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Martial law in Mindanao ‘necessary’ — Abella

DAVAO CITY, May 24, 2017 — Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella today said it was necessary for President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the entire island of Mindanao, including Sulu, Jolo and Tawi-Tawi, “in order to suppress lawless violence and rebellion and for public safety.” At the same ...
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Davao City on lockdown as Marawi crisis continues

DAVAO CITY, May 24, 2017 — Mayor Sara Duterte has ordered a lockdown of Davao City in light of the crisis in Marawi City and the declaration of martial law by President Rodrigo Duterte. In a press conference held past midnight today, Sara said the lockdown was discussed ...
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Duterte to cut Russia visit short to deal with Marawi crisis

President Rodrigo Duterte will cut short his visit to Russia and will return to the Philippines to handle the volatile situation in Mindanao. In a press conference in Moscow also attended by Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Cayetano said the President “feels he is ...
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MARAWI UNDER SIEGE: 3 killed, 12 wounded

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenza on Tuesday night confirmed that Marawi City is still under siege, with members of the Maute Group burning several facilities and controlling some establishments in the area. In a press conference in Moscow, Russia also attended by Foreign Affairs Secretary ...
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Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY, May 23, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in Mindanao for a period of 60 days, following the attacks on Marawi that has held the city hostage by a group identifying itself with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The declaration was ...
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Duterte offers P14-M bounty for 7 cops linked to kidnapping, robbery, carnapping

MANILA, May 23, 2017 — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has offered a P2-million reward for each of the seven policemen suspected of being involved in a kidnapping and robbery incident in Malabon City. In a press conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Tuesday, Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence ...
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DOTr suspends implementation of anti-distracted driving act

MANILA, May 23, 2017 — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has suspended the implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA) that prohibits motorists from using mobile devices and electronic gadgets. Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member and spokesperson Aileen Lizada today said for the meantime, ...
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Gov’t troops, Maute group clash in Marawi City

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao, May 23, 2017 – Fierce clashes erupted Tuesday afternoon between government forces and members of the Maute terror group, with the military conducting air strikes. The fighting reportedly sent thousands of residents fleeing while others were locked inside their homes. It happened about two ...
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19 people confirmed dead in Manchester Arena blast

LONDON, May 23, 2017 — At least 19 people were killed and around 50 others injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena early Tuesday, Greater Manchester Police tweeted. A fleet of ambulances raced to the scene in the city center, as people fled the scene. People ...
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