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In addition to dissent, Nene was a great builder

Senate and Constitution Commission (Con-com), two institutions where he best put his mark in public service beyond his immortal image as democratic defender, deeply mourned On Sunday, former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto recalled Pimentel's "courage for conviction" in a statement hours after Pimentel succumbed to complications of lymphoma at the age of …

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P25,000 fee at Escalante prison

A reward of P25,000 awaits the arrest of a prisoner in Escalante City Prison who reportedly escaped last Thursday. Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator, Jail Supt. Larry Fuentes identified the prisoner as Perlito Sico, who is serving time for three separate cases of illegal drug charges and illegal possession of firearms. Sico also has …

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The mayor orders the evacuation of earthquake areas in the city of Davao del Sur

The town hall building in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur following the 6.3 earthquake that hit Cotabato Province and was felt by much of Mindanao on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. (Photo by Germelina Lacorte / Inquirer Mindanao) [19659002] DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines – Mayor Arthur Davin in the city of Magsaysay ordered forced evacuation of residents of Sitio Labidangan …

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Robredo camp: PET does not waste draft decision in VP voting protest

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo's camp on Sunday drew statements from the lawyer of former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos that the Presidential Election Tribunal (PET) had scrapped the proposal to court Benjamin Caguioa on the election protest. Robredo's leading adviser, Romulo Macalintal, stated that PET did not debrief Caguioa's report as “because it was the basis for PET …

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Cheer performance tackling social, political issues goes viral

The cheering performance of the Skimmers academic group of the University of the Philippines Visayas in Iloilo won the championship but has earned the ire of supporters of President Duterte (Photo courtesy of Gian Genoveza / UPV IPO) ILOILO CITY – A cheering group performance at the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) has gone viral drawing raves for its …

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PH laments the democracy icon Nene Pimentel

MANILA – Philippines mourned the transition to democracy icon on Sunday, former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr. In a statement, Malacañang thanked Pimentel for his "long, fearless and unprecedented track record of service." and strong local government, "said President Spokesman Salvor Panelo. "As we praise and respect this respected and courageous statesman, we pray earnestly for the Almighty to …

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DOJ orders probe into Masbate town vice mayor's slay

MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered an investigation into the killing of Batuan, Masbate Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III earlier this month, his spokesman said Sunday. 9, Yuson was ambushed while having breakfast with 2 companions at an eatery in Sampaloc, Manila. The vice mayor died while two others were wounded. Four suspects in his killing were …

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Former Senate President Nene Pimentel died at the age of 85

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 20) – Former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr., has died, Senator Koko Pimentel confirmed. He was 85 years old. The news of Pimentel's deteriorating health appeared on Monday, saying that the former legislator was brought to intensive care. Pimentel, father of current Senator Koko Pimentel, was Senate President from November 2000 to July 2001. …

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UP Visayas gives activist voice in vigilant cheering-contest routine

Students from the University of the Philippines Visayas in Miagao town and Iloilo City in Iloilo handled political and social issues through their annual cheering contest on Wednesday, October 16. Skimmers, the academic organization of students taking up Communication and Media Studies and Literature best in ten other performances from other academic organizations. The group's performance highlighted national issues, such …

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