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Japan urged to back ASEAN proposal for higher IMF currency swap

May 16, 2017

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has asked Japan to back an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) proposal to raise the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s de-linked portion for its $240-billion currency swap mechanism from 30 percent to 40 percent to

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Troops arrest 11 suspected members of Maute Group

May 15, 2017

Military and police forces have arrested 11 suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-inspired Maute Group in Lanao del Sur, the military reported Monday. Brig. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega, commander of the Joint Task Force Central,

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Two wounded in an NPA attack on Laguna construction firm

May 15, 2017

Two soldiers were wounded after New People’s Army (NPA) members attacked project sites by a construction company in Laguna, an Army spokesman said Monday. 1Lt. Xy-zon Meneses, spokesman of the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division, said soldiers repulsed an attempt by

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Palace expects dismissal of impeachment complaint vs Duterte

May 15, 2017

Malacanang has expected the dismissal of the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte by the House committee on justice. In a statement on Monday, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the Palace maintained the impeachment complaint filed against Duterte “was from

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Two Abu Sayyaf members in Bohol killed, one wounded

May 15, 2017

Two members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Bohol were killed while the other one was wounded in an encounter with government forces on Monday, a military spokesman said. Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said combined elements from the AFP Central

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House justice committee dismisses impeachment versus Duterte

May 15, 2017

The House committee on justice Monday dismissed the impeachment complaint filed by a partylist congressman against President Rodrigo Duterte.. The panel, chaired by Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali,  will prepare the committee report for plenary action. The justice committee found

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Philippine won’t enter into debt trap with other countries, like China: DTI chief

May 15, 2017

The Duterte administration would not enter into a debt trap amid the offer of China and other international financing institutions to the government to finance its huge infrastructure projects, an official said on Sunday. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez told reporters

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Senate passes bill extending passport validity to 10 years

May 15, 2017

The Senate approved on third and final reading a bill extending the validity of Philippine passports from five years to 10 years. Senate Bill No. 1365, or the Philippine Passport Act, was approved with 18 affirmative votes, zero negative vote

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