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Imee asks SC for help

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos asked the Supreme Court yesterday to protect her from threats of arrest by a committee of the House of Representatives, take cognizance of the habeas corpus case of six provincial officials detained since May 29 on a contempt citation and to order their release, and to stop the House’s investigation on the province’s purchase of motor vehicles worth P66.45 million.

The scheduled preliminary conference on the protest and counter-protest in the 2016 vice presidential election was held yesterday with the camps of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Leni Robredo facing each other for the first time before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).

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The Philippine Supreme Court has spoken – the martial law declaration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in Mindanao is constitutional and legal. The Supreme Court voted 11-3-1 in favor of the declaration.

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Years ago, I used to go to the jai alai fronton on Taft Avenue. Clearly emblazoned in the fronton wall were the words: “El fallo del juez es inapelable.” Translation: “Pag sinabi ng referee, tapos.”

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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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US travel ban begins

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration reversed a decision late on Thursday and said fiancés would be considered close family members and therefore allowed to travel to the United States as its revised travel ban took effect.

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