The Daily Manila Shimbun

 

At least six perish in Northern Mindanao floods   

January 17, 2017

At least six people died after floods spawned by rain from a low pressure area  hit Northern Mindanao last Monday,  the regional  civil defense office said Tuesday. According to the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council , the six

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Manila “should question presence of weapons in the Spratlys”: Lorenzana  

January 17, 2017

Amid improving relations between China and Philippines,  Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana emphasized that the government should  question the militarization activity in the Spratly Islands. “Notwithstanding the warming of relations between our countries, the Philippine government would be remiss in its

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Yasay: 3 or 4 notes verbale sent to China on activities in disputed waters

January 17, 2017

The Philippines has issued a note verbale to China verifying the reported buildup of weapon systems in the artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, Malacanang said on Tuesday. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the Philippines

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Duterte sending Andanar, Esperon to Trump inaugural 

January 17, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has sent two Cabinet officials to attend the inauguration of United States President-elect Donald Trump on January 20 to strengthen the Philippine relations with America, an official said on Tuesday. The deployment of Presidential Communications Office Secretary

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Leftists mulling over withdrawing unilateral ceasefire declaration  

January 17, 2017

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is mulling over to withdraw its declaration of unilateral ceasefire, citing the “broken promises” on the release of political prisoners and alleged violations of the truce by the government, ahead of the

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Health chief fires back at objections vs giving condoms to schools

January 17, 2017

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial fired back at those opposing to make condoms available in schools, saying this is prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS cases which has bene rising for the last few years. In her Twitter account, Ubial said these

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House, Senate downplay Duterte threat to declare martial law

January 16, 2017

Leaders of both houses of Congress downplayed fears that President Rodrigo Duterte will declare martial law following his remark in Davao Saturday that he will do it if there is no other way to cope with threats to the country.

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 Palace hits media for “irresponsible reporting” on martial law

January 16, 2017

Malacanang hit the media for “irresponsible reporting” regarding President Rodrigo Duterte’s readiness to declare martial law if needed. Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar said the headlines premised on Duterte’s speech last Saturday in Davao City have caused panic. “The

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