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Court defers Maria Ressa arraignment for cyberlibel

Maria Ressa, the award-winning head of a Philippine online news site Rappler, talks to the media after posting bail at a Regional Trial Court following an overnight arrest by National Bureau of Investigation agents on a libel case Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. Ressa was freed on bail …

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Napoles children, brothers arraigned

Janet Lim Napoles’s children Jo Christine and James Christopher as well as her brothers Reynald and Ronald Francisco Lim, and another were arraigned Thursday morning on charges of graft and malversation through falsification over the P900-million Malampaya funds in 2009 to 2010. Janet Lim Napoles Jo and James Napoles, Reynald …

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India, Pakistan slay each others’ warplanes

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India said Wednesday they had shot down each other’s warplanes in a dramatically escalating confrontation that has fuelled concerns of an all-out conflict between the nuclear-armed rivals. Calling for talks with India to defuse the situation, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned of the potentially catastrophic consequences …

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No deal, no problem – analysts

HANOI: Donald Trump summoned the world’s media to Hanoi for a meeting with Kim Jong Un, travelled the long way around the world to get there, and dangled an “AWESOME” future before the North Korean leader. And they did not agree anything. That may not be such a bad thing, …

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Official tally: 5,176 killed in war on drugs

POLICE have killed a total of 5,176 alleged drug personalities in 119,841 operations conducted ever since President Rodrigo Duterte stepped in as the country’s president, according to the latest update of Real Numbers PH, the official tally of drug war casualties. Police secure the house of a drug suspect in …

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IMF exec to speak at The Manila Times Economic Outlook 2019

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) resident representative to the Philippines, Yongzheng Yang, has accepted the invitation to speak at The Manila Times Economic Outlook 2019, which will have the theme “Riding the Tailwinds: Pursuing Growth and Value Amid Rising Global Risks.” Yongzheng Yang Before becoming IMF resident representative to the …

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Bill vs corporal punishment vetoed by President

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed a measure prohibiting parents from using corporal punishment on children, saying the Philippines should not follow the trend of Western countries that have shunned it. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and former special assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go confirmed that Duterte vetoed the …

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PLDT: We don’t owe govt P8B

MANUEL V. Pangilinan, chairman of PLDT Inc., on Thursday denied the claim of President Rodrigo Duterte that the telecommunications company owed the government P8 billion. MANUEL V. Pangilinan Speaking to reporters, Pangilinan said he looked into Duterte’s claim and found that his company, which is controlled by Hong Kong’s First …

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