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Duterte to file plunder raps vs Prietos

The President on Tuesday revealed that “one of these days,” he will file a plunder case against the Prieto family. “One of these days, I’ll file a plunder case. When I file a plunder case, you will go to jail without a bail,” President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said in a media interview. The President did …

Drilon says Cha-Cha debates may reach SC

The debate of the upper and lower house on having a joint or separate session on amending the Constitution may reach the Supreme Court (SC) if not settled, according to Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon. With the ongoing debates on the shift from a unitary to a federal form of government, another topic that the …

Palace: Rappler journalists can be bloggers

After the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that they revoked the license of news media outlet Rappler, the Palace insisted that this was not the Administration’s attack on press freedom and that its reporters can still cover news and be registred as bloggers. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. proposed in a press conference on …

Lacson wants senators who will take part in House con-ass expelled

Senator Panfilo Lacson said he wants senators who will take part in the House of Representatives’ proposed constituent assembly (con-ass) to be expelled from the Senate, Minority Leader Franklin Drilon revealed on Wednesday. The minority leader said Lacson made the proposal during the senators’ meeting on Tuesday. “There was a proposal yesterday by Senator Lacson …

Prominent AIDS crusader Mathilde Krim dies at age 91

NEW YORK — Mathilde Krim, a prominent AIDS researcher who galvanized worldwide support in the early fight against the deadly disease, has died. She was 91. Krim was founding chairman of The Foundation for AIDS Research, or amfAR. The non-profit says she died at her home in King’s Point, New York, on Monday. amfAR Chief …

Manny Pacquiao supports death penalty for drug lords

Senator Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday said he hopes that majority of his colleagues will support a death penalty bill which will only prey on drug lords. The appointed chairman of the Senate subcommittee on death penalty emphasized that there are no poor drug lords anyway. “Mahihirapan talaga kami (It’s hard for us) to get the …

Michelle Obama to hold second speaking event in Vancouver, first sold out

VANCOUVER— Michelle Obama will be doubling up on her speaking engagements in Vancouver next month after tickets to her first keynote address were quickly snapped up. The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade says tickets to the former U.S. first lady’s speech on Feb. 15 at the Queen Elizabeth theatre sold out to its members last …

Saskatchewan teachers warn more cuts, government says no budget decisions yet

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is warning of more cuts to classrooms. Federation President Patrick Maze says school boards have been warned to plan for cuts in addition to those introduced in last year’s budget. Maze says the federation has received a copy of a memo sent out by the Chinook School Division asking …

Canadian producers remember vibrant creative partnerships with

TORONTO— Canadian music producer Dan Brodbeck had collaborated on dozens of songs with Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan and was looking forward to even more in the years ahead. As recently as a few days ago, the singer was debating whether songs they had worked on together would be better suited for a solo album or …

Robredo on OVP abolition: It must be the will of the people, not politicians

Vice President Leni Robredo said she is willing to be ousted from her office; however, it must be a decision made by the people and not by other politicians. “Sa akin, bilang Pangalawang Pangulo, ang alam kong ibinigay sa akin, 6 na taon. Ang puwede lang bumawi noong mandatong iyon, taumbayan din. Kaya iyong lahat …

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