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Diokno assures budget for Marawi rehab

Diokno assures budget for Marawi rehab By Joann Villanueva MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Wednesday assured Marawi City residents that the government has the funds for the area’s rehabilitation. In a briefing, the budget chief said authorities had yet to determine the actual rehabilitation cost but said the … Continue reading

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PRRD tells Bicolanos to start discussions on federalism

PRRD tells Bicolanos to start discussions on federalism PILI, Camarines Sur (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, October 17, led the Federalism Summit here and told Bicol’s leaders to launch discussions of federalism in the communities. The Chief Executive also led the oath taking of new members of the Partido Demokratiko … Continue reading

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Pres. Duterte declares liberation of Marawi City

Pres. Duterte declares liberation of Marawi City MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, October 17, declared that Marawi City has been liberated from terrorists after more than four months of battle against the ISIS-inspired Maute group. “Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby declare Marawi City liberated from the terrorist influence that … Continue reading

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Pinoys growing support for drug war draws mixed reactions in Senate

Pinoys growing support for drug war draws mixed reactions in Senate By Azer Parrocha MANILA  (Philippines News Agency) – Senators on Tuesday expressed mixed reactions to the Pulse Asia survey result for September which showed that 88 percent of Filipinos support the war on drugs while 73 percent believed that there are extrajudicial killings.   … Continue reading