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DepEd reiterates drug testing only for HS, college students

  MANILA, July 11, 2018 – The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday pushed for the enforcement of the law regarding the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct drug testing of public school students. In a statement released Tuesday night,...
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Duterte: I will not resign ‘Because it will make Robredo president’

  MANILA, July 10, 2018 – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he will not step down because it will make Vice President Leni Robredo the next president of the country. “Look, I will not resign because it will make her president,” Duterte said an media interview after...
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PNP gets 45 bomb sniffing dogs

  MANILA, July 2, 2018- Some 45 new crime-fighting dogs have been drafted into the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s K-9 unit. The dogs underwent training from Nov. 20, 2017 to May 23, 2018 in Alfonso, Cavite. They will be assigned as explosives detection units along...
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Duterte, Trump to meet in DC

MANILA, July 4, 2018 – United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim on Tuesday said Washington will push for the next meeting of President Rodrigo R. Duterte and US President Donald Trump. This, seeing that both countries have “strong interest” in facilitating...
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Chinese envoy vows action. Filipino fishermen claim China Coast Guard seized their catch

MANILA, June 12, 2018 – Amid concerns raised by Filipino fishermen that the Chinese Coast Guard might forcibly take their catch the next time they fish in the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, a Chinese envoy assured that their government is investigating the matter and will...
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SoKor commits to assist Marawi rehab

MANILA, June 5, 2018 – The South Korean government is committed to assist the Philippines’ rehabilitation program for war-torn Marawi City, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said Tuesday. “The Korean government said that they are committed to assist us in the Marawi...
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PHL Embassy ‘Sisig’ wins both Judges’ and People’s Choice Awards at 2018 Embassy Chef Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chef Abie Sincioco-Mateo of the Philippine Embassy bagged 1stplace in both the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice categories of the 2018 Embassy Chef Challenge held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for the 2018 Embassy Chef Challenge...
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150 Fil-Am WWII vets receive US Congressional Gold Medal

HONOLULU, May 16, 2018 – Some 150 Filipino World War II veterans received the Congressional Gold Medal award during the World War II Filipino Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Presentation at the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii on 06 May 2018....
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Boracay buildings on agricultural lands face demolition

  MANILA, May 3, 2018 – The government might have to demolish structures illegally built on agricultural lands in Boracay to implement agrarian reform in the island resort, a top official said.  DAR Undersecretary David Erro said Boracay has over 400 hectares of agricultural...
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Hundreds of PHL, US troops join ‘Balikatan’ amphibious exercises

MANILA, May 9, 2018 – Around 340 American and Filipino troops participated in Wednesday’s amphibious landing phase of this year’s “Balikatan” exercises. The activity took place at the the Naval Education and Training Command in San Antonio, Zambales....