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US Defense Secretary Ash Carter    AFP PHOTO COMMUNISTS HAIL END TO WAR GAMES

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SAN DIEGO, United States: US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday (Friday in Manila) said Washington’s alliance with the Philippines remains “ironclad” even though President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to end joint military exercises to appease China. The Pentagon chief’s remarks came as he headed for a security summit in…

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The Vietnamese government has agreed to share intelligence information with the Philippines on the illegal drug trade in the region, President Rodrigo Duterte said as he returned to the country after a two-day trip to Hanoi. In a news conference early on Friday in Davao City, the President said the…

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TWO female lawmakers on Friday joined the growing clamor against a plan to show a “sex video” of Sen. Leila de Lima during a congressional inquiry, saying it would be misogynist, not to mention illegal. Diwa party-list Rep. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, head of the House Committee on Women and Gender Equality,…

US 2016 ELECTIONS

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DES MOINES, United States: Hillary Clinton campaigned Thursday in Iowa just as the state begins early voting, with the Democrat seeking to pry the pivotal swing state away from Republican Donald Trump and spur turnout that could ultimately decide the presidency. The businessman-turned-populist stumped in Iowa a day earlier, appealing…

PH, Vietnam boost ties

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The Philippines and Vietnam have agreed on a six-year strategic partnership to enhance cooperation in various areas such as trade and defense. A joint statement released to media enumerated the agreements reached during President Rodrigo Duterte’s meeting with Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang and other top officials in Hanoi. The…

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THE United States on Friday advised pregnant women to temporarily postpone their travel to the Philippines and 10 other Southeast Asian countries where Zika infection have been reported. “Zika virus has been present in areas of Southeast Asia for many years, and several countries have reported occasional cases or small…

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday linked a judege in Agusan del Sur to the illegal drug trade. In his speech during the 9th National Biennial Summit on Women in Community Policing in Davao City, the President showed a new list of narco-politicians that include judge Hector Salise, who was reportedly…

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Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted Friday he owed his fans and countrymen no apology after admitting to having used illegal drugs. Pacquiao, a national hero and elected senator, is a high-profile endorser of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on crime that has left more than 3,000 people dead. But the…

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