The Daily Manila Shimbun

 

BIFF casualties top 30 as military sustains offensive

May 11, 2017

The death toll due to the ongoing military operation against the members of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and six alleged Indonesian bomb makers  has reached more than 30. “The number of casualties that the BIFF suffered has increased from

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Duterte seeks united stand against drugs in World Economic Forum

May 11, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte urged on Thursday decision-makers from different sectors attending the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Cambodia to take a committed stand against the scourge of illegal drugs. In his speech, Duterte stressed the need not to allow

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Military begins moving personnel, equipment to Pagasa Island

May 11, 2017

The military has started to move its personnel and some construction equipment to Pagasa Island in West Philippine Sea in previous week, an official said Thursday. Lt. Gen. Raul del Rosario, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command chief,

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Gov’t accelerating infrastructure program: Abella

May 11, 2017

The Duterte administration has been engaged in aggressive infrastructure program amid a United Nations report the Philippines’ access to infrastructure has been lagging behind its neighbors, Malacanang said on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the government acknowledges the Asia-Pacific

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Gov’t using all assets to prevent terror attack in Palawan, Palace says

May 11, 2017

The Duterte administration is using all its assets to ensure that the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group could not attack Palawan following a travel advisory issued by the United States to its citizens. In a statement on Thursday, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto

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Incoming DFA chief Cayetano assures efforts of past admins on South China Sea won’t be wasted

May 11, 2017

Incoming Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has assured all efforts of past administrations on its claims in the disputed South China Sea would not be wasted. In a press conference in Cambodia Wednesday night, Cayetano, who is a senator,

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PAGASA takes cue from Japan Meteorology Agency in upgrading weather forecasts

May 11, 2017

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) is taking cue from the experiences of Japan in modernizing the state weather bureau’s weather forecasting system, a statement from the Japan International Cooperation Agency Manila said Thursday. Dr. Mitsuhiko Hatori of

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Acquisition of two SSVs of Philippine Navy completed

May 11, 2017

The acquisition of two strategic sealift vessels of the Philippine Navy was completed after its second unit arrived in Manila on Wednesday, a spokesman said. Capt. Lued Lincuna  said SSV Davao del Sur (LD602) arrived in Pier 13, South Harbor,

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