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Madrigal new Armed Forces chief

President Duterte has appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines-Eastern Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Madrigal Jr. as the new AFP chief of staff. In a letter addressed to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana Wednesday, the Chief Executive said that he has received his letter of endorsement and in accordance with the recommendation of outgoing […]

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PNP told to reassess drug war procedures

Concerned about the alleged involvement of some cops in unlawful killings, President Duterte has directed the police and military to “reassess” their operational procedures in the campaign against illegal drugs and crimes to curb abuse. In his recent speech in Malacañang, the President was upset that some lawmen kill criminals suspects “illegally” instead of following […]

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PH has 3M drug users — Duterte

The country has three million Filipinos hooked on illegal drugs, not 1.6 million as estimated by the Philippine National Police (PNP), President Duterte said last Monday. The President opted to believe the higher number of drug users presented by former Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chair Dionisio Santiago than the figure given by the police. “I […]

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Palace: Duterte willing to release medical bulletin

President Duterte is willing to release a medical bulletin about his health in case of serious illness, Malacañang assured the nation Monday.   “The question was whether or not the President should issue a medical bulletin in case of serious illness. The President agrees with that,” Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said during a Palace press […]

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The country’s economic managers made a “logical” move to withdraw an earlier recommendation to suspend the second tranche of fuel excise tax next year, a Palace official said Sunday. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the economic team initially thought world oil prices might breach $80 per barrel that would warrant the suspension of the higher […]

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AFP: Tribal leaders counter Satur rescue claim

The Armed Forces of the Philippines said Sunday that no less than indigenous leaders in Talaingod, Davao del Norte have belied claims made by former Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Satur Ocampo’s camp that they were just rescuing 14 minors which were found inside their vans in a checkpoint last week. In an interview over radio […]

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