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Abu Dar, a sub-leader of Hapilon, is new IS emir in Southeast Asia: military

March 5, 2018

A military spokesman revealed that  Abu Dar, one of the sub-leaders of the late Isnilon Hapilon, is the new Islamic State’s (IS) emir in Southeast Asia. Major Ronald Suscano, public affairs chief of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, said Monday Abu

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DFA Passport on Wheels serves 25,645 applicants, 21 locations in 45 days

March 5, 2018

A total of 25,645 passport applicants have been served since the Passport on Wheels (POW) was launched on 15 January, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday. In the last 45 days, the Passport on Wheels has been to

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Palace welcomes EU offer of aid on anti-drug campaign

March 5, 2018

Malacanang expressed gratitude to the European Union (EU) for its offer of 3.8 million euros to be used in the Philippine government’s campaign against illegal drugs. In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque reiterated the position of President Rodrigo

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Sereno facing impeachment, quo warranto petition “unprecedented,” says Palace

March 5, 2018

Malacanang described on Monday as “unprecedented” the situation of embattled Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno who is facing an impeachment complaint and a petition before the Supreme Court seeking the nullification of her appointment. The Office of the Solicitor General has filed

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Philippines, China can ink treaty for joint exploration in disputed waters, says Roque

March 5, 2018

The Philippines and China could enter into a joint exploration agreement in the disputed South China Sea similar to deals made by other countries, Malacanang said on Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque insisted the government would not violate the Constitution

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Alleged Maute sub-leader arrested in Manila

March 5, 2018

An alleged sub-leader of the Maute-Daesh group was apprehended by government authorities in Manila last Saturday. Major Ronald Suscano, public affairs chief of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, said arrested was Abdul Nasser Lomondot. Suscano said in coordination with the Joint

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Duterte to skip ASEAN-Australia summit to be present in PMA graduation

March 5, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte will skip the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Australia Summit this month to attend the graduation of incoming military officials, Malacanang said on Monday. “Let me begin by saying that the president regrets that he will be unable

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SolGen asks Supreme Court to remove Sereno as chief justice

March 5, 2018

The Office of the Solicitor General on Monday asked the Supreme Court to void the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in 2012 for failing to comply with requirements for the position. In a petition, Solicitor General Jose Calida urged the

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