316 drug suspects killed nationwide since July 27 – PNP

The Philippine National Police (PNP) killed more than 300 suspects in its anti-illegal drug operations for the month of July, based on the latest count of the PNP’s National Operations Center (NOC) released on Thursday.

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Makabayan bloc asks administration to reconsider con-ass plans

The progressive Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives urged Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez Thursday to reconsider the plan to amend the 1987 Constitution by convening Congress as a constituent assembly (con-ass), citing Congress’ negative image as a self-serving institution.

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Duterte thanks PNoy for giving PHL ace card in sea row

LUCENA CITY, Quezon – President Rodrigo Duterte said he thanked President Benigno Aquino III for giving the Philippines the “ace card” in the issue of the country’s overlapping claims with China.

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Duterte’s design for federalism closer to German model, says expert

President Rodrigo Duterte should have referred to the German system of government instead of the French when he pushed for federalism in his State of the Nation Address, a political analyst said Thursday.

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Duterte seeks CPP explanation on Davao ambush, threatens to lift ceasefire

LUCENA CITY, Quezon – Following the ambush of government militiamen staged by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels on Wednesday, President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday threatened to lift the unilateral ceasefire he announced during his first state address.

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Dureza denies Aquino snubbed Arroyo during NSC meet

Presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza on Thursday denied that former President Benigno Aquino III snubbed former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo during Wednesday’s National Security Council (NSC) meeting in MalacaƱang.

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Aguirre wants faster appointment for 2,500 new prosecutorial posts

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Thursday stressed the need to fastrack MalacaƱang’s appointment system to address the shortage of 2,500 government prosecutors.

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COA calls out MMDA for failure to use P1.479-B budget to ease traffic

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) failed to improve the traffic situation in the metro due to lack of detailed planning, deployment of untrained personnel and improper utilization of its technology, the Commission on Audit (COA) said in its latest report.

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CAAP gives in to Duterte’s request, orders removal of presidential no-fly-zone rule

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Thursday ordered the removal of all quasi-emergency procedures during the take-offs and landing of flights of President Rodrigo Duterte, in line with his opposition to special treatment.

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Duterte renews tirade vs. police officers involved in illegal drug trade

President Rodrigo Duterte has once again slammed the involvement of some police officers in the illegal drug trade.

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