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Manila declaration vs terrorism adopted

INTERIOR and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy yesterday announced that Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ministers and officials involved in the fight against transnational crime have adopted the Manila Declaration to Counter the Rise of Radicalization and Violent Extremism.…

Duterte hits Trillanes anew

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“POWER hungry,” President Rodrigo Duterte said of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, stressing that the lawmaker would use all schemes to get what he wanted. “He went through mutiny, he allowed himself to be jailed then raised funds through sympathy, being…

Lacson set to sue Faeldon

SENATOR Panfilo Lacson yesterday said that he has already readied economic sabotage and graft cases against former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon. Lacson said the charges stemmed from the tara system and other anomalies inside the Bureau of Customs (BoC). “Kumpleto…

Join my drug fight, Duterte urges church

“I DO not play God,” President Rodrigo Duterte said as he urged priests and other churchmen to help in his war against illegal drugs instead of only criticizing him. The President said that one day he would give his narco-list…

Big win in Geneva

THE Philippines scored a big victory in Geneva yesterday when the United Nations Human Rights Council overwhelmingly adopted Manila’s human rights report card. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano immediately welcomed the final adoption of the Third Philippine Universal Periodic…

Matrix of drug lords funding Marawi siege bared

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday night released a matrix of alleged drug lords allegedly funding the siege of Marawi City. Duterte first bared the matrix during his fifth visit in Marawi City on Thursday. He said slain Ozamiz City Mayor…

Palace hails UPR adoption

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MALACAÑANG yesterday hailed the United Nations Human Rights Council’s final adoption of the Third Philippine Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which recognizes the government’s respect for human dignity amid the war on illegal drugs. “The adoption of the Philippine UPR report…

PDEA, national league of councilors ink cooperation accord

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) the other day signed a memorandum of understanding that sealed their partnership in implementing the anti-drugs campaign of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino…

N. Korea 'more opaque'

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SEOUL -- North Korea has become “more opaque” to the outside world following a decision by YouTube to silence an official propaganda channel, a monitoring group has warned, as new sanctions over Pyongyang’s nuclear program begin to bite. Observers have…

Iran tests new missile defying US warnings

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TEHRAN -- Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue. State television carried footage of the…

Foreigners killed in Mexico earthquake

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MEXICO CITY -- The bodies of eight foreigners have been recovered from the rubble of the quake that struck Mexico City, officials said Friday. The remains were those of four Taiwanese women, a Korean man, a Spanish man, a Panamanian…

Hong Kong students press fight for freedoms

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HONG KONG -- Universities have become the latest battleground over freedoms in Hong Kong as a ban on signs on campuses advocating independence from China sparks fresh fears that the city's liberties are under threat. As term kicked off earlier…

Western giants polluting oceans with cheap plastic in PH

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(AFP) -- Western consumer giants are polluting oceans by selling products packaged in cheap, disposable plastic to Filipinos, Greenpeace has claimed -- naming Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble among the worst offenders. The environmental group ranked the Philippines as…

Pinoys back DU30 war on drugs -- Pew

MORE than three-quarters of Filipinos support President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, despite thousands of deaths and international condemnation over alleged rights abuses, a Pew Research Center poll said. According to the poll survey result, some 78 percent of Filipinos approve…

N. Korea hints at Pacific nuke test

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SEOUL -- North Korea could consider testing a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean in retaliation to Donald Trump’s threats to destroy the country, Pyongyang’s Foreign Minister said Friday. In a tirade against Trump responding to the US president’s thundering…
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