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Eastern Mindanao Command on heightened alert after Bohol attack

April 14, 2017

The Eastern Mindanao Command was placed on heightened alert following the entry of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the province of Bohol early this week, a spokesman said Friday. “Eastern Mindanao Command heightened its alert level after an Armed Forces

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Duterte assures Saudi businessmen of return of investments if they’ll come to Philippines

April 14, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has encouraged businessmen from Saudi Arabia to come to the Philippines as he assured them of return on their investments. In a forum with the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia on April 12, Duterte said

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Duterte will not proceed to Pagasa, admits China persuaded him

April 14, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has withdrawn his plan to visit an island in the disputed South China Sea and raise the Philippine flag there in deference to China. In a speech before the Filipino community in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Duterte

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Suspected kidnapper, companion arrested in Maguindanao

April 14, 2017

A suspected kidnapper and his companion were arrested in a checkpoint operation of the military and police in Maguindanao on Thursday. Capt. Arvin Encinas, spokesman of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, 0said the suspects were on a motorcycle with firearms

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Planned US base runways in Okinawa “too shortˮ

April 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – The V-shaped runways of a new facility planned to be built in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture for the US Marine Corps will be “too short for certain aircraft.” the US Government Accountability Office said in a recent report. The

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German soccer team bus carrying Kagawa hit by explosions

April 12, 2017

FRANKFURT – A bus carrying members of the German soccer team Borussia Dortmund, including Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa, was hit by explosions in Dortmund in western Germany on Tuesday. According to the Japanese consulate-general in Duesseldorf and other sources, Kagawa

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February core machinery orders up 1.5 pct

April 12, 2017

TOKYO  – Japan’s seasonally adjusted core machinery orders in February rose 1.5 pct from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said Wednesday. Private-sector orders excluding those for ships and power equipment, closely watched as a leading indicator of corporate capital

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PH, Saudi Arabia ink deals

April 12, 2017

The Philippines and Saudi Arabia have signed several agreements during President Rodrigo Duterte’s state visit to the Middle Eastern country. Manila was also expecting $470 million fresh investments from Saudi-based businessmen who are planning to tie up with Filipino counterparts,

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