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‘New VP’ in 2017? Robredo camp alarmed by ‘recount’

MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo expressed alarm over rumors that the country would “have a new VP” by early 2017. In a statement on Sunday, November 20, Robredo’s spokesperson Georgina Hernandez said messages have been circulating about a supposed recount that would lead to the …

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NBI files drug complaint vs. De Lima

One of the findings of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on the proliferation of illegal drugs at the New Bilibid Prison is that Senator Leila De Lima “brought about, supported, and even promoted the proliferation of illegal drugs for her political ambition.” De Lima is facing a new string …

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Albuera Mayor Espinosa shot dead in jail cell

Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa was killed by a still unknown assailant inside his cell at the Baybay City Provincial Jail early Saturday morning, GMA Stringer Robert Dejon reported. Espinosa had been arrested for drug-related charges. Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Director Elmer Beltejar spoke with GMA News Online and confirmed …

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Disbarment case filed vs. De Lima over ‘illicit affair’

Senator Leila De Lima’s legal troubles just keep piling up. On Friday, anti-crime advocates, a corruption whistleblower, and two of her former subordinates trooped to the Supreme Court (SC) to press for her disbarment following her alleged involvement in an extramarital affair. Sen. Leila de Lima, pinadi-disbar ng ilang dating …

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Benguet Corporation says to question mine suspension in court

MANILA – Benguet Corp. said Thursday it would question the government’s suspension of its nickel mine in Sta. Cruz, Zambales, which has forced it to temporarily lay off 1,000 workers. At least 20 mines have been ordered suspended following Environment Secretary Gina Lopez industry-wide inspection for violation of safety laws. …

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