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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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Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental councilor killed in ambush

BACOLOD CITY – Two persons, including a councilor, were killed in an ambush at Barangay Inolingan, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental Thursday morning. Killed were Councilor Michael Garcia, and Mark Garcia, nephew and brother of Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo, respectively. Police Major Junji Liba, town police chief, said the two fatalities were on board a […]

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JORDAN, Guimaras – Three of the country’s major rice producing regions, Central Luzon, Cagayan Valley, and Ilocos, have reported huge increases in their projected rice yields for 2019 dry season, in spite of the adverse effects of El Niño, according to Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol. Pinol, in his latest Facebook post, said the dramatic increase […]

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PNP has strong case vs Christine Silawan’s killer

LLENES CEBU CITY – All indications are pointing to Renato Llenes as the one who killed 16-year-old Christine Silawan, the chief of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas said Thursday. The dioxyribonucleic acid samples obtained from the pair of scissors that were used in the crime matched with the suspect and the victim, said PRO […]

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