Pook village in Malvar town. Case investigator Police Officer 3 Roswell Sadicon said Castillo had just left his house about 4:30 […]

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Suspects in murder of 2 South Cotabato cops killed in shootout

Suspects in murder of 2 South Cotabato cops killed in shootout

Polomolok in South Cotabato - Google Maps

Police in Polomolok town in South Cotabato province killed three men suspected of the murder of the town’s deputy police chief in September this year.

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AFP: Legal processes will be followed before arrest of NDFP members out on bail

AFP: Legal processes will be followed before arrest of NDFP members out on bail

Edgard Arevalo

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is monitoring the movements of communist leaders out on bail so they could easily arrest them once bail has been revoked following legal proceedings, according to Col. Edgard Arevalo, chief of the AFP Public Affairs Office.

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Filipinos not made guinea pigs – Sanofi

Filipinos not made guinea pigs – Sanofi

Filipinos not made guinea pigs – Sanofi

The Department of Justice ordered an investigation on Monday into the immunization of more than 733,000 schoolchildren with a dengue vaccine that has since been suspended as pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur denied that Filipinos were used as “guinea pigs” to test the vaccine Dengvaxia.

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Five arrested over elephant killing in Sri Lanka

Five arrested over elephant killing in Sri Lanka

Five arrested over elephant killing in Sri Lanka

Villagers in the island’s northwest had alerted wildlife authorities after a popular local elephant called “Dala Poottuwa”, or crossed tusker, disappeared.

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Stranded in Bali tourists lampooned online for complaints

Stranded in Bali tourists lampooned online for complaints

Stranded in Bali tourists lampooned online for complaints

Australian tourists who complained about being stranded on tropical Bali when volcanic ash closed its airport have been roasted online as out of touch with the hardships faced by Indonesians forced to flee their homes.

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