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Sen. Francis Escudero on Thursday lashed at Aegis Juris members whom he said “clearly attempted” to cover up the hazing death of University of Santo Tomas (UST) law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III on Sept. 17.
“They are tarnishing the legal profession which we and many lawyers are part of,” said Escudero, himself a lawyer.
At the regular “Kapihan sa Senado” forum, Escudero referenced the online exchange of messages by fraternity members.
“It’s clear, based on their chats, that they intended to cover...
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Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano FILE PHOTO / MALACANANGThe Philippines will reject “all kinds of aid” from the European Union (EU) to give the 28-member bloc no excuse to meddle in the country’s internal affairs, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Thursday.Cayetano said he would formally notify the EU delegation’s ambassador to the Philippines, Franz Jessen, about Manila’s decision following President Duterte’s vitriolic attack on Wednesday against the EU over criticisms of his bloody war on drugs.“The point...
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Valencia, Negros Oriental
MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE 3 – 12:16 p.m.) Landslides triggered by heavy rains since Wednesday shut down roads and sent residents fleeing in at least four villages in the upland town of Valencia, Negros Oriental, on Thursday, October 19, with uprooted trees reaching Dumaguete City, where they destroyed two overflow bridges.
Vicente Omandam, senior manager of the Energy Development Corp.’s Negros Island Geothermal Business, confirmed in a statement that “a series of landslides took place in (Barangays) Puhagan, Pulangbato...
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Image from News5 video shows Karen Aizha Hamidon at her presentation by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang said Thursday, October 19, that the arrest of Karen Aizha Hamidon, who authorities accuse of seeking recruits for ISIS, “underscores that we cannot let our guard down in the fight against terrorism as some remnants of the forces of evil are still at large.”
Hamidon, 36, was arrested in Taguig City a week ago but she was presented to media by...