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Duterte “satisfied” with security preparations for Black Nazarene feast

January 8, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte is satisfied with the security preparation for the observance of the Feast of Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila on Monday, which is expected to be attended by some 15 million devotees, Malacanang said on Sunday. However, Duterte

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Authorities search Islamic Center in Quiapo, Bicutan jail; temporary gun ban starts Sunday

January 7, 2017

Police and military  have tightened security preparations for the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Saturday by two search operations at  the Islamic Center in Quiapo and undertake search procedures at Bicutan jail. On Sunday, police will start implementing a

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UPDATE: Russian ships leave after five-day port visit

January 7, 2017

Two Russian navy vessels left Manila after a passing activity conducted with the Philippine Navy on Saturday morning. Captain Lued Lincuna, spokesman of the Philippine Navy, said the passing exercises were conducted by the Philippine and Russian ships around 9am.

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Two alleged members of Al-Khilafah killed in Sarangani

January 7, 2017

Two alleged members of the Ansar Al-Khilafah Philippines, which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were killed  as they tried to resist arrest from pursuing government forces in Sarangani province on Saturday, police said. Superintendent Romeo

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UPDATE: Storm signal number one raised in Caraga region

January 7, 2017

Signal number 1 is raised over Caraga region. The state weather forecasting agency on Saturday  raised signal number one over the Caraga region as a tropical depression slightly gained strength. Tropical cyclone signal number one  is up over some areas

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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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