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US envoy: Unfair to blame US for China s actions in South China Sea

President Rodrigo Duterte pointing fingers at the United States' supposed inaction against China's militarization of the South China is rather unfair, US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim said......»»

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Palace: Hamleting of Lumads will be for their own good

President Rodrigo Duterte's supposed plan to 'hamlet' Lumad communities will be "for their own good and safety," the Palace said Wednesday......»»

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Duterte to Tagle: When did I threaten you?

Malacañang claimed he did not feel alluded to by the prelate's remarks but President Duterte has reacted harshly to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle's reminder that power should not be used to bully people......»»

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Palace: Duterte comment linking Roxas to ambushes ‘a joke’

Was President Rodrigo Duterte serious when he claimed former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II was responsible for the two ambushes on Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot?.....»»

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Trump turnaround averts gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appeared to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown. The White House set the tone Tuesday when press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated that Trump […].....»»

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EU diplomatic cables hacked

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Hackers apparently connected to China accessed thousands of sensitive EU diplomatic cables, the New York Times reported Wednesday, in the latest embarrassing data breach to hit a major international organization. The cables from the EU’s diplomatic missions around the world reveal anxiety about how to handle US President Donald Trump as well […].....»»

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Trump ex-security chief Flynn sold country out, says judge

WASHINGTON, D.C.: A federal judge accused President Donald Trump’s former national security chief Michael Flynn Tuesday of selling out the United States but agreed to delay his sentencing for lying…READ The post Trump ex-security chief Flynn sold country out, says judge appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Miss Universe Catriona Gray to pay courtesy call to President Duterte — Palace

MISS Universe 2018 Catriona Gray will meet President Rodrigo Duterte “as soon as she arrives” in the country, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo confirmed…READ The post Miss Universe Catriona Gray to pay courtesy call to President Duterte — Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Arroyo eyes Finance chief post, claims Diokno

BUDGET Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Wednesday floated “rumors” that Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was interested to serve as President Rodrigo Duterte’s next finance secretary. Diokno’s statement came as he dispelled more…READ The post Arroyo eyes Finance chief post, claims Diokno appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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DILG given power to fill up vacant local gov’t posts

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has authorized Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año to appoint temporary officers for vacant elective local government posts to avoid crippling operations and the delivery of public services......»»

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Duterte wants IP ‘hamlets’ to keep NPAs out

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte said he will “hamlet” indigenous peoples (IP) beginning “this year” to protect them from being attacked or influenced by communist guerrillas......»»

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Diokno to defy House probe | The Manila Times Online

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to snub the House of Representatives probe on alleged pork insertions in the 2019 national budget, Malacaang said on Tuesday. Spe.....»»

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Trump attacks Fed anew | The Manila Times Online

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump again lashed out at the Federal Reserve on Monday for considering raising interest rates, on the eve of a meeting at which policymakers areREAD The post Tru.....»»

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US, Philippines bury an atrocity to ring in a new era - Asia Times

America's return of the Balangiga Bells - a war trophy taken by occupying US troops after a 1901 massacre - could pave the diplomatic way for President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House The.....»»

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Duterte says he ll hamlet Lumad to keep them from NPA

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said he will “hamlet” indigenous peoples (IPs) in order to keep them from getting influenced or harmed by communist rebels. In a speech on Tuesday night, December 18, the President said he would implement the policy "this year.".....»»

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International orgs hold fundraising for Rappler, news groups under siege | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Rappler and its executive editor and CEO, Maria Ressa, will be the first recipients of a legal fund for those "facing extensive legal battles meant to suppress critical journalism." Higher penalties on illegal parking start Wednesday in Metro Manila. US President Donald Trump takes a swipe at America's tech giants, ........»»

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Trump signals retreat on wall funding, but shutdown threat remains

WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump backed off his demand for $5 billion in border wall funding Tuesday, December 18, but his subsequent offer was rejected by congressional Democrats, leaving the opposing sides struggling to avert a partial US government shutdown . Trump had stood firm for days, declaring he needed the ........»»

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Sotto to Enrile: What ‘coffee table’ discussions?

MANILA, Philippines --- Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile must have been misled, said Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III after the veteran politician claimed that the chamber engages in "coffee table" legislation.   "He must be being given wrong information," Sotto said Wednesday.   The Senate president said that while non-controversial bills or those beneficial to the country "smoothly passed" the chamber, controversial bills undergo long debates before passage.   "The bills in the plenary are being debated and languishing in plenary before passage, if controversial, and smoothly passed if beneficial or non-controversial and/or if the bill is o...Keep on reading: Sotto to Enrile: What ‘coffee table’ discussions?.....»»

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Reds’ ceasefire to remain even without gov’t truce – Joma

LUCENA CITY -- Despite the violent reaction of President Rodrigo Duterte to the renewed attacks by New People's Army (NPA) rebels and the non-declaration of ceasefire by the government, the five-day Christmas truce by the Maoist-inspired insurgents would remain, according to exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison. "I think the NPA can manage to make the ceasefire," Sison said in an online interview from his base in Utrecht, the Netherlands on Wednesday. He maintained that the CPP order for the NPA, its armed wing, to observe a five-day unilateral ceasefire, "was declared not to please or invite Duterte and the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philip...Keep on reading: Reds’ ceasefire to remain even without gov’t truce – Joma.....»»

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Sotto: It’s Ejercito’s call if he wants to probe legalized use of marijuana

        MANILA, Philippines---If Senator JV Ejercito was "enlightened," he would not indulge in conducting public hearings on legalizing marijuana for medical use considering it is almost campaign period, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Wednesday.   Sotto said it is up to Ejercito, who is the chair of Senate committee on Health and Demography, if he wants to conduct public hearings on the matter.   "It's up to him. Each chairman has his own priorities," Sotto told reporters in an interview.   "I'm sure if he's enlightened, he will not indulge in such, considering it's almost campaign period time," he added. &...Keep on reading: Sotto: It’s Ejercito’s call if he wants to probe legalized use of marijuana.....»»

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