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Dead men tell no tales

We’ve heard of it before. Dead men tell no tales This is exactly what happened to Iloilo top drug lord Melvin Odicta. For those who missed it, he and his wife Meriam were shot dead early Monday morning by unidentified assailants after exiting from the Port of Caticlan in Aklan....
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Duterte to convene LEDAC to boost infrastructure plans

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte will convene an advisory body with lawmakers to boost his plans to overhaul the country’s creaking infrastructure and untangle crippling traffic jams in the capital, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said Tuesday. The...
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Senator De Lima in peril

President Rodrigo Duterte remains morally passionate in his desire to rid the country of illegal drugs and all forms of criminality. He has vowed that his campaign against all forms of criminality, particularly against illegal drugs, will continue without let up throughout his...
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End surge of Bongbong

President reminds voters he’s the son of dictator Ferdinand Marcos By Cecil Morella Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Philippine President Benigno Aquino urged voters Thursday to stamp out the stunning political resurgence of Ferdinand Marcos’ family, as the nation marked 30 years...
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Aquino says Muslim peace bid to continue after his term

Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has ordered special efforts to ensure a peace agreement with Muslim rebels is implemented even after his term ends this year, his spokesman said Sunday. Congressional leaders have said they are unlikely to pass...
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PHL to offer multiple bases to US forces: official

Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – The Philippines is set to offer the US military use of eight bases, a military spokesman said Wednesday, after the country’s supreme court upheld a security agreement with Washington forged in the face of rising tensions with China. The facilities...
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PHL spends $1.8-B on military modernization

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Monday 12/21/2015 – Philippine President Benigno Aquino promised Monday that 83.9 billion pesos ($1.77 billion) allocated for military modernization projects would be spent by 2017 as the country faces a territorial dispute with China. Speaking at a...
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Dictator’s son Bongbong mulls presidential run

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – The son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos said Wednesday he may run for president in next year’s elections, offering his once-exiled family the chance of the ultimate political comeback. Ferdinand Marcos Jnr, popularly known...
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Detained Gloria Arroyo to run again for Congress

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – She may be detained, facing criminal charges and reportedly suffering from a crippling illness but former president Gloria Arroyo intends to run again for a seat in the Philippine Congress, her lawyer said Tuesday. Arroyo, who has been held in a...
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PHL Japan lash out at China island building

By Natsuko Fukue Tokyo, Japan (AFP)  – Japan and the Philippines lashed out Thursday at Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, where Beijing is building infrastructure some suspect will be used by its military. In a joint statement after their summit, Japanese Prime...