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Former DFA chief Yasay sheds light on passport data breach

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MANILA, Philippines — Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay shed some light on the “passport mess” and called for a thorough investigation of the matter.

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North Korea set to reach out for talks - Seoul

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SEOUL -- Official forecast says Pyongyang will change tack in 2018, emboldened by nuclear advances North Korea is likely to explore the possibility of dialogue with the United States in 2018 as the communist state seeks recognition as a nuclear-armed country, South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

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Sen. Leila M. de Lima on Duterte calling HRDs as "Enemies of the State"

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Duterte once again displayed his patent disdain for human rights when he called human rights defenders (HRDs) as "enemies of the State." Combine this label with his previous threats and this will most likely make human rights advocates targets for harm, harassment or even liquidation.

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DFA denies PH has plan to move embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) denied reports it was engaged in talks with Israel to relocate the Philippine Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as the United States said it planned to do despite an international outcry.

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De Lima hails 4 judges for courage to uphold judicial independence

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Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has lauded four judges who were named Filipinos of the Year 2018 by the Philippine Daily Inquirer for their courage to uphold judicial independence despite the worsening culture of impunity in the country under Mr. Duterte.

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The most controversial cases that stunned the nation in 2017

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With the drug war questioned before the high court, a senator jailed for drug charges, and a former president accused of graft and usurpation, 2017 would not be complete without its hottest legal issues, trials and debates.

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Legarda Urges Public to Cooperate in Planned Manila Bay Rehab

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Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed the proposed rehabilitation of the Manila Bay and urged the public to be part of such efforts.

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Lawmakers raise ‘shabu’ case vs Paolo Duterte

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“Is he preempting an Ombudsman decision on his corruption case?”

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Senate Will Prioritize Passage of 2019 Budget

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Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that the Senate will prioritize the passage of the proposed 2019 national budget when session resumes on Monday, January 14.

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As his ’life’s mission,’ Trillanes vows to hold Duterte family accountable for acts

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Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has made it his life’s mission to make the “murderous” and “corrupt” Duterte family accountable for their actions.

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