Kiko Pangilinan clarifies: I didn’t fully agree with Senate panel report on EJKs

Sen. Francisco “Kiko” Pangilinan has clarified he was not completely agreeing with the Senate committee report saying there was no proof of government-sanctioned killings in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against illegal drugs.

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DOJ chief orders probe on alleged massive pay-offs at BI

Justice Secrtary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Sunday said he has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the alleged massive pay-offs in the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in connection with the arrest of more than 1,000 Chinese nationals involved illegal online gambling operations in Clark, Pampanga.

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Probe into NPO deals leaves more questions than answers —group  

A transparency and accountability watchdog questioned the result of the investigation into the alleged anomalous transactions in the National Printing Office, saying it lacked clear answers to clarify contracts entered into by the concerned NPO officials.

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DILG: Dental, medical clinics exempted from business, mayor's permit requirements

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Sunday reminded local government units that medical and dental clinics should be exempted from the mayor’s and business permit requirements.

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China reiterates its rights over South China Sea islands and reefs

China reiterated its sovereignty rights over a disputed reef in the South China Sea on Friday after satellite imagery shows that Vietnam has begun dredging work on the reef, the latest move by the Communist state to bolster its claims in the strategic waterway.

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NDF now willing to sign bilateral truce before political prisoners’ release

The National Democratic Front (NDF) is now willing to sign a bilateral peace agreement with the government before the release of all political prisoners, the communist group’s chief negotiator said Saturday.

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Robredo to advocates: Let’s make human rights an ‘issue for all’

Vice President Leni Robredo said the challenge for human rights advocates today is to make the issue relatable to the ordinary Filipino, especially in light of recent events.

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Marcos Libingan burial protests highlight Int’l Human Rights Day celebrations in PHL

Progressive groups on Saturday converged on separate locations in Metro Manila to commemorate International Human Rights Day with protests against the burial of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, as well as other social injustices.

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FVR, advocates to Duterte: Time running out, implement RH Law

Former President Fidel Ramos and other several responsible parenthood advocates on Saturday urged President to intervene in the implementation of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law.

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Immigration bureau hires Chinese-speaking interpreters

The Bureau of Immigration has hired 12 Chinese-speaking interpreters as part of its intensified drive to scrutinize arriving Chinese tourists in the country.

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