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Duterte endorses 11 senatorial bets for May polls

February 14, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte endorsed on Thursday his 11 senatorial bets for the May midterm elections. Duterte graced the proclamation and kick-off rally of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), his political party, in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. He raised

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95 towns, cities within Manila Bay watershed do not follow environmental laws: DILG

February 14, 2019

A total of 95 towns and cities within the Manila Bay watershed area do not follow environmental laws, the Department  of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Thursday. DILG Secretary Eduardo Ano said this is 53 percent of the 178 local

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Dozens of unlicensed firearms in Maguindanao turned over to gov’t forces

February 14, 2019

Dozens of unlicensed firearms from a home in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province were surrendered to government forces Thursday morning. Major Arvin Encinas,  spokesman of the 6th Infantry Division, said a total of 26 high and low-powered firearms were turned over to the troops

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PDEA confiscates P244m worth of shabu in Dasmarinas, Cavite

February 14, 2019

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in a buy-bust operation on Wednesday confiscated P244 million worth of shabu in a house at Dasmarinas, Cavite. The serving of a search warrant was led by PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino where operatives

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63 North Cotabato barangays joining new Bangsamoro region: Comelec

February 14, 2019

Sixty-three of 67 barangays in North Cotabato voted to join the newly-formed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), while all six towns from Lanao del Norte will stay in Northern Mindanao. The Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the

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Allegations police, military torturing Jolo bomb suspects ”diverting investigation”: PNP

February 14, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said allegations that the police and military are torturing suspects in the Jolo twin blasts are aimed ”at diverting the investigation to muddle the otherwise strong case that has been established.”  Senior Superintendent Bernard

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Palace warns those namedropping Duterte’s name to solicit campaign funds for senatorial bets

February 14, 2019

Malacanang has warned the public against those using President Rodrigo Duterte’s name to solicit campaign funds for his senatorial candidates. In a statement issued Wednesday night, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Palace received information Duterte’s name has been used or dropped

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Duterte nothing to do with Ressa’s arrest, Palace says

February 14, 2019

Malacanang has distanced itself from the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa over the cyberlibel charge filed against her by a private individual. In a radio interview on Thursday, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said it was businessman Wilfredo Keng, who

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