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No pressure on court to rule vs. Trillanes: DOJ

No pressure on court to rule vs. Trillanes: DOJ By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Sunday denied allegations that the government is pressuring the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to issue an arrest warrant and hold departure order against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Guevarra said the … Continue reading

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PNP welcomes UN remark on illegal drugs as global concern

PNP welcomes UN remark on illegal drugs as global concern By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) welcomed the statement of the United Nations (UN) recognizing illegal drugs as a global concern. “With the United Nations’ recognition, the PNP will be more strengthened to fight the menace of … Continue reading

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Gov’t to suspend implementation of add’l fuel excise tax

Gov’t to suspend implementation of add’l fuel excise tax By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The government is temporarily suspending the implementation of the additional fuel excise tax to tame inflation, Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go announced Sunday. President Rodrigo Duterte’s top aide made this remark amid clamors … Continue reading

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Trillanes arrest warrant submitted for court’s resolution

Trillanes arrest warrant submitted for court’s resolution By Benjamin Pulta MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Makati court hearing the coup d’etat charges against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said that the government’s motion for the issuance of an arrest warrant and hold departure order against the lawmaker is “considered now submitted for resolution.” In his … Continue reading