Today’s Breaking News

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TAIPEI: China’s sole operational aircraft carrier passed through the Taiwan Strait Wednesday, the island’s defense ministry said, as Beijing steps up pressure on its democratic rival. It comes weeks after Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen warned against what she called China’s “military expansion”—the increase of air and naval drills around the…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY – Communist insurgents staged a daring attack on President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown in Davao City where they destroyed trucks owned by fruit companies. Rubi del Mundo, a spokesman for the New People’s Army (NPA), said the weekend assault was a punitive action against the Japanese Sumitomo Fruits Corporation and Ayala-owned…

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A LOCAL court has ordered the arrest anew of communist leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon after it granted a motion by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for their recommitment to detention following the failure of the peace talks between the government and the leftists. In its January 11 ruling, which…

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IN a bid to eradicate consignees-for-hire and fly-by-night importers and brokers, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) has amended its rules for accreditation. Under Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) 02-2018, Commissioner Isidro Lapena now has the sole authority to approve or disapprove application for accreditation, suspension, revocation, cancellation, and reactivation of accreditation upon…

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MORE Filipinos considered themselves poor in 2017, a slight increase from 2016, according to the Social Weather Stations (SWS). In face-to-face interviews with about 1,200 respondents aged 18 years old and above, 46 percent said they were poor from 44 percent in 2016. The survey had a margin of error…

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