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Congress may hold joint session on martial law extension this week

MANILA — The House of Representatives and Senate may likely hold a joint session this week to deliberate on the extension of martial law in Mindanao before they go into a congressional recess, Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said on Monday. “Our session officially ends on Friday, December 15; hence, we may have a joint session on …

4 SC justices appear at impeach hearing vs Sereno

MANILA — Four magistrates of the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday appeared at the House justice committee’s hearing on the impeachment proceeding against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.  Associate Justices Francis Jardeleza, Noel Tijam, and retired Associate Justice Arturo Brion made their first appearance before the House justice panel. Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, on the other hand, made another appearance at …

Military won’t give in to holiday truce pleas

MANILA — The military is not inclined to give in to a Christmas truce with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) despite calls by some groups, including the Church. This, according to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief, Col. Edgard Arevalo late Sunday. “The AFP supports the …

AFP vows to uphold transparency in line with HR commitments

MANILA — In line with its commitment to Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that it will continue to be transparent with its operations and expressed willingness to cooperate in verified complaints brought against its personnel. The military issued this statement in line with the observance of the …

MVP hit consecutive triples for winning FIBA WC bid: Angara

LOS BANOS, Laguna — Senator Sonny Angara lauded the SBP for successfully bidding for the rights to host the 2023 FIBA World Cup. Angara, who acts as the chairman of the SBP board, even likened president emeritus Manny Pangilinan, the leader of the Philippines-Japan-Indonesia consortium bid that was announced as the co-hosts for the said tournament …

GAB optimistic of more victories for Pinoy boxers

DAVAO CITY — The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) will double its efforts to help Filipino professional boxers secure more victories in the future. “We’ll double our efforts so that there will always be fellow Filipinos who’ll bring home pride and glory as the most competitive boxers worldwide in all divisions where they qualify,” said GAB …

2 Mindanaoan pugs vie for Interim OPBF light flyweight title

DAVAO CITY — Ivan Soriano of General Santos City and Jaysever Abcede of Valencia City will be fighting against each other for the interim Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) light flyweight title on December 16 at the Makati Cinema Square Boxing Arena in Makati City. Soriano (16W-1L-1D, 8 KOs), a former interim Philippine Boxing Federation …

Global Cebu, Ceres-Negros in final duel for PFL title

MANILA — Ceres-Negros and Global Cebu will clash next weekend to earn the inaugural champions title of the Philippines Football league after prevailing from the semi-finals on Saturday. Having to play back-to-back road games because of the unavailability of the Cebu City Sports Complex for the first leg, fourth-seeded Global Cebu had its back against the …

Petron, F2 Logistics reach PSL Grand Prix finals

MANILA — Petron and F2 Logistics scored contrasting victories on Saturday night to reach the finals of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at the Mall of Asia Arena. Petron banked on the explosive performances of American imports Lindsay Marie Stalzer and Hillary Hurley to prevail over two-time champion Foton, 30-28, 21-25, 25-23, 25-21, …

PH-Japan-Indonesia bid wins 2023 FIBA World Cup hosting rights

MANILA — Let’s get louder in 2023. The Asian consortium of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan gets the privilege of becoming the first set of nations to jointly host the FIBA World Cup. The Asian bid bested the South American bid of Argentina and Uruguay as announced during the FIBA Central Board meeting in Mies, Switzerland …

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