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10 Malaysians believed abducted off Sabah: Lorenzana

June 19, 2019

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said 10 Malaysians abducted by men believed to have links with the Abu Sayyaf off the waters of Sabah are being transported to southern Philippines. “As per information I got yesterday or the other day, there

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Duterte names new NFA administrator

June 19, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte appointed a new administrator of the National Food Authority, according to NFA officer-in-charge administrator Tomas Escarez. In a phone interview with Daily Manila Shimbun, Escarez said Judy Carol Dansal took her oath on Tuesday before Agriculture Secretary

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Gunmen storm hospital, kill former mayor in Cebu town

June 19, 2019

Unidentified gunmen barged into a hospital in a Cebu town where they shot a former mayor dead on Tuesday, the spokesman of the Cebu provincial police said Wednesday. In an interview over dzmM, Police Lt. Colonel Elovelo Marquez said former

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Duterte to endorse new House speaker on June 28: Go

June 19, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte asked members of Congress to give him until June 28 for his endorsement on House speakership, according to Senator-elect Bong Go. Go said the president asked the representatives to wait for his endorsement  during a dinner meeting

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Recto Bank incident ”may be an accident”: Lorenzana

June 19, 2019

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the collision between Philippine  and Chinese fishing vessels near Recto Bank in West Philippine Sea last June 9 was ”maybe an accident”. “I think it is just an accident, based on some of the information

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Palace says it continues to ”break barriers” on winning war vs poverty

June 19, 2019

Malacanang on Wednesday said the Duterte administration “continues to break barriers” after the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed a record-low of 38 percent or 9.5 million of Filipino families consider themselves as “poor”. “The Palace welcomes the continuous

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BI deports suspected Pakistani terrorist

June 19, 2019

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced the arrest of a Pakistani suspected of being suicide bomber and a member of the Dawlah Islamiya terrorist group. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the Pakistani as Waqar Ahmad, 36, who was arrested last

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Philippines, Japan set to sign four more infrastructure loans this year

June 19, 2019

The Philippine and Japanese government are set to sign four more loans for 2019 the administration’s big ticket projects under their “Build, Build, Build” program. In a press conference after their eighth meeting of the Philippines-Japan Joint Committee on Infrastructure

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