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Duterte scoffs ISIS for making come-on to recruits “virgins waiting in heaven”

January 26, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte scorned on Friday the Islamic State, saying to attract members it would tell them that they would die as martyrs, with virgins waiting for them in heaven. In a speech before Indian businessmen in New Delhi, Duterte

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PNP dismissed nearly 300 cops for being drug users

January 26, 2018

Nearly 300 police officers were found to be drug users, with most dismissed from the service, the Philippine National Police’s Internal Affairs Service (IAS) said Friday. IAS Inspector General Alfegar Triambulo said 292 police officers were drug users since July 2016. Only three

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Duterte advises Suu Kyi not to mind human rights critics as they are just “noisy bunch”

January 26, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he sympathizes with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who like him, has been criticized by human rights groups. In a speech before the Indian businessmen before flying back to Davao City, Duterte

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LTFRB starts accepting applications for TNVS on Feb. 5

January 26, 2018

The Land Transportation  Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will start accepting franchise applications for transport network vehicles services (TNVS) on Feb. 5, its chairman Martin Delgra said Friday. The LTFRB issued a memorandum circular limiting TNVS units at 45,000 in Manila. 500 in

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Abu Sayyaf member involved in 2001 plantation kidnapping arrested in Zamboanga City

January 26, 2018

A member of  the Abu Sayyaf, involved in the kidnapping of 15 persons in the Golden Harvest Plantation in 2001 was arrested in a law enforcement operation in Zamboanga City on Friday morning. Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, spokesperson of the Zamboanga Peninsula

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Duterte pushes for action to stop terrorist financing in ASEAN-India summit

January 26, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has urged Southeast Asian countries and India to have strong cooperation to address terrorist financing. In a statement from New Delhi on Friday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said this was one of the issues raised by Duterte

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Officer killed, two soldiers wounded in battle with alleged NPAs in Davao

January 26, 2018

A military officer was killed while two were wounded as alleged members of New People’s Army (NPA) in Davao City detonated an improvised landmine on Thursday afternoon. Killed in the encounter was Lt. Jarren Relota, who led a platoon that

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Palace not censoring media amid alarm by UN experts

January 26, 2018

Malacanang denied on Friday  it is censoring media following the order of the Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke the license of online news website Rappler, which is critical to the Duterte administration. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque was reacting to the

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