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    AFTER MONTH-LONG OFFENSIVE, MILITARY WARNS

    AFTER a month of fighting in Marawi, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday admitted for the first time it would be hard to flush the remaining Islamic State (IS)-linked Maute terrorists out of the city. Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla Jr., the AFP spokesman, described the armed conflict…

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    THE head of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) on Friday blasted detained Senator Leila de Lima for her supposed attempt to sow intrigue among members of the organization. Dante Jimenez, founding chairman of the VACC, was responding to the statement earlier released by de Lima to the media,…

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    MORE than 500 police personnel will be deployed by the Manila Police District (MPD) this Monday to secure the observance of Eid’l Fitr for Muslims in the Quirino Grandstand and Quiapo Golden Mosque as early as 4 a.m. In a news briefing on Friday, MPD spokesman Erwin Margarejo said, these…

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    Navigational mobile application Waze will soon have a Tagalog voice command starting July 6 in line with the implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA) in the Philippines. “We’re releasing a whole suite in Tagalog with the voice navigation which will include street names and a Tagalog voice command,” Waze…

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    The Manila Police District (MPD) is still facing a blank wall on the motive of the grenade throwing at the Police Community Precinct (PCP) on Arellano Street in Malate, Manila at dawn on Friday wherein several vehicles were damaged, including the sports utility vehicle of the precint head. Malate Police…

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    Customs authorities arrested a man who was claiming a package which contained 1.3 kilos of marijuana at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The claimant identified as Tyrone M. Lopez of Meadowood, Executive Village, Barang, Bacoor, Cavite, sent a representative on Thursday to…

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    A drug suspect was shot and killed in a buy-bust in Tondo, Manila at dawn on Friday. Ruel Baldesoto, 45, of Gate 20, Parola Compund, died on the way to Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center. Poseur buyer Police Officer 3 Reynaldo Cordova of Police Station 2 Drug Enforcement Unit…

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    The United Filipino Consumers and Commuters (UFCC) and Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) called for the immediate dismantling of Performance Based Regulation (PBR) and adoption of a modified Return on Rate Base (RORB) for setting electricity rates, to reduce power rates and mitigate excessive utility profits. Romeo Junia presented the…

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    SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: Various strategic units of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) contributed more than P1 billion in operating revenue in the first four months of the year for a 9.5 percent increase over P919.6 million a year earlier, the SBMA said on Friday. Minus operating expenses of P313.5…

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    VIDEO collaboration group Logitech introduced on Thursday its newest 120-degree Logitech MeetUp conference camera, said to have the widest field of view in the webcam market. According to Bryan Lee, video collaboration sales manager for Southeast Asia, Logitech’s newest technology removes the “key huddle room challenges” such as narrow field…

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    LISTED hotel and resorts operator Discovery World Corp. (DWC) said Friday it is acquiring 100 percent of Balay Boracay Corp. in line with its vision to expand its resorts business. DWC will subscribe to 800,000 shares of Balay Boracay with a par value of P1 per share or a total…

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    PREMIUM Leisure Corp. (PLC), the gaming vehicle of tycoon Henry Sy, announced on Friday the appointment of Armin Raquel-Santos as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO) effective July 1, 2017. The PLC Board of Directors approved Raquel-Santos’ appointment, who will be replacing Frederic DyBuncio following the latter’s resignation…

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    The House of Representatives on Thursday said it will not recall the show-cause order it issued against three Court of Appeals (CA) justices who had ordered the release of six Ilocos Norte government employees under probe over alleged misuse of more than P66 million in tobacco funds. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez…

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    OLONGAPO CITY: An American and two others were arrested in Barangay Barretto on Wednesday for selling illegal drugs in a buy-bust. Senior Insp. Walter Primero, police station 6 commander, identified the suspects as Kevin Ryan, 58, American citizen; Reynaldo Yandoc alias “Boy Kosa,” 52; and Andrade Abilla alias “Sonny Boy,”…

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    THE Embassy of the United States in the Philippines and its affiliated offices will be closed to the public on Monday, June 26, in observance of Eid al-Fitr. Their services will resume on Tuesday, June 27.

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    BACOLOD CITY: A sugarcane grower and his driver were ambushed by 15 armed men wearing camouflage clothes on Thursday morning in Calatrava town, Negros Occidental. The victims were identified as Norberto Lumayno, 67, and his driver Danilo Braga, 45, both of Calatrava. Initial investigation showed that the victims were traveling…

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    BACOLOD CITY: The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Western Visayas is set to review the wages of kasambahay (domestic workers) in the region in the wake of a proposed salary increase. Winnie Sancho, a labor sector representative to RTWPB, on Thursday said the body has proposed the…

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    TARLAC: The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) projected that power demand in Luzon will continue to rise in the succeeding years following the increase in consumption of electricity last summer. In a social media post, NGCP Regional Communications and Public Affairs Officer Ernest Vidal revealed that latest recorded…

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    WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump admitted on Thursday (Friday in Manila) he does not have recordings of his private meetings with fired FBI director James Comey, after fueling speculation for weeks of secret Oval Office tapes. But Trump’s belated admissions did little to quell allegations that he has sought…

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    WASHINGTON, D.C.: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) urged Chinese officials to apply greater diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to force Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear weapons program. Tillerson’s remarks came after he and Pentagon chief Jim Mattis met with the Chinese…

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    SEOUL: A top South Korean business tycoon on Thursday in court backed prosecutors allegations that the ousted South Korean president Park Geun-Hye solicited bribes from businesses in return for policy favors. Chey Tae-Won, chairman of SK, the country’s second largest conglomerate after Samsung, became the first business mogul who took…

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    BANGKOK: Dozens of supercars including Lamborghinis, Porsches and BMWs have been stolen from the streets of Britain and shipped to Thailand in a complex scam that police from both countries are now rushing to dismantle. Sparked by a British request to retrieve the lifted vehicles, detectives in Bangkok have launched…

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    SEOUL: North Korea on Thursday called US President Donald Trump a “psychopath” as tensions soar following the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was evacuated in a coma from North Korean detention last week. Pyongyang’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the US president was in a “tough situation” at…

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    TOKYO: A Japanese governor has retracted his call for North Koreans to be “starved to death” if Pyongyang were to target his region with atomic weapons, a local official said Thursday. Masanori Tanimoto, the head of Ishikawa prefecture, walked back on a suggestion that food supplies to the nuclear-armed North…

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    LONDON: Residents of 800 London flats were hurriedly evacuated Saturday due to fire safety fears over their tower blocks’ external cladding, after urgent testing prompted by the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno. The cladding on the five Chalcots Estate towers is similar to that used on Grenfell, widely blamed for the…

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    DOHA: Qatar on Saturday confirmed it had received a 13-point list of demands from Saudi-led allies in a major escalation of the ongoing diplomatic crisis in the Gulf. The list — which apparently includes a call for Qatar to close down broadcaster Al-Jazeera — are the demands that Saudi Arabia,…

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    WASHINGTON: The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The intelligence shocked the White House and put US security chiefs on a top-secret crisis footing to figure…

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    BEIJING: Chinese rescuers scoured through rocks on Saturday in a frantic search for more than 140 people feared buried after a landslide smashed through a mountain village in southwest Sichuan province. A couple and a baby were rescued and taken to hospital after more than 40 homes in the village…

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    The Philippine government is validating reports that 89 “suspected foreign terrorist fighters” were in Mindanao, Malacañang said on Saturday. Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella issued the statement after the Philippine National Police received intelligence report that 89 suspected foreign terror suspects were in different areas in Mindanao, including Marawi City. “Authorities…