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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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Roque questions Callamard’s qualifications on extrajudicial killings cases

January 2, 2018

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque questioned on Tuesday the qualifications of United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard, saying she is not an expert on such field. In a radio interview, Roque said he knows Callamard is an

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PNP says leader of police team in Mandaluyong incident goes AWOL

January 2, 2018

Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald dela Rosa said the leader of a police team involved in the shooting incident in Mandaluyong last week has gone absent without leave. “One went AWOL (absent without leave) because that woman doesn’t

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Two die in Cebu from Agaton: police

January 2, 2018

Two people were died in Cebu due to Tropical Depression Agaton, a regional police spokesperson said Tuesday. Supt. Reymar Tolentin, Central Visayas Regional Police spokesman, identified the victims as Flora Matas Basadre, 63, and Richie John Rivas Pimentel, 39. Tolentin

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