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SC to government: Defend Japan drills

THE Supreme Court (SC) ordered the government Tuesday to defend the legality of recent joint military exercises with Japan following a petition by a left-wing political party.

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Binay camp: Aquino's final Sona glossed over real issues

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III's final State of the Nation Address (Sona) glossed over the real issues facing the country such as corruption, selective justice, social inequalities, abuse of legislative authority and ineptitude of government agencie

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Senate OKs creation of additional district in Cebu

THE Senate passed on third and final reading Tuesday a bill seeking to create an additional legislative district in Cebu, more than a year after the House of Representatives gave its approval in May 2014.

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Congress receives proposed P3-T budget for 2016

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III submitted Tuesday the proposed P3.002-trillion budget for next year to Congress.

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Communist rebels kill 3 soldiers in Kalinga ambush

MANILA — A Philippine army commander said three soldiers were killed and 13 others were wounded in an ambush by communist rebels in the Kalinga province.

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DFA, DOJ to meet with Indonesian officials over Veloso case

OFFICIALS of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) will be meeting with Indonesian officials to discuss developments in the cases filed in the Philippines against the recruiters of Mary Jane Veloso.

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Escudero quits Senate committee post over possible 2016 run

SENATOR Francis Escudero resigned Tuesday as chairman of the powerful finance committee and co-chairman Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Public Expenditures in light of his potential bid for higher post in 2016.

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