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The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) will release inmates who have surrendered under the ultimatum of President Rodrigo Duterte despite not having been convicted of horrible offences The DOJ reported that 2,221 convicts had surrendered, 1,985 of whom were in the domestic prison while 236 were in police custody. The figure exceeds the BuCor information showing that since 2014 only 1,914 heinous-crime convicts have been released under the GCTA law. The

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Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Saturday that when they return to prison, convicts surrendering under the ultimatum of President Rodrigo Duterte will receive “fair treatment.” On Wednesday, Duterte instructed some 2,000 heinous-crime convicts to surrender within 15 days or be regarded as fugitives under the contentious GCTA law. The GCTA, temporarily halted in the aftermath of government uproar by the justice department and the domestic prisons office, enables inmates

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Saturday, as part of a peace treaty directed at ending a decades-long separatist insurgency that left about 150,000 individuals dead, Muslim militants in Mindanao started handing over their weapons to autonomous international monitors. In a single day, just over a thousand guerrillas transform into 940 guns in a graduated decommissioning method aimed at converting the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The combatants demobilized on Saturday are a symbolic first step

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President Rodrigo Duterte has moved to the Judicial and Bar Council former chairperson of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Franklin Demonteverde and appointed a former military officer to the regulatory body.   Demonteverde, a retired judge, was appointed last July 19 as representative of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines to the JBC, a document released by Malacañang Wednesday showed.   The JBC is the constitutional body responsible

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A Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) official said Thursday that Metro Manila mayors will be granted two months or 60 days to clear government highways in the respective fields of any obstruction. DILG Under-Secretary for Operations Epimaco Densing said the department is presently preparing a circular memorandum for this order. They expect the circular memorandum to be out next week. Densing stated after a conference with Metro

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Malacañang is scheduled to organize a conference between President Rodrigo Duterte, lawmakers and other stakeholders to iron out the priorities of his administration over the last three years. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the Palace intends to convene the Legislative-Executive Advisory Council on Development (LEDAC). The declaration by Nograles comes after Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco asked for a LEDAC conference on Tuesday so that the executive and legislative branches

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno performed early unannounced inspections around Manila. The mayor can be seen checking the scenario at the Ospital ng Maynila in Malate and proceeded to the Divisoria market. Moreno stated that he chose to inspect the hospital equipment as well as its patients and staff in what he called a post-SONA visit as he did two days after President Rodrigo Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) voiced approval for President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to re-impose the death penalty for drug and plunder offenses. The PNP completely supports the national government’s legislative agenda for efficient legislation that will add more teeth to the crusade against crime, drugs, and , including by imposing capital punishment for drug-related heinous crime and plunder. Albayalde stated that this step could be a “game-changer” in the government’s

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Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV said Tuesday President Rodrigo Duterte confessed to the plunder crime when he said that he and his former assistant, now Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, intervened in the Philippine Navy’s fleet agreement. He added that Duterte’s admission of his and Bong Go’s participation in the frigate scam is simply admission to the plunder crime. He stated that the results during the Senate investigation showed that Duterte

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China does not have the West Philippine Sea (WPS), said Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio. In a statement to President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address Monday, the senior judge said China had seven characteristics in the Spratlys plus Scarborough Shoal. He added that China also confiscated Sandy Cay from the Philippines during the Duterte administration. But even when taken together, the region of these geological