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Palace reiterates promise to save Mary Jane Veloso

MANILA — Malacañang has reiterated its commitment to help save the life of Mary Jane Veloso. “The government is committed to try to do everything to save Mary Jane Veloso,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda told reporters during a press briefing at the Palace on Monday. “There’s a case filed against ...

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NBI conducting probe on fake rice: Justice Department

MANILA — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is now conducting an investigation into the entry of alleged fake rice in the country’s market. According to Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila M. De Lima, she has ordered the NBI to conduct the probe because President Benigno S. Aquino III ...

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PH hopes for good judgement

MANILA — Malacañang is hoping for a favorable ruling from the Arbitral Tribunal in The Hague as the hearing for the Philippines’ second round of arguments in the country’s case against China, begins on Monday (July 13), an official said. “We are confident that the delegation will be able to ...

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EcoWaste deplores sale of FDA-banned products at QC Mall

MANILA — The Eco Waste Coalition scored tiangge stalls at a shopping mall along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City for selling contraband goods that have been banned by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to protect the public health. Last Sunday, the group found beauty and health product stalls at ...

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Chiz: Set aside politics in UN case against China

Senator Chiz Escudero called on politicians and sectors regardless of their affiliations to support the country’s legal team in its bid to defend the Philippines before an international arbitration court that will hear the West Philippines Sea case starting today. “I hope that even if the administration and the opposition ...

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Gov’t urged to review SRP policy

MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday said the government must review the Suggested Retail Price (SRP) policy. In a 16-page report dated June 29, 2015 and prepared by the DOJ-Office for Competition (DOJ-OFC), it found that the present SRP mechanism as set by various government agencies removes ...

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