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Military seize war materiel in Maguindano

September 26, 2017

Government forces seized war materiel during a combat clearing operation in Maguindnao last Monday. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command spokesman,  said troops were conducting combat clearing operations when they recovered the materiel in

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Malacanang sees progress on BBL before end of the year

September 26, 2017

Malacanang expressed optimism on Tuesday of “good progress” in the Bangsamoro Basic Law before the end of the year. In a press briefing in Malacanang, Presidential Legislative Liaison Office chief Adelino Sitoy said House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez could sponsor the BBL at

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Duterte ends row at SBMA

September 26, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has ended a turf war at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority by issuing an executive order consolidating the powers and functions of chairman and administrator of the agency. EO No. 42, which Duterte signed on September 25,

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PSG officer found dead inside his quarters at Malacanang Park

September 26, 2017

An officer of the Presidential Security Group was found dead on Tuesday morning inside his quarters at Malacanang Park, where President Rodrigo Duterte’s official residence is located. In an interview with reporters, Brig. Gen. Lope Dagoy, PSG chief, said the body of

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House panel approves bill imposing curfew on children

September 26, 2017

The House committee on welfare of children, chaired by Rep. Divina Grace Yu of  Zamboanga del Sur, has approved a bill imposing curfew on children and fining parents or guardians of violators, a statement from the Lower House said Tuesday.

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Philippines, Japan affirm measures to speed up approvals, implement flagship infra projects

September 26, 2017

TOKYO— Top Philippine and Japanese officials agreed here Monday to further streamline their respective approval processes and introduce new measures to put in the fast lane implementing big-ticket infrastructure projects presented by Manila to Tokyo for possible financing, a statement from the

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ADB revises Philippine growth projection to 6.5% for 2017

September 26, 2017

The Asian Development Bank has revised slightly higher its growth projection for the Philippines to 6.5 percent this year on robust domestic demand, including higher public investments in infrastructure and social service. This was contained in the Asian Development Outlook

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China says it is a not a major source of illegal drugs into Philippines

September 26, 2017

China on Tuesday said it is not a major source of illegal drugs smuggled into the Philippines, stressing it tipped off Philippine authorities on a P6.4-billion drug shipment that passed through the Bureau of Customs earlier this year. In a statement, the

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