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No chance Duterte will be impeached, Belmonte says

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Tuesday shot down talk that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte could be ousted via impeachment under the 17th Congress. Belmonte, a leader of Liberal Party, said he did not see any reason for such […]
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Military grateful to Aquino for jump-starting AFP Modernization Program

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA (PNA) – For jump-starting the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program, outgoing President Benigno S. Aquino III has the gratitude of the entire military. This was disclosed by AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto […]
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Duterte admin looks at cable cars to solve Metro Manila’s gridlock

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Duterte administration is seriously looking at installing cable cars to solve the gridlock in Metro Manila, incoming Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said. Exploratory talks with a company that manufactured cable cars for Bolivia is ongoing, Tugade...
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Comelec can run village polls sans 3 commissioners — Bautista

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chief Andres Bautista said Tuesday that the poll body can successfully run the barangay elections even without the help of its three top commissioners. This, after Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said that she […]
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Tougher penalties vs carnapping awaiting Aquino’s signature

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Revised Anti-Carnapping Act, which imposes stiffer penalties for the perpetrators of carnapping, is now up for President Aquino’s approval. House Bill 4544, authored by re-elected Reps. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2nd District, Pampanga), Evelina Escudero...
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Legarda renews call for safety, preparedness in disasters

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Loren Legarda has renewed her call for the nation to develop a culture of safety and preparedness to prevent natural hazards, such as earthquakes, from turning into disasters. “Everyone should be ready when the ‘Big One’ […]
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Duterte to have 500 guests during oathtaking

By Lilybeth G. Ison MANILA  (PNA) – As promised during his election campaign to have a “simple” inauguration if ever he wins, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will be sworn in by a Supreme Court Justice as the country’s 16th President with […]
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DOJ junks crime raps vs. NAIA staff, cops over ‘laglag bala’ racket

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice has dismissed criminal complaints against airport employees, including four aviation police officers, in connection with the alleged “laglag-bala” extortion scheme at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. In a resolution penned by...
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Ex-Gabriela solon to Duterte: Keep ears, feet on the ground regarding women’s issues

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A women’s rights advocate and former lawmaker urged President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday to “keep his feet and ears on the ground” at all times so he will become more sensitive about women’s issues. Despite criticisms about […]
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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. […]