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Tells outsiders not to interfere PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte called on Southeast Asian leaders Saturday to band together to quash the illegal drug menace, or else risk the destruction of their societies, as he reiterated the region’s policy of non-interference in each country’s internal affairs. “We must also be resolute in…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s partner Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña toured the spouses of Association of Southeast Asian leaders in Manila on Saturday, marking her debut in the international spotlight. Avanceña brought Tran Nguyet Thu of Vietnam, Naly Sisoulith of Laos, Indonesia’s Iriana Widodo, and Thailand’s Naraporn Chan-o-cha to the National Museum in…

PYONGYANG WRITES RARE LETTER TO ASEAN, SEEKS SUPPORT VS US

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SOUTHEAST Asian countries on Friday expressed “grave concern” over North Korea’s nuclear weapons tests and ballistic missile launches, despite Pyongyang’s appeal for support in its tense standoff with the United States. In a rare move, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho wrote to the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations…

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THE Philippines and Indonesia on Friday agreed to cooperate to stamp out terrorism and illegal drugs, problems shared by the neighboring countries, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday as he met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. The Indonesian leader got a red-carpet welcome from Duterte and Cabinet officials at Malacañang’s…

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A MANILA police commander and a dozen anti-narcotics operatives were sacked on Friday after the discovery by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) of 12 people stuffed in a hidden detention cell at a police station. President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been on the defensive amid international criticism of his…

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Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei arrived in Manila on Wednesday for a state visit ahead of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nation (Asean) Summit on April 29. Bolkiah will lead a wreath-laying ceremony at the Rizal Park on Thursday morning before he is accorded formal welcome rites in Malacañang.…

After Kadamay takeover of Pandi houses

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PANDI, Bulacan: The National Housing Authority (NHA) admitted on Tuesday that its collection of monthly amortizations declined since the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) occupied housing units in Pandi, Bulacan in March this year. Romuel Alimboyao of the NHA in Central Luzon told lawmakers that some beneficiaries of housing units…

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