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Central bank chief Nestor Espenilla passes away: sources

MANILA – Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. has passed away after battling tongue cancer, central bank sources said Saturday. He was 60. Espenilla resumed his duties as central bank chief late last month after taking a medical ...

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Interior chief says 349 local execs 'supporting' NPA

MANILA – Some 349 local officials are paying communist rebels for permits to campaign in certain areas, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Thursday. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año bared a watchlist containing names of officials allegedly ...

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Transportation dept warns vs namedropping chief Tugade to speed up LTO transactions

MANILA – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Saturday warned against using Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade's name to cut through lines at the Land Transportation Office (LTO).  The agency released the statement after receiving reports that a certain individual who ...

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'To re-introduce myself': Ex-DILG chief Alunan bares reason for Senate run

MANILA – Senatorial candidate Rafael "Raffy" Alunan III said he had reasons to decline President Rodrigo Duterte's offer to re-install him as secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. Alunan, who was backed by Duterte in the ...

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Iloilo City dad files complaint vs city police chief, 16 cops

ILOILO CITY — An Iloilo City councilor has filed an administrative complaint at the Ombudsman against the city police chief and 16 other policemen in relation to the arrest of his security escorts. In an 11-page complaint filed on Wednesday ...

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Andaya accuses Diokno of 'bribe' try, budget chief cries 'false'

MANILA — House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rolando Andaya Jr on Friday accused Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno of attempting to "bribe" lawmakers for them to keep silent over alleged irregularities in the 2019 budget. Diokno, according to Andaya, "offered the house ...

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Few issues barring 'end endo' bill approval, says Labor chief

MANILA – The Senate on Wednesday may resolve a few remaining issues barring the passage of a bill that will stop the "end of contract" or endo scheme, which President Rodrigo Duterte certified as a priority, one of his economic ...

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Budget chief di sumisipot sa budget probe, pina-subpoena

Pina-subpoena na ng Kamara si Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno. Ito ay matapos isnabin ng kalihim ang imbitasyon ng mga mambabatas sa mga pagdinig ukol sa budget insertions. Nagpa-Patrol, RG Cruz. TV Patrol, Miyerkoles, 6 Pebrero 2019 Bisitahin ang Patrol.PH para ...

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CA approves Madrigal appointment as military chief

  MANILA – The Commission on Appointments approved Wednesday the ad interim appointment of Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Benjamin Madrigal Jr. Madrigal, who formerly headed the military's Eastern Mindanao Command, replaced Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., who ...

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PNP chief flies to bomb-stricken Jolo

A body and debris can be seen outside the doorway of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Jolo, Sulu, Sunday morning, Jan. 27, 2019, after two bombs exploded inside and outside the Catholic cathdral.  Photos from United Kabalikat Civicom Jolo chapter, ...

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