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Duterte to Misuari: Come out, let’s talk

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No arrest when he arrives in Manila WHETHER in Malacañang or Kuala Lumpur, President Rodrigo Duterte is raring to meet Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founder Nur Misuari, after the two talked for the first time by phone Tuesday night to discuss peace. Duterte said he invited Misuari to visit…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Wednesday he won’t become a dictator amid international criticism of his war on illegal drugs that has left at least 1,900 suspects dead. “Welcome to your country…and help me. I don’t plan to be a dictator. I am a lawyer, my mother is a Yellow…

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NEW DELHI, India: The United States is united with its allies in upholding freedom of navigation rights in the South China Sea following a tribunal’s decision on the contested waters, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday. Speaking on a visit to New Delhi, Kerry called on China and the…

Who is a hero? Justices challenge anti-Marcos petitioners

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TWO JUSTICES of the Supreme Court on Wednesday challenged the petitioners seeking to stop the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, pointing out there are no clear rules on who should be buried in the military-owned cemetery. Even wives of former secretaries of Defense…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Donald Trump announced he would travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet its president, just hours ahead of giving a much-anticipated speech in Arizona on immigration. The Republican presidential nominee’s surprise trip south of the border comes as debate about his hard line immigration policies is reaching fever…

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BEIRUT, Lebanon: One of the Islamic State’s top leaders, Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, described by the US as the “principal architect” of the group’s attacks on the West, has been killed in Syria, the jihadist organization announced. The United States said coalition forces had carried out an air strike targeting Adnani…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday condoled with the families of soldiers slain in fierce clashes with Abu Sayyaf militants in Sulu province, promising them aid and free education for their children. Duterte, accompanied by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Philippine military chief General Ricardo Visaya, promised to provide…

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TWO employees of the Department of Justice who worked as receiving clerks of former Justice Secretary and now Senator Leila De Lima are reportedly being forced to sign a prepared affidavit that will implicate the senator to the illegal drug trade at the National Bilibid Prison (NBP). A source claimed…

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FORMER Kabataan party-list representative Terry Ridon has been appointed as the chairperson of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP). “We will follow the policy pronouncement of the President that there should be no demolition of urban communities without relocation,” Ridon said in a statement. “We cannot allow our…

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Vice President Leni Robredo warned that K-to-12 graduates may end up unemployed because of the mismatch between the available skills and the demands of the labor market. The Vice President sounded the alarm as she called on the private sector to partner with her office. “We expect the first batch…

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