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Does US Senate Resolution 142 carry weight?
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EDITORIAL: Does US Senate Resolution 142 carry weight?

Does Resolution 142 passed by the US Senate (or S.Res. 142) carry weight? In Washington, maybe; but in Manila, especially under a maverick Chief Executive like Rodrigo R. Duterte, nada. The world knows that the Philippines gained its complete independence from America in 1946 through the “Tydings–McDuffie Act”, or the Philippine Independence Act, signed by…
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As 30th SEA Games nears, let us put aside politics and ‘We Win As One’
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As 30th SEA Games nears, let us put aside politics and ‘We Win As One’

The Philippines, it seems, has already lost in the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) even before Filipino athletes could compete. With politics again rearing its ugly head just days before the opening ceremonies on November 30, the Philippines already earned a “zero” scorecard as far as the 2019 SEAG theme is concerned—We Win As One! Clearly,…
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Just as local hog raisers weep, importers slip into our homes ASF-positive pork products
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Just as local hog raisers weep, importers slip into our homes ASF-positive pork products

With the confirmation that a meat processor has shipped pork products contaminated with the African Swine Fever (ASF), we can now understand why local government units (LGUs) in the Visayas and Mindanao have banned pork coming from Luzon. But what has become more glaring after this development is the need not just to thoroughly check…
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Socioeconomic cost more compelling reason to raise liquor taxes than revenue generation
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EDITORIAL: Socioeconomic cost more compelling reason to raise liquor taxes than revenue generation

When you buy beer, gin, whiskey or wine in the coming months and find them more expensive, it’s because you’re probably a wife-beater when you are drunk, you drink and drive, you turn violent after a drinking bout, or you have diseases caused by alcoholic drinks like liver cirrhosis that burden public health care. These…
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E-tricycles era coming to more QC barangays

MANILA, Philippines – Several barangays in Quezon City, particularly in the Tomas Morato area, have committed to utilizing environment-friendly e-tricycles, Mayor Joy Belmonte announced on Wednesday after the turnover of 15 e-trike units to qualified beneficiaries in Barangay Sacred Heart.   “I think that’s the perfect place to pilot this because iyan ang puntahan ng…
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Caritas Manila asks for donations for Mindanao quake victims

Updated October 30, 2019, 10:27 AM By Leslie Ann Aquino Caritas Manila is appealing for donations for the earthquake victims in Mindanao particularly in Cotabato. Caritas Manila Executive Director Father Anton Pascual(CARITAS MANILA / MANILA BULLETIN) The social action arm of the Archdiocese of Manila launched the appeal Tuesday, on the day a strong tremor…
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394 injured, 2 missing after 6.6-magnitude Mindanao quake — NDRRMC

MANILA, Philippines — Almost 400 people were injured while two were reported missing after a magnitude 6.6 earthquake jolted central Mindanao Tuesday morning. Data from the National Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) released Wednesday showed 394 persons were wounded while two others have gone missing. NDRRMC also identified the five fatalities it earlier…
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It’s best for IAS to remain under PNP – Banac

  MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) is not keen on the proposal to transform its Internal Affairs Service (IAS) into a separate, independent unit.   PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac on Wednesday said the national police force needs the IAS as its “watchdog.”   “I think Internal Affairs Service need not…
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Bong Go challenges Robredo to accept President Duterte’s offer as drug czar

Published October 30, 2019, 10:19 AM By Mario Casayuran  Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Wednesday challenged Vice President Leni Robredo to accept the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to be his “drug czar”. Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go (MALACAÑANG PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)  “I am challenging Vice President Leni Robredo. Accept it Ma’am. Why don’t you…
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Lebanon government falls, protesters demand ‘more’

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon’s prime minister submitted his government’s resignation on Tuesday, bowing to nearly two weeks of unprecedented nationwide protests against corruption and sectarianism. Saad Hariri’s sombre televised address was met by cheers from crowds of protesters who have remained mobilised since October 17, crippling the country to press their demands. “It has become…
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UN urges ‘urgent’ de-escalation of Bolivia violence

Published October 30, 2019, 10:03 AM By Agence France-Presse The United Nations on Tuesday called for an urgent de-escalation of tensions in Bolivia, where rival supporters of President Evo Morales and opposition leader Carlos Mesa have clashed since a disputed election. A motorbike burns in Cochabamba, a stronghold of Bolivia President Evo Morales, as clashes…
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Peru court agrees to rule on president accused of acting unlawfully

Published October 30, 2019, 9:57 AM By Agence France-Presse Peru’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday accepted a request from the opposition to rule on whether President Martin Vizcarra unlawfully dissolved Congress last month. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra is shown in a handout photo announcing the dissolution of Congress on September 30, 2019 in Lima (AFP Photo/Juan…
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Brazil fears oil spill could reach coral reef, readies ships

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s Navy said Tuesday it is preparing for the possibility that an oil spill reaches one of the country’s largest coral reef systems, amid public outcry regarding the government’s early response to the spill.     Adm. Leonardo Puntel said three ships are already onsite at the reef with another two…
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Brazil braces as mysterious oil spill nears coral reef

Published October 30, 2019, 9:45 AM By the Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO— Brazil’s Navy said Tuesday it is preparing for an oil spill to possibly reach one of the country’s largest coral reef systems, amid public outcry regarding the government’s early response to the spill. A toy turtle lays covered in oil during a…
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Work, classes suspended in Kidapawan City due to aftershocks

  KIDAPAWAN CITY—Mayor Joseph Evangelista suspended both work and classes in this city Wednesday due to the series of aftershocks that continue to be felt here following the main 6.6-magnitude tremor on Tuesday in nearby Tulunan, Cotabato. The class suspension covered all levels in both public and private schools. The suspension of work is also…
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Carpio underscores importance of media in West Philippine Sea fight

MANILA, Philippines–Retired senior associate justice Antonio T. Carpio, hailed by his peers at the Supreme Court as the quintessential scholar, a statesman and a patriot, will resume his weekly column at the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Carpio was a columnist for Inquirer in the late 90s after he returned to private practice when then-President Joseph Estrada…
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Woman Encouraged Boyfriend to Take His Life

A former Boston College student who had “complete and total control” over her boyfriend has been indicted on an involuntary manslaughter charge for encouraging him to take his own life, Boston’s top prosecutor said Monday. Inyoung You, 21, was “physically, verbally and psychologically abusive” to fellow Boston College student Alexander Urtula during an 18-month relationship,…
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Mexican lawmakers vote overwhelmingly to end presidential immunity

Published October 30, 2019, 8:39 AM By Reuters MEXICO CITY– A proposal to allow for the prosecution of Mexican presidents for a wide range of crimes overwhelmingly passed the lower house of Congress on Tuesday, giving the proposal backed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a shot of momentum. Mexico’s new President Andres Manuel Lopez…
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