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Saudi intercepts 5 Yemen rebel drones

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE June 15, 2019 RIYADH: Saudi forces on Friday intercepted five drones launched by Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels, a Riyadh-led military coalition said, in a second assault on an airport in the kingdom’s southwest in two days. The drones targeted Abha Airport, where a rebel missile on Wednesday left …

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White House press secretary Sanders quits

By ASSOCIATED PRESS June 15, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC.: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration’s credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post at the end of the month, US President Donald Trump …

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PhilHealth probing other dialysis clinics

By THE MANILA TIMES June 15, 2019 THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is investigating other clinics for fraudulent dialysis treatment claims in the wake of irregularities that have led to an overhaul of the state-owned firm’s management. Janimhe Jalbuna, public affairs head of PhilHealth-Western Visayas, said two dialysis centers …

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Malacañang rejects China criticism

By THE MANILA TIMES June 15, 2019 Malacañang on Friday pushed back against Beijing’s claims that Manila was “politicizing” a collision between Filipino and Chinese fishing vessels in disputed waters, saying the issue at hand was irresponsibility of the Chinese boat’s crew. Philippine officials have condemned the unidentified Chinese vessel …

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Sangley Airport to open in November

By LISBET K. ESMAEL June 15, 2019 The chief of the Department of Transportation (DoTr) has expressed confidence on meeting President Rodrigo Duterte’s target to make the Sangley Airport operational by November. Secretary Arthur Tugade “assured that the construction of additional facilities at the Sangley Airport in Cavite will meet …

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Rainy season is here – Pagasa

By DIVINA NOVA JOY DELA CRUZ June 15, 2019 IT’S official: The dry season is over. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) declared the onset of the rainy season on Friday, which would end two months of dry spell. 2. A child swims in a puddle after …

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Oil tanker explodes, 11 Pinoy sailors safe

By RAFFY AYENG June 15, 2019 THE 11 Filipino seafarers working in an oil tanker that caught fire after an explosion in the Gulf of Oman are safe, according to the Norwegian Maritime Authority. A picture obtained by Agence France-Presse from Iranian News Agency ISNA on June 13, 2019 reportedly …

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PH could cut ties with China – Palace

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT June 14, 2019 Duterte ‘outraged’ over sinking of Filipino vessel The Philippines would not hesitate to sever diplomatic ties with China if the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat in disputed waters earlier this week turned out to be intentional, Malacañang said on Thursday. “We …

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‘Sick and tired’ Duterte regrets presidential run

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT June 14, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte is “sick and tired of the system” and regrets having run for the nation’s top post, given the Philippines’ seemingly insurmountable problems. “I lost my enthusiasm to work. Actually, I deeply regretted it. I regretted my decision to run …

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HK under pressure over extradition bill

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE June 14, 2019 HONG Kong: Hong Kong was fa­cing growing international pressure Thursday over a controversial extradition bill that has prompted violent street protests. Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to break up crowds Wednesday after demonstrators — angry over legislation they say would leave people …

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