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Team PH bags ‘sweet surprise’ 2nd SEA Games overall title

Team PH bags ‘sweet surprise’ 2nd SEA Games overall title By Jelly Musico   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Team Philippines on Tuesday raked in 11 more gold medals to formally clinch the 30th Southeast Asian Games’ overall championship described by a top local sports official as “sweet surprise”. The host country was actually unthreatened on … Continue reading

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DOT, LGUs identify 4 major projects for Siargao Island

DOT, LGUs identify 4 major projects for Siargao Island By Alexander Lopez BUTUAN CITY (Philippines News Agency) — Four major priority investment projects have been identified by the Department of Tourism (DOT) 13 (Caraga) and the local government units (LGUs) of Surigao del Norte province to be implemented in Siargao Island. The projects, under DOT’s … Continue reading

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President Duterte asks support in cleansing government

NEWS RELEASE President Duterte asks support in cleansing government President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sworn in newly appointed government officials on Monday, renewing his call to help him eliminate corruption in the bureaucracy, which he said is the major stumbling block for the country’s progress along with the proliferation of illegal drugs and lack of law … Continue reading

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Philippine National Police ready to face probe into 2 generals ‘playing with drugs’

PNP ready to face probe into 2 generals ‘playing with drugs’ By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is ready to face any inquiry into the issue involving the two active generals who, according to President Rodrigo Duterte, are “still playing” with illegal drugs. “Nakahanda ang PNP na humarap sa anumang … Continue reading

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DFA warns vs. fake websites posing as PH gov’t agencies

DFA warns vs. fake websites posing as PH gov’t agencies By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday warned Filipinos and foreign nationals against transacting with entities posing as a Philippine government agency following the spread of fake websites online. In a bulletin, the DFA … Continue reading

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Duterte to speak to Trump if US Senate adopts proposed entry ban

Duterte to speak to Trump if US Senate adopts proposed entry ban By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte dismissed as “unripe” a proposal of two US senators to bar Philippine government officials involved in the imprisonment of Senator Leila de Lima from entering the United States. “I have the … Continue reading