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Residents of Marawi City cannot go back to their homes just yet because the military has yet to clear some areas of explosives and booby traps left by the terrorist Maute group, military spokesperson Maj. Gen. Restituto Padilla said Friday. “We are not allowing any residents from entering the inner…

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The Philippines will not accept any foreign aid with conditionalities because it undermines the country’s sovereignty, Malacañang spokesman Ernesto Abella said on Friday. Abella, in a news conference, affirmed an earlier disclosure of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that the country will not receive new grants from the 28-member…

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RESIDENTS of Marawi City cannot go back to their homes until these have been cleared of explosives and ammunitions left behind during the five-month war between government forces and the Maute terrorist group, a military spokesman said on Friday. “I would like to reiterate that we are not allowing any…

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THE Philippines will not accept foreign aid with conditions because it will undermine its sovereignty, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Friday. Abella, in a news conference, affirmed Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano’s assertion that the country would not receive new grants from the 28-member European Union. “We are always open…

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday assured the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) of the Philippines’ commitment in maintaining peace and security in the region. In a speech during the Asean High Level Forum attended by senior government officials of Asean nations and former Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, Duterte…

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President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise of doubling the salary of military personnel by January 2018 still hangs, a Palace official admitted Thursday. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the government has yet to find the money for the salary hike, which will be on top of the salary increase given to state…

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The Supreme Court’s net satisfaction rating dropped to 31 percent in September, seven points down from June, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed Wednesday. The third quarter poll, conducted on September 23 to 27, 2017, found that 50 percent of the respondents were satisfied with the High Court’s performance…

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A Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on Tuesday showed that 77 percent of Filipinos are satisfied with the Duterte administration’s war on drugs but it placed net satisfaction rating at +63. In the National Capital Region (NCR or Metro Manila), the net satisfaction rating was +61, from +77 in June.…

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