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Terror group’s bomb plot foiled

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has uncovered the plan of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) to carry out bomb attacks in Metro Manila during the country’s hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, following the arrest of its three alleged members in Quezon City on Friday last week.

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The last time President Duterte gave an order to DOTr Usec and MMDA GM Tim Orbos, it was, “Speed things up, kawawa ang mga tao.” Pity the people who lose six hours of their 24 – but who’s counting the hours lost during that all-day all-night gridlock on EDSA last Saturday?

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On his very first speech during an MMDA anniversary, Chairman Danilo Lim, who has been on the job only for the last 5 months, could not hide his amazement at how complex the MMDA’s responsibilities have become.

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At long last, a project conceptualized as early as the Ramos administration in the 1990s but got bogged down in disputes and controversies in the succeeding administrations will finally get underway. This is the railway that will connect Tutuban in Manila to Malolos, Bulacan, then on to Clark in Pampanga.

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Misspelled ASEAN tarpaulins probed

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations 2017 National Organizing Committee has launched an investigation on the controversial welcome tarpaulins for delegates of the 31st ASEAN Summit displayed around Metro Manila which misspelled the name of the country.

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Nineteen areas, including Metro Manila, were placed under tropical cyclone warning signal No. 1 as the low-pressure area east of the country intensified into tropical depression “Salome” yesterday.

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