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Duterte full control on the war in illegal drugs: spokesman

January 6, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte is in full control on the war on drugs as call for economic sanctions by foreign countries on the Philippines is uncalled for, Malacanang said on Friday. Presidential Communications  Secretary Martin Andanar was reacting on an article

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Japanese funded system to be operational end-June

January 6, 2017

A Japanese-funded communication, navigation and surveillance system of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will be operational by end-June 2017, the transportation department said Friday. The agency said the Communications Navigation Surveillance / Air Traffic Management system is a

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Pulse Asia says Duterte’s December ratings at 83 percent from 86 percent in September

January 6, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte’s  ratings declined slightly but he  continued to gain support especially from the lower income class, a pollster said Friday. Pulse Asia, in its December 2016 survey, said Duterte’s approval and trust ratings were both at 83 percent

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Interior secretary says no shoot to kill order for remaining inmates unless they resist

January 6, 2017

Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno said Friday there is no shoot to kill order for the remaining inmates following a jailbreak in North Cotabato on Wednesday. Sueno, speaking over a local radio station in Kidapwan City, said: “There’s

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Philippines seeks yen loan for farm mechanization

January 6, 2017

The Department of Agriculture is proposing a yen loan with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the equivalent of P900 million for full mechanization of farming in a first batch of 10,000 hectares of rice farms under a program

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25 Chinese, one Filipino nabbed in drug raid

January 6, 2017

Twenty-five Chinese nationals and a Filipino were arrested in Paranaque by police and members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Wednesday. Allegedly seized were two kilos of high-grade shabu and one ecstasy tablet, said Senior Superintendent Jose Carumba, chief

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47 inmates from North Cotabato jailbreak recaptured

January 6, 2017

Forty-seven inmates out of the 158 which bolted from a North Cotabato jail were captured by authorities, the spokesman of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology said Thursday. In a text message to the Daily Manila Shimbun, Chief Inspector

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Philippines to push for Code of Conduct in ASEAN

Philippines to push for Code of Conduct in ASEAN

January 6, 2017

As the Philippines assumes the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year, it will push for a framework of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea by the end of 2017, the Department of

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