The Daily Manila Shimbun

 

Police, military brief Duterte on security situation

January 7, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte led the joint command conference of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP)  in Malacañang last Friday. The conference  was attended by government, police, defense and military officials including Executive Secretary Salvador

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House ways and means committee approves  estate tax amnesty

January 7, 2017

The House Committee on Ways and Means, prior to congressional adjournment last year, approved two bills seeking to increase estate tax collection by granting tax amnesty and lowering the tax rates of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The committee

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Japanese arrested after allegedly hitting head of 11-year-old girl

January 7, 2017

A Japanese national was arrested by airport police after allegedly hitting the head of an 11-year- old girl at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last Thursday night. Based on initial report from the airport police,  the incident happened at the

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More elected officials allegedly involved in illegal drug trade arrested : PDEA  

January 7, 2017

More elected officials, government employees and law enforcers who are involved in the  illegal drug trade were arrested in 2016, with the head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) expressing alarm. “It is alarming that more and more government

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AFP announces new security plan

January 7, 2017

A new security plan to cope with internal threats to replace the one that expired last December is now in effect, the military said Friday. Col. Edgard Arevalo, spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, said Development Support and

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Defense Chief sees improved defense relations with Russia

January 7, 2017

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana expressed optimism for improved defense relations with his Russian counterparts in line with the independent foreign policy thrust of President Rodrigo Duterte. Speaking aboard the Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs docked at Pier 15 in the Manila South Harbor,

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Duterte tours Russian anti-sub ship

January 6, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte toured on Friday the Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs docked in Port Area, Manila. After signing the book at the Ward Room of the ship, Duterte told the members of the Russian Navy contingent he welcomes them

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Deputy director of Bureau of Corrections quits  

January 6, 2017

The deputy director of the Bureau of Corrections resigned his post after he was asked to go on leave due to investigation on his alleged involvement in illegal drug transactions inside New Bilibid Prison. Rolando Asuncion,  who retired as a

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