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Duterte cancels rifle deal with US, will use money for Mindanao peace process

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MANILA, November 7, 2016 (PNA) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the cancelation of the purchase of 26,000 M16 rifles that had already been ordered from a US ...
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Duterte signs EO on Bangsamoro Transition Commission

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November 7, 2016 — President Rodrigo Duterte today signed an executive order that establishes the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC). Duterte signed the document in a ceremony in Malacañang  in the presence ...
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BUILD, BUILD, BUILD: Duterte launches massive P8-trillion infra program

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November 4, 2016 — The Duterte administration is intent on ushering the nation into a “Golden Age of Infrastructure” as it plans to spend about P8 trillion for ...
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Duterte to use sea vessels from Japan to combat terror, drugs

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November 3, 2016 — Additional vessels donated by Japan for the Philippine Coast Guard will aid the Philippine government in combating terrorism and drugs. In a statement, Finance ...
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Duterte visits wounded soldiers in Sulu

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MANILA, November 1, 2016 (PNA) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (October 31) visited and honored several soldiers who were wounded in a recent clash with the Abu ...
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#MindanaoMatters: Duterte makes 4th visit to ARMM today

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COTABATO CITY, October 29, 2016 (PNA) — All is set for President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to the regional seat of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) today. ...
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Maguindanao town mayor, 9 escorts killed in police anti-drug operation

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MAKILALA, North Cotabato, October 28, 2016 (PNA) — A town mayor from Maguindanao who had been identified by President Rodrigo Duterte as one of the country’s narco-politicians was ...
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Duterte declares war on Malacca pirates

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DAVAO CITY October 28, 2016 — President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday hoisted the flags of war against international pirates seeking booty from the ships traveling the Strait of Malacca. ...
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Duterte: No more US soldiers in PH in two years

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October 27, 2016 — The United States military will have to pack up and leave the Philippines within the next two years, President Rodrigo Duterte announced during his visit to Japan. “I have ...
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PHL secures 16.5B-yen loan from Japan to boost  maritime safety capability

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TOKYO — The Philippines and Japan have  formalized several agreements that would help the latter improve the former’s maritime safety capability. These include a deal for a P16.5 billion-yen concessional ...
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