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Duterte: Death penalty is for retribution Not intended to deter crime

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday stood by to his plan to push for the reimposition of the death penalty despite claims by Catholic church leaders and human rights advocates that executions are not a deterrent to crime. […]
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Aquino: We have reclaimed PHL’s honor

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Outgoing President Benigno Aquino III said on Thursday that under his administration, in terms of foreign policy, the Philippines was able to reclaim its distinguished stature in the community of nations. Speaking during the 118th foundation anniversary...
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Duterte to ‘corrupt’ gov’t officials, personnel: ‘Shape up now’

By Allen V. Estabillo ALABEL, Sarangani  (PNA) – President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte called on government officials and personnel who are into “corrupt” activities to “shape up now” as he reiterated his commitment to cleanse the bureaucracy of corruption in his […]
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China accepts Duterte’s offer for joint efforts to improve bilateral ties

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – China has expressed willingness to work with the Duterte administration to improve its bilateral ties with the Philippines marred by a simmering territorial dispute involving the West Philippine Sea. In a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday, […]
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PHL urged to invest more in higher education to achieve inclusive growth

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, June 22 (PNA) – The country needs to invest more in higher education and skills training that can contribute to inclusive growth, according to a study by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies […]
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Roxas finally files SOCE

MANILA, June 22 (Mabuhay) – Defeated presidential candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas II finally submitted his statement of contributions and expenditures (Soce) on Wednesday–exactly on the last day of the extended deadline after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) granted his...
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Rizal Hall can’t accommodate media for Duterte’s inauguration, says Palace official

MANILA (Mabuhay) — No media organization will be allowed inside Malacañang’s Rizal Hall for the inauguration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on June 30, because of limited space, incoming Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said. “Yung plano, as of now, dun sa...
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Commissioner quits as head of Comelec campaign finance office

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) senior Commissioner Christian Robert Lim has formally stepped down as head of the poll body’s campaign finance office. In a letter filed Monday afternoon, Lim tendered his “irrevocable”...
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Arroyo backs more powers for Duterte

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal A rroyo is in favor of granting President-elect Rodrigo Duterte additional powers to deal with the deteriorating traffic situation in Metro Manila. Arroyo is set to file a bill seeking […]
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Palace extends condolences to Maceda’s family

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Tuesday extended its condolences to the family of the late former Senate President Ernesto Maceda, who succumbed to multiple organ failure Monday night. In a statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said: “The late former...