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‘No PhilHealth ID, no benefits’ policy scrapped

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has included a provision in the proposed P3.35-trillion national budget canceling the need for patients seeking treatment in hospitals to present a Philippine Heath Insurance (PhilHealth) card as a condition for availing themselves of benefits [...]

December 21, 2016 News
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Poe tells De Lima ethics probe to be fair

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Grace Poe yesterday assured Sen. Leila De Lima of a fair probe by the Senate ethics committee, provided the senator would explain why the illegal drug problem apparently flourished during her term as secretary of justice. [...]

December 21, 2016 News
Duterte tags 3 Mindanao politicians in drug trade

Duterte tags 3 Mindanao politicians in drug trade

MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte yesterday identified three incumbent and former Mindanao officials allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade as he warned anew that the drug menace is “corrupting” the country and posing a threat to the next generation. [...]

December 20, 2016 News
Aguirre claims plot to oust him as DOJ chief

Aguirre claims plot to oust him as DOJ chief

MANILA, Philippines – Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday claimed there was a plot to oust him from the Department of Justice (DOJ) by people interested in his post, but the plotters were unsuccessful as he has the trust of President [...]

December 20, 2016 News
War on drugs targets poor – De Lima

War on drugs targets poor – De Lima

MANILA, Philippines – Killing is fast becoming the preferred solution to criminality in the country and the Duterte administration’s war on drugs is turning out to be a “war on the poor,” Sen. Leila de Lima said yesterday. Speaking at [...]

December 20, 2016 News
Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests

Despite Protests Trump Cruises to Electoral College Victory

WASHINGTON — There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote Monday — ensuring he will become America's 45th president. An effort by anti-Trump forces to persuade Republican electors to abandon the president-elect [...]

December 20, 2016 News
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Forgive us for killing – PNP

MANILA, Philippines – As killings of suspected drug offenders and other lawbreakers continue, the country’s national police chief is seeking forgiveness from God as well as prayers from the people in whose name, he said, criminals were being dealt with [...]

December 20, 2016 News
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Rody on health: Just fooling media

MANILA, Philippines – He was just fooling around – and the press swallowed it. Amid calls for the release of his medical records, President Duterte said that he was just fooling the media. During the birthday celebration of Sen. Manny [...]

December 19, 2016 News
Video catches cop shooting

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MANILA, Philippines – Is this another case of “nanlaban?” A policeman shot dead an unarmed man that he claimed was high on drugs. The incident, caught on a video that has gone viral, showed PO3 Reynaldo Dizon accosting Sharief Amatonding. [...]

December 19, 2016 News
Senate raises daycare feeding

Senate raises daycare feeding budget to P4.4 B

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has added P1 billion to the children’s feeding budget of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), raising the amount to P4.427 billion. This should enable the agency to serve one hot meal daily [...]

December 19, 2016 News