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Relieved Navy chief wants frigate deal to push through

January 22, 2018

The Philippine Navy’s former Flag Officer in Command (FOIC) wants the 18 billion pesos Frigate Acquisition Program to push through despite being relieved from his post because of issues about the project. “I like that frigate… Everyone in the Navy

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House won’t wait for senators, pushes Charter change

January 22, 2018

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said the House of Representatives is now working to amend the 1987 Constitution and wouldn’t wait for the Senate to join. Alvarez abandoned the constituent assembly (Con-Ass) mode because it was not mentioned in the Constitution, explaining Article XII or Amendments

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Senate concurs in ratification of PH-EU cooperation, social security agreements with Sweden, Germany

January 22, 2018

The Senate has unanimously concurred in the ratification of three treaties covering the Philippines’ partnership and cooperation agreement with the European Union and the social security agreements with Sweden and Germany, said Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee

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AFP chief Guerrero to be next Marina administrator

January 22, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday  he will appoint Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero as the next head of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina). In a speech in an agriculture event in Compostela Valley, Duterte said

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PDEA’s agents not present in street level anti-drug operations, official says

January 22, 2018

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) admitted on Monday that for “street level” anti-drug operations, its agents might not always be present. In a press briefing in Malacanang, PDEA Director and spokesman Derrick Carreon said the presence of a PDEA

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4 killed, 6 militiamen wounded as suspected NPAs harass detachment in North Cotabato

January 22, 2018

Four people were killed while six militiamen were wounded after alleged New People’s Army members (NPA) harassed a Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) detachment in North Cotabato on Monday. Lt. Lea Canseran, civil military operations officer of the Army’s 39th

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Duterte to military: Shoot me if I stay longer in power, even for one day

January 22, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte asked on Monday state security forces to shoot him if he would stay longer in power, even for one day. In a speech in Compostela Valley, Duterte said it is the duty of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

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(UPDATE) Alert level raised to No.4 in Mayon Volcano, eruption “imminent”

January 22, 2018

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Monday raised the alert status of Mayon Volcano to level 4 after residents noticed magma eruptions. Based on its latest bulletin, around 1pm Mayon Volcano showed increased seismic unrest, lava fountaining

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