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File photos of Dengvaxia vaccine (from Reuters) and former DOH chief Janette Garin (from Philstar)MANILA, Philippines — As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation’s then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country’s “expertise” in research.
At the time, it seemed the Philippines could be on the cusp of a breakthrough to combat a potentially lethal tropical virus that had...
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Philstar file photo of Sen. Francis PangilinanMANILA, Philippines — Warning that promotion instead of charges would lead to more abuses by law enforcers, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan last Sunday criticized the Duterte administration’s move to appoint Senior Supt. Albert Ignatius Ferro — the former head of a police unit being linked to the abduction and slay of a South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo — as new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s Drug Enforcement Group (DEG).
“Lalo lang lalakas...
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File photos of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Supreme Court justices Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, Francis Jardeleza, and Noel Tijam and former SC justice Arturop BrionMANILA, Philippines — Four magistrates of the Supreme Court, including a former associate justice appeared at the House of Representatives on Monday, December 11, during the resumption of the hearing on the impeachment complaint against their colleague, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, Noel Tijam and Francis Jardeleza and former Associate Justice Arturo...
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Reuters file photo of President Rodrigo DuterteMANILA, Philippines — Before lawmakers take their Christmas break, the Senate and the House of Representatives are likely to conduct a joint session to deliberate on President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao.
In a text message on Monday, December 11, House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said that the congressional session “officially end on on Friday, Dec 15; hence, we may have a joint session on Thursday (Dec. 14) or Friday (Dec...