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The House of Representatives Committee on Justice has junked the impeachment complaint filed against Commission on Elections Chairman Andy Bautista. Voting 26-2, the committee dismissed the complaint filed by former Rep. Jacinto Paras and lawyer Ferdinand Topacio and declared it insufficient in form.


President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he does not want to wield the power to appoint barangay officials as his allies in Congress move to postpone anew the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.

The cab driver allegedly robbed by Carl Angelo Arnaiz, the 19-year-old who died at the hands of Caloocan police, is no longer under the protective custody of a church-based rights group.

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About 132 Filipinos who were rescued from the hurricane-struck British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Sint Maartens are expected to arrive in Manila on Wednesday.

Classes in public schools at all levels as well as government work are suspended on September 21, according to Memorandum Circular No. 26 issued by Malacañang. However, that only covers employees in the executive branch of government.

The building housing the Philippine Embassy was among the number of structures badly damaged after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

The Supreme Court will start deliberating next month on Sen. Leila de Lima’s petition seeking her release from detention and a stop to her indictment on drug charges.

The death of 17-year-old Grade 11 student Kian Loyd delos Santos is a turning point in the Philippine government’s campaign against illegal drugs, according to United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard.

Malacañang is not aware of any plan to turn former senator Jinggoy Estrada into a state witness in the alleged anomalies involving the Disbursement Acceleration Program of the previous administration.

In the interest of peace and order, President Duterte has ordered all local government and police officials to arrest and detain those who drink in the streets.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano will raise the government’s war on drugs and campaign against criminality during his address to the United Nations on Saturday.

Legislators may be safe from being apprehended for minor traffic violations, but not their drivers, according to two leaders of the Senate yesterday.

Surveillance footage in the Tondo barangay showed no injured person in a blanket being dumped on the sidewalk. And the “good Samaritan” who claimed to have found a dying Horacio Tomas Castillo III in Manila last Sunday is reportedly a law student at the University of Sto. Tomas.