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Health department lauds House bill legalizing marijuana use for medical purposes

September 27, 2017

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial supported the decision of a House of Representatives committee to legalize using marijuana for medical purposes. “We are for making it available for restricted and highly regulated medical use,” said Ubial of the decision made by

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Duterte warns of banning PAL at NAIA if won’t settle liabilities immediately

September 27, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has warned to bar Philippine Airlines from using the Ninoy Aquino International Airport if it fails to immediately  settle its alleged liabilities with the government. In a speech on Tuesday night at Manila Hotel, Duterte made the

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Dominguez cites ‘robust, mutually beneficial’ Philippine-Japan ties

September 27, 2017

TOKYO— Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has cited the “robust and mutually beneficial relationship” between Manila and Tokyo for the past six decades as he thanked Japan for its continued support for the Philippines’ economic development on the watch of

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Duterte says Philippines is ” state client of the Bamboo Triad”

September 26, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that the Philippines is a client state of Bamboo drug triads. “This drug (problem) now is being operated by the 14K, Bamboo triad. They have taken over,” he said in a speech at the 120th anniversary

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Marine, 12 Maute gunmen killed in Marawi

September 26, 2017

MARAWI CITY — A Philippine Marine soldier and 12 Maute-Abu Sayyaf gunmen  were killed on Monday in fresh fighting,  a military official reported Tuesday. Colonel Romeo Brawner, deputy commander of Task Group Ranao, told reporters the Marine was killed by a homemade bomb

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House passes 2018 budget on third reading

September 26, 2017

The House of Representatives approved the 2018 budget on third reading Tuesday night, with 223 ‘yes’ votes, 9 ‘no’ votes and zero abstentions, a statement from the Lower House said. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno welcomed the approval and “look[s] forward

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Investigation on incident between Navy, Vietnamese vessel starts Wednesday in Pangasinan

September 26, 2017

The five Vietnamese fishermen arrested by the Philippine Navy off the waters of Bolinao, Pangasinan on Satuirday were formally turned over to Philippine Coast Guard custody on Tuesday. Commander Armando Balilo, PCG spokesman, confirmed that from the Philippine Navy custody the

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Philippines, US end counter-terrorism exercise

September 26, 2017

Amid the ongoing battle against terrorists in southern Philippines, the Philippine and United States government conducted a counter-terrorism exercise that ended Tuesday. In a press conference in Camp Aguinaldo, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced the exercises dubbed as “Tempest Wind

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