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Duterte sets conditions for talks with Reds

March 4, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte sets conditions to the National Democratic Front to resume peace talks. “Release all the soldiers and civilians that they hold hostage…. they should stop asking for things. They’re burning a lot of things now and we’ll never

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Local police will lead new anti-drugs campaign: Dela Rosa

March 4, 2017

Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald Dela Rosa said Oplan Tokhang, part 2, or a renewed anti-illegal drugs campaign will only be led by local police officers. “The authorized personnel to do this are the (personnel) of the local

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Panelo said US should not interfere with Philippine territorial dispute

March 4, 2017

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said the United State should not interfere on the Philippines’ decision on territorial dispute not to pursue the decision of the Arbitral Tribunal invalidating China’s claim on the disputed South China Sea. “I think

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Couple surnamed Duterte abducted in Zamboanga del Norte

March 4, 2017

A couple whose surnames are the same as the Philippine president was abducted by still unidentified armed men in Zamboanga del Norte on Friday night.Superintendent Rogelio Alabata, regional police public information chief, identified the victims as Jose Duterte, 62, and

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10 Abu Sayyaf killed in battle with military

March 4, 2017

At least ten members of Abu Sayyaf were killed while 18 soldiers were wounded in a recent encounter in Sulu on Friday morning.   Col. Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, said troops of 32nd Infantry Battalion were conducting

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No “compelling reason” to declare martial at this moment: Duterte  

March 4, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday there is “no compelling reason” at this time to declare martial law.   But Duterte indicated he might resort to this if the problem on the terrorist Islamic State (ISIS) in the country would

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Duterte never denied giving orders to kill those allegedly involved in illegal drugs

March 3, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday that he never denied giving orders to kill those allegedly involved in illegal drugs and he is taking full responsibility for the order. Duterte dared the priests and human rights groups critical on his

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Hate is the reason talks with Reds hard to resume: Duterte

March 3, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday it could not be possible to resume peace talks with the communist rebels because of their seeming hatred against government troops.   In an interview in Cagayan de Oro City, Duterte recalled how one

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