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Duterte vows support for police

DAVAO CITY, March 25, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte assured police of government support during the graduation of the Masidlak Class of 2017 at the Philippine National Police Academy, March 24. “Never be discouraged, no matter how formidable the odds may be stacked against you. You will find ...
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China will never dispute PHL’s rights over Benham Rise: Foreign Ministry

BEIJING, March 24, 2017 (PNA) — The Chinese Foreign Ministry has given assurance that China will never dispute the Philippines’ rights over the Benham Rise continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the nation’s shore. ”Since someone from the Philippines is still playing it up, I’d like to ...
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Sec. Alfonso Cusi says the Philippines must strike a delicate balance between climate change and economic development

Alfonso Cusi, the Philippines’ Secretary of the Department of Energy says that “while all countries have an obligation to combat climate change, we also have a particular responsibility to our people. To reduce fuel poverty and encourage investment, while allowing further economic growth, we must prioritize reliable and ...
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AFP-NPA fighting breaks out in North Cotabato

ANTIPAS, North Cotabato, March 24, 2017 (PNA) — An intense firefight, punctuated by spontaneous gunfire and grenade explosions, erupted Thursday night between the military and New People’s Army (NPA) members in upland Sitio Malapangi, Barangay Camutan here. The gun battle, which broke out around 7:00 p.m. of March ...
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Duterte names new PSG chief

DAVAO CITY, March 23, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Col. Lope Dagoy as the head of the elite Presidential Security Group, in ceremonies held at the PSG Grandstand. In the same ceremony, President Duterte assured the eight wounded PSG personnel who were attacked by armed men ...
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New York Times report ‘a well-paid hack job’ — Abella

MANILA, March 23, 2017 (PNA) — Malacañang on Wednesday assailed the New York Times (NYT) article portraying President Rodrigo Duterte as a ‘thug’ and a ‘brutal strongman’ and said that the op-ed piece is nothing more than a ‘well-paid hack job’ out to embarrass the President and intimidate ...
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Duterte to sleep off birthday

DAVAO CITY, March 23, 2017 — The reclusive President Duterte said he would again celebrate this year’s birthday sleeping off his birth anniversary on March 28. Duterte remarked that there will be no huge parties celebrating the event. Duterte arrived around 3 a.m. at the Ninoy Aquino International ...
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ASEAN visits to set tone for next 50 years

DAVAO CITY, March 23, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte said that the completion of his visits to the ASEAN member-nations would set the direction for the region in the next 50 years, with the oldest international economic alliance of nations celebrating its 50 years this year. Duterte made ...
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Mighty Corporation cigarettes caught with the fake tax stamps

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) today filed a criminal complaint with the Department of Justice (DOJ) against MIGHTY CORPORATION, together with its President LT. GEN. EDILBERTO P. ADAN, AFP (RET.), Executive Vice-President JUDGE OSCAR P. BARRIENTOS (RET.), Vice-President for External Affairs and Assistant Corporate Secretary ALEXANDER D. ...
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Thanks, Noynoy: Mindanaoans are paying for electricity we never get to use

When I’m in Manila I almost never fail to point out (to anyone who would care to listen) that we who live outside the national capital region subsidize the train rides of those who take the MRT and LRT. Currently, train riders pay a minimum of P13, but ...
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