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Palace: Pope’s stand boosts campaign vs drugs

Malacañang said Sunday that Pope Francis’ stand against illegal drugs only validates President Duterte’s resolve to end the illegal drugs trade in the country. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the statement after Pope Francis urged governments to combat drug addiction and courageously undertake the fight against those who “deal with death.” According to Panelo, the […]

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Malacañang on Saturday defended President Duterte’s decision to reassign Supt. Jovie Espenido back to Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, saying the police officer’s drive against criminality can keep the city in check. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the statement after a group called the Concerned Ozamiz Professionals opposed Duterte’s order for Espenido to return to Ozamiz. […]

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DAVAO CITY – Former Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Satur Ocampo, Alliance of Concerned Teachers party-list rep. France Castro, and 16 others who were accused of transporting minors in Talaingod, Davao del Norte were released after paying a total of P1.44-million bail or P80,000 each Saturday night. Police Regional Office 11 spokesperson Chief Insp. Jason Baria […]

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Duterte: P1 B spent for new guns

President Duterte has spent P1 billion to acquire new guns for soldiers and policemen to guard against deadly rebel attacks. The President admitted he was “sick and tired” of the brazen rebel assaults that left many soldiers and cops dead so the government decided to purchase new weapons. “I have decided to give you sidearms, […]

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Pump prices are on a mega-rollback again this week, with the cost of diesel cut by P2 to P2.10 per liter and gasoline and kerosene by P2 per liter. Early birds were Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. and PTT Philippines, which both enforced heftier price reduction for diesel at P2.10 per liter compared to the P2 […]

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Guerrero wants smuggled goods seized swiftly

Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero has ordered all district collectors and enforcement commanders to swiftly seize smuggled goods as part of the bureau’s intensified anti-smuggling operations. In a memorandum dated Nov. 22, Guerrero directed all district collectors, Enforcement and Security Service district commanders, and others concerned to promptly confiscate smuggled goods in a bid to curb unlawful import […]

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