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Gov’t seeks for patience in rebuilding war-torn Marawi

May 23, 2018

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza asked on Wednesday the residents of Marawi City to be more patient as there is no “magic formula” in rehabilitating the province. In a media briefing in Marawi City to commemorate the

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Palace hails CA nod on new Comelec chief

May 23, 2018

Malacanang welcomed on Wednesday the approval by the Commission on Appointments on the appointment of Commission on Elections chairman Sheriff M. Abas. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque expressed hope that Abas’ appointment would help regain the public trust

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New Westmincom chief assumes post

May 23, 2018

Newly-promoted Lt. Gen. Arnel Bernardino Dela Vega formally assumed on Wednesday the post of new commander of Western Mindanao Command. Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was present in a ceremony held at the military headquarters in Zamboanga City.

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Duterte’s remarks vs women mere “play of words,” says Palace

May 23, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks against women were just mere “play of words,” Malacanang said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the clarification after some female activists launched a hashtag campaign on social media against Duterte. The #BabaeAko (I am

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Immigration denies with finality Fox’s appeal to reinstate visa

May 23, 2018

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reaffirmed its order forfeiting the missionary visa of Australian nun Patricia Fox and ordering her to leave the country. In a three-page order signed May 17, the BI Board of Commissioners denied with finality the

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Alleged Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Zamboanga City

May 23, 2018

The government authorities arrested a suspected member of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in a law enforcement operation in Zamboanga City on Wednesday morning. Police Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office 9 public affairs office chief, identified the apprehended ASG

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DPWH exec removed due to Duterte’s lack of trust – Palace

May 23, 2018

Dismissed Department of Public Works and Highways Assistant Secretary Tingagun Umpa should present evidence to prove that he was not engaged in any corruption activity, Malacanang said on Wednesday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement after Umpa, in his

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Duterte refuses to honor 1st anniversary of Marawi siege

May 23, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has decided not to commemorate the start of the five-month Marawi siege, which took place a year ago. In a text message to reporters on Wednesday, Presidential Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go said Duterte had

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