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Makati Mayor Abby Binay called on parents to be vigilant and closely monitor the activities of their young daughters following the arrest of a 70-year-old suspected pedophile in the city. The man, Elias Umale Cosme, reportedly preyed on high school students and used their schoolmates to lure them to his…

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A man clutching two sachets of shabu was shot dead by an unidentified man in Tondo, Manila on Wednesday. Police Officer 3 Michael Marragun said the victim was 30 to 35 years old, 5-foot-7 in height, clad in red shirt, black shorts, and slippers. He died of gun shot wounds…

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SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday said the military must be allowed to finish its “final assault” against the remaining terrorists cornered in Marawi City before martial law is lifted in Mindanao. Some senators said the government must also focus on the reconstruction of war-torn Marawi following President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration…

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THE government has yet to officially declare the defeat of IS-inspired Maute extremist group with the death of Isnilon Hapilon, the designated emir of the Islamic State (IS) in Southeast Asia, and Omarkhayam Maute during a daring military operation, but the military has stressed the need to strengthen security laws…

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2012 – Maute brothers Omar and Abdullah form the Khalifa Islamiyah Mindanao, also known as the Black Flag Movement, with the aim of forging an independent Mindanao. April 2015 – the Maute Group pledges allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to the Terrorism Research and…

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SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday warned that legislative work in the chamber would be “crippled” if the impeachment trial of resigned Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista pushed through. He shared the sentiment of Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon that Bautista’s impeachment trial would hamper the legislative schedule, particularly…

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday warned transport groups behind the holding of a nationwide strike that he will destroy old jeepneys if they refuse to follow the government’s modernization program. In his speech during the Federalism Summit in Camarines Sur, Duterte urged drivers and operators to modernize their jeepneys by…

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A LAWMAKER on Tuesday called on the Duterte administration to exhaust all legal means to contest the P3.4-billion compensation awarded by an Arbitral tribunal to Maynilad Water Services, Inc. Coop-Nattco party-list Rep. Anthony Bravo said it was unconscionable for Maynilad to push the government to pay P3.5 billion for what…

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A Filipino was among the fatalities in the wildfire that engulfed homes in North California. The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco reported that the Filipino’s remains were recovered on Oct. 14 in Napa County. The victim has yet to be identified. “We offer our sincere sympathies and prayers to…

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SOLDIERS who stormed the building where Isnilon Hapilon and Omarkhayam “Omar” Maute were holed up did not know that the two men they shot and killed in the pre-dawn assault on Monday were the top terror leaders. A Facebook post of “Scout Rangers Books” narrated how troopers of the Army’s…