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Duterte to be satisfied only if all Reds surrender or die

February 28, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he would only be satisfied in the government’s effort in fighting the communist rebels if he sees all of them surrendering or dead. In a media interview in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte, Duterte said while many

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Palace: Omidyar’s donation does not remove fact Rappler violated Constitution

February 28, 2018

Malacanang shrugged off on Wednesday Omidyar Network’s reported donation of its Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs) to Rappler’s Filipino managers. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said this “does not remove the fact that Rappler breached the Constitution.” “This latest act is

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House starts probe on smuggling of illegal drugs off coastal waters of Isabela

February 28, 2018

The House committee on dangerous drugs Wednesday began investigating reported smuggling of illegal drugs off the coastal waters of Isabela and in some parts of the country. At the onset of the hearing, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Acting Deputy Director of

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Tunisian, Filipina deny charges of illegal possession of guns, explosives

February 28, 2018

A Tunisian suspected of belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has asked the Department of Justice on Wednesday to dismiss charges  of illegal possession of firearms and explosive devices filed against him and his Filipina partner

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Duterte ready to go to war over Benham Rise but open for “co-ownership” in South China Sea with Beijing

February 28, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday his administration is ready to go to war if foreign countries will intrude into the Philippine Rise. This, as Duterte is open for a “co-ownership” with China in the disputed South China Sea. In

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Sereno says she is going on “indefinite leave”

February 28, 2018

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will go on “indefinite leave” starting March 1, she told a gathering  of regional clerks of court on Wednesday. “I want to give you the assurance that while I will be taking a leave of

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Duterte confident proposed BBL to pass Congress

February 28, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte expressed confidence on Wednesday that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law will pass Congress. Duterte made the statement during his attendance in the inauguration of the Bahay Pag-asa Phase 2 in Marawi City. “That BBL, we will look into it.

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DFA welcomes US move to place ISIS-Philippines, Maute Group in foreign terror watchlist

February 28, 2018

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday welcomed the US government’s move to include ISIS Philippines and pro-Islamic State militant organization, Maute Group responsible for the siege in Marawi City last year in its foreign terrorist watchlist. “Terrorism is a global

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