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CHR: Detention of Australian nun may discourage humanitarian work

Philippines Star - 5 hours 16 min ago
The Commission on Human Rights warned that the apprehension and detention of Australian nun Patricia Fox can set a “dangerous precedent” for foreign human rights defenders.
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Drilon defends Aquino, others in dissent to Gordon Dengvaxia report

Philippines Star - 5 hours 37 min ago
Drilon said that Senate committees did not find scientific evidence to support the conclusion that any of the reported deaths were connected to Dengvaxia.
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Karapatan: Moro rights activist barred from entering US

Philippines Star - 6 hours 50 min ago
Moro human rights activist, invited for a speaking tour by several church-based institutions, has been barred entry into the United States.
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Liberal Party alarmed by PET’s threshold rule

Philippines Star - 6 hours 50 min ago
The Liberal Party expressed deep concern on the insistence of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal to apply the 50 percent threshold in determining the validity of votes during the ongoing vote recount for the 2016 vice presidential race.
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Marcos camp: Robredo should stop tainting PET's integrity

Philippines Star - 7 hours 8 min ago
Lawyer Vic Rodriguez, spokesperson of Bongbong Marcos, in a statement, said that the vice president should stop “casting aspersions meant to debase [the Presidential Electoral Tribunal’s] integrity.”
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To build or not to build: Contradictory statements on Boracay casino plan

Philippines Star - 7 hours 11 min ago
A plan to construct an entertainment complex on Boracay island that was floated late last year has been met with opposition and skepticism amid conflicting statements on whether it will push through or not.
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CSC to be 'more circumspect' after 'pro-China' question raises eyebrows

Philippines Star - 8 hours 20 min ago
The Civil Service Commission on Thursday vowed to be "more circumspect" in constructing questions for the civil service exam following a viral tweet claiming that a part of the test was Chinese "propaganda."
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Philippines as Chinese village? Opposition urges gov't to fight for country's sovereignty

Philippines Star - 8 hours 30 min ago
The Philippines should assert and fight for its sovereignty in the South China Sea amid reports on the presence of Chinese military aircraft on one of its artificially-built islands in the disputed waters, members of the opposition said, as concerns over Beijing’s militarization of the waterway continue to mount.
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SC may rule on Sereno ouster petition in May, Carpio says

Philippines Star - 8 hours 56 min ago
Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said on Thursday that the Supreme Court may rule on the ouster petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in May.
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Mocha, Freddie Aguilar and Bong Go: Here are PDP-Laban's possible Senate bets in 2019

Philippines Star - 9 hours 28 min ago
The administration PDP-Laban party is considering folk singer Freddie Aguilar, a supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte, as a senatorial candidate in the 2019 elections.
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PDP-Laban considering Freddie Aguilar for 2019 Senate lineup

Philippines Star - 9 hours 28 min ago
The administration PDP-Laban party is considering folk singer Freddie Aguilar, a supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte, as a senatorial candidate in the 2019 elections.
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Group hits ‘repressive’ BI order used as basis to detain Australian nun

Philippines Star - 11 hours 21 min ago
A rights group slammed the immigration order banning foreign tourists from participating in political activities, raising concerns that it would be used to harass and arrest more foreigners critical of the Philippine government.
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Robredo appeals anew 25% threshold on vote validity

Philippines Star - 11 hours 26 min ago
Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday morning has asked the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, to reverse its earlier ruling that junked their appeal to apply the 25 percent threshold for the ongoing vote recount.
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Saudi human rights body to look into case of abused OFW

Philippines Star - 12 hours 28 min ago
An independent non-government organization in Saudi Arabia has taken interest to look into the case of Filipina worker Agnes Mancilla.
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Rotary club completes 43 projects

Cebu Freeman - 23 hours 13 min ago
From medical services to livelihood programs, the Rotary Club of Cebu Fuente, District 3860 said it has accomplished 43 projects since July and the group has promised to expand its services to benefit more people.
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Funding sought to improve Hagnaya Port

Cebu Freeman - 23 hours 13 min ago
The Cebu Provincial Board is seeking P70 million funding to improve the Hagnaya Port in San Remigio town in northern Cebu.
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2 fire incidents raze 40 houses

Cebu Freeman - 23 hours 13 min ago
Around 40 houses went up in smoke in separate fire incidents that hit the cities of Cebu and Talisay yesterday morning.
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Mandaue copfaces complaint before Office of the President

Cebu Freeman - 23 hours 13 min ago
A policeman is facing a complaint before the Office of the President for allegedly holding cockfights and for abusing a neighbor in Barangay Labogon, Mandaue City.
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CPADAO eyes partnership with frats

Cebu Freeman - 23 hours 13 min ago
Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Office (CPADAO) Chief Carmen Ivy Remedios Durano-Meca urged fraternity groups to partner with them in anti-drug initiatives through educating the youth.
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KP to launch anti-poverty program

Cebu Freeman - 23 hours 13 min ago
Members of the Kilusang Pagbabago- Visayas, a mass movement of President Rodrigo Duterte’s supporters, are expected to rally behind the embattled Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco during the Cebu launching of the anti-poverty program of the administration on Saturday.
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