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Sun Star
Duterte scratch cards cancelledTHE use of scratch cards as a form of raising campaign funds for Duterte-Cayeta
Duterte scratch cards cancelled
Sun Star / Posted 7 hours ago
THE use of scratch cards as a form of raising campaign funds for Duterte-Cayetano team has been cancelled due to legal requirements that need to be accomplished by donors, Media bureau head Peter Laviña said on Thursday. In his Facebook post, Laviña... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Agenda of the next president: Peace and orderStarting Feb. 9, 2016, the Inquirer is coming out with a 10-part series on pres
Agenda of the next president: Peace and order
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 hours ago
Starting Feb. 9, 2016, the Inquirer is coming out with a 10-part series on pressing national concerns that should be high on the agenda of the five contenders in the May 9 presidential election. The series should help Filipinos choose wisely the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Navy rescues stranded tourists in MasbateFebruary 11, 2016 9:57 pm ABOUT 100 local tourists stranded in an island in Ma
Navy rescues stranded tourists in Masbate
The Manila Times / Posted 11 hours ago
February 11, 2016 9:57 pm ABOUT 100 local tourists stranded in an island in Masbate because of strong winds and rough sea condition, were rescued by the Philippine Navy- Bicol on Wednesday. Lt. Col. Angelo... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Investigation underway for AFP, MILF clash in MaguindanaoThe Armed Forces of the Philippines on Thursday said the Coordinating Committee
Investigation underway for AFP, MILF clash in Maguindanao
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 hours ago
The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Thursday said the Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH) and the Ad Hoc Joint Action Group (AHJAG) were looking into the clash between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the military in... Read more
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Pilipino Star
AFP: No terror threats against PoeMANILA, Philippines - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) denied reports
AFP: No terror threats against Poe
Pilipino Star / Posted 17 hours ago
MANILA, Philippines - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) denied reports that there are terror plots against presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe. "Base po sa amin dito sa aming tanggapan, wala po kaming natatanggap na ganyang report, being... Read more
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Sun Star
Duterte halts scratch card; needs legal counsel's approvalTHE scratch card that aims to raise funds for the candidacy of Davao City Mayor
Duterte halts scratch card; needs legal counsel's approval
Sun Star / Posted yesterday
THE scratch card that aims to raise funds for the candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was halted after it's launching on Wednesday. The Duterte team decided to call off the crowdsourcing initiative due to pending legal opinions from their... Read more
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Minda News
New Davao biz chamber prexy says Mindanao should resolve power woes to sustain growthDAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – The new president of the Davao City Chamber o
New Davao biz chamber prexy says Mindanao should resolve power woes to sustain growth
Minda News / Posted yesterday
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – The new president of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Inc. (DCCCII) said on Tuesday that Mindanao has to improve its power supply to sustain the growth of the businesses and attract new... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Nabbed Chinese national says he was forced to implicate Marcelino in drug bustThe Chinese national arrested in a drug bust last month that yielded over P380-
Nabbed Chinese national says he was forced to implicate Marcelino in drug bust
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
The Chinese national arrested in a drug bust last month that yielded over P380-million worth of illegal drugs said the police forced him to admit his and Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Marcelino’s involvement in the operation of a clandestine shabu... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Marcelino should remain in police custody – PNP Former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) official and Marine Lt. Col.
Marcelino should remain in police custody – PNP
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
Former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) official and Marine Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino (MB File- Manny Llanes) The Philippine National Police (PNP) has blocked the bid of former Philippine... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Firefight between gov’t, MILF forces erupts in MaguindanaoDAVAO CITY—A firefight between members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MI
Firefight between gov’t, MILF forces erupts in Maguindanao
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
DAVAO CITY—A firefight between members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and government forces broke out in the town of Datu Saudi in Maguindanao on Wednesday morning. Von Al Haq, vice chair for military affairs of the MILF, said the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aquino to receive DBM recommendation for gov’t workers’ pay hike—DrilonSenate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / JOAN BONDOC The Depart
Aquino to receive DBM recommendation for gov’t workers’ pay hike—Drilon
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / JOAN BONDOC The Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) recommendation to raise the salary of the 1.3 million government workers will be submitted to President Benigno Aquino III for... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Comelec warns against illegally placed campaign materials FILE – Photo taken atBaseco Compound, Tondo, Manila, 2013. (Linus Guardian Es
Comelec warns against illegally placed campaign materials
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
FILE – Photo taken atBaseco Compound, Tondo, Manila, 2013. (Linus Guardian Escandor II) The commission on Election (Comelec) warned all candidates not to place their campaign materials... Read more
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Inquirier.net
AFP to bets: Not in our campsAFP spokesperson Restituto Padilla. FILE CANDIDATES wanting to woo the votes o
AFP to bets: Not in our camps
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
AFP spokesperson Restituto Padilla. FILE CANDIDATES wanting to woo the votes of the country’s uniformed personnel will have to do it outside military camps. Soldiers will also not be allowed to wear a candidate’s campaign cap or baller ID inside the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte willing to lose life, presidency to fulfil vow vs crime, drugs, corruption“I WILL do it even if I lose my life, my honor and the presidency,” said Davao
Duterte willing to lose life, presidency to fulfil vow vs crime, drugs, corruption
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
“I WILL do it even if I lose my life, my honor and the presidency,” said Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte before thousands of his supporters in a proclamation rally in Tondo, Manila on Tuesday night. Duterte was referring to his campaign to end... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte vows to double soldiers, cops’ pay; pour biggest budget into education, agricultureAN ADMINISTRATION against criminality, illegal drugs and corruption was the the
Duterte vows to double soldiers, cops’ pay; pour biggest budget into education, agriculture
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
AN ADMINISTRATION against criminality, illegal drugs and corruption was the theme of the proclamation speech of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in Tondo on Tuesday night. “It must stop,” Duterte said in front of thousands of his supporters who... Read more
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The Manila Times
Misuari meets with 2,000 MNLF fightersFebruary 8, 2016 9:49 pm IN YET another show of force, some 2,000 members of t
Misuari meets with 2,000 MNLF fighters
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
February 8, 2016 9:49 pm IN YET another show of force, some 2,000 members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) joined a leadership assembly in Indanan, Sulu, in southern Mindanao presided by its elusive... Read more
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The Manila Times
AAP support LTO’s renewed drive against unauthorized motor vehicle modificationsFebruary 8, 2016 6:28 pm The Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) has expr
AAP support LTO’s renewed drive against unauthorized motor vehicle modifications
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
February 8, 2016 6:28 pm The Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) has expressed its support for the government’s renewed drive against the use of unauthorized motor... Read more
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Inquirier.net
NPA to launch more attacks vs plantations in Bukidnon, Misamis OrientalCAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – The recent burning of farm equipment in Buki
NPA to launch more attacks vs plantations in Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – The recent burning of farm equipment in Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental by the New People’s Army (NPA) was just the start of a series of attacks by communist rebels in the coming months, the NPA itself said. Allan... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
‘As I step down from Malacañang, I will pardon myself’ – Duterte Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (MB file photo by
‘As I step down from Malacañang, I will pardon myself’ – Duterte
Manila Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (MB file photo by Alexander D. Lopez) If he won and and faced cases during his term as President, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo... Read more
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The Manila Times
‘Gov, lawmakers in illegal drug trade’February 7, 2016 9:56 pm by JOEL M. SY EGCO, SENIOR REPORTER AT least one pro
‘Gov, lawmakers in illegal drug trade’
The Manila Times / Posted 4 days ago
February 7, 2016 9:56 pm by JOEL M. SY EGCO, SENIOR REPORTER AT least one provincial governor and some members of the House of Representatives are among government officials linked to illegal drug trade,... Read more
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Rappler
Cagayan Valley towns being watched for poll violence – PNPISABELA, Philippines – Several towns in Cagayan Valley are on the police watchl
Cagayan Valley towns being watched for poll violence – PNP
Rappler / Posted 4 days ago
ISABELA, Philippines – Several towns in Cagayan Valley are on the police watchlist for possible eruption of election-related violence, local authorities said recently. In a joint meeting with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Armed... Read more
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Sun Star
When in Cantilan…CANTILAN is a tiny town of Surigao del Sur that takes pride in its people’s ass
When in Cantilan…
Sun Star / Posted 5 days ago
CANTILAN is a tiny town of Surigao del Sur that takes pride in its people’s assertion to preserve the beauty of their place amid the onslaught of large-scale mining around them. That its people have pride of place is obvious, and you can’t even say... Read more
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Sun Star
NPA belies military claimsTHE New People's Army (NPA) belied the claim of the military and some tribal le
NPA belies military claims
Sun Star / Posted 5 days ago
THE New People's Army (NPA) belied the claim of the military and some tribal leaders that the rebels were behind the killing of the 15-year-old Grade 3 student of the Salugpongan School in Talaingod town in Davao del Norte last month. In a statement... Read more
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Pilipino Star
#Journeyto30 An elusive peaceMANILA, Philippines - The Philippine STAR began this month with a banner story
#Journeyto30 An elusive peace
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine STAR began this month with a banner story on the death of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (“Palace accepts BBL’s doom,” Feb. 1, 2016), the primary legislative instrument that, if passed, would have created the Bangsamoro... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Ambassador Goldberg explainsIt is good that US Ambassador Philip Goldberg has come out to criticize preside
Ambassador Goldberg explains
Pilipino Star / Posted 6 days ago
It is good that US Ambassador Philip Goldberg has come out to criticize presidential candidate Grace Poe for her manner of handling the SAF probe. The story went that Poe was the candidate the US favored because like Aquino she was a push-over and... Read more
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Minda News
Task force formed to address attacks on transmission towersDAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 February) — Government has formed the Inter-Agency Tas
Task force formed to address attacks on transmission towers
Minda News / Posted 6 days ago
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 February) — Government has formed the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Security of Energy Facilities to address the series of attacks on transmission towers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines and right-of-way... Read more
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Rappler
US to build facilities in old CDO airport in 2016 – GazminJOINT FORCES. Military troops from the Philippines and the US during the openin
US to build facilities in old CDO airport in 2016 – Gazmin
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
JOINT FORCES. Military troops from the Philippines and the US during the opening of the Philippines-US Exercise Balikatan in Quezon City in April 2015. File photo by EPA CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – The US military will build facilities in the... Read more
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Sun Star
AFP reveals Sayyaf plot to bomb Jolo targetsAN ABU Sayyaf group leader has reportedly instructed six trainees to carry out
AFP reveals Sayyaf plot to bomb Jolo targets
Sun Star / Posted 6 days ago
AN ABU Sayyaf group leader has reportedly instructed six trainees to carry out bombings in Jolo town in Sulu, targeting military and civilian targets. Brigadier General Alan Arrojado, commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP) Joint... Read more
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Pilipino Star
UN official meets AFP execMANILA, Philippines – The United Nations (UN) Special Adviser of the Secretary-
UN official meets AFP exec
Pilipino Star / Posted 6 days ago
MANILA, Philippines – The United Nations (UN) Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide Undersecretary Adama Dieng on Wednesday afternoon met with Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officials as part of his visit in... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
Can’t talk peace and have Noynoy’s Steytsayd junk – BulatlatBy SARAH RAYMUNDO Our mighty republic receives Armored Personnel Carriers (APC
Can’t talk peace and have Noynoy’s Steytsayd junk – Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 6 days ago
By SARAH RAYMUNDO Our mighty republic receives Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) from its mightiest and benevolent patron, the United States of America. APCs are excess US military equipment that the US government dumps on its chosen allies.The... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Analysts: Philippines should focus on AFP modernization, not on EDCAMANILA, Philippines — The country should shift its focus to the modernization o
Analysts: Philippines should focus on AFP modernization, not on EDCA
Pilipino Star / Posted 6 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — The country should shift its focus to the modernization of its military instead of zooming into the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the United States, analysts said. Victor Andres Manhit and Angelica Mangahas... Read more
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Inquirier.net
114 APCs to see action vs rebelsThe military will be deploying 114 recently acquired armored personnel carriers
114 APCs to see action vs rebels
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
The military will be deploying 114 recently acquired armored personnel carriers (APCs) from the United States to Mindanao to boost its internal security operations in the regions. The 114 M113 A2 APCs were formally turned over to the Mechanized... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Unprecedented NPA influx seen in ComValAN unprecedented influx of fighters from the communist New People’s Army is mak
Unprecedented NPA influx seen in ComVal
Manila Standard Today / Posted 7 days ago
AN unprecedented influx of fighters from the communist New People’s Army is making the Compostela Valley look like a large “red zone,” the military said Thursday. A military intelligence said the increase in communist fighters in the region could be... Read more
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The Manila Times
US to construct 5 military facilitiesFebruary 5, 2016 12:10 am by FERNAN MARASIGAN AND IZA IGLESIAS, REPORTERS EDC
US to construct 5 military facilities
The Manila Times / Posted 7 days ago
February 5, 2016 12:10 am by FERNAN MARASIGAN AND IZA IGLESIAS, REPORTERS EDCA scuffle Members of militant groups fight policemen during a rally in front of the US Embassy in Manila to denounce the Enhanced... Read more
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Sun Star
Bombings, vegetation, ROW issues threaten power supplyPOWER situation in Mindanao is still in peril, not due to lack of supply from p
Bombings, vegetation, ROW issues threaten power supply
Sun Star / Posted 7 days ago
POWER situation in Mindanao is still in peril, not due to lack of supply from power generators, but with the escalating problems on bombings, vegetation and Right of Way (ROW) issues in the transmission lines, a setback in achieving a stable and... Read more
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Pilipino Star
114 armored vehicles to be deployed in MindanaoCAMP O’DONNELL, Tarlac, Philippines — The Army is deploying most of the 114 new
114 armored vehicles to be deployed in Mindanao
Pilipino Star / Posted 7 days ago
CAMP O’DONNELL, Tarlac, Philippines — The Army is deploying most of the 114 newly refurbished units of M113A2 armored fighting vehicles in Mindanao even as senior defense officials are confident that security in the region will remain stable despite... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Miss Universe visits wounded soldiers and HIV patientsMiss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach brought cheers to wounded soldiers at t
Miss Universe visits wounded soldiers and HIV patients
Manila Standard Today / Posted 7 days ago
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach brought cheers to wounded soldiers at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center (AFPMC) and HIV patients at V. Luna General Hospital in Quezon City during a Charity Day visit on Jan.27. Accompanied by... Read more
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New America Media
Philippines Offers 8 Bases to US, Including Clark, Basa, and LumbiaWASHINGTON—Top diplomats and defense officials of the United States and the Phi
Philippines Offers 8 Bases to US, Including Clark, Basa, and Lumbia
New America Media / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON—Top diplomats and defense officials of the United States and the Philippines met on Tuesday to discuss arrangements for expanded US military presence in eight facilities in the Philippines in a bid to strengthen maritime cooperation amid... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Praying for AFP modernizationMy years as a legislator taught me the harsh realities of running a country. An
Praying for AFP modernization
Manila Standard Today / Posted 7 days ago
My years as a legislator taught me the harsh realities of running a country. Any congressman or senator—even maybe their staff—has experienced toiling away days and nights just to get a piece of legislation go through a gauntlet of public hearings,... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Almost 300 bills passed before Congress adjourned – DrilonBefore taking a break this week, the 16th Congress managed to pass close to 300
Almost 300 bills passed before Congress adjourned – Drilon
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
Before taking a break this week, the 16th Congress managed to pass close to 300 bills, more than a hundred of them were enacted into law, Senate President Franklin Drilon reported on Thursday. The 16th Congress opened in July 2013 and will adjourn... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Navy deploys 500 troops to Sulu, to pull out other soldiers for re-trainingMANILA — The Philippine Navy has deployed 500 of its troops to form one of its
Navy deploys 500 troops to Sulu, to pull out other soldiers for re-training
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
MANILA — The Philippine Navy has deployed 500 of its troops to form one of its marine battalion landing teams to Sulu to join other government forces there. The Marine Battalion Landing Team 1 was sent to Talipao, Sulu, on Monday, to relieve the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Palace: No such stand down orderMalacañang on Wednesday denied charges of the three-member independent bloc in
Palace: No such stand down order
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
Malacañang on Wednesday denied charges of the three-member independent bloc in the House of Representatives that President Aquino had ordered the military to stand down during the Philippine National Police’s Mamasapano operation last year that... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Pemberton won’t go to a regular jailLance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton. Photo from Olongapo City Police The Sup
Pemberton won’t go to a regular jail
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton. Photo from Olongapo City Police The Supreme Court has dismissed with finality a petition to transfer US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton to a regular jail, a decision the family of slain transgender... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
PDEA: Drug trade biggerTHE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has admitted that the illegal drug trade
PDEA: Drug trade bigger
Manila Standard Today / Posted 8 days ago
THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has admitted that the illegal drug trade in the country has grown bigger although the agency has made “significant” strides with the arrest of 1,821 drug personalities, including almost 200 government... Read more
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Pilipino Star
For history’s sake, keep the AFP museum openRemember the old saying by George Santayana…“Those who do not remember the past
For history’s sake, keep the AFP museum open
Pilipino Star / Posted 8 days ago
Remember the old saying by George Santayana…“Those who do not remember the past is doomed to repeat them.” This was the quotation that came to my mind after watching ANC news with David Celdran yesterday about the imminent closure of the Armed Forces... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Congress buries Bangsamoro billMANILA, Philippines – The nation was urged to keep calm yesterday as Congress w
Congress buries Bangsamoro bill
Pilipino Star / Posted 8 days ago
MANILA, Philippines – The nation was urged to keep calm yesterday as Congress went on recess without passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to create a Muslim homeland in Mindanao, raising the possibility of hostilities again breaking out. “Let me... Read more
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Minda News
New Focus, Same EvidenceGENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 3 Feb) – Disregarding “new focus”, nothing new
New Focus, Same Evidence
Minda News / Posted 8 days ago
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 3 Feb) – Disregarding “new focus”, nothing new – nothing that can be considered new material evidence – came out at the 7-hour new inquiry on the Mamasapano debacle last January 26. Old issues were discussed with the... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Poe to maintain PH’s stand in West PH Sea if elected as president If elected president, Senator Grace Poe said she would strengthen the country
Poe to maintain PH’s stand in West PH Sea if elected as president
Manila Bulletin / Posted 8 days ago
If elected president, Senator Grace Poe said she would strengthen the country’s bilateral ties with China while maintaining the Philippine’s stand in its arbitration case at the... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
PH to participate in military exercise ‘Cope North 2016′ in Guam The Philippines will join the United States, Japan, Australia, Korea, and New
PH to participate in military exercise ‘Cope North 2016′ in Guam
Manila Bulletin / Posted 8 days ago
The Philippines will join the United States, Japan, Australia, Korea, and New Zealand in a large scale military exercise dubbed as “Cope North 2016″ (CN16) which starts Feb. 10 at... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
‘Morong 43’ assail Ombudsman decision exonerating Arroyo, military – Bulatlat“How can they turn a blind eye to what we went through? It has been six long ye
‘Morong 43’ assail Ombudsman decision exonerating Arroyo, military – Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 8 days ago
“How can they turn a blind eye to what we went through? It has been six long years. The whole world knows what happened to us. But not the Ombudsman apparently.” MANILA – It has been six years but Mercy Castro, one of the 43 health workers illegally... Read more
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