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Sereno urges gov’t, people to uphold human rights

September 21, 2017

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Thursday urged the government to uphold human rights and for people to fight for them. In her keynote address during the unveiling of the monument of the late Senator Jose  Diokno at the Commission on Human

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Salalima quits as DICT secretary: Abella

September 21, 2017

Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima has quit from his post, Malacanang said on Thursday. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Salalima cited “personal and work-related” as the reasons for resigning. “As of this

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Philippines sign nuclear weapons ban treaty

September 21, 2017

The Philippines called on nuclear weapons states to join the international community in making the world a safer place by signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. “We call on Member-States that possess the world’s largest nuclear arsenals

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Quake drill to be held Sept. 27 in Bacoor: NDRRMC

September 21, 2017

The National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced that the third quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill (NSED) that was supposed to be held Thursday was moved next week. In a memorandum issued to all the NDRRMC member agencies and the

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More Mindanao ecotourism zones soon after passage of House bills

September 21, 2017

The House committee on tourism has approved several measures declaring various areas in Mindanao as ecotourism zones, with committee vice chair Rep. Franz Alvarez of Palawan steering the bills’ passage. The bills passed at the committee level are as follows:

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Navy, Air Force units start interoperability training

September 21, 2017

The Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) and Tactical Operations Command (TOC) of the Philippine Air Force begun its first joint interoperability training this week. Rear Admiral Rene Medina, commander of the NFWM, said the joint training is dubbed NFWM-3TOW Interoperability

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Military-police team arrest one suspect, recover guns and explosives in Sultan Kudarat

September 21, 2017

A joint military and police team arrested one suspect and recovered some war materials in a law enforcement operation in Sultan Kudarat last Wednesday. Capt. Arvin Encinas, Army’s 6th Infantry Division spokesman, identified the arrested suspect as Danny Sinsaw Billedo.

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ASEAN, China concerned over terrorists’ fleeing from Marawi, Philippine official says

September 21, 2017

Southeast Asian countries and China have raised concern over the prolonged crisis in southern city of Marawi as terrorists may flee to their respective places and attempt to sow chaos there, a Philippine official said on Thursday. Department of Interior

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