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Duterte can annul contracts with water concessionaires; not to honor arbitral awards – Palace

December 5, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte can annul concession agreements with Manila Water Company, Inc. and Maynilad Water Services, Inc. due to “disadvantageous” provisions, Malacanang said on Thursday. In a radio interview, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo slammed some provisions in the contracts, such

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Ano backs DND recommendation not to extend martial law in Mindanao

December 5, 2019

Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano on Thursday said they support the recommendation of the Department of National Defense (DND) on not extending martial law in Mindanao. “The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) supports the recommendation of the Department

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Three cops, militia wounded in ambush by Abu Sayyaf

December 5, 2019

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Three policemen and a militiaman were wounded in an ambush by the Abu Sayyaf in  Sulu, officials said Thursday. Lt. Col. Gerald Monfort, Joint Task Force Sulu information officer, disclosed the attack took place around 6:50 p.m.

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Three, including alleged NPA official, killed in Antipolo

December 5, 2019

An alleged high ranking official of New People’s Army (NPA) and two others were killed in a firefight with the military in Antipolo on Thursday morning. Capt. Jayrald Ternio, public affairs division head of the 2nd Infantry Division, said killed

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Duterte welcomes new Chinese envoy, 5 others in Malacanang

December 5, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte received on Wednesday the credentials of new Chinese envoy to the Philippines and five other ambassadors-designate of other countries. In a ceremony in Malacanang, Duterte told China Ambassador-Designate Huang Xilian that the latter’s assignment in the Philippines

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AFP welcomes appointment of Gapay as new Army chief

December 4, 2019

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) welcomes the appointment of Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay as the next Army chief. “The AFP welcomes the selection of Lieutenant General Gilbert I Gapay as the 61st Commanding General of the Philippine Army,”

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Lift martial law in Mindanao, says Lorenzana

December 4, 2019

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana recommended that martial law in Mindanao, implemented in 2017 due to the Marawi siege, should no longer be extended. Lorenzana said Wednesday that his recommendation was submitted Tuesday. “The Department of National Defense, based on the

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PNP recommends lifting martial law in Mindanao

December 4, 2019

The Philippine National Police ( PNP) on Wednesday  said they recommended the lifting of martial law in Mindanao. In a statement, Police Brigadier General Bernard Banac, PNP spokesperson, said they submitted their recommendation to the Department of Defense and the

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