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4 Abu Sayyaf bandits killed in separate clashes in Basilan

May 7, 2017

Four suspected members of terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group were killed in separate encounters in Basilan Saturday.   Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Western Mindanao Command spokesperson, said over a radio interview that the first encounter between patrolling

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PH-US joint military drills to focus on disaster damage mitigation, Palace says

May 7, 2017

The annual joint military exercises between the Philippines and the United States, which will kick off Monday, will focus on disaster damage mitigation, Malacanang said on Sunday. This year’s Balikatan exercises were different from the previous drills, which also include

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Duterte still most trusted leader – Abella

May 7, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte is still the most trusted national leader, Malacanang said on Sunday.   Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the latest result of the Social Weather Stations showed that Duterte’s net trust rating remains excellent with 80 percent of

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Cargo ship sinks off Cebu

May 7, 2017

A cargo vessel carrying steel pellets sank off Talisay, Cebu Sunday morning. All the 26 crew members of MV Fortuner were rescued after the vessel capsized at around 6:30am, the Philippine Coast Guard said. The PCG said the crew of the

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Quiapo twin blasts not terror attack, police say

May 7, 2017

The twin explosions which rocked Quiapo, Manila on Saturday night were not terrorist attack, police said on Sunday. In a radio interview, Manila Police District director Chief Superintendent Joel Coronel said the perpetrator was apparently targeting a certain Muslim leader.

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Palace tells public to be alert after Quiapo blasts

May 7, 2017

Malacanang asked on Sunday the public to be vigilant and report to authorities any suspicious activity following the twin explosions in Quiapo, Manila, killing two people and injuring six others. “We are saddened by the loss of lives brought by yesterday’s

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Duterte’s “lobby money talks” not a “sweeping assault” vs CA – Palace

May 7, 2017

Malacanang clarified on Sunday that President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that “lobby money talks” when the Commission on Appointments rejected his nomination of Regina Lopez as secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources was “not a sweeping assault” to

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Two die, four hurt in Quiapo blast: police

May 6, 2017

Two people died while four were injured after an explosion in Manila on Saturday, police said. Chief Insp. Kimberly Molitas, spokesperson of the National Capital Region Police Office, said based on initial report the explosion happened at the office of

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