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DRUG lords and politicians may be behind the latest “smear attacks” against the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Malacañang claimed on Monday. “They are destroying the administration of the President…Because the war on drugs is the face of the Duterte administration, they are making…

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ELECTIONS for barangay (village) officials will likely be moved to May 2019 and synchronized with the midterm polls as well as the planned plebiscite on constitutional changes, a ranking House member bared on Sunday. Rep. Sherwin Tugna of Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption party-list, chairman of the House electoral reforms committee,…

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But Duterte not yet ready to reciprocate The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Saturday announced it was set to declare a unilateral ceasefire not later than March 31. This was in anticipation of “the fourth round of peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)…

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TO forestall Chinese activities at Benham Rise, the Philippine Navy will now regularly patrol the resource-rich area, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana disclosed on Friday. Last week,BRP Ramon Alcaraz, a Navy frigate acquired from the United States, was sent to the 13-million-hectare region east of Luzon said to contain vast mineral…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday called for a stop to plans to impeach Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo for criticizing his administration’s war against illegal drugs before a United Nations (UN) meeting. This was echoed by Senate President Aquilino Pimentel 3rd, who said on Friday Congress had “other important…

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THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the government will file a protest if China makes good on its reported plan to build structures at Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, a resource-rich fishing ground well within the territory of the Philippines. “We are now clarifying if indeed there is such plan. If…

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President Rodrigo Duterte is not giving up the country’s claims on some areas in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and he will resolve maritime incursions at an auspicious time, Malacañang assured the public on Tuesday. The assurances were issued following reports that Beijing plans to construct an environmental…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte now wants to enhance relations with the United States under the Trump White House and is prepared to “give all” to Washington except military deals. Speaking before the Filipino community in Naypyidaw, Myanmar on Sunday night, Duterte said he was “okay” with Trump and was eyeing a…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he would not stop China from building structures at the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, arguing that the country could not afford to go to war with its powerful neighbor. Duterte made the remarks before leaving for a state visit to Myanmar, following reports that…

PH TELLS CHINA:

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MANILA has sought clarification from Beijing amid reports China was planning to build an environmental monitoring station on Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, a Malacañang official said on Saturday. “We are seeking information from Chinese authorities to clarify the accuracy of the report,” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a text message.…

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