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Trump defies critics after sacking FBI director

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WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump defied a storm of criticism Wednesday, May 10, over his firing of FBI director James Comey, inviting Russia’s foreign minister to the White House even as Democrats demanded an independent probe of Moscow’s alleged meddling in the US elections.

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CIA forms special unit on North Korea threat

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WASHINGTON -- The US Central Intelligence Agency said Wednesday, May 10, it had formed a special unit dedicated to assessing North Korea’s nuclear weapons threat.

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Impeachment complaint vs Duterte now with committee on justice

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The House of Representatives has referred the impeachment complaint against President Duterte to the committee on justice on Tuesday, May 9.

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Justice ‘going to the dogs,’ solon laments Napoles’ acquittal

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Why is justice going to the dogs? Lawmakers on Monday, May 8, lamented the Court of Appeals’ acquittal of accused pork barrel scam mastermind in the serious illegal detention case of whistleblower Benhur Luy.

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Cayetano new DFA head

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President Duterte has appointed Gen. Eduardo Año, the chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, as the next secretary of the interior and local government and named his defeated  running mate, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, as the new secretary of foreign affairs.

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Navy starts delivery of construction supplies to Pagasa Island

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The Philippine Navy has started the delivery of construction supplies to Pagasa Island in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) for the much-needed improvement of facilities to start.

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PH exports, imports post robust growth

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Two-way trade jumped by almost 20 percent in the first quarter, such that state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority said it was expecting economic growth in the Philippines this year to outpace those of its neighbors.

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Cayetano willing to be jailed if PH’s EJK statistics proven wrong

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Incoming Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday, May 10, said he was ready to face the consequences if his critics prove that he misled the United Nations when he defended the country’s human rights record earlier this week.

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Duterte seeks drug-free Asean

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PHNOM PENH -- Unperturbed by global criticism of his brutal war on drugs, President Duterte on Thursday, May 11, called for an “integrated, drug-free Asean community” as his Cabinet officials sought to ease fears that the crackdown on narcotics had made the Philippines a dangerous country.

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Sex, lies, but no tape in House hearing

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No sex tape purportedly featuring Sen. Leila de Lima was shown at the resumption of the House inquiry into clandestine drug trade at New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Thursday, Oct. 6, but lawmakers heard testimony with titillating details of the supposed love life of the former justice secretary.

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