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Duterte creates committee to make sure gov’t properties are insured

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Gov’t eyes additional P1B in ‘sin’ tax take a year

As a result of its tough stance against cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corp. for alleged tax evasion, the government would collect an additional P1 billion in “sin” taxes monthly, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said. “Please accept my warmest commendations ...

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Duterte salutes troops in Marawi: Gov’t won’t abandon you

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a message on Monday, July 3, 2017, to troops fighting Islamic State-inspired terrorists in Marawi. (Photo from an RTVM video) “The nation will never neglect heroes of the Republic,” President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday night ...

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Bare Duterte’s state of health, bishop asks gov’t

Amid President Duterte’s frequent absences, a Catholic bishop urged the government to make public the President’s real state of health. Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani pointed out that keeping the public informed of Duterte’s health was “a public concern.” “It’s ...

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PH gov’t has accepted communists’ offer to fight Maute Group

In this Apr. 2, 2017 file photo, Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza (center) and  government peace panel chair Silvestre Bello III (right) are in a last minute huddle with NDFP chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili (left) in the resumption of formal ...

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Gov’t to pursue peace talks despite boycotting 5th round

INFORMAL MEET Peace negotiators from the government huddle with those of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines to discuss ways of saving the fifth round of talks hours before formally announcing their withdrawal. —KARLOS MANLUPIG NOORDWIJK AAN ZEE, The ...

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3 gov’t troops killed, 12 wounded in Marawi clashes

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2 gov’t employees caught selling shabu in Cotabato City

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For favoring brod in deal, Leyte ex-mayor banned from gov’t

Office of the Ombudsman MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from government service, of the former mayor of Sta. Fe town in Leyte, for incurring an “unnecessary and improper” rent expense of P16,000 at a ...

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Abu Sayyaf deaths up to 3 in new Bohol battle with gov’t troops

Map show Clarin town (shaded in red), where the clash took place, in Bohol. (Image from Google Maps) CLARIN, Bohol — Three more members of Abu Sayyaf were killed in another battle with government troops who had been pursuing them ...

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