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Panelo said US should not interfere with Philippine territorial dispute

March 4, 2017

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said the United State should not interfere on the Philippines’ decision on territorial dispute not to pursue the decision of the Arbitral Tribunal invalidating China’s claim on the disputed South China Sea. “I think

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Couple surnamed Duterte abducted in Zamboanga del Norte

March 4, 2017

A couple whose surnames are the same as the Philippine president was abducted by still unidentified armed men in Zamboanga del Norte on Friday night.Superintendent Rogelio Alabata, regional police public information chief, identified the victims as Jose Duterte, 62, and

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10 Abu Sayyaf killed in battle with military

March 4, 2017

At least ten members of Abu Sayyaf were killed while 18 soldiers were wounded in a recent encounter in Sulu on Friday morning.   Col. Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, said troops of 32nd Infantry Battalion were conducting

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No “compelling reason” to declare martial at this moment: Duterte  

March 4, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday there is “no compelling reason” at this time to declare martial law.   But Duterte indicated he might resort to this if the problem on the terrorist Islamic State (ISIS) in the country would

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Duterte never denied giving orders to kill those allegedly involved in illegal drugs

March 3, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday that he never denied giving orders to kill those allegedly involved in illegal drugs and he is taking full responsibility for the order. Duterte dared the priests and human rights groups critical on his

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Hate is the reason talks with Reds hard to resume: Duterte

March 3, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday it could not be possible to resume peace talks with the communist rebels because of their seeming hatred against government troops.   In an interview in Cagayan de Oro City, Duterte recalled how one

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Two units of FA50s fighters arrive in Pampanga

March 3, 2017

The fifth and six units of the FA-50 trainer fighter aircraft were formally accepted by the Philippine Air Force in a ceremony in Pampanga on Thursday.   Col. Antonio Francisco, Philippine Air Force spokesman, said the two FA-50 aircraft with

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DOJ prosecs ask Muntinlupa court for gag order to parties in drug cases vs De Lima

DOJ prosecs ask Muntinlupa court for gag order to parties in drug cases vs De Lima

March 3, 2017

The justice department has asked the Muntinlupa City regional trial court to issue a gag order to those involved in the drug cases against Senator Leila de Lima from making comments. Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Peter Ong invoked sub judice,

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