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Rights groups slam Congress for paltry P1,000 CHR budget

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International human rights groups lambasted the House of Representatives for bestowing a pitiful P1,000-budget to the Commission on Huma Rights (CHR).

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New Fil-Am president of DePaul U feted at Chicago PH Consulate

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CHICAGO -- The new Filipino American president of DePaul University was recently feted by the Consulate General here Aug. 17 at its Kalayaan Hall.

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House approves P3.8-T budget for 2018 on second reading

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday, Sept. 12, approved on second reading the proposed P3.767-trillion national budget in 2018.

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Ombudsman upholds Aquino’s indictment over Mamasapano

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The Office of the Ombudsman has denied the appeal of former President Benigno S. Aquino III, who was indicted for graft and usurpation of authority over his alleged involvement in the Mamasapano tragedy, clearing the way for the filing of the criminal information against the ex-Chief Executive before the Sandiganbayan.

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Sacramento pilot convicted of traveling to PH to rape kids

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SACRAMENTO, California -- A local resident who worked as a pilot was convicted September 5 in U.S. District Court here of traveling to the Philippines to engage in sex with minors and to buy children for sex and pornography.

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‘Nothing to worry’: Lorenzana says no monitored coup plot vs Duterte

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Defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday, Sept. 14,  assured that the military has not monitored any coup attempt against President Duterte.

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Bong happy for Jinggoy’s looming release

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Detained former Senator Bong Revilla Jr. has expressed joy as he expects his colleague, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada, to be released on bail soon - illustrating the fear of highly placed prosecution sources that such a favorable Sandiganbayan ruling would open the floodgates for high-profile defendants.

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Protesters demand return of Marcos ‘loot’

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Survivors of martial law and human rights campaigners marched in the rain on Monday, Sept. 11, to demand the return of the stolen wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family, whose political rehabilitation by President Rodrigo Duterte was denounced by a Catholic bishop as a “shameful revision” of Philippine history.

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Duterte has ‘game plan’ for smooth passage of BBL - Dureza

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President Duterte has assured the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) a “game plan” for the smooth passage and implementation of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Peace Process Adviser Jesus Dureza said on Thursday, Sept. 14.

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Metro Manila subway to withstand floods, assures Budget chief

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Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno assured on Thursday, Sept. 14, that the “ambitious” Metro Manila Subway Project is possible amid the perennial problem of flooding in the capital region.

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