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Foreign drug suspect arrested in Pasay City

April 6, 2017

A foreign drug suspect was arrested in a law enforcement operation in Pasay City on Wednesday night. Senior Superintendent Graciano Mijares, acting director of the police’s Drug Enforcment Group, identified the suspect as Jun No alias Justine, an American citizen

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Sueno still supports Duterte despite being axed as DILG secretary

April 6, 2017

Ismael Sueno said he still supports President Rodrigo Duterte after he was sacked as the secretary of the Department of Interior Local Government (DILG). “Despite it all, I would like to say that I am not taking these against the

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Sagada spelunking sites re-open

April 6, 2017

Baguio City – Sagada’s spelunking sites – the Sumaguing and Lumiang Caves —  have been reopened Thursday,  two days after it was ordered closed following the death of a 15-year old boy Monday. Sagada tourism officer Robert Pangod said Thursday

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Ombudsman orders former President Aquino to comment on DAP case

April 6, 2017

The special panel of investigators has issued an order directing all parties, including former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, to comment on the motions for reconsideration filed by complainants in relation to the investigation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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(UPDATE) Philippine gov’t, NDF forge interim joint truce deal, but won’t take effect immediately

April 5, 2017

The Philippine government and the communist National Democratic Front signed on Wednesday an agreement on an interim joint ceasefire, which “will take effect only as soon as the guidelines and ground rules are approved.” Members of the government peace panel

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Duterte dismisses female undersecretary

April 5, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte fired on Wednesday a female undersecretary of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary over a rice importation issue. In a speech in Nueva Ecija, Duterte did not mention the name of the undersecretary, but according to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel

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(UPDATE) Batangas declares state of calamity

April 5, 2017

Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas declared on Wednesday a state of calamity in the entire province following the damage caused by a magnitude 5.5 earthquake Tuesday night. In a text message to Daily Manila Shimbun, Mandanas said he placed Batangas under

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Duterte decision to give Pandi homes to Kadamay “both good and bad”: AFP spokesman

April 5, 2017

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to give the housing units for soldiers and police to members of a militant urban poor group who illegally occupied them is “both good and bad”. “The whole

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