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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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What products will PHL promote in Russia?

MOSCOW, May 23, 2017 — Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez is set to promote the country’s manufactured and agricultural products for export to Russia, while eyeing to get investments in sectors of manufacturing, agribusiness, energy, infrastructure, information and technology business process management (IT-BPM), and tourism among others. Lopez is ...
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Duterte arrives in Moscow

MOSCOW, May 23, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Moscow, Russia past 11 p.m. Monday (past 4 a.m. May 23, Manila time). Nineteen high-level officials are joining the President’s official visit, including Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Affiars Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, ...
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Inside the Moncadista lair in Cebu

Henry Jayme doesn’t strike you as a typical spiritual leader — especially not of a group that many people label a “cult.” For one thing, he has no holier-than-thou aloofness and even welcomes strangers with a warm handshake. He even poses for selfies: His people also do not ...
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LOOK: Digong bumps into Baste at airport

DAVAO CITY, May 22, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte found himself bumping into his own son, Sebastian or ‘Baste,’ at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport. Baste and the President were seen in photographs released by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division. The Presidential son was reportedly headed for a ...
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Duterte off to Russia

DAVAO CITY, May 22, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Russia this afternoon from the Francisco Bangoy International Airport, promising more fruits in the increased bilateral relations between the two nations. Duterte’s flight left Davao City at 3 p.m. and will arrive in Moscow at 10 p.m. ...
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Duterte reorganizes Cabinet Clusters

President Rodrigo Duterte last week reorganized the Cabinet cluster system “in order to streamline their functions and improve existing procedures to achieve a more efficient and effective integration of programs, activities, and priorities. In Executive Order No. 24 signed on May 16, 2017, Duterte said government “aims to ...
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