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Japanese troops joining Balikatan’s humanitarian and disaster response activities

May 8, 2017

The Philippines and the United States opened the Balikatan Exercises 2017. (From Left: Balikatan 2017 Philippine Exercise Director Lt. Gen. Oscar Lactao, US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular

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 Duterte off to Cambodia, Hong Kong, China later this week

May 8, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Cambodia, Hong Kong and China later this week to push for economic cooperation and check the condition of the overseas Filipino workers. In a press briefing in Malacanang, Acting Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar said

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Philippine delegation to UN Human Rights Council to demolish critics: Panelo  

May 8, 2017

Duterte’s legal counsel says Philippine delegation to UN to demolish critics’ black propaganda vs extrajudicial killings President Rodrigo Duterte’s legal counsel expressed optimism on Monday that the Philippine delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland could

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CA acquits Napoles on serious illegal detention

May 8, 2017

The Court of Appeals has acquitted suspected pork barrel scam architect Janet Lim Napoles of serious illegal detention case filed by whistleblower Benhur Luy. In a 35-page decision by Associate Justice Normandie Pizarro, the CA’s Twelfth Division reversed the April

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Benham Rise key to Philippine food security: Piñol

May 8, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said after a historic three-day exploratory trip to 13-million hectare underwater plateau Benham Rise the area is a key to securing food security. In a statement Monday, Piñol said he will report to President Rodrigo Duterte

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Philippines looks forward to working with France under Macron

May 8, 2017

The Philippine government is looking forward to work with France under the new leadership of President Emmanuel Macron. In a statement on Monday, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said President Rodrigo Duterte congratulates Macron for his victory. “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

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4 Abu Sayyaf bandits killed in separate clashes in Basilan

May 7, 2017

Four suspected members of terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group were killed in separate encounters in Basilan Saturday.   Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Western Mindanao Command spokesperson, said over a radio interview that the first encounter between patrolling

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PH-US joint military drills to focus on disaster damage mitigation, Palace says

May 7, 2017

The annual joint military exercises between the Philippines and the United States, which will kick off Monday, will focus on disaster damage mitigation, Malacanang said on Sunday. This year’s Balikatan exercises were different from the previous drills, which also include

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