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UN official calls on international community to support displaced people in Marawi

October 12, 2018

COTABATO– A United Nations official urged the international community to support the central government’s effort to help people displaced by last year’s siege by Islamic State linked militants in Marawi City. Ursula Mueller, the United Nations deputy humanitarian chief, visited

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Duterte said urgency drove him to import rice

October 12, 2018

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday the urgency to ensure supply of rice drove him to order importation of rice in the middle of the harvest month. He took to task Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol to work

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Dela Rosa quits BuCor, runs for senator

October 12, 2018

Former Philippine National Police chief Ronald  dela Rosa said he will push for reviving the death penalty if he is elected senator in the May 2019 polls. Interviewed by reporters after filing his certificate of candidacy (COC) on Friday, dela

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Group opposes bid of Philippines, Eritrea for UN Human Rights Council slots

October 12, 2018

United Nations member countries should oppose the candidacies of the Philippines and Eritrea for the Human Rights Council because of their egregious human rights records, Human Rights Watch said in a statement Thursday from New York. On October 12, the UN General Assembly will vote to fill one-third

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HIV cases surpass 1,000 for the second time in 2018: DOH

October 12, 2018

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases surpassed 1,000 for the second time this year after 1,047 HIV cases were recorded last August, according to the HIV/AIDS Registry of the Philippines (HARP) of the Department of Health (DOH). In January, HIV cases were

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Senator Binay seeks re-election, says Makati mayoralty issue to be decided

October 12, 2018

Senator Nancy Binay filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections ( Comelec) Friday morning to seek re-election in the May 2019 midterm polls. Speaking to reporters after filing her COC, Binay said :”I feel that my

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2 Abu Sayyaf members killed, 4 captured in Sulu

October 11, 2018

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Two Abu Sayyaf Group members were killed while four were captured after a brief firefight as troops launched a law enforcement operation in Sulu, a top military official said Thursday. Lt. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega, Western Mindanao

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Comelec says first day of filing of candidacies for 2019 polls a success

October 11, 2018

The Commission on Elections (Comelec ) declared the first day of filing certificates of candidacy (COCs)  for the May 2019 polls a success. Twenty-seven candidates and 18 party-list of organizations also filed their nominees. “Overall, we can declare a successful

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