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Philippines to mark ‘Filipino-centric’ circumnavigation quincentennial

PH to mark ‘Filipino-centric’ circumnavigation quincentennial By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine government will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the world circumnavigation but with a Filipino-centric theme focusing on the heroism of Lapu-Lapu and the early Filipinos’ humanity. “The Philippines will be part of the quincentennial commemorations of the … Continue reading

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Duterte fires Pasig River Rehab Commission exec

Duterte fires Pasig River Rehab Commission exec By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) Executive Director Jose Antonio Goitia over alleged corruption. “Itong PRRC (This PRRC official), I just dismissed him,” Duterte said in his speech during the 2019 Outstanding Government Workers Award ceremony … Continue reading

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Philippine Airlines to probe passenger’s death onboard flight

PAL to probe passenger’s death onboard flight By Ma. Cristina Arayata MANILA — The Philippine Airlines (PAL) will investigate the incident involving a 63-year old woman who died on Monday while aboard her flight bound for Manila. On Tuesday, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) reported that the woman was a passenger of flight PR … Continue reading

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Agent’s death won’t dampen PDEA drive vs. illegal drugs

Agent’s death won’t dampen PDEA drive vs. illegal drugs By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has vowed to continue its relentless campaign against illegal drugs despite the inherent dangers faced by law enforcement officers, noting the campaign has remained as the top government priority. PDEA Director … Continue reading

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Duterte inspects, welcomes Moro Islamic Liberation Front decommissioned firearms

Duterte inspects, welcomes MILF decommissioned firearms By Noel Punzalan and Edwin Fernandez SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao (Philippines News Agency)  — President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed here on Saturday the decommissioning of 1,060 former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels and vowed to do his best to bring about peace in Mindanao. While here, Duterte also inspected some … Continue reading