PHL orders crackdown on privileged jailbirds

Philippine authorities have given privileged inmates in the country’s main prison until Christmas Eve to turn over their hidden guns, drugs and other contraband or the notorious facility will face a major shakedown.

Source: GMA News

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Palace: Aquino studying recommendation to pardon elderly inmates

Malacañang on Saturday assured the public it is studying a recommendation to grant executive clemency to elderly inmates.

Source: GMA News

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Ombudsman to probe into Bilibid controversy

The Office of the Ombudsman has created a panel to investigate the alleged special treatment of some rich inmates at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.

Source: GMA News

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Palace: No discussion yet on who will replace retiring Comelec chief

There is still no discussion—at least officially—at this time on who will replace Sixto Brillantes Jr., who is due to retire as Commission on Elections chairman in February, Malacañang said Saturday.

Source: GMA News

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No permanent replacement yet for Ona, Garin remains acting DOH chief

Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin will continue to run the Department of Health following President Benigno Aquino III’s acceptance of Enrique Ona’s resignation, a Malacañang spokesman said Saturday morning. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said, “Wala pa po, the president has not yet decided on whom to appoint as the successor to Sec. Ona. Undersecretary Garin will be the acting Health chief until any permanent appointment has been announced.”

Source: GMA News

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Govt hospitals on code white starting Saturday

Government hospitals are going on Code White alert starting this weekend to prepare for revelry-related injuries or medical conditions.

Source: GMA News

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Pinoy tops Saudi Arabia photo tilt

A Filipino copped the first prize in the smartphone category of a photography contest in Saudi Arabia, the Philippine embassy there said.

Source: Pinoy Achievers

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Holidays ‘prime time’ for thieves and snatchers, US reminds nationals in PHL

Saying the holiday season is a prime time for pickpockets and thieves, the United States Embassy in Manila on Friday advised its Americans in the country to take precautions against theft, robbery, and even violent crimes.

Source: GMA News

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A bigger music studio inside Bilibid for Colangco's rival gang leader?

The series of raids inside the maximum security compound in New Bilibid Prison have brought to light various gang rivalries inside the facility.

Source: GMA News

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LP official pushes for Mar Roxas-Grace Poe tandem for 2016

An official of the ruling Liberal Party on Friday floated the prospect of Sen. Grace Poe being tapped to be Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II’s running mate for 2016.

Source: GMA News

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