Palace to heed SC ruling on VFA issue

MalacaAang on Friday said it would heed the Supreme Court (SC) in case it rules that President Rodrigo Duterte's abrogation of the Philippines' Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States (US) needs prior consent from the Senate.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Palace …

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DA Bicol confirms 1st ASF case

Some 250 heads of pigs in the town of Bombon in Camarines Sur will be culled after 23 hogs died in the area and were tested positive for African swine fever (ASF) by veterinary personnel of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Bicol.

Emilia Bordado, …

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PCOO promotes PH gov’t gains in anti drug campaign

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) championed the accomplishments of President Rodrigo R. Duterte's fight against illegal drugs in The Hague.

The Duterte administration has constantly been undertaking numerous initiatives and programs to achieve its goal of drug free and drug resistant communities, PCOO Secretary …

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BI chief not off the hook yet: Palace

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente will not escape charges if the results of the pending investigation show he committed lapses in stopping the pastillas scheme, MalacaAang said on Friday.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Morente is not yet off the hook, amid allegations …

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Cloudy skies, light rains to prevail in PH Friday

The prevailing northeast monsoon affecting Luzon and the Visayas will bring cloudy skies and light rains on Friday.

In its 4 a.m. forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and AstronomicaI Services Administration (PAGASA) said Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Quezon, Aurora, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, …

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Bantay Dagat nabs 9 poachers in Albay

Task Force Bantay Dagat (anti illegal fishing) operatives on Wednesday nabbed nine fishermen reportedly engaged in fishing with the use of explosives off the waters of Pioduran town in Albay, a police report said.

Arrested were Gilbert Guerra, Jomar dela Rosa, Robert, Jonel, and Andy …

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CSC clarifies 105 day maternity leave

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds government agencies to grant claims for benefits under Republic Act No. 11210, also known as the 105 Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law, to women who gave live childbirth, or suffered a miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy on March …

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PH can produce world class karatekas

Like other martial arts sports, the Philippines can also produce a world champion in karate.

Former Southeast Asian Games champion and national team coach David Lay certainly thinks so.

With the right training and proper international exposure, Filipino karatekas can also excel in this sport, …

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Espenido defies gag order anew

Despite a gag order from Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa, Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido on Thursday held a media interview at Camp Delgado here.

Espenido arrived at the Police Regional Office 6 headquarters on Wednesday and is currently detailed at the …

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Palace guarantees Espenido’s protection

MalacaAang on Thursday guaranteed the protection of beleaguered Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido, who is among the 357 policemen on President Rodrigo Duterte's drug watch list.

Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said the President would ensure Espenido's protection amid threats to his life.…

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