The Daily Manila Shimbun

 

Palace insists freedom of expression not issue in Rappler’s case

December 9, 2018

The Philippine government insists online news agency Rappler is facing tax evasion and not being persecuted for freedom of expression as a United Nations rapporteur claims. “…tax evasion is a serious offense not only in the Philippines but in other

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House leadership backs Duterte request to extend martial law in Mindanao

December 9, 2018

A joint session of Congress is set on Wednesday, with the House of Representatives likely to approve President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao for one more year. Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said the House of Representatives is awaiting

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Duterte sees danger of using “cheap” motorcycles from Japan

December 8, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday warned of the danger of using “cheap” motorcycles from Japan. “The dangers now in our highways and alleys and roads is the advent of cheap motorcycle(s) from Japan,” Duterte said in his speech during the

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Lorenzana not ruling out Duterte may declare Christmas truce with NPA

December 8, 2018

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he was not discounting the possibility that President Rodrigo Duterte would declare a unilateral ceasefire with the communist rebels during the holiday season. In a text message to Manila Shimbun, Lorenzana said that during the

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PNP to stay alert during Reds’ unilateral holiday ceasefire

December 8, 2018

The Philippine National Police on Saturday vowed to remain on alert and continue with its regular law enforcement and internal security operations during the communist rebels’ unilateral ceasefire later this month. “With a 50-year old deceptively obsolete ideology and a

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Duterte to gov’t troops: Better commit suicide than to be captured by enemies

December 8, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday reiterated his advice to government security forces to commit suicide when they are cornered than to allow themselves to be captured by the rebels. “Eat your bullets. Die with dignity,” Duterte said in his speech

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2 drug suspects nabbed, P3.7M shabu seized in Taguig City buy-bust

December 8, 2018

Authorities have seized an estimated P3.7 million worth of “shabu” from two arrested drug suspects, whose boss was said to be an inmate at the Metro Manila District Jail, police said on Saturday. National Capital Region Police Office Director Guillermo

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US Embassy releases Balangiga bells’ photos when transported from Wyoming

December 8, 2018

The United States Embassy in Manila on Saturday released photos of the two Balangiga bells, which are now on their way back to the Philippines. The photos showed when the two bells were being removed from display at Cheyenne, Wyoming

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