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3 killed in fighting between gov’t troops and NPA

March 28, 2017

Three were killed in an ambush and encounter between the government troops and the members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Davao. Captain Rhyan Batchar, spokesman of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division, said soldiers  of the 3rd Infantry Battalion

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5 die as boat explodes in Zamboanga City

March 28, 2017

A total of five people died while four were wounded in an explosion in a motor launch in Zamboanga City on Monday night, police said Tuesday. In a report, Superintendent Rogelio Alabata, regional police public information chief said M/L Satellite

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Palace welcomes Robredo’s openness to have dinner with Duterte

March 28, 2017

Malacanang welcomed on Tuesday the openness of Vice President Leni Robredo to have a dinner-meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacanang. “It’s nice,” said Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella in a press briefing when asked on Robredo’s openness to accept Duterte’s

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Palace says DOJ can be “proactive” in filing charges vs barangay officials involved in illegal drugs

March 28, 2017

The Department of Justice can be proactive in filing charges against barangay officials who were allegedly involved in illegal drugs, Malacanang said on Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte has wanted to postpone once more the barangay elections in October as he

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SC dismisses disbarment vs Ombudsman

March 28, 2017

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed for lack of merit a disbarment case filed by a former senatorial candidate against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. In a media briefing, SC spokesman Theodore Te said the court cited several cases where they said

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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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