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MAYOR Sara Duterte on Friday formally launched a regional political group which has become an irritant between the President’s daughter and one of his closest allies, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. In a press conference during the launch of Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Party, Sara reacted to Alvarez’s denial of statements attributed to him which supposedly described Sara as an opposition figure and her new party as a product of political dynasties.

PARTYLIST organizations who want to take part in the May 2019 partylist elections have until April 30 this year to file their manifestations of intent to participate before the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez reminded partylist groups, registered or not, to file their manifestations by then.

TANDAG Bishop Nereo Odchimar has called for an investigation of logging activities in the hinterland areas of Surigao del Sur province, following the heavy flooding that killed five people, and destroyed roads and bridges as Tropical Storm “Basyang” (international name: Sanba) crossed Mindanao recently. In a pastoral letter read in Masses in the diocese on Sunday, Odchimar said evidence of logging activities had been uncovered during the floods, citing logs swept downstream by heavy current which rammed into houses, bridges, village halls and other structures.

At least 300 cops took part in the 32nd anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power Revolt on Sunday, February 25 at the People Power monument in Quezon City. The 300 personnel, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP) participated in the “Salubungan” along with the military. Salubugan is the annual reenactment of the union of the people forces in the ouster of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. This year’s theme was “EDSA 2018: Effecting Change Towards Strengthened Democracy.”

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