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Military steps up manhunt for 2 suicide bombers

By DEMPSEY REYES September 11, 2019 The military has intensified its operations to capture two suicide bombers in Sulu province, according to the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom). Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, WestMinCom commander, said the two remaining suicide bombers were the subject of focused military operations. …

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DA confirms swine fever in local hogs

By EIREENE JAIREE GOMEZ September 10, 2019 THE Department of Agriculture (DA) on Monday confirmed that African swine fever (ASF) has reached the Philippines, the ninth country in Asia hit by the highly infectious hog disease. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said 14 out of the 20 pig blood samples sent …

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Pork safe to eat – Duque

By EVA CASALJAY September 10, 2019 The Department of Health on Monday gave assurances that pork is safe to eat since the African swine fever (ASF) poses no threat to humans. It said ASF is a severe and highly contagious viral disease that affects only domestic and wild pigs. ”We …

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Armed men attack Abante printing plant

By JAN ARCILLA September 10, 2019 FOUR unidentified men forced their way inside the Abante News Group publishing building in Parañaque City after midnight on Monday, poured gasoline on newspapers in its production area and set the place on fire. Marivic Furaganan, the security guard on duty, said the hooded …

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Nadal wins 19th Slam title in US Open thriller

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 10, 2019 NEW YORK: Delivering one of his most dramatic major final performances, Rafael Nadal captured his 19th career Grand Slam title Sunday (Monday in Manila) by winning his fourth US Open, outlasting Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6 and 6-4. The 33-year-old Spanish left-hander …

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Canada wants Pinoy skilled workers

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT September 10, 2019 The Philippines will deploy more workers to Canada following the signing of a joint communique between Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd and his Canadian counterpart. The joint communique, according to Bello, called for the deployment in Yukon, a province of Canada, of skilled …

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MVP Antetokounmpo, Greece fall to US at World Cup

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 09, 2019 SHENZHEN, China: NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo was unable to save Greece as holders the United States reached the Basketball World Cup quarterfinals with a 69-53 win on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). In front of a capacity 12,000 crowd in the southern Chinese city of …

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More protests set in HK

By ASSOCIATED PRESS September 09, 2019 HONG Kong: Police here thwarted another disruption at the airport by pro-democracy activists, but had to battle protesters at subway stations on Saturday as the months-long unrest showed no signs of abating even after the government offered a concession days earlier. RAMPING IT UP …

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Michiko’s cancer surgery very successful

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 09, 2019 TOKYO: Japan’s former empress Michiko “safely” underwent surgery on Sunday after the 84-year-old was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, the Imperial Household Agency said. SAFE SURGERY Japan’s former empress Michiko (left) enters the Tokyo University hospital two days before her successful breast surgery. AFP …

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