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Speaker says House leadership unwilling to back reimposing death penalty should quit  

February 8, 2017

Speaker Panteleon Alvarez wants the House leadership to support him in reimposing the death penalty, or else he will tell the members to resign. Alvarez said he will change his deputy speakers, including Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo who junked

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Duterte admits two out of five statements are true, rest “jokes”

February 8, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte admitted on Wednesday that for every five things he said, only two were true and the rest were “jokes.” “I’m just fond of doing it. I want to laugh. Well, at the expense also of myself sometimes,”

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Norway is in “close dialogue” between Philippines, NDF after peace talks terminated

February 8, 2017

Norway, the third-party facilitator between the Philippine government and communist guerillas in their peace negotiations, on Wednesday said it is in close touch with both parties following Manila’s termination of talks last week. “We are in close dialogue with both parties.

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SolGen says gov’t to ask courts to order arrest of NDF members in peace talks

February 8, 2017

Solicitor General Jose Calida on Wednesday said the government will ask courts to order  arrest of the leaders and members of the National Democratic Front following President Rodrigo Duterte’s termination of the peace talks. Calida said the Office of the

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Justice department places 20 NDF consultants in immigration lookout bulletin

February 8, 2017

The justice department placed 20 consultants of the National Democratic Front  nes under an immigration lookout bulletin order after the government terminated the Joint Agreement on Security and Immunity Guarantee. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II issued a memorandum order to

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Abu Sayyaf casualties rise to 8 in Sulu battle

February 8, 2017

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Abu Sayyaf casualties have  increased to eight dead as three more were killed in a clash with government troops in Sulu, a military official announced Wednesday. The clash took place on Tuesday, minutes apart after the Abu

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Lopez: Cancellation, suspension orders for 28 mining firms out today

February 8, 2017

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez said all suspension and cancellation orders for the 28 mining companies will be signed and released Thursday. Lopez also said she will release to the mining industry the committee recommendations submitted to her by the technical

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Aguirre orders NBI to probe shooting of Surigao city prosecutor

February 8, 2017

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation  to investigate the attack against a Surigao City prosecutor and its possible link to the killing of a former judge. City Prosecutor Manuel Navarro Tesioma was shot outside

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