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Duterte honors soldiers killed in Jolo blasts

President Duterte on Monday met the families of the soldiers who were killed during the twin blasts in Jolo, Sulu and in an encounter with members of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Patikul, also in Sulu. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo confirmed that Duterte had a private meeting at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City with the […]

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Trump urges unity in State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump urged Americans to come together Tuesday in a State of the Union speech seeking to turn the page on two years of divisive turmoil and transform him into a bipartisan national leader. ”We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance, and retribution – and embrace the boundless potential of […]

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The rate of increase in consumer prices slowed further in January to its lowest pace since April last year amid softening food and transportation costs. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday that inflation in January clocked in at 4.4 percent, slower compared with 5.1 percent in December but faster than the 3.4 percent in […]

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PNP: Jolo blasts considered solved

  THE Philippine National Police (PNP) disclosed Tuesday that the twin explosions at a cathedral in Jolo, Sulu, last month has already been solved with the surrender of the five suspects and the filing of charges against them. However, Senior Superintendent Bernard Banac, PNP spokesperson, noted that the case cannot be considered “closed” yet as […]

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‘Make Manila Bay reclamation-free’

  A LOCAL fisherfolk group reiterated its call for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay under a framework that will genuinely restore the traditional use of the historic bay into a fishing ground, as well as its natural environment protected from privatization by big business firms via reclamation. The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas […]

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UAE gives Pope pomp-filled welcome ceremony at visit’s start

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Pope Francis received a grandiose, pomp-filled welcome on Monday as he opened his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with a meeting with Emirati leaders ahead of an address to faith leaders gathered in a Muslim region known for its restrictions on religious freedom. Francis arrived at the […]

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