Pimentel backs PRRD call to get rid of Smartmatic

MANILA Senator Aquilino Pimentel III on Friday backed President Rodrigo Duterte's advice to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to let go of the services of Smartmatic in the country's automated elections.

Pimentel, chair of the Senate committee on electoral reforms and people's participation, said the …

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Palace clarifies PRRD remarks vs. Smartmatic

Smartmatic is a response to concerns raised but does not mean it diminishes the credibility of the recently-concluded 2019 midterm elections.

"The President's MANILA MalacaAang on Friday clarified that President Rodrigo R. Duterte's remarks against latest remarks on Smartmatic does not mean that the just-concluded …

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Bukidnon convoy attack to isolate Reds further: DND

MANILA The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army's (CPP-NPA) unprovoked anti-personnel mine attack against a convoy carrying troops, local volunteers and foreign observers at Sitio Nasandigan, Barangay Kalabugao, Impasug-ong town, Bukidnon Thursday will further alienate them from the masses.

This was bared by Department …

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Isolated rains over most parts of PH on Friday

MANILA Most parts of the archipelago will continue to experience isolated rain showers, the weather bureau said on Friday.

In its 4 a.m. weather forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the frontal system affecting northern Luzon will bring cloudy skies …

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Japanese companies to support PH transport projects

MANILA Japanese companies have committed to support the various transportation projects being implemented in the country, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.

DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade and other transportation officials had a series of meetings with Japanese firms this week in Tokyo, Japan.

They also …

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PH calls for restraint amid Mideast tensions

MANILA The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), on Friday called on parties concerned "to exercise restraint" to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Middle East amid reported attacks in Saudi Arabia.

"The Philippine government calls on all parties to the …

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DOTr on heightened alert for school opening

MANILA Sectoral offices and attached agencies of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) are on heightened alert status in preparation for the opening of classes on June 3.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade instructed officials of the department to ensure a safe and secure travel for students …

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New QC officials, 2 others face vote-buying raps

MANILA A vote-buying case was filed on Thursday against newly-elected Quezon City mayor Joy Belmonte and vice mayor Gian Sotto with two others at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

In a three-page complaint affidavit, PDP-Laban campaign manager Michael Defensor and secretary general Edwin Rodriguez said …

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5 firms face P71-M tax raps

MANILA The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed criminal tax complaints before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against five delinquent corporate taxpayers for failure to pay taxes amounting to PHP71 million.

The five corporations were Lucky Builders Center Corporation and its corporate officer …

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BRP Tarlac to undergo dry-dock, repairs

MANILA One of the two strategic sealift vessels of the Philippine Navy (PN), the BRP Tarlac (LD-601), will undergo dry-docking and other related repairs.

This was bared in a bid bulletin posted at the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System website by the PN Bids and …

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