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Palace shrugs of plan by incoming DOJ chief to look into DAP

MALACANANG dismissed Wednesday the plan of the incoming Duterte administration to investigate officials of the outgoing Aquino administration on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which was declared as unconstitutional by the Supreme Cou

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PH population growth slows as contraceptives spread

MANILA (Updated) - The Philippines' annual population growth rate has slowed as more people in the predominantly Roman Catholic country use contraception.

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Cebu City downtown roads closed for Gabii sa Kabilin

SOME roads in the downtown area of Cebu City will be closed to pave the way for the 10th Gabii sa Kabilin on Friday, May 27.

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Comelec keen on postponing barangay, SK polls

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking to ask Congress for the postponement of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections since the country had just concluded a national polls.

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Court acquits Joavan Fernandez of direct assault

CEBU CITY -- Joavan Fernandez, who was sentenced to 50 years in prison on May 24 for illegal possession of firearms and explosive, was acquitted of direct assault raps Wednesday, May 25.

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Comelec defers action on Marcos' plea for system audit

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set aside the request of vice presidential aspirant Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to conduct systems audit on its transparency and central servers.

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CA confirms appointment of Comelec, COA officials

THE Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed Wednesday the appointments of Sheriff Abas and Isabel Dasalla-Agito as commissioners of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Commission on Audit (COA), respectively.

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Pope names new bishop of Bacolod

POPE Francis has appointed Bishop Patricio Buzon to head the archdiocese of Bacolod, according to a report posted Wednesday on the news website of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

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