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Malacañang denied yesterday that it had a hand in the resignation of Department of National Defense (DND) spokesman Zosimo Paredes II.

No long weekend for Filipinos at the end of the month? The Andres Bonifacio Day (Nov. 30) which falls on a Wednesday will not be moved to the nearest Monday as far as Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte is concerned.

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An Army soldier was wounded while undetermined number of New People’s Army (NPA) fighters were believed either killed or wounded during an encounter Friday in New Tubigon mountainous area, Sibagat town, Agusan del Sur, police reported yesterday.

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Manila, Philippines – The National Union of People’s Lawyers or (NUPL) Tuesday reiterated that there are some 360 political prisoners still languishing in various jails around the country contrary to claims by Malacañang that there are no more political prisoners. Atty. Edre Olalia, NUPL Secretary General, made the assertion in reaction to the recent statement […]

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Manila, Philippines – Malacañang on Wednesday said there is nothing wrong with the $1-million pledged donation of the Philippines to Japan amid the damages brought by typhoon “Pedring” to the country, saying that the Philippines has enough funds for its disaster and relief operations. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that there is nothing wrong […]

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MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang is not inclined to give the proposed P6,000 increase in the minimum salary of government workers due to limited resources. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte acknowledged that they would like to extend a reasonable wage hike for the state workforce but cannot afford it for now. “As much as we would […]

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