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Palace admits “much work to be done” to convince public to support federalism

July 16, 2018

Malacanang admitted on Monday that the government must work hard to convince the Filipinos to support the country’s shift to federalism. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement after a survey by Pulse Asia showed majority of Filipinos or 62

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Coast Guard arrest three for illegal possession of guns

July 16, 2018

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) apprehended three suspects for illegal possession of firearms and recovered more than 40 guns and bullets bound for Mindanao during an inspection in a port in Cebu last Saturday. Capt. Armando Balilo, PCG spokesman, said

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Marawi rehab estimate reaches P62 billion

July 16, 2018

The rehabilitation of  Marawi City could reach as much as P62 billion in more than five years, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Monday. Dominguez said government will plan on how to raise the amount, from national budget and official

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Three soldiers killed in encounter with alleged NPAs in Mt. Province

July 16, 2018

Three soldiers were killed while two were wounded in a three-hour firefight with alleged members of New People’s Army (NPA) in Mt. Province on Sunday afternoon. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom)

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Duterte unlikely to bring up Sabah issue with Mahathir: Roque

July 15, 2018

Malacanang on Sunday said President Rodrigo Duterte is unlikely to discuss the Philippines’ Sabah claim during his meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad. “Probably not,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a text message to reporters. In a

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Lorenzana says localized peace talks to continue despite CPP objections

July 15, 2018

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenza on Sunday said he is not surprised about the rejection of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Joma Sison on localized peace talks. “Unfortunately for him, what he thinks and says are immaterial because

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Bicam panel meets Tuesday to finalize BBL

July 15, 2018

The bicameral conference committee will submit next week to President Rodrigo Duterte the final version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) for his approval. House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said the committee report on the harmonized  version of

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PNP to temporarily provide Trillanes with security

July 15, 2018

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday said they will temporarily provide Senator Antonio Trillanes III with two police security. “The chief of PNP, Police Director General Oscar Albayalde, has directed the PSPG (Police Security and Protection Group) to temporarily

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