• 9,000 cops, soldiers, gov’t personnel  deployed to Clark City, Pampanga for ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting
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    9,000 cops, soldiers, gov’t personnel  deployed to Clark City, Pampanga for ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting

    MANILA, Philippines — In preparation for the upcoming 11th ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) next week the Task Group Clark ASEAN 2017, composed of cops from the Philippine National Police (PNP) Region-3; soldiers; and personnel from other government agencies like the departments of interior and

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    AFP considers end of hostilities in Marawi City

    MANILA, Philippines — Armed Forces of the Philippines Public Affairs Office (AFP-PAO) chief Col. Edgard Arevalo is confident that the hostilities in Marawi City have ended, now that all the leaders of the Maute terror group have already died and they no longer have an organizational structure, war can

  • Reformatted documentary program “Spotlight” to air on UNTV starting Oct. 28
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    Reformatted documentary program “Spotlight” to air on UNTV starting Oct. 28

    MANILA, Philippines – Kasangbahays has again something to watch out for on UNTV as the documentary program “Spotlight” has been relaunched. Its returning host, multi-awarded broadcast journalist and TV personality William Thio, said the program will introduce iconic figures in the country in a way the

  • Hundred Islands National Park hits record high tourist arrivals in 2017
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    Hundred Islands National Park hits record high tourist arrivals in 2017

    MANILA, Philippines — The holiday season signals a doubling in the number of tourist arrivals at the Hundred Islands National Park in Pangasinan. The Alaminos City Tourism Office attributes this to the numerous times the park has been featured in social networking sites as among the top tourist destinations

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    I-ACT launches Task Force Alamid to address traffic woes this holiday season

    MANILA, Philippines — The bumper to bumper traffic is a normal scene in Metro Manila everyday. Adding to this is the sale events of malls that cause more congestion on roads due to vehicles parked along roads and erring drivers who ply the stretch of EDSA. The government’s Inter-Agency Council for Traffic

  • DOJ denies Faeldon’s motion to transfer his case to the Ombudsman
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    DOJ denies Faeldon’s motion to transfer his case to the Ombudsman

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has maintained that they have jurisdiction on drug-related charges even when high-ranking officials are involved. This as the DOJ rejected the motion of former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon asking for the transfer of the investigation on his

  • Declaration of liberation in Marawi, premature – peace & security expert
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    Declaration of liberation in Marawi, premature – peace & security expert

    MANILA, Philippines — Although the battle is not yet over, President Rodrigo Duterte decided to declare on Tuesday the liberation of Marawi City from the influence of terrorists. This was after government troops killed terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute. “I hereby declare Marawi City liberated

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    PNP finalizes report to clarify issues of alleged extrajudicial killings in the country

    MANILA, Philippines — For the last time, the Philippine National Police (PNP) sought to clarify anew the issue of the alleged extrajudicial killings in the country. To do this, the PNP is completing now a report that would clarify the reasons behind the deaths of more than 10,000 drug suspects in various

  • 20 more terrorists killed in latest encounter in Marawi City
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    20 more terrorists killed in latest encounter in Marawi City

    MANILA, Philippines —Twenty more members of the ISIS-inspired Maute terrorist group have been killed by the government forces since Wednesday night until early  Thursday morning. In a statement, AFP Chief of Staff Eduardo Año said that 13 were Wednesday night and seven more were slain on Thursday morning

  • Aegis Juris lawyers may face disbarment over hazing cover-up attempt
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    Aegis Juris lawyers may face disbarment over hazing cover-up attempt

    MANILA, Philippines – As a lawyer and Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity member himself, Senator Francis Chiz Escudero expressed dismay over what he described as a clear cover-up attempt of the lawyers and law students of the University of Sto. Tomas in the death of hazing victim Oracio “Atio” Castillo III. The

  • Eastern Mindanao on heightened alert following Hapilon, Maute slay
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    Eastern Mindanao on heightened alert following Hapilon, Maute slay

    MANILA, Philippines – Law enforcement agencies in Eastern Mindanao are now focused on the possible effects of the death of the 2 top terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute. “Immediately the directive to heighten their alert and secure especially yung (the) convergence areas dito sa nasasakupan

  • Implementation of new traffic scheme on Marcos Highway begins Wednesday
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    Implementation of new traffic scheme on Marcos Highway begins Wednesday

    MANILA, Philippines – In order to help ease the heavy flow of vehicles along this stretch of Marcos Highway, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)on Wednesday started the implementation of a new traffic management scheme, particularly starting in front of Robinsons Metro East Mall and

  • Alleged ISIS recruiter nabbed in Taguig City
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    Alleged ISIS recruiter nabbed in Taguig City

    MANILA, Philippines – Thirty-six year old Karen Aizha Hamidon is facing 14 counts of inciting to rebellion for allegedly recruiting foreign terrorists to join the rebellion in Marawi City. She was arrested by agents of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Counter Terrorism Division in her house in

  • MMDA inspects stalls and sidewalks along Taft Avenue, Pasay and Baclaran
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    MMDA inspects stalls and sidewalks along Taft Avenue, Pasay and Baclaran

    MANILA, Philippines – Personnel of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) patrolled around Taft Avenue in Pasay City and in Baclaran to inspect if the vendors are following the proper areas where they are allowed to sell their products. With MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and his men in the roaming

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    CHR to probe military ops in Marawi for possible violation of human rights

    MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is now verifying complaints of human rights violation during military operations in Marawi City. The CHR said that they have already tasked their personnel to monitor the situation from the time martial law was declared in Mindanao. One thing

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    Restoration of normalcy in Marawi City begins

    MANILA, Philippines — Of the 95 villages in Marawi City, 33 are heavily damaged by the more than four months of clashes between the government troops and the ISIS-inspired Maute terror group. In these areas, the structures damaged by the bombs and ammunition can no longer be used. While in areas considered

  • PRRD tags militant groups as CPP’s legal fronts
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    PRRD tags militant groups as CPP’s legal fronts

    President Rodrigo Duterte calls some of the militant groups in the country as legal fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Among the groups the President named are Piston, Karapatan, Tindig Pilipino and Kilusang Mayo Uno. The President also accused the groups of being rebels for supporting

  • PNP-AKG readies new witnesses in Jee Ick Joo kidnap-slay case
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    PNP-AKG readies new witnesses in Jee Ick Joo kidnap-slay case

      MANILA, Philippines – Some policemen who were part of the group behind the kidnapping of Jee Ick Joo have expressed willingness to testify in the killing of the Korean national. According to PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) Director Glenn Dumlao, many should have been punished for the crime, but many

  • Proposed P800 daily installment for new jeepney units still too steep for drivers
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    Proposed P800 daily installment for new jeepney units still too steep for drivers

    MANILA, Philippines – Bong Nasul has been a driver/operator of jeepney for more than two decades now. In his everyday operation from five in the morning to three in the afternoon plying the route of Guadalupe-Fort Bonifacio, he earns P1,700 — but not all daily earnings go to him, as he spends P600 for

  • Ex-poll Commissioner opposes Duterte’s plan of a revolutionary government
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    Ex-poll Commissioner opposes Duterte’s plan of a revolutionary government

      MANILA, Philippines – “Not democratic” This is how former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Gus Lagman described the proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte regarding the establishment of a revolutionary form of government. Lagman said, doing so would take away from the voters their freedom

  • Environmental group opposes waste incineration in the country
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    Environmental group opposes waste incineration in the country

    MANILA, Philippines – Environmental groups in the country joined forces to call on the government to uphold the ban on the waste incineration. They claim such move poses threat to public health especially to those living near the facility. They argued that it is better to just intensify the implementation

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    VP Robredo calls for lifting of martial law declaration in Mindanao

    MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo said she is not against the proclamation of martial law in Mindanao, especially since it was the Supreme Court itself that declared it constitutional. However, the Vice President believes the administration should lift the declaration of military rule

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    President Rodrigo Duterte declares liberation of Marawi City

    MANILA, Philippines — After more than four months of heavy battle, the Philippine flag was finally raised and the singing of the Philippine national anthem was once again heard in the city of Marawi. At a school campus within the main battle area, President Rodrigo Duterte addressed the soldiers and

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    President Duterte open to dialogue with transport strikers — Malacañang

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is ready to talk with transport groups who are against the modernization program of public utility vehicles (PUVs). This after the two-day nationwide transport strike led by the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston). Piston

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    Gov’t troops on hunt for remaining terrorists in Marawi City

    MANILA, Philippines — Six to eight foreign terrorists are among the 20 to 30 jihadists being hunted down by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) in Marawi City. Most of these foreigners are Malaysians and Indonesians. AFP spokesperson Major General Restituto