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The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) on Saturday said it has suspended its parallel investigation into the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) mess, which had allowed the early release of heinous crime convicts. In a statement, the PACC said the move is in deference to the probe currently conducted by the Senate and the Office of the Ombudsman. “However, considering the gravity and magnitude of the issue, and particularly when attempted,

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Malacañang rejected the previous comment of President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday that last year he ordered the ambush on former Daanbantayan, Mayor of Cebu Vicente Loot. “Let’s be evident and categorical: the President did not order Gen. Loot’s ambush,” he said. Duterte claims he ordered a hit on the ex-Daanbantayan mayor he labeled as a drug protector Loot, an ex-police officer named Duterte as a drug ring protector, who survived

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The Department of Labor and Employment does not have the authority to employ illegal foreign employees over Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs), its chief said Wednesday. Despite his department being able to inspect POGO activities, Labor Secretary Silvestro Bello III said that disciplining them remains “toothless.” We’re arrogant, we can inspect and say ‘ you don’t have a license, you get a license, ‘ but we can’t do anything if

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The militant Islamic State group is using social media to “glorify” suicide bombing, a tactic used in the southern province of Sulu last weekend, an analyst said Friday. In the Sept. 8 attack near a army detachment in Sulu, a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, a group of activists who had promised loyalty to ISIS, a suspected suicide bomber was murdered. It has been the fourth suicide bomb since 2017

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Agriculture Secretary Dr. William Dar has been designated by President Rodrigo Duterte to replace Emmanuel Piñol who will be transferred to the Mindanao Development Authority. This development was verified on Monday by Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, a former President’s top assistant. GMA News Online asked for a declaration from presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo but has yet to receive a response from this posting. A horticulturalist, Dar served briefly under President

Duterte is of national interest, claims Tolentino on the China fisheries agreement

President Rodrigo Duterte will not do anything against national interest, one of his Senate allies said Tuesday. Sen. Francis Tolentino delivered a privilege speech on Monday in which he addressed the verbal agreement between Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping, the protection of Filipino fishermen and the need for more global contracts. Tolentino said in his privilege speech he intended to highlight the plight of fishermen. They don’t have enough

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The House of Representatives officially appointed Taguig City Representative Alan Peter Cayetano as the House’s 22nd Speaker. Cayetano beat fellow nominee Manila 6th District Representative Benny Abante Jr. with a 266 vote, who received 28 votes. Two lawmakers abstained and one did not vote. Davao City Representative Paolo Duterte, Marinduce Representative Lord Allan Velasco and Leyte Representative Lord Allan Velasco nominated Cayetano as speaker. Iloilo Representative Janet Garin and the

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Opposition Senator Leila de Lima accused the administration using Vice President as a “scapegoat” and the threat of impeachment against her as a “diversionary tactic” to cover up the guilt of President Rodrigo Duterte. The former senator said that presidential anti-corruption commissioner Manuelito Luna was only attempting to gain the president’s brownie points when he (Luna) issued the impeachment threat against Robredo. Calling for the Vice President’s impeachment is also

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The financial team of President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that the sky-high inflation in 2018 will not occur again for the remainder of his term, as the government is ramping up reforms and external forces are becoming favourable. The Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) even lowered the inflation outlook for 2019 to between 2.7% and 3.5% at its 176th session. The previous outlook was 2% to 4%. Due to the

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Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Friday that an effort to impeach President Rodrigo Duterte will not succeed because Congress’s chief executive enjoys majority assistance. Fisherfolk community Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said previously that it was preparing an impeachment complaint to be lodged against Duterte at the House of Representatives for supposedly compromising the fishing rights of the Filipinos in the West Philippine Sea. The group quoted