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Fast-track entry of new telco firm ordered

President Duterte yesterday instructed the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to fast-track the entry of the third telecom player to the Philippines to “foster competition in the market.”

Manila Archbishop Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle yesterday called for an end to the “waste of human lives” following a brutal week in President Duterte’s drug war in which 17-year-old Grade 11 student Kian Loyd delos Santos from Caloocan City was among dozens killed.

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Risa lauds Duterte  for hiking fines vs abusive hospitals

Sen. Risa Hontiveros yesterday lauded President Duterte for signing Republic Act 10932 or the Strengthened Anti-Hospital Deposit Law that raises penalties for hospitals that refuse to treat patients in emergency cases without first paying a deposit.

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The National Anti-Poverty Commission yesterday launched the Kilos Sambayanan, the Duterte administration’s flagship anti-poverty program.

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Duterte vows swift assistance for Leyte

President Duterte has apologized to residents of quake-hit Leyte for his late visit but promised the delivery of swift relief and rehabilitation assistance.

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Official sees no hitches facing extension of ML

Strong opposition from other branches of government in case President Duterte decides to seek an extension of martial law in Mindanao is unlikely, a Palace official said yesterday.

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