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Duterte commends heroic deeds of uniformed personnel

MANILA, December 19, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday commended the heroic deeds of law enforcers who risked their lives to liberate Marawi City from the Maute terrorist group. The President conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu on members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire ...
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Biliran under state of calamity due to ‘Urduja’

TACLOBAN CITY, December 18, 2017 — The Biliran government has placed the province under a state of calamity after Tropical Storm Urduja destroyed bridges and caused landslides. “We have been hit by strong typhoons in the past such as super-typhoon Yolanda, but ‘Urduja’ is the most damaging storm,” ...
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PNP shifts to offensive mode vs NPA

MANILA, December 18, 2017 — The PNP high command has mobilized all its tactical and maneuver units for a coordinated offensive alongside the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against remaining guerrilla fronts of the communist New People’s Army. At the same time the PNP National Headquarters alerted ...
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Duterte assures protection of LGBT community from oppression, discrimination

DAVAO CITY, December 18, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte gave assurance that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community would not suffer from discrimination, oppression, and bigotry under his administration. Duterte gave his assurance as he graced the 7th LGBT Davao’s Year-end Gathering at the Tent Azuela ...
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‘Urduja’ causes flight cancellations at NAIA

MANILA, December 16, 2017 — Several flights were canceled at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Saturday as Tropical Storm Urduja continues to move closer to the Northern Samar-Eastern Samar area. In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said the following flights were canceled due to ...
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Duterte calls for national unity to tackle PH’s most pressing challenges

MANILA, December 14, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday called for unity amid major problems such as the Mindanao secession, illegal drugs, and the communist rebellion. During the PDP-Laban’s Christmas benefit dinner for Marawi City held in Pasay City, the President identified these concerns as the most ...
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Military won’t give in to pleas for holiday truce

MANILA, December 11, 2017 — The military is not inclined to give in to a Christmas truce with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) despite calls by some groups, including the Church. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office head Colone ...
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Dominguez orders BIR to look into settling tax cases with GOCCs

MANILA, December 11, 2017 — Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has directed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to explore the possibility of amicably settling its pending and future tax disputes with government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) to avoid costly and protracted legal battles. In a statement, Dominguez ...
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PH remains safe for travelers: Duterte

CLARK FIELD, Pampanga, December 8, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said the Philippines continues to be a safe travel spot for foreigners as well as a conducive investment destination. The President made the assurance as he graced the Kapampangan Food Festival 2017 here attended by former ...
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AboitizPower subsidiary bags triple ISO certifications

DAVAO CITY, December 7, 2017 — AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South, Inc. (TSI) is ending 2017 with a bang as the company recently bagged its much-coveted integrated management system (IMS) certification from international certifying body TUV Rheinland Philippines. The certification is a culmination of the company’s year-long efforts of obtaining ...
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