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aaaAccording to the military, an estimated 50 to 60 Islamic State-linked militants still in the besieged city of Marawi, have sent "feelers" that they are prepared to surrender after three-and-a-half months of fighting. "There are feelers. Definitely, there are feelers," spokesman Colonel Romeo Brawner told a news conference on Monday. Philippine forc...

September 11, 2017
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aaaManila -- The Philippine government on Wednesday told Filipinos in the U.S. to brace for deportation after President Donald Trump cancelled an amnesty for undocumented immigrants relative to Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals or DACA. He announced on Tuesday that he is revoking the DACA program and gave the US Congress up to March 5, 2018 to com...

September 8, 2017
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aaaManila (August 31)— Two Filipinos were among the six recipients of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2017 given in a ceremony at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Thursday. The awardees are Former Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General (1) Lilia de Lima, for her sustained, nonstop credible public service, and (...

September 3, 2017
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aaaCity Of San Fernando, Pampanga – Now that the bird flu outbreak has been contained, President Duterte has assured the nation that it is now safe to eat chicken and other poultry products. During his visit in San Fernando, Pampanga, he leads in partaking of duck eggs, roast chicken, and other poultry delicacies at the Heroes Hall ...

August 29, 2017
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aaaOn Thursday, the Philippine Senate under its Committee on Public Order and Illegal Drugs, chaired by Senator Panfilo Lacson started the hearing on the controversial death of 17-yr old Kian Loyd delos Santos by the Caloocan Police last August 17. Kian is a Grade-11 student at Our Lady of Lourdes Senior High School in Valenzuela. During the televised...

August 25, 2017
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aaaMANILA -A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled Leyte province early Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The tremor struck 5 kilometers northeast of Albuera, Leyte at 6:26 a.m., the agency said in its website. Phivolcs describes Intensity 5 as "strong." This intensity may cause shaking throughout buildings...

August 24, 2017
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aaaSAN JOSE, Antique - The Provincial Health Officer reported that dengue has claimed eight (8) lives from the period covering January to August 2017 affecting six municipalities of the province. “We have three deaths from the municipality of San Jose, and one each for the municipalities of Anini-y, Hamtic, Valderrama, Culasi and Patnongon,” sa...

August 24, 2017
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aaaAN overseas Filipino worker posted on her Facebook account how grateful she was for   the help of an airport policeman assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 so she could get to her flight to Bahrain on August 11. Mary Jane Abalos, in her post, lauded airport police officer Joebert Besonia who provided her P20.00 ...

August 18, 2017
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aaaA Chinese passenger bound for Macau  on Friday morning was stopped by authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 for carrying eight empty bullet shells of caliber 45. Manila International Airport Authority  general manager Ed Monreal identified the passenger as Cheng Li Tan, Chinese national, of Philippine Airlines flight...

August 18, 2017
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aaaPhilippine Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol said 36 farms within the 7-kilometer radius of San Luis in Pampanga have volunteered to cull over 600,000 chickens to contain the outbreak. Over 73,000 birds have been culled as of Aug 16. The province of Pampanga declared a state of calamity on Aug 11 following an outbreak ...

August 17, 2017
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