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Duterte: GMA not keen on post

Duterte: GMA not keen on post

President Duterte on Thursday quelled old rumors that former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria M. Arroyo will replace House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez.

Only Congress has the authority to suspend or remove its members, Malacañang said following the Office of the Ombudsman’s dismissal of House Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia from service.

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Lawmakers batted yesterday for the suspension or revocation of the driver’s license of actress Maria Isabel Lopez for violation of traffic rules and for breach of security last Saturday.

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Granted immunity from suit and security protection, Customs broker Mark Ruben Taguba yesterday tagged eight persons, five of them incumbent Bureau of Customs officials, as recipients of grease money known as “tara” for every container to facilitate the swift and easy release of shipments of goods into the country.

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The leadership of the House of Representatives has placed the controversial proposal for the legalization of same-sex civil union in the list of priorities in the mid-term session of the 17th Congress that starts July 24, but this time, the bill will cover live-in heterosexual couples who do not want to be legally hitched.

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A House leader yesterday urged Congress to pass a bill seeking the creation of the Philippine National Transportation and Safety Board following the Leomarick Trans bus tragedy in Nueva Ecija that killed 32 people Tuesday.

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