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Motorists can’t use gadgets while driving starting May 18

May 17, 2017

A  law prohibiting forms of distracted driving for both public and private vehicles shall take full effect on Thursday, the Department of Transportation said in a statement Wednesday. The Anti-Distracted Driving (ADD) Law under Republic Act 10913 says “distracted driving” is

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Seven suspected Abu Sayyaf arrested in Zamboanga City

May 17, 2017

Seven suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members were arrested by government troops in Zamboanga City last Sunday, a regional military spokesperson said Wednesday. Captain Jo-ann Petinglay, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command spokesperson, said arrested were Salip

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Palace hails Cayetano’s confirmation as DFA chief

May 17, 2017

Malacanang lauded on Wednesday the speedy confirmation of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano as the new secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs. The Commission on Appointments approved Cayetano’s nomination about a week after President Rodrigo Duterte announced his appointment to

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Cayetano confirmed as foreign secretary

May 17, 2017

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is the Philippines’ new foreign affairs secretary following the approval from the Commission on Appointments on Wednesday. Cayetano replaced Perfecto Yasay Jr., whose nomination was rejected by the Commission on Appointments a few weeks ago. After

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ASEAN, Japan express support to Philippine anti-illegal drug campaign

May 17, 2017

Aside from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations,  Japan expressed its support to the anti-illegal drug campaign of the Philippine government. “Not only ASEAN have manifested that they support ( anti-drug campaign), Japan particularly stated they will continue to give

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NFA Council approves rice importations

May 16, 2017

The National Food Authority Council (NFAC) on Tuesday approved the importation of rice through  the private sector to shore up the country’s buffer stock. In a statement on Tuesday, the council said the National Food Authority shifted from a government-to-government

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3 killed in alleged Sulu clan war: military

May 16, 2017

Three civilians were killed while another one was wounded in an alleged clan war in Sulu last week. Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Joint Task Group Sulu commander, identified the fatalities as Al Hapid Hamidi,

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Lopez hits DOF chief Dominguez for his pro-mining stance

May 16, 2017

Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez slammed on Tuesday Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III for his pro-mining stance. In a press conference in Quezon City, Lopez cited some of Dominguez’s “infirmities” on his pronouncements regarding mining.

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