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WATCH | Focus of anti-drug campaign is surrender of suspects, not killing - 'Bato' Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 9:04 AM | InterAksyon.com | With Video Report by Mae Anne Los Baños, News5

WATCH | Supreme Court issues 20-day status quo ante order on Marcos LNMB burial Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 1:39 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com | Fritzie Cabial, News5

Duterte says talks with China on sea dispute 'within the year' Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 8:52 PM | Manuel Mogato, Reuters

PHL gets highest rate in migration governance study: 'The Economist' Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 6:53 PM | Sammy Martin, Philippines News Agency

Human Rights Watch presses call for accountability in war on drugs Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 9:36 AM | InterAksyon.com

Mayor Espinosa's lawyer shot dead in Tacloban City Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 4:45 PM | Lottie Salarda, Interaksyon (UPDATE 2 - 9:15 p.m.) Atty. Rogelio Bato, one of the legal counsels of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr and his son Kerwin, was found shot dead along with a young woman inside a Toyota Hilux pick up Tuesday afternoon.

WATCH | Focus of anti-drug campaign is surrender of suspects, not killing - 'Bato' Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 9:04 AM | InterAksyon.com | With Video Report by Mae Anne Los Baños, News5 (UPDATE 11 - WITH VIDEO) PNP chief Ronald 'Bato' de la Rosa stressed on Tuesday that the focus of their anti-drug campaign is 'Oplan Tokhang,' the campaign to persuade suspected drug users and pushers to give up to authorities.

GRP, NDFP affirm previous pacts, agree to hasten talks Wed, Aug 24, 2016, 7:18 AM | InterAksyon.com The negotiating teams of the government and National Democratic Front of the Philippines ended their first day of panel-to-panel discussions in Norway Tuesday by reaffirming previous agreements and agreeing to hasten the pace of the peace talks.


BUSINESS NEWS

PHL gets highest rate in migration governance study: \ PHL gets highest rate in migration governance study: 'The Economist' Widely respected British news magazine, “The Economist,” recently recognized the Philippines for having a well-developed migration policy governance.

Mining sector wants to amend Mining Act to allow LGUs to get taxes ASAP Mining sector wants to amend Mining Act to allow LGUs to get taxes ASAP The mining industry is suggesting an amendment to the Philippine Mining Act to allow local government units to directly receive taxes paid by the mining…

Tax hike for oil products to push up prices of basic goods: Bayan Muna Tax hike for oil products to push up prices of basic goods: Bayan Muna A proposed tax increase for oil products is counterproductive and will negate any relief people could get from the reduction of personal income and corporate…

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Beyond war on drugs, business sees Duterte setting up economic boom Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 7:39 AM | Karen Lema, Reuters While Duterte may be getting headlines for a bloody war against drug dealers and users, less attention has been paid to one of Asia's few economic success stories.

PHL gets highest rate in migration governance study: 'The Economist' Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 6:53 PM | Sammy Martin, Philippines News Agency Widely respected British news magazine, “The Economist,” recently recognized the Philippines for having a well-developed migration policy governance.

Intel, confidential funds for Office of President pegged at P2.5B in proposed 2017 budget Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 7:42 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com President Rodrigo Duterte has amply provided his office funds to wield in the fight against drugs and crimes, raising its intelligence and confidential funds to P2.5 billion in the proposed budget for 2017.

Palace order for bureaucrats to quit reminds Lagman of eerily similar Marcos LOI Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 5:08 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com President Rodrigo Duterte's memorandum circular firing all appointees of his predecessor showed marked similarities with the Letter of Instruction No. 11 issued by then President Ferdinand Marcos in 1972, Albay Representative Edcel Laman said.

PNP chief relieves 5 anti-drug cops implicated in murder of 2 Antipolo 'assets' Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 6:35 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Within hours of vowing quick action on the matter, National Police chief Director General Ronald 'Bato' Dela Rosa immediately relieved five members of the Antipolo Police for allegedly killing a couple they had used to recycle drugs.

Cops charged with deaths of Pasay father and son waive right to counsel Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 11:36 AM| InterAksyon.com Two policemen from Pasay City who have been charged with murder for the deaths of a father and son inside a police station appeared at the Senate's hearing Tuesday into extrajudicial killings and waived their right to be assisted by counsel.

Intel, confidential funds for Office of President pegged at P2.5B in proposed 2017 budget Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 7:42 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com President Rodrigo Duterte has amply provided his office funds to wield in the fight against drugs and crimes, raising its intelligence and confidential funds to P2.5 billion in the proposed budget for 2017.

NAPAPADALAS | North Korea test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile - South Wed, Aug 24, 2016, 6:44 AM| Reuters | Agence France-Presse (UPDATE - 8:43 a.m.) North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast, South Korea's military said on Wednesday, the latest in a string of missile launches by the isolated country in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.

 
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