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DMW on Ranara’s autopsy report: ‘No official documentation yet’

After Kuwaiti media reported that the brutally killed overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Jullebee Ranara was raped and impregnated, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) asserted there is no official documentation yet. In a press briefing on Friday, DMW Secretary Sunan Ople revealed that she personally had not seen any official ...

Photo courtesy: Department of Migrant Workers

Caryl Gonzales | 16 hours ago

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DFA: No Filipinos injured in Israel, Gaza fire trade

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday that no Filipinos were injured as tensions between Gaza militants and Israel escalated following the latter's air raid that killed 10 people in the West Bank. “The Philippine Embassy in Amman and in Tel Aviv have been closely monitoring the security situation an ...

TRADING FIRE. Fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israel launched air strikes on the Palestinian enclave early on January 27. Israel l ...

GDM | 17 hours ago

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SC affirms constitutionality of TRAIN law

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, which was enacted during the administration of former President Rodrigo Duterte. The SC, in a decision penned by Associate Justice Japar B. Dimaampao, dismissed the consolidated petitions filed by then ACT Teachers ...

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GDM | 17 hours ago

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BSKE ballots for 4 regions, 1 province printed: Comelec

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reported on Friday that official ballots for the October Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections have already been printed for four regions and one province (BSKE). John Rex Laudiangco, spokesman for the Comelec, stated that these ballots were for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in M ...

GDM | 18 hours ago

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Marcos eyes digitalization of gov’t transactions to curb smuggling

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is seeking to digitalize government transactions, particularly at the Bureau of Customs (BOC), to curb rampant smuggling in the country. In an interview, the President noted that it might be helpful to look into successful approaches being employed by several countries, an ...

Photo courtesy: Bongbong Marcos FB

GDM | 21 hours ago

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Philippines to appeal ICC restart of drug war probe

The Philippine government said Friday it intended to appeal an International Criminal Court decision to reopen an inquiry into Manila's brutal anti-drug campaign, which left thousands dead. The Hague-based tribunal launched the enquiry in 2019 but suspended it later that year at the request of the government of then Phili ...

RESTART OF INQUIRY. In this file photo taken on October 3, 2017, Nanette Castillo grieves next to the dead body of her son Aldrin, an alleged drug use ...

AFP | 21 hours ago

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Bong Go attends Super Health Center groundbreaking in Kawit, Cavite

On Wednesday, January 25, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, an adopted son of CALABARZON, visited the province of Cavite where he personally witnessed the groundbreaking of the Super Health Center in Kawit.   ...

GDM | 1 day ago

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Be ready to defend PH’s borders: PBBM to PCG

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. reminded the personnel of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to always be ready while guarding the country’s maritime boundaries. In his remarks during the oath-taking of PCG personnel in Malacañang on Thursday, Marcos said Coast Guard members are frontliners ready ...

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GDM | 1 day ago

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Cha-cha ‘not holy elixir’ to cure PH’s problems

Constitutional change is not the “silver bullet” nor the “holy elixir” to cure the country’s problems, according to the faculty members of the University of the Philippines Department of Political Science (UP DPS), as the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments started its hearing and series of public ...

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Patricia Francia Lachica | 1 day ago

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Remains of Jullebee Ranara to be brought home Friday

The remains of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was killed and burned in Kuwait will be brought home on Friday, announced the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).  The employer will pay for the repatriation of the remains of murdered OFW Jullebee Ranara, according to DFA Undersecretary for Migrant Workers ...

GDM | 1 day ago