House panel approves SK reform bill

After more than a year of extensive deliberations, a measure seeking to reform the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) was unanimously approved by the House committee on local government on Wednesday.

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Who ordered  Mamasapano operation? PNoy points to Marwan’s arrest warrant

President Benigno Aquino III didn’t answer the question on who ordered the Philippine National Police-Special Action Forces to swoop down over the weekend on Mamasapano, Maguindanao to arrest suspected Jemaah Islamiyah leader Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Commander Marwan. Instead, the President said the policemen were acting on an enforceable warrant against the alleged bomb-maker.

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FULL TEXT: President Aquino's speech on the Mamasapano clash

Below is the full text of President Benigno Aquino III’s speech about the encounter between members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) and Moro rebels in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao.

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PNP spokesperson, intelligence officer swap posts

The Philippine National Police on Wednesday announced that Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr. has replaced Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor as the officer-in-charge for PNP’s Public information Office.

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Senate orders arrest of Junjun Binay, 5 others

After an hour-long passionate debate Wednesday, the Senate upheld the decision of the blue ribbon committee to order the arrest on Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay and five others for allegedly refusing to cooperate in an investigation on corruption allegations on the Binay family.

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5.5M Pinoy kids trapped in child labor –EU ambassador

There are 5.5 million children engaged in labor in the Philippines, majority of them trapped in the “worst forms” of hard work, an European Union official said Wednesday.

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Parañaque rescue center exposed homeless children to abuse—group

Homeless children were placed in a facility that exposed them to physical and even sexual abuse ahead of the papal visit, GMA News TV’s “Balitanghali” reported on Wednesday.

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DOJ rocked by bomb threat

Employees of the Department of Justice on Wednesday were forced to evacuate after a bomb threat was registered in their building.

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No one should be spared from liability on SAF-MILF ‘misencounter’ –Bam Aquino

No one should be spared from liability in connection with last Sunday’s supposed misencounter between elite policemen and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Maguindanao, a neophyte senator said Wednesday.

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PNP relieves spokesperson days after Mamasapano clash

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday relieved its spokesperson from his post, but officials were tight-lipped as to the reason why.

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