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Palace says Duterte’s statement of “hanging” EU not to be taken literally

March 28, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement of “hanging” the European Union members if he had a choice should not be taken literally, his spokesman said on Tuesday. In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Duterte’s statement should be taken in

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Human rights claims board speeding up releasing claims of martial law victims  

March 28, 2017

The Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) has accelerated the process of evaluating and releasing of claims of martial law victims as part of its commitment to President Rodrigo Duterte to expedite the release of claims. The board, in a

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China to finalize Code of Conduct framework in South China Sea by mid-2017: Abella

March 28, 2017

China is eyeing to finalize the framework on Code of Conduct in South China Sea by middle of this year. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jinhua mentioned this to President Rodrigo Duterte during the

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US to further help Philippine military capability: Abella

March 28, 2017

The United States has expressed its readiness to further assist the Philippines in improving its military capability. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim made the offer during his courtesy call on President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday in Davao City,

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EU summons Philippine envoy over Duterte’s “unacceptable” remarks

March 28, 2017

The European Union summoned the Philippines’ envoy in Brussels to explain the “unacceptable” remarks of President Rodrigo Duterte, who threatened to hang EU officials for opposing his efforts to restore death penalty. “This afternoon, the European External Action Service asked

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Another Filipino sailor rescued in Basilan

March 28, 2017

ZAMBOANGA CITY– Soldiers rescued another Filipino sailor after four days of operations in Basilan province. Major General Carlito Galvez, Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, said Laurencio Tiro, 62, was rescued around 10:30 pm Monday along the shore in Sitio

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Nephew of ARMM governor unharmed in Basilan roadside bombing

March 27, 2017

AL-BARKA, Basilan – The vice mayor of a town in Basilan province escaped unharmed but his two security escorts were wounded in a roadside bombing allegedly by the Abu Sayyaf in Sumisip. Police said this happened 8 a.m. Monday at

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Three Malaysian kidnap victims of Abu Sayyat rescued in Sulu

March 27, 2017

Government troops rescued three Malaysian kidnap victims of the Abu Sayyaf Group during a military operation in Sulu Sunday night. Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, Western Mindanao Command spokesperson, identified the rescued Malaysians as Mohammad Jumadil Rahim, Mohammad Ridzuan Bin Ismail and

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