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Philippines, Papua New Guinea ink deal on agri cooperation

May 16, 2018

The Philippines and Papua New Guinea signed on Wednesday a cooperation agreement on agriculture. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill witnessed the signing of Joint Declaration on Agriculture Cooperation in a ceremony in Malacanang. Agriculture Secretary

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Duterte orders total lifting of OFW deployment ban in Kuwait

May 16, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered on Wednesday to lift fully the deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers in Kuwait. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Special Envoy to Kuwait Abdullah Mama-o made the recommendation to the President to lift the ban, including

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Abu Sayyaf frees 2 female cops in Sulu

May 16, 2018

The Philippine National Police (PNP) said that the two policemen abducted by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) were freed on Wednesday. PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde confirmed the release of Police Officer 2 Benierose Alvarez and PO1 Dinah Gumahad. “Yes

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Xi’s supposed assurance not to allow Duterte’s ouster, not intervention – Palace

May 16, 2018

China’s supposed assurance that it would not allow President Rodrigo Duterte to be ousted could not be considered as intervention on the Philippine internal affairs, Malacanang said on Wednesday. During the send-off ceremony of Filipino scientists to the Philippine Rise

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AFP to be cautious on its operations as Muslims observe Ramadan

May 16, 2018

The military will exercise caution on its combat operations during the observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan which will start on Thursday. “The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) joins our Muslim brothers and sisters in the country and

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Opposition senators’ petition in SC vs PH withdrawal from Rome Statute no legal basis – Roque

May 16, 2018

Malacanang downplayed on Wednesday the petition filed by minority senators before the Supreme Court to declare invalid the Philippine withdrawal of its ratification of the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court. In an interview with reporters, Presidential Spokesperson Harry

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Magnitude 4.5 quake hits Sultan Kudarat

May 16, 2018

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck the province of Sultan Kudarat on Wednesday afternoon. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the earthquake epicenter was recorded at 26 kilometers west of Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat at around 1:05 pm. Phivolcs

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PH waits for result of MOU before lifting deployment ban of domestic workers to Kuwait

May 16, 2018

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the deployment ban of household service workers (HSW) to Kuwait will only be lifted until the labor deal with the Gulf state is proven to be an effective deterrent to the abuses and maltreatment

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