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Tiamzons freed on bail

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com (Updated 4:30 p.m.) MANILA — National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultants Wilma Tiamzon and Benito Tiamzon have been released on bail this morning. The Tiamzons were welcomed by supporters as they walked out of the Philippine National Police Custodial Center at Camp Crame, Quezon City. Yesterday,PNP Custodial jail 

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Local courts grant bail for 8 NDFP consultants

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat MANILA — Local courts granted the urgent motions for release on bail of eight consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), Aug. 11. Maria Kristina Conti of the Public Interest Law Center and one of the legal counsels of the NDFP consultants provided a list of NDFP 

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Groups condemn SC’s dismissal of plunder charges vs. ex-Pres. Arroyo

DAVAO CITY — Partylist lawmaker Carlos Isagani Zarate on Tuesday, July 19 expressed disappointment with the Supreme Court’s dismissal of plunder charges against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The case involves the alleged plunder of the P366-million confidential intelligence fund of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during Arroyo’s term as president. Arroyo now serves as 

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Philippine officials shrug at surge in drug killings

Philippine National Police chief, Director General Ronald dela Rosa, provides cold comfort for Filipinos aghast at the surge in police killings of suspected drug dealers and drug users since President Roderigo Duterte took office on June 30. Dela Rosa, on July 11, slammed calls for a Senate probe of those killings as “legal harassment” and 

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VP Robredo is Duterte’s housing czar

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte offered Vice President Leni Robredo a Cabinet post, specifically the position of chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC). The HUDCC was the same agency headed by Robredo’s predecessors, former Vice President Jejomar Binay and Noli de Castro. This was announced by Justice Secretary Vitaliano 

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Duterte names alleged police generals in drug trade

PAMPANGA, Philippines (7th UPDATE) – Saying he was “compelled by a sense of duty,” President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, July 5, named 5 police generals allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade. “I am compelled by my sense of duty to tell you the police who contributed to deterioration of law and order in this 

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Militants set foot in Malacañang

MANILA – For the first time in over a decade, militant groups set foot in Malacanang, a feat that would have been unimaginable in previous administrations. On Thursday, members of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) entered the Malacañang Palace to have a dialogue with the new president. “Today, leaders of Bayan met with President Rodrigo 

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Excited by dreams of change, thousands push for People’s Agenda

“The people are expecting, hoping for genuine change, but what is clear is that they could only achieve that through their strong mass movement.” By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – It was neither a protest rally nor a celebratory party, but the thousands that filled to bursting capacity the UP Diliman’s Film Center on June 

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NDF, incoming Duterte peace panel agree to hold formal talks in July

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA and RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – The incoming peace panel of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines negotiators agreed to hold formal talks in July based on previously signed agreements. Both parties released a joint statement last night (1 a.m. Manila time) after two days 

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Peace advocates to US: step aside, give peace a chance in PH

DAVAO CITY — Peace advocates in the country are telling the United States to “step aside” and give the Philippines a chance to peace. Rev. Rex R.B. Reyes, Jr., convener of Pilgrims for Peace said the terrorist tag by the US on the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army “can impede the 

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