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August 23, 2017 (Wednesday)

  President Duterte — No Pardon for Kian’s Killer   President Duterte assured that policemen involved in the killing of Kian Lloyd Delos Santos, 17y/o, will not be pardoned and instead will be jailed if proven that he was a victim of rubout. He already endorsed an investigation into the death of Kian, who was…

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August 22, 2017 (Tuesday)

  Philippines Wins Two More Golds   The Philippines dominated the triathlon at the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, winning two golds and two silvers.   Nikko Huelgas and Kim Mangrobang sparked 1-2 finishes, bettering the country’s 2-gold, 1-silver showing two years ago in Singapore.   Huelgas, 26, went under two hours…

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August 18, 2017 (Friday)

  25 Dead in Manila Anticrime Sweep   At least 25 people died overnight in police operations in Manila. This is the second night of heavy blooded week in an intensification of President Duterte’s fierce war on drugs. Supt. Erwin Margarejo, spokesperson for the Manila Police District, said the “one time big time” operation was…

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August 17, 2017 (Thursday)

  Two Pampanga Poultry Workers Negative for Bird Flu   Department of Health Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Eric Tayag announced the negative results of the test on the two poultry workers who had shown avian flu symptoms.   Dr. Fantone, Central Luzon’s chief government epidemiologist, and his staff went to a quarantined poultry in Barangay San…

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August 15, 2017 (Tuesday)

   Bird Flu Strain, Not Harmful to Humans – Palace   Malacañang Palace said on Monday that the avian flu strain that hit poultry in Pampanga province is not harmful to humans. Ernesto Abella, Presidential sopeksperson, said that it was up to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol to decide on the request of Pampanga Governor Lilia…

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August 09, 2017 (Wednesday)

  Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte Dragged into BOC Corruption Scandal   The name of Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has been dragged into the House of Representatives’ investigation on drug smuggling and corruption in the Bureau of Customs. Importer-witness Mark Taguba mentioned the name of presidential son in the course of the…

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June 23, 2017 (Friday)

  Philippine Daily Inquirer: PH, 2 Neighbors Close Ranks vs Terrorists   Alarmed over recent attacks in their region, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to closely cooperate to halt the flow of militants, weapons, funds and extremists propaganda across their borders. On Thursday in Manila, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and his Indonesian and…

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June 22, 2017 (Thursday)

  Manila Bulletin: BIFF Attacks North Cotabato   Suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked two government security outposts in Pigkawayan town of North Cotabato ang allegedly took at least 12 students as hostages from the nearby school after they were engaged by responding government forces in a gun battle. Chief Inspector…

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June 21, 2017 (Wednesday)

  Manila Bulletin: Gov’t Won’t Expand US Role   Malacañang stressed yesterday in the wake of some US senators’ concerns on the possible rise of Islamic State-linked militants in the Philippines that the role of the United States in the Philippines’ counter-terrorism efforts will remain limited to technical assistance. The Duterte administration is confident that…

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June 19, 2017 (Monday)

  Philippine Star: Gov’t, Reds Commit to Stop Offensives   Chief negotiator announced yesterday that the government will suspend offensive communist rebels to pave the way for the resumption of formal peace talks. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the move was meant to reciprocate a declaration of communist negotiators last Saturday that the New…

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June 15, 2017 (Thursday)

  Philippine Daily Inquirer: SC Justice Fears ML Nationwide   Justice Mariano del Castillo of the Supreme Court expressed concern over the effects of the martial law proclamation and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao on the civil liberties and other constitutional rights of Filipinos as the declaration…

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June 07, 2017 (Wednesday)

  Manila Bulettin: P79 Million Found in Maute Stronghold   Government troops conducting house-to-house clearing operations found 52 million pesos cash and checks worth 27 million pesos in an abandoned Maute Group stronghold in Mapandi, Marawi City last Monday. The cash and checks later turned over to Task Force Marawi for safekeeping while investigation will…

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