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Nine foreigners on cargo ship rescued by Coast Guard, OCD in Northern Samar

January 3, 2018

Nine foreigners who were the crew of a cargo ship which sent a distress call on Tuesday were rescued in Northern Samar on the same day by the Coast Guard and the Office of Civil Defense. Six Chinese, one Taiwanese

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AFP names Abu Sayyaf hunter as new NCR joint task force chief

January 3, 2018

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) appointed a hunter of Abu Sayyaf terrorists as the new head of the Joint Task Force National Capital Region (JTF-NCR) less than a week before the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Brig. Gen.

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Duterte asks Roque to defer announcement of official to be sacked

January 3, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his spokesman to defer the announcement of the appointed official who was supposed to be fired. In a press briefing on Wednesday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, however, said that the official was not from the

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Duterte’s relatives not authorized to deal with gov’t for financial interest

January 3, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte’s relatives are not authorized to transact with any government agency for their financial interest. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in a press briefing on Wednesday, said Duterte wants to reiterate this directive to all government agencies. “The president is

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Peace talks’ revival with Reds still dim, Palace says

January 2, 2018

Revival of the peace talks between the Philippine government and the communist rebels remains dim, a government official said on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement in response to Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the

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Four Chinese rescued from cargo ship in Northern Samar: police

January 2, 2018

Four Chinese were rescued while five foreigners were still being rescued by police and Coast Guard after a cargo vessel docked in an emergency around 300 meters away from the shoreline at the vicinity of Barangay Dos,  Pambujan, Northern Samar.

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Tropical Depression Agaton nears Palawan

January 2, 2018

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Adminstration ( PAGASA) on Tuesday said Tropical Depression Agaton maintained its strength as it moves closer to Palawan. As of 4pm, Agaton was last spotted at 185 km east southeast of Puerto Princesa

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Military to resume combat operations vs NPA Wednesday

January 2, 2018

The military is set to resume its combat operation against the New People’s Army (NPA) as the holiday truce ended Tuesday. “Effective 12:00 (Wednesday) it will resume (military operations)… as far as the rules of engagements are concerned, when the ceasefire lapses tonight at 11:59 then

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