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DPWH chief Villar to face probe if evidence warrants, says wife – ABS-CBN News

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar will be investigated if evidence warrants as ‘no one is exempt’ from President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to rid government of corruption, the Department of Justice said Thursday.

  1. DPWH chief Villar to face probe if evidence warrants, says wife
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South China Sea: Philippines vows to ‘SWARM’ with fishing vessels in jab at China – Daily Express

THE Philippines is due to mirror China’s strategy in the South China Sea by building up its fishing boat fleet, a government official has said.

  1. South China Sea: Philippines vows to ‘SWARM’ with fishing vessels in jab at ChinaDaily Express
  2. South China Sea claims still an obstacle to Manila, Beijing oil projectsSouth China Morning Post
  3. South China Sea: Philippines prepares to build marine fleet to counter Beijing threatDaily Express
  4. Fears of WAR explode as Beijing deploys second aircraft carrier in South China SeaDaily Express
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Zarate asks: Is this anti-corruption drive just for show? – INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — For Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate, “little or nothing” will come out of the government-wide corruption probe ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte—as he asked if the

  1. Zarate asks: Is this anti-corruption drive just for show?INQUIRER.net
  2. DOJ identifies five priority agencies in government-wide corruption probeCNN Philippines
  3. Swarming on a target: How is DOJ anti-corruption panel different from Ombudsman?Rappler
  4. Task force probing graft starts with ‘usual suspects’INQUIRER.net
  5. Guevarra identifies 5 agencies to prioritize in corruption probeGMA News Online
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Red Cross resumes testing with conditions – INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Richard Gordon, in his capacity as chair of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), announced on Wednesday the full resumption of its testing for COVID-19 after receiving half of

  1. Red Cross resumes testing with conditions
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Contact tracing app account required of inbound air travelers beginning Nov. 28 – CNN Philippines

The government will require all inbound passengers to download a contact tracing app before entry to any airport beginning Nov. 28, according to a transportation advisory released Wednesday.

  1. Contact tracing app account required of inbound air travelers beginning Nov. 28
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DFA reviews policy amid abuse rap vs diplomat – The Manila Times – The Manila Times

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is reviewing its policy of allowing Filipino diplomats to bring domestic helpers from the Philippines. The review came amid allegations against Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro for maltreating her Filipina household worker. Foreign Affairs Secreta…

  1. DFA reviews policy amid abuse rap vs diplomat – The Manila TimesThe Manila Times
  2. DFA vows to exert full extent of law on case of envoy accused of maltreating staffINQUIRER.net
  3. Locsin: DFA action on abusive PH envoy will be ‘severe to fullest extent of the law’Rappler
  4. Vietnam donates $50,000 worth of RT-PCR test kits to PHABS-CBN News
  5. Over 1,000 Filipinos from Middle East, South Korea return to PHINQUIRER.net
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Tropical depression becomes tropical storm ahead of PAR entry; new LPA outside – Rappler

The tropical storm is given the international name Goni, while it will be known as Rolly in the Philippines. A new low pressure area is also spotted outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

  1. Tropical depression becomes tropical storm ahead of PAR entry; new LPA outsideRappler
  2. Tropical depression outside PAR develops into tropical storm; new LPA spottedINQUIRER.net
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Senators oppose proposal to include real estate developers, brokers under AMLC’s watch – ABS-CBN News

A proposal to include real estate developers and brokers in the list of covered institutions and persons of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) was met with opposition Wednesday, with some senators saying it’s putting additional burden to an overly regulated industry.

  1. Senators oppose proposal to include real estate developers, brokers under AMLC’s watchABS-CBN News
  2. Senators frown on mandatory reporting of P1-M cash purchase of real estateINQUIRER.net
  3. Guidelines for anti-money laundering law sought to avoid ‘grey-list’INQUIRER.net
  4. Senators question additional powers sought by AMLCINQUIRER.net
  5. AMLC wants AMLA amendments that cover real estate developers, brokersINQUIRER.net
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Typhoon Molave makes landfall in Vietnam in the aftermath of deadly floods – CNN Philippines

Typhoon Molave made landfall just south of the Vietnamese resort city Da Nang on Wednesday, lashing the coast with powerful rains and winds, and inflicting further misery on an area still reeling from widespread deadly flooding.

  1. Typhoon Molave makes landfall in Vietnam in the aftermath of deadly floodsCNN Philippines
  2. Two dead, 26 missing as Typhoon Molave slams into VietnamRappler
  3. Typhoon Molave lashes Vietnam coast, 26 fishermen missingABS-CBN News
  4. ‘No time to recover’: Vietnam prepares devastated central region for typhoonINQUIRER.net
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Sotto: Duterte may be able to sign 2021 budget bill before Christmas – INQUIRER.net

President Rodrigo Duterte may be able to sign the bill for 2021 national budget before Christmas, if the Senate will be able to keep to its timeline of budget d…

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    DOJ identifies first 5 gov’t agencies to undergo corruption probe – UNTV News – UNTV News

    Five government agencies will face investigation for alleged corruption, according to Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra.

    1. DOJ identifies first 5 gov’t agencies to undergo corruption probe – UNTV NewsUNTV News
    2. Swarming on a target: How is DOJ anti-corruption panel different from Ombudsman?Rappler
    3. Guevarra identifies 5 agencies to prioritize in corruption probeGMA News Online
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    Senate panel to summon Parlade to hearing on red-tagging – Rappler

    Senator Panfilo Lacson files a resolution to probe red-tagging by the government

    1. Senate panel to summon Parlade to hearing on red-taggingRappler
    2. Año: Gag order vs Parlade red-tagging not fair, but he must show proofINQUIRER.net
    3. Año: Giving Parlade gag order ‘unfair’GMA News
    4. Año tells military: Back up your claims in red-taggingABS-CBN News