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2 alleged NPA members killed in battle with military in Bukidnon

May 9, 2017

Two alleged members of New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter in Bukidnon last Friday, a military said in a report Tuesday. 1Lt. Erwin Bugarin, Army’s 8th Infantry Battalion, Civil Military Officer said the government troops were conducting

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Duterte admits coddling then fugitive Honasan

May 9, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte admitted on Tuesday that he coddled then fugitive former Senator Gregorio Honasan. Duterte disclosed when Honasan was wanted by the government for his alleged involvement in coup d’etat, the latter was in Davao City and even went

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Duterte names controversial blogger Uson as assistant communications secretary

May 9, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed blogger Margaux Justiniano Uson, also known by her nickname Mocha, as assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). Duterte signed Uson’s appointment on May 8. Malacanang said Uson, a former sexy dancer-singer, will

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Palace clarifies Duterte statement on “lobby money talks”

May 9, 2017

Malacanang said President Rodrigo Duterte clarified his statement “lobby money talks” during last Monday’s cabinet meeting. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella told a press briefing Tuesday the president clarified his statement by saying lobby is not necessarily money. “The president did

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PAF to accept two FA-50 aircraft in Pampanga

May 9, 2017

The Philippine Air Force will formally accept the ninth and tenth units of FA-50 fighter trainer aircraft in a turnover and blessing ceremony in Pampanga on Wednesday. Col. Antonio Francisco, Philippine Air Force spokesman, said the formal acceptance, turnover, and

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Espenilla admits he has “very big shoes to fill up” as central bank chief; vows continuity

May 9, 2017

Incoming Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. admitted on Tuesday he has “very big shoes to fill up” when he assumed the post as the agency’s top man. Espenilla will replace Amando Tetangco Jr, serving his second term

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 3 cops hurt as improvised bomb explodes in Maguindanao

May 9, 2017

Three policemen were wounded in an explosion caused by an improvised bomb  in Maguindanao on Tuesday morning. Based on initial report by  Philippine National Police spokesman Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos, the victims were  PO3 Harim Ampatuan, Po3 Ali Malok and

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Robredo asks PET to junk Marcos motion to dismiss her counter-protest

May 9, 2017

Vice President Leni Robredo has petitioned the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to junk the motion of former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. seeking dismissal of her counter-protest for non-payment of the cash deposit earlier required by the tribunal. In a comment,

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