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Filipino charged in shooting death of Oakland firefighter, wounding of another

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SAN JOSE, California --  A Filipino local resident suspected of shooting two off-duty Oakland firefighters in this city on Thursday night, killing one and seriously injuring another, was arraigned Monday, Aug. 21.

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Martial law will be harsh, says Duterte

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President Duterte warned on Wednesday, May 24, that he would deal harshly with terrorists, after declaring martial law in Mindanao following clashes in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur province, between government forces and Moro extremists who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria.

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Caloocan police info that Kian was drug runner based on social media

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The relieved police chief of Caloocan City admitted that the information that Kian Loyd Delos Santos was a drug pusher was somehow based on posts circulating on social media.

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Duterte on Putin: We have a lot in common

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, May 24, said he was happy with his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Face the Senate and clear the air, prelate urges Paolo Duterte

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Presidential son and Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte should not wait for the Senate to summon him to explain his alleged involvement in the P6.4-billion illegal drug smuggling controversy, Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz said on Thursday, Aug. 24.

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A package of deals between PH, Russia

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MOSCOW -- Bilateral agreements between the Philippines and Russia will still be signed despite President Duterte’s abrupt departure to attend to terror attacks in Marawi City, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two countries can deal on trade, energy machinery, transport infrastructure and military, Putin said.

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Tarlac leaders vow to stop electing Aquinos

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SAN MANUEL, Tarlac -- Political leaders in Tarlac province would block any member of the Aquino clan who would seek any elective post in the 2019 elections, Mayor Benjamin Tesoro said here on Monday, Aug. 21, during the program commemorating the 34th anniversary of the assassination of former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.

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Duterte renames Benham Rise Philippine Rise

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From now on, Benham Rise will be known as Philippine Rise. President Duterte, through Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, signed last week an executive order (EO) changing the name of Benham Rise, a resource-rich submerged landmass off the eastern coast of the Philippines, to Philippine Rise.

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PH to int’l community: Gov’t in full control

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday, May 24, assured the international community that the government is in “full control” of the situation in Mindanao after the declaration of martial law in the whole southern region.

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Draft a sign of progress on South China Sea code of conduct

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BEIJING -- A framework agreement between China and the Association of Southeast Asia Nations on a code of conduct in the South China Sea marks a potentially significant step toward cooling tensions in the strategic waterway, analysts said Friday, May 19.

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