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Duterte asks Congress for another one-year martial extension in Mindanao

December 7, 2018

President Rodrigo has asked Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year, Malacañang said on Friday. Duterte has sought for another extension following the recommendation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines abd the Philippine National Police. “It’s

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Lorenzana says Romualdez convincing Duterte to visit US

December 7, 2018

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday said Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez is convinc President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the US. “The plan is there.Ambassador Romualdez is still convincing him,” Lorenzana said in an ambush interview

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Revilla acquitted of plunder case by Sandiganbayan

December 7, 2018

Former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. was acquitted Friday by the Sandiganbayan First Division from a plunder case on the pork barrel scam , one of the biggest corruption scandals to hit Philippine politics. “For failure of the prosecution to establish beyond

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Lorenzana says govt won’t be fooled by Reds’ unilateral truce

December 7, 2018

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Friday the government would not be “fooled” by reciprocating the unilateral declaration of holiday truce by communist rebels. In a text message to reporters, Lorenzana accused the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National

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Two days set aside for BOL plebiscite: Comelec

December 7, 2018

Two days will be set aside for the plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Friday. In a statement, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said the Bangsamoro plebiscite will be held in January

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NDF consultant, wife arrested in Cavite

December 7, 2018

A police and military team arrested a peace consultant of the National Democratic Front and his wife Friday morning in Cavite. Rey Casambre and his wife, Patricia were nabbed through two arrest warrants for murder and attempted  murder issued by

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Palace “bows down” on Sandiganbayan’s ruling acquitting Revilla, but finding 2 others guilty of plunder

December 7, 2018

Malacañang said on Friday that it would be up to the Ombudsman on whether it would seek a reversal on the decision of the Sandiganbayan acquitting former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla of plunder case in relation to multi-billion pork barrel

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ICC continues looking into alleged killings in the Philippines

December 6, 2018

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday said they will continue investigating alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said the Philippines has been under preliminary investigation since February 8, 2018 and received a total of 52

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