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US, Asean to hold first joint maritime drill

By The Manila Times August 25, 2019 BANGKOK: The United States and 10 Southeast Asian states will hold their first-ever joint maritime exercises in September, aimed at preventing “wrongdoing” as Washington and Beijing jostle for influence in the region. An US marines assault amphibious vehicle (AAV) takes the lead of …

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‘Ineng’ exits, new LPA spotted

By SAMANTHA POBLACION August 25, 2019 Severe Tropical Storm “Ineng” (“Bailu”) blew out of the country late Saturday after dumping heavy rains in Luzon, including Metro Manila, triggering floods. Weather forecaster Lorie de la Cruz shows the location of tropical storm ‘Ineng’ during a briefing on Saturday. PHOTO BY ROGER …

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Makati hits 83% of revenue target

By JAN ARCILLA August 25, 2019 MAKATI City hit 83 percent of its full-year revenue target of P17.1 billion in July, with total collections reaching P14.2 billion, Mayor Mar-Len Abigail “Abby” Binay said. Makati Mayor Mar-Len Abigail ‘Abby’ Binay speaks to reporters. Binay said the city government collected P7.839 billion …

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Sanchez should serve his full term – Año

By DARWIN PESCO August 25, 2019 Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año on Saturday said former Calauan mayor Antonio Sanchez should serve his full sentence to pay for the heinous crimes he committed. “Sanchez committed rape and double murder. He was responsible for the death of two bright university …

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Myanmar army’s sex abuses severe – UN

By ASSOCIATED PRESS August 24, 2019 BANGKOK: Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar’s security forces against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide, as well as warrants prosecution for war crimes and crimes against humanity, a United Nations (UN) report …

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Duterte: No to early release of Sanchez

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT August 24, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte will not allow the early release of rape-murder convict Antonio Sanchez, as he is not eligible under the law that credits good conduct time allowance (GCTA) for prisoners, Malacañang said on Friday. Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo …

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Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 24, 2019 COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday. President Maithripala Sirisena has been extending the emergency on the 22nd of each month since the April 21 attacks …

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Pakistan blasts Bollywood superstar

By ASSOCIATED PRESS August 24, 2019 Pakistan has demanded that Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra be stripped of her United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (Unicef) Goodwill Ambassador role as her “support for war” and the Indian government amid heightened tensions in Kashmir make a “mockery” of the position. In a …

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Court OKs withdrawal of raps vs Noynoy

By GLEE JALEA August 23, 2019  Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd The Sandiganbayan Fourth Division has granted the plea of Ombudsman Samuel Martires to withdraw charges of graft and usurpation of official functions against former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd over his involvement in the Mamasapano incident in 2015. …

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