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Tell SunStar: Dismal Failure

RESPONSIBLE for her criticism of his bloody campaign against drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte said on October 29 last year that he would hand over his law enforcement powers to the vice president for six months. Recently, he repeated his offer to Vice President Robredo that he would make her a cabinet member and designate her as "Anti-Drug Czar" so that …

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DSWD: Send donations to local disaster relief agencies

CLARK FREEPORT – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said donations for earthquake victims in Mindanao can be sent to local disaster relief agencies. In a statement issued on Sunday, November 3, DSWD's National Office said donors for family affected by shaking can go through the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) or the Incident Command Posts …

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Angara to submit bills to curb teenage pregnancy

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara on Sunday added his voice as he set alarm bells on the steady rise of teenage pregnancies in the country, which the Population and Development Commission (Popcom) previously said should be considered a "national emergency." [19659002] He cited a report from the Department of Education and noted that unwanted pregnancy was an important …

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Not pork, but P20-B project "parked" in the 2020 budget – Lacson

Sen. Panfilo Lacson. PRIB PHOTO MANILA, Philippines – About P20 billion contested projects have been "parked" in several departments in the final version of the proposed P4.1 Billion National Budget for 2020 that the House of Representatives transferred to the Senate last month, Senate Panfilo "Ping" Lacson said on Sunday. Lacson, whose exposures had deflated the government's annual spending on …

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One was nabbed for making bomb joke at Davao airport

MANILA, Philippines – Police arrested a man for allegedly cracking a bomb joke as he was about to depart Davao City on Sunday morning. According to Davao Police Regional Office 11 (PRO 11), Ramon Barrios, a 40 -year-old outbound passenger at the Davao International Airport was scheduled to depart at 7:40 am The flight crew helped Barrios carry his luggage. …

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First day of bar exams at UST proceeds sans fanfare, trouble

THE first of the four-Sunday Bar examinations proceeded on Sunday without any trouble. Supreme Court Associate Justice and 2019 Bar Exams Committee Chairman Estela Perlas-Bernabe, along with Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta and Associate Justices Marvic MVF Leonen and Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa even personally visited the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas (UST) prior to the exams. The …

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SEDC holds medical mission – SUNSTAR

A MINING company recently sent a medical mission to Sibago, a mountain barangay in Pinamungajan, Cebu for the first time. The activity — organized by Solid Earth Development Corp. (SEDC) —catered to 424 residents who hardly get medical attention. Dr. Ildebrando Estella, his wife Dr. Easter Lette Estella and Dr. Normacita Infantado attended to 160 adults and 152 children at …

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