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PH has 3M drug users — Duterte

The country has three million Filipinos hooked on illegal drugs, not 1.6 million as estimated by the Philippine National Police (PNP), President Duterte said last Monday. The President opted to believe the higher number of drug users presented by former Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chair Dionisio Santiago than the figure given by the police. “I […]

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Palace: Duterte willing to release medical bulletin

President Duterte is willing to release a medical bulletin about his health in case of serious illness, Malacañang assured the nation Monday.   “The question was whether or not the President should issue a medical bulletin in case of serious illness. The President agrees with that,” Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said during a Palace press […]

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The country’s economic managers made a “logical” move to withdraw an earlier recommendation to suspend the second tranche of fuel excise tax next year, a Palace official said Sunday. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the economic team initially thought world oil prices might breach $80 per barrel that would warrant the suspension of the higher […]

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AFP: Tribal leaders counter Satur rescue claim

The Armed Forces of the Philippines said Sunday that no less than indigenous leaders in Talaingod, Davao del Norte have belied claims made by former Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Satur Ocampo’s camp that they were just rescuing 14 minors which were found inside their vans in a checkpoint last week. In an interview over radio […]

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Survey: Abigail Binay leads brother

An independent survey has showed that incumbent Makati City Mayor Abigail “Abby” Binay is leading the mayoral race against her brother former Mayor Junjun Binay. PUBLiCUS Asia’s independent #PahayagNCR survey showed that 67 percent of respondents will vote for Abigail while 20 percent will go for Junjun. Ricky Yabut, the third candidate, garnered two percent. […]

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500-kilogram saltwater croc caught in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan (PNA) – Wildlife authorities in Palawan have caught a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) measuring 15.6 feet in Balabac, days after a fisherman was attacked and killed by a crocodile last month. Experts from the Palawan Wildlife Reserve and Rescue Center “extracted” the saltwater crocodile in Barangay Malaking Ilog at 2 p.m. […]

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