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2 assistant secretaries ordered to quit over corruption allegations

May 15, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered two assistant secretaries to tender their resignation or face termination over allegations of corruption and abuse of power, Malacanang said on Tuesday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte named the two assistant secretaries as Moslemen

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NPA violated own ceasefire in Eastern Mindanao – military

May 15, 2018

The New People’s Army (NPA) in Eastern Mindanao has violated its own ceasefire, a military official said on Tuesday. “Election in Eastern Mindanao was generally peaceful despite the NPA terrorists’ violation of its self-declared ceasefire,” Major Ezra Balagtey, AFP Eastern

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Gen. Galvez: Terror groups “greatly weakened”

May 15, 2018

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez said on Tuesday that the terrorist groups in the country have “greatly weakened.” But the general said the military could not be complacent. “From what we see now

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Duterte explains why he did not vote for barangay polls

May 15, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that he did not cast his votes in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Monday because all the candidates were his friends and supporters. “Almost all were my supporters during the last election

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Duterte says late Sen. Angara his defender to EU

May 15, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has cited the important role that former Senator Edgardo Angara played in his administration. Duterte visited Angara’s wake early Tuesday at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig City. The President said Angara acted as his defender everytime

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Japan formalizes 2-billion yen grant for Marawi rehab

May 15, 2018

Japan has extended 2-billion yen grant for the Philippines to support ongoing efforts for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the devastated city of Marawi in Mindanao. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Japan International Cooperation Agency chief representative Yoshio Wada

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DOTr, Japan move closer to mobilizing new MRT-3 rehab, maintenance provider

May 15, 2018

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed on Friday, 11 May 2018, the Minutes of Discussion for the Appraisal Mission for the Japan-financed MRT-3 Rehabilitation and Maintenance Project, where details on estimate project cost,

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Military says barangay, youth polls “very normal and peaceful”

May 14, 2018

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez said Monday the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election is “very normal and peaceful”. “For now we see that it is very normal and peaceful, that is why the

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