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Duterte to DOJ, BuCor: Don’t release Sanchez

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon to block the early release of rape-slay convict and former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez. “Pinaabot niya [Duterte] kila BuCor ...

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Angry Duterte against freeing Sanchez, says Bong Go

STAYING IN Chances are nil that former Calauan Mayor Antonio Sanchez (in dark glasses, center) would be leaving the maximum security compound of New Bilibid Prison as a free man anytime soon. —GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE President Duterte is strongly against ...

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Palace: Duterte will not allow rapist-killer Sanchez to get early release

[embedded content] Malacañang has spoken: former Calauan mayor Antonio Sanchez will not be granted freedom. This was guaranteed by President Rodrigo Duterte following widespread public outrage on the possible release of Sanchez because of a new law offering early release ...

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Duterte to visit China on Aug. 28 to Sep. 1; skips Fujian province

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will visit China on Aug. 28 to Sep. 1, a day shorter than the schedule earlier released to the media, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday. The President will no longer go to Fujian ...

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Palace: Duterte won’t allow rapist-murderer Sanchez’s release

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will not allow convicted rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez to be released from prison as a beneficiary of a 2013 law expanding the application of good conduct time allowances for convicts, Malacañang said Friday. “Mr. Sanchez, under ...

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Duterte office eyes significant bump in intelligence funds for 2020

Based on the National Expenditure Program for next year, the Office of the President wants P2.25 billion allotted each for its confidential and intelligence expenses, totaling P4.5 billion. King Rodriguez, Presidential Photo MANILA—The office of President Rodrigo Duterte sought to ...

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Carpio says Duterte can’t compel foreign ships to seek permission

President Duterte cannot compel foreign ships to ask first for permission before passing through Philippine waters, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said on Thursday. Carpio said that the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) ...

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Duterte to Western countries: ‘Do not make us a garbage dump’

The Philippines is one of a few Southeast Asian countries taking a stand against the practice of industrialized nations sending their waste to Asia. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News MANILA—President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday warned Western countries not to treat the ...

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Duterte urges gov’t workers to mirror Ninoy’s life

President Rodrigo Duterte and late former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. File MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte urged his fellow government workers Wednesday to mirror the life of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. as the country marks his death. ...

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Duterte reconvenes El Niño task force

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte reactivated the El Niño task force earlier this week in light of forecasts that reduced rainfall may persist until the end of August. Memorandum Order No. 38, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Tuesday ...

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