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ASG member in Sipadan kidnapping nabbed in Muntinlupa mall

A suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group who has been working as a security guard in an upscale mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City was arrested by the police last Wednesday. Police Col. Bernard Banac, PNP spokesperson, identified the suspect as Aldemar Saiyari, legal age, of Soldiers Village, Putatan, Muntinlupa. Saiyari was on-duty when he […]

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DoT declares Boracay back in pristine shape

The government’s rehabilitation efforts in Boracay are bearing fruit as the island is now back to its pristine condition and businesses are starting to prosper, a year after its doors was closed to tourists, the Department of Tourism said. “Everything is moving according to plan,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. Puyat said that the Department […]

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Former US VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Former US Vice President Joe Biden jumped into the race for the White House Thursday, positioning the veteran Democrat as a frontrunner among the many candidates seeking to challenge Donald Trump in 2020. The party’s 76-year-old senior statesman is the most experienced and recognized Democrat in the race, a popular former vice […]

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Xi calls Duterte genuine friend, trusted partner

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping has lauded the robust relations between the Philippines and China despite the conflict in the South China Sea, saying he considers President Duterte a genuine friend and trusted partner. Xi and Duterte held bilateral talks at the Great Hall of the People Thursday and reaffirmed their commitment to further […]

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2 drug suspects die in Cavite encounters with police

IMUS, Cavite – Two drug suspects died while two others were arrested in separate encounters with police in the province, the Police Provincial Office (PPO) reported Thursday. The two incidents brought to 20 the number of suspects killed in gunfights with police in the last four months. The latest shootout killed Mama Bitangol Pagedoten, alias […]

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17 provinces to experience drought, says PAGASA

Fewer provinces may experience prolonged dry condition by end of May, but the weak El Niño is seen to prevail until the third quarter of 2019. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said 17 provinces in Luzon and Visayas or 20 percent of the country may experience drought, while three provinces in […]

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