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Philippines monitoring Charlottesville situation after officials declare state of emergency

August 13, 2017

The Philippine Embassy in Washington DC is closely monitoring the situation in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a state of emergency was declared there following violent clashes between opposing groups of demonstrators that left one person dead and at least 19 injured.

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Palace reiterates continued self-restraint on North Korea missile launch

August 13, 2017

Malacanang said Sunday Philippines will “reiterates its call for continued exercise of self-restraint” as North Korea threatens to  launch missiles to Guam. “The Philippines reiterates its call for continued exercise of self-restraint in order to de-escalate the tension and to

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Palace assures prices of chicken will not go up due to Avian Influenza in Pampanga

August 13, 2017

Malacanang assured the public there will be “no price increase” in chicken meat after cases of Avian Influenza was confirmed in the province of Pampanga, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Sunday. Abella said the government will make sure that no

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Abu Sayyaf sub-leader killed in Sulu: military 

August 13, 2017

A sub-leader of Abu Sayyaf Group was killed in a military operation off the waters of Sulu on early Sunday morning, a military official Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Sulu commander said their Fleet-Marine Forces were conducting maritime

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ICC-Cabinet Committee approves six projects worth P57.5 billion

August 13, 2017

The Investment Coordination Committee (ICC)-Cabinet Committee has approved six new big-ticket projects worth a combined P57.494 billion that are meant to, among others, improve road networks  and mobilize financial resources for local government units (LGUs) in Mindanao and help ease

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Catholic priest alive, military spokesman says

August 13, 2017

MARAWI CITY — A Roman Catholic priest held hostage by Islamic State-linked militants for nearly three months now is alive inside the war zone of Islamic City of Marawi, a military official said Sunday. Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, spokesperson of Western

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OCD on standby for North Korea missile launch: Lorenzana 

August 13, 2017

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assured the Office of Civil Defense is on standby to address any incidents that may occur if the debris of a missile which North Korea is planning to launch will reach the Philippines. “While we believe

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No mental crisis among Marawi residents, but 30,000 sought help, OCD official says

August 11, 2017

Some 30,000 displaced residents from war-torn Marawi City have sought mental help, an official said on Friday. But Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said the situation involving the internally displaced people was not

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