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Labor department looking at imposing deployment bans to other countries

February 28, 2018

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is looking at imposing deployment bans to countries similar to the one on Kuwait due to reported rampant cases of maltreatment and abuse of Overseas Filipino Workers. “We will impose the same restrictions

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PNP fires nearly 400 policemen, 167 for drug-related charges

February 28, 2018

Nearly 400 police personnel have been dismissed by the Philippine National Police (PNP), with 167 for drug-related charges in the last two years and two months, the PNP said in a statement Wednesday. Records culled by the PNP Directorate for

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Philippines hails inclusion of Maute-ISIS in US terror list

February 28, 2018

The Philippine government welcomed on Wednesday the inclusion of the Maute-ISIS Group in the United States’ list of foreign terrorist organizations. The US State Department has listed the “ISIS-Philippines,” along with ISIS-Bangladesh and ISIS-West Africa, on its foreign terrorists organizations

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Gov’t to boost Pasig River ferry system to lessen traffic woes in Metro Manila

February 28, 2018

The Duterte administration is eyeing to revitalize the ferry system in Pasig River to address Metro Manila’s traffic congestion, which according to Japan International Cooperation Agency has been causing economic lost of P3.5 billion daily. In a press conference Wednesday,

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Palace cites “marked difference” between Duterte, Xi over constitutional amendments

February 27, 2018

Malacanang said on Tuesday there is a “marked difference” between President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping on why they were pushing for changes in their respective constitutions. In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said it was

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Roque to De Lima: “May you spend the rest of your life in jail”

February 27, 2018

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque wished on Tuesday that detained Senator Leila de Lima would be imprisoned for life. He made the statement after De Lima accused Roque of “bartering” his dignity and reputation as a human rights lawyer, “in exchange

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Palace hopes Sereno to reflect on legacy during her wellness leave

February 27, 2018

Malacanang urged on Tuesday Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who is facing an impeachment complaint, to reflect on her legacy as she takes a 15-day wellness leave in March. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Sereno’s decision to

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DICT removes P10b capital requirement for third telecom player

February 27, 2018

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is scrapping the P10 billion capital requirement to select a third major telecom player to attract more bidders. “The P10 billion capital required, that is not anymore ( required). We have been

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