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President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday backed the killing by the police of 32 suspected drug personalities in Bulacan province. “Those 32 killed in the massive raid in Bulacan…maganda iyon (that’s great). We should kill another 32 everyday, [then] maybe we can reduce what ails this country,” Duterte said during the…

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President Rodrigo Duterte played a good neighbor on Wednesday night when he visited and handed P5,000 cash aid to the fire victims in San Miguel, Manila. Duterte met hundreds of the homeless victims inside the San Miguel Church. He gave P5,000 and relief goods to each family. Hundreds of families…

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Foiled in its sweep bid, Cignal TV came back strong in the fourth and hacked out a 25-23, 25-17, 22-25, and 25-22 victory over Mega Builders in sudden death to capture the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference crown at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan on Wednesday.…

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FREETOWN: Concern shifted Wednesday to the estimated 600 people still missing and thousands made homeless in Sierra Leone by deadly floods in the capital, as aid groups scrambled to coordinate a response. The United Nations said Tuesday it was evaluating humanitarian needs in Sierra Leone, while the first Israeli aid…

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The wait for the elusive medal didn’t last long, coming on the same day the Philippine delegation was officially recognized in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in simple flag-raising ceremonies Wednesday at the sprawling Kuala Lumpur Sports City in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of 30 representatives from the national…

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Filipino master Edgar Reggie Olay bagged the silver medal in the 29th Singapore Rapid Chess Championships open division held at the Bukit Merah Convention Center in Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore. Olay scored 7.5 points on seven wins, one draw and one loss in the nine-round tournament organized by the Singapore…

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TOKYO: Japan on Wednesday launched a study into whether precious coral was being illegally poached by Chinese fishermen off its shores to be sold for use in jewelry. The Fisheries Agency investigation will use an underwater camera to check the condition of the coral off the southern island of Kyushu.…

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NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump sparked a political firestorm Tuesday when he doubled down on his initial response to the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that ended in bloodshed, saying there was “blame on both sides.” The Republican president—who one day ago solemnly denounced racism and singled out…

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AT A GUERRILLA CAMP, Philippines: A kerosene lamp flickers beside a Macbook in a jungle camp as ageing Philippine communist leader Jaime Padilla plots the next step in one of Asia’s oldest insurgencies with a new generation of fighters. Fuelled by one of the world’s starkest rich-poor divides, a Maoist…

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TAIPEI: Taiwan on Tuesday urged Beijing to exercise restraint after a Chinese military aircraft entered its air defense zone following a recent spate of drills that have ratcheted up cross-strait tensions. The Chinese military plane was spotted in Taiwan’s air defense zone on Sunday, according to the defense ministry. Chinese…

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