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Alleged MILF commander killed in Cotabato shooting incident

February 18, 2019

An alleged Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) brigade commander was killed while another member was wounded in a shooting incident in North Cotabato on Sunday, a military official said Monday. Major General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the 6th Infantry Division, said 

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NFA employees wear black as Rice Tarrification Law is signed

February 18, 2019

It is still “business as usual” at the National Food Authority even after President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Rice Traffication Bill into a law, NFA Officer-in-Charge Tomas Escarez said Monday morning. Employees of NFA wore black during the flag-raising

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PNP will continue seaborne patrols with Coast Guard, Navy after blocks of cocaine found in Philippine waters

February 18, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) said they will continue to conduct seaborne patrol operations with the Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine Navy after the recovery of millions worth of cocaine in the Philippine waters, the PNP’s spokesman said Monday. “Our

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Duterte vetoes coconut farmers, industry trust fund as it violates Constitution, may disproportionately benefit wealthy farmers

February 18, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed the enrolled bill creating the coconut farmers and industry trust fund, providing for its management and utilization. In the veto message, a copy of which was released on Monday, Duterte has raised “serious concerns” on

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Eleazar gives no deadline to solve daylight killing of businessman, driver along EDSA

February 18, 2019

No deadline has been set by police in solving the case of the killing of  businessman Jose Ruiz Yulo and his driver in Mandaluyong City Sunday afternoon. In a text message to The Daily Manila Shimbun, National Capital Region Police

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3 Maute group remnants surrender to military

February 18, 2019

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Three Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-inspired Maute group remnants have surrendered to the military in the province of Lanao del Sur. Capt. Clint Antipala,  spokesman of the 1 st Infantry Division, said the three Maute group remnants have surrendered

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Duterte’s trip to Hong Kong not meant for health checkup, says Palace

February 18, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte’s second trip to Hong Kong in a span of four months was not meant for his health checkup, Malacanang said on Monday. Duterte, along with long-time partner Cielito “Honeylet” Avancena and daughter Veronica “Kitty” Duterte, made an

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Villar vows to prioritize law allowing coconut farmers to benefit from coco levy funds

February 18, 2019

If re-elected, Senator Cynthia Villar vowed to prioritize again the enactment of a law that will allow 3.5 million coconut farmers and their beneficiaries to directly benefit from the P100 billion coconut levy fund. In a recent visit to Laguna,

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