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More constructive moves  needed in Korea talks

THE world continues to watch developments in the relations between the United States (US) and North Korea (NK) since the summit meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un last June 12 in Singapore. After that meeting between the two leaders, lower officials met in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, with US Secretary of […]

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We welcome the coming dialogue

PRESIDENT Duterte has formed a committee to hold a dialogue with Catholic and other religious leaders of the country, in the wake of his recent speech before newly elected barangay chairmen in Mindanao. It was in one of those speeches that he spoke out on his own religious beliefs which, he said, differ from what […]

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Ten months to win people to new Charter

The Consultative Committee (Con-Com) that drafted a proposed federal constitution to replace the current 1987 Constitution has proposed many changes in the structure of government, built around the idea of giving more power to the regions to govern themselves.

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Protect the environment – ‘Tayo ang Kalikasan’

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) launched this week in Mindanao its “Tayo ang Kalikasan” (We are Nature) movement aimed at mobilizing citizen support for environmental protection and responsible use of the country’s natural resources. The national movement was launched in April in Laoag City, in Northern Luzon, after the annual Earth Day […]

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2 more killings added  to police statistics

TWO more mayors were killed this week – Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan, Batangas, and Mayor Ferdinand Bote of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija. They are the fourth and fifth mayors to be killed since October last year, when Mayor Samsudin Dimaukom of Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao, was killed in a shoot-out at a police checkpoint. […]

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AFP underspending, undelivered PNP equipment

AS of the end of 2017, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) had not used R3.027 billion of its Modernization Fund, the Commission on Audit (CoA) reported last week. These funds were supposed to be for the purchase of civil engineering equipment, 50,000 pistols, radar and basing equipment for the Philippine Air Force and […]

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