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Faeldon admits shabu evidence ‘contaminated,’ twits tardy PDEA

MANILA, Aug 2 (Mabuhay) — Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon admitted Wednesday said his men indeed mishandled a seized shipment of “shabu” as alleged by an anti-narcotics official, but said the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency could have prevented it....
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Aquino hits plans to abolish PCGG, CHR

MANILA, Aug 1 (Mabuhay) — Former President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday expressed apprehension over the proposed dissolution of the Presidential Commission on Good Government and the Commission on Human Rights. The two government agencies were created during the term of...
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Maute stronghold in Marawi down to two barangays  — military

MANILA, Aug 5 (Mabuhay) — Relentless armed offensives have narrowed down ISIS-inspired Maute group’s area of control to two barangays in Marawi City,  the military said Saturday. “Nasa dalawang barangay na lang tayo ngayon nakatuon … itong area na may...
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Duterte issues reminder, but no new policies, in meeting with mining execs

MANILA, Aug 4 (Mabuhay) –President Rodrigo Duterte met with mining executives on Thursday night in Malacañang days after he threatened to “tax to death” the industry amid issues of illegal mining in the country. But Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra said...
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Faeldon faces calls to resign amid P6.4-B shabu shipment mess

  MANILA, Aug. 1 – Amid lawmakers’ clamor for his resignation, on Tuesday refused to step down after being embroiled in the controversy over the PHP6.4 billion worth of illicit drugs smuggled at the bureau. House Dangerous Drugs Committee Chair Ace Barbers led the call for...
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Exercise prudence on martial law statements, Escudero tells Panelo

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) –Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo should “exercise more prudence” in his statements over martial law in Mindanao, following the latter’s remark that another proclamation is necessary should...
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Pacquiao urges WBO action on ‘unfair’ decision over Horn fight

MANILA, July 5 (Mabuhay) — Senator Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday urged the World Boxing Organization (WBO) to take action on the letter of the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) over the “unfair decision and officiating” on his loss against Jeff Horn. “WBO should take...
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Dela Rosa wants to pull out SAF troops out of Bilibid

MANILA, July 5 (Mabuhay) –Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said he wants to pull out members of the Special Action Force (SAF) from their duty at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). Dela Rosa said this is to avoid putting the...
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Fil-Am artists exhibition Filipinotown on July 14 to 28

By Abner Galino A group of Filipino American artists will be holding an exhibit of freshly created artworks in the Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles in an event dubbed as “Ugnayan sa Sining.” The event is “going to be the first in a series of exhibits of Filipino artists in...
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23 refugees die from illnesses in Marawi

LEGAZPI CITY, June 15 – Some 23 refugees from strife-torn Marawi City have died due to various illnesses, of whom 19 died inside designated evacuation camps while the remaining 4 died outside the camps, Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial said here on Thursday. She emphasized that...