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Manila Bay reclamation plan opposed

  Some residents of Baseco compound and Tondo, along with environmental and fisherfolk groups, marched to Manila City Hall on Monday morning to voice their opposition to the reclamation plan in Manila Bay. Protesters claimed that around 100,000 residents are at risk of losing their homes and jobs with the different reclamation projects which will […]

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Duterte, family spend weekend in Hong Kong

For the second time in four months, President Duterte was in Hong Kong to spend the weekend with his family, the Chief Executive’s former top aide confirmed yesterday. Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go confirmed that Duterte went to Hong Kong for a “weekend getaway” with common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña and their teenage daughter […]

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Probe sought on P462-M cocaine found at sea

SURIGAO CITY – A lawmaker here has called on law enforcement agencies to look into the 77 cocaine bricks that washed ashore on Dinagat Island and Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte. Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers said the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police should look deeper into the […]

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CEBU CITY – Law enforcers continued to score big in the campaign against illegal drugs after more than P14-million worth of suspected shabu were seized in separate anti-illegal drug operations last Saturday night here. In Barangay Pardo, police seized two kilos of shabu worth P13.6 million from two 22-year-old men. Chief Insp. Regino Maramag, chief […]

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IS ‘caliphate’ on brink of defeat in Syria

NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) – US-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat as US President Donald Trump spoke of “100 percent victory.” Jiya Furat said the Syrian Democratic Forces had […]

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World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

VATICAN (AFP) – Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church. The heads of around 100 bishops’ conferences from every continent will convene from Thursday to Sunday for the meeting, with victims’ groups […]

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