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Police to take “active defense” mode against NPA

March 10, 2017

The Philippine National Police said its stations will be on “active defense” against the New People’s Army (NPA) amid the directives of the president to use all government assets in its battle against the rebel group.   “What we will

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New PNP anti-illegal drug unit will target high-value persons

March 10, 2017

The newly-launched Drug Enforcement Group (DEG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will target high-value drug personalities. “Our mission in Drug Enforcement Group is high-value target with high impact, financiers, manufacturers, distributors, traffickers including all the protectors,” said Senior Superintendent

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BJMP inmates now into making coffins

March 10, 2017

After teaching inmates to do arts and crafts, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has an idea to help them fight boredom and make them earn a living: making coffins. Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno said

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Absence of implants could cause maternal deaths to rise 8,000 until 2022

March 10, 2017

More than 8,000 maternal deaths could occur until 2022 unless the Supreme Court (SC) lifts a temporary restraining order against selling and distribution of subdermal implant contraceptives, Implanon and Implanon NXT. In its study, the Commission on Population (Popcom) warned

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Ombudsman dismisses five executives for P3.8 million PDAF scam

March 10, 2017

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the dismissal and perpetual disqualification from holding public office of five executives of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF).    Found guilty of grave misconduct and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of

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Japanese women on a mission to teach self-help in Philippine communities

March 10, 2017

Three Japanese women are quietly working in Philippine communities, while promoting a social consciousness that women can break the glass ceiling and lead change. Ayaka Ishikawa, Mariko Katagi, and Teruko Sugiyama are members of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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Philippines to station permanent military division in Jolo

March 9, 2017

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is set to station a permanent military division in Jolo as kidnappings continue to increase in southern Philippines. “Maybe we will transfer one division there in Jolo…because one of

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Duterte orders military, police to use all assets against NPA

March 9, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered on Thursday the military and police to continue with their war, using all available assets, against communist rebels following their recent attack resulting in the death of four cops. In the media interview in Davao del

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