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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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Palace calls as “hearsay”, “rehash” accusation that Duterte, daughter have over P100 million bank deposits, investments

January 22, 2018

Malacanang branded on Monday as “hearsay” and “rehash” allegations that President Rodrigo Duterte and daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, of having over P100 million in joint bank deposits and investments, which they failed to declare in their statements of assets and

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Lorenzana says US ships passage in South China Sea not cause for concern

January 22, 2018

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana emphasized that the American ships’ passage in South China Sea is not a cause of concern. “No, for as long as they are on innocent passage, international law allows innocent passage even in territorial waters,” he

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PNR signs contract to acquire 2 new train sets from Indonesia

January 22, 2018

The Philippine National Railways (PNR) on Monday signed a P485.3 million contract for the purchase of two train sets from an Indonesian government-owned company, PT. Industri Kereta Api (PT INKA). The signing of the contract between PNR General Manager Junn

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Philippines, Netherlands sign MOU on Manila Bay development

January 22, 2018

The Philippines and the Netherlands signed on Monday a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that cements the cooperation of the two countries on the sustainable development and management of the Manila Bay area. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia and Netherlands Ambassador to the

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