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DILG backs DoJ on no early Sanchez release

The Department of the Interior and Local Government has expressed overwhelming support to the position of the Department of Justice that former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez is “ineligible to avail of Good Conduct Time Allowance because he is categorically excluded to benefit under the law’s coverage.’’ Critics – mostly human rights groups and including […]

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Solon assails PCSO for asking more funds for charity projects

A day after criticizing the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office for scrimping financial assistance for sick Filipinos, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda assailed the State-run lottery agency yesterday for appealing for more funds to support its charity programs. “The answer is no,” Salceda said as he lambasted PCSO Vice President and General Manager Royina Garma for urging […]

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Justice chief orders review of GCTA guidelines

The Department of Justice has ordered a review of  the guidelines of the Good Conduct Time Allowances of convicted inmates in the wake of the controversy regarding the possible early release of rape-slay convict former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez. DoJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the Bureau of Corrections might be asked to suspend the […]

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Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. He also blamed Jerome Powell, the man he appointed as chairman of the Federal Reserve, for the state of the domestic economy, wondering who was a “bigger enemy” of […]

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro authorizes army to help fight Amazon fires

President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized the deployment of Brazil’s armed forces to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and threatens a huge trade deal. Plumes of thick smoke rose into the sky above dense forest in the northwestern state of Rondonia, where […]

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UK consulate staffer returns to Hong Kong after China detention – family

A British consulate employee detained in China has returned to Hong Kong, his family said Saturday. Simon Cheng disappeared after visiting the neighboring city of Shenzhen on August 8 and was placed in administrative detention by police. “Simon has returned to Hong Kong,” his family said in a Facebook post, adding he would take “some […]

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