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Scope, composition of Mamasapano Truth Commission discussed in Senate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Several recommendations on the scope and composition of the proposed truth body that will investigate the January 25 Mamasapano clash were discussed at the Senate on Wednesday. During the hearing on the proposal to create a Truth […]
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Espina renews call for return of PNP-SAF’s firearms, other items

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “Tinugis ninyo [ang] mga tao ko, kaya ung mga gamit namin, isauli ninyo na.” This was PNP officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina’s renewed call to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, referring to the items, including firearms, […]
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Despite Pulse Asia poll, De Lima remains undecided on 2016 plans

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite her inclusion in the latest survey on preferred senatorial bets, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is still undecided on becoming a lawmaker. In an interview Tuesday, De Lima said she welcomed the Pulse Asia survey showing […]
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Opposition tactics could lead to reenacted budget, House leader warns

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II warned Thursday that persistent questions over the quorum and attacks on the proposed 2015 budget could delay its approval or, worse, force a reenacted budget next year. “And they say that […]
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Bistek could face raps for slapping drug suspect

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista could face charges for slapping a drug suspect who was caught red-handed with P15 worth of shabu during a buy-bust operation last Friday. Bautista has apologized to the public for the incident, […]
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PNP to cooperate with CHR probe on SONA rally dispersal

MANILA, July 29 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine National Police is ready to cooperate with the Commission on Human Rights in probing Monday’s dispersal of groups protesting President Benigno Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address. The PNP will help shed […]
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Cudia asks SC to consider CHR findings regarding dismissal

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Dismissed PMA Cadet Jeff Aldrin Cudia has asked the Supreme Court to consider the Commission on Human Rights findings that he was not guilty of the offense as earlier decided by the Philippine Military Academy. In his […]
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Sandra cam to wait for De Lima to release Napoles’ list

MANILA, May 8 (Mabuhay) — Whistleblowers Association of the Philippines (WAP) president Sandra Cam on Thursday said that she will wait for Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima to release first the list given to her by Janet Lim Napoles […]
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CHR chief wants Duterte’s ‘gladly kill’ remark removed from Senate records

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks against alleged rice smuggler Davidson Bangayan has “undermined” a government institution and should be removed from official Senate records, Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairwoman Etta Rosales said Wednesday. In...
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CHR chief nixes bid to revive death penalty, blames ‘flawed’ justice system

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Commission on Human Rights chair Etta Rosales on Thursday rejected the proposal to revive death penalty in the Philippines, saying it’s more important to improve the country’s justice system first. Rosales said she does not believe that […]
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