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Palace to abide by SC decision on VFA

February 21, 2020

Malacanang said on Friday that it will abidef with the decision of the Supreme Court made on the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States. According to Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, some senators would file a petition before the

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Two minors die in Dipolog blast

February 21, 2020

Two minors died in an explosion in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte on Thursday morning. A report by the Dipolog City police said the explosion believed to be from a riffle grenade occured at the vicinity of Brgy. Sicayab around

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BI to ”immediately” relieve 19 personnel involved in ”pastillas” scheme

February 21, 2020

The Bureau of Immigration ( BI) will “immediately” relieve all 19 of their personnel who were allegedly involved in the “pastillas” scheme in compliance with the order of President Rodrigo Duterte. “In compliance with the directive of the President, we

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Morente not yet off the hook, Palace says

February 21, 2020

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente is not yet off the hook amid the bribery allegations in the agency involving the entry of illegal Chinese workers at the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators. In an interview on Friday, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said

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Duterte hits Trillanes anew

February 21, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday politicians, such as former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, should be avoided as they are just grandstanding. Duterte renewed his attack against Trillanes a day after his staunch critic launched a youtube vlog to present

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Duterte on Immigration Commissioner Morente: I love him; he’s kind

February 21, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte indicated on Thursday that Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente was not involved in the “pastillas” scheme in the agency. This as Duterte said the Immigration officials and employees allegedly involved in the bribery scam would be dismissed. “Apparently,

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Lorenzana says Chinese Coast Guard intermittently present around Pagasa Island

February 20, 2020

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Thursday there were intermittent presence of China Coast Guard vessels around  Pagasa Island. “There were presence there intermittently but varying in numbers,” he said after Gregory Poling, director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI)

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Locsin, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hold talks in Vientiane

February 20, 2020

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. met with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on 19 February 2020 in Vientiane, Laos, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday.  At the meeting, which was held on the eve

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