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Walden Bello released from Camp Karingal

Former vice presidential candidate Walden Bello has been released from Camp Karingal, his executive assistant and Laban ng Masa spokesperson Leomar Doctolero said Tuesday. Bello has been at Camp Karingal since Monday afternoon after he was apprehended at his residence in Quezon City in connection with a cyber libel case filed by former Davao City chief information officer Jefry Tupas. #in60words...

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Paalam at salamat, FVR' Supporters gather for Fidel V. Ramos

Supporters of the late President Fidel V. Ramos patiently waited to pay their final respects during his funeral procession under sweltering heat. Mourners outside the Heritage Park in Taguig City held an umbrella and a small white flag with the phrase, Paalam at salamat. Ramos died late last month, aged 94. The cause of death was not specified. #in60words...

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Abby Binay declares climate emergency in Makati

Makati City Mayor Abby Binay declared a state of climate emergency in the city and vowed to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the country's financial center. As temperatures and sea levels continue to rise, low-lying coastal areas in cities like Makati have become more vulnerable to strong typhoons that bring floods and landslides, Binay said in a webinar. #in60words...

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Under shadow of US-China tensions, Blinken reaffirms defense pact with

The Philippines and the United States have reaffirmed their commitment to the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with Manila. US State Secretary Antony Blinken arrived over the weekend in the country for the first day of his two-day official visit and made a courtesy call to President Bongbong Marcos. The MDT comes at a crucial juncture when tensions between Washington and Beijing are escalating over Taiwan. #in60words...

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Carlos Pelosi visit a 'national concern' for Ph

NATIONAL Security Adviser Secretary Clarita Carlos said that the recent visit of United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan is a security concern for the Philippines as well, with Beijing not pleased with the action of the US lawmaker.

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#NeverForget Nancy Binay backs nuns amid Maid in MalacaƱang clash

Sen. Nancy Binay on Friday threw her support behind the nuns allegedly portrayed as playing mahjong in the controversial film Main in MalacaƱang. Binay posted on her social media pages the official statement of the Carmelite nuns of Cebu condemning the Viva film, directed by Darryl Yap and produced by her fellow senator Imee Marcos. #in60words

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Sen. Hontiveros, Gabriela lauds passage of Anti-OSAEC Law

Urgent action is always needed when it comes to protecting our children, said Senator Risa Hontiveros as she welcomes the passage of Republic Act No. 11930 or the Anti-Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Children (OSAEC) Law. The lady senator authored and sponsored the bill, which lapsed into law on Saturday.

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Mayor Lacuna gives students allowances in Manila

Manila mayor Honey Lacuna said the city would give student allowance to senior high school students and college students. Grant is part of the city's P117 million social amelioration program for students. Mayor appealed to students to strive for their education as they received the allowance.

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Roque Duterte ready to face charges in PH court

Former President Rodrigo Duterte, facing accusations of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court, will not allow a foreign prosecutor to exercise jurisdiction over him, one of his legal counsels, Harry Roque, said. If the ICC asserts jurisdiction, he said they would seek a restraining order from a local court. #In60words

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DHSUD chief Acuzar to spearhead huge boost in housing sector

The housing sector is eyeing a huge boost with the appointment of Jose Jerry Acuzar as the new head of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD).

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AFP backs Marcos' proposed mandatory ROTC for students

The Armed Forces of the Philippines welcomed the proposal of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to reinstitute mandatory military training for senior high school students. The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is part of the military's reserve force development program, an AFP spokesperson said. ROTC is now 1 of the 3 components of the National Service Training Program alongside with CWTS and LTS. #in60words...

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Neophyte lawmaker Sandro Marcos is senior deputy majority leader

Presidential son and Ilocos Norte District Rep. Ferdinand Alexander Sandro Araneta Marcos, on Tuesday, July 25, has been elected to a plum position in the House Leadership. He will serve as Senior Deputy Majority Leader under the House Committee on Rules. The 30-man panel has jurisdiction over all matters relating to the Rules of the House, Rules of Procedure, and Impeachment Proceedings. #in60words...

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Zubiri is new Senate President

Twenty senators elect Juan Miguel Zubiri as the new Senate President. Zubiri previously served as the Senate Majority Floor Leader in the 18th Congress. Senators Risa Hontiveros and Koko Pimentel abstained from voting for Zubiri, making them automatic members of the minority bloc.

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Solon appeals for more cell towers in rural areas

A partylist representative appealed for the rollout of additional cell towers and signal relay stations, stressing that the countryside is already left behind in access to high-speed internet connectivity needed for economic productivity.

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Director Paul Soriano inspects Congress for SONA

TV and movie director Paul Soriano leads the inspection of the House of Representatives in time for the first State of the Nation Address of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. #In60words

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