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Medical marijuana must be strictly regulated: DOH chief

MANILA – Ad Interim Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has expressed support for the use of medical cannabis in the country, provided it is under strict regulation. “It is supposed to be for compassionate use, so there must be a very narrow applicability and must be...
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‘Hollywood March’ for Filipino WW II veterans this Saturday By Abner Galino

The highly successful annual march for justice for Filipino World War II veterans, better known here as the Hollywood march, is all set this Saturday (November 11, 2017). Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) national coordinator Al P. Garcia said participants to the 17th...

Birdshot’ shown in Asian World Film Festival By Abner Galino

Critically acclaimed Philippine movie “Birdshot” was among the foreign films that were screened in the just concluded 3rd Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) held in Culver City from October 26 to November 6. An AWFF organizer told Weekend Balita/US Asian Post that Birdshot’s...

Comelec sees 850K new voters for 2018 barangay, SK polls

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking to register some 850,000 regular and youth voters in the ongoing nationwide voter registration which started on Monday and will run until the end of the month. “The Comelec expects less than 500,000 new Barangay...

Drop in people’s expectations normal in any admin: Palace

MANILA – Malacañang on Monday said the drop in the number of Filipinos expecting President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill most, if not all, of his campaign promises is normal in any administration that has been a year in office, stressing however that what matters most is that...

Duterte’s new spokesman urges CJ Sereno to resign

MANILA – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday urged Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to resign if only to spare the judiciary from further damage. In a Palace briefing, Roque said it would be better for the Chief Justice to resign to protect the judiciary from the...

No Filipino casualty in Texas shooting: DFA

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday confirmed that no Filipino was among the casualties in the massacre that killed 26 attending church services in San Antonio, Texas over the weekend. Twenty persons were also injured in the incident which took place in the...

Gov’t settles dispute with Chinese firm over Northrail project

MANILA — The government has struck an out of court settlement agreement over its dispute with China National Machinery & Equipment Corp. Group (currently China National Machinery Industry Corporation or Sinomach), the former contractor of the 80-kilometer Caloocan to...

P15-M shabu seized in women’s jail, condo raids

MANILA – Combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) seized PHP15.4 million worth of methamphetamine hydrocloride also known as ‘shabu’ from a Taiwanese mother and her daughter in...

DND verifying reports on Amin Baco as new ISIS emir in SE Asia

MANILA – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday said that they are still verifying reports claiming that Malaysian terrorist Amin Baco is now the new ISIS emir in Southeast Asia. He made this announcement at the sidelines of the DND’s 78th...
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