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New Customs chief lays down p

August 31, 2017
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NEWLY-INSTALLED Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña yesterday said he will exercise zero-tolerance against corruption as he warned unscrupulous individuals who will use his name to facilitate unlawful activities.

ISIS chief’s death confirmed

July 13, 2017
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CAIRO/BEIRUT. — The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday it had “confirmed information” that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed.

China opens first overseas mi

July 13, 2017
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BEIJING. — Ships carrying personnel for China’s first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have set sail to begin setting up the facility, as China’s rapidly modernising military extends its global reach.

US, Qatar sign agreement on t

July 13, 2017
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DOHA. — The United States and Qatar signed an agreement on Tuesday aimed at combating the financing of terrorism, as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Doha to try to end a month-long rift between Western-allied Arab states.

Huge crowd rallies in Istanbul

July 11, 2017
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ISTANBUL -- Turkey’s main opposition leader told a huge protest rally on Sunday that the country was living under dictatorship and pledged to keep challenging the crackdown launched by the authorities after last year’s failed military coup.
 

Cambodia amends election law

July 11, 2017
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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia’s parliament on Monday amended the law to ban people from associating with anyone convicted of a criminal offence, a move the opposition says aims to hobble rivals of Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of a general election next year.

Facing revolt on healthcare bi

June 29, 2017
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WASHINGTON. – US Senate Republican leaders postponed a vote on a healthcare overhaul on Tuesday after resistance from members of their own party, and President Donald Trump summoned Republican senators to the White House to urge them to break the impasse.

Iraqi military says 2 Mosul ar

June 29, 2017
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ERBIL, Iraq. – Iraq’s military said on Wednesday it has retaken two more neighborhoods from Islamic State in Mosul’s Old City, bringing it closer to total control of the city.

Helicopter attacks Venezuela c

June 29, 2017
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CARACAS  -- A Venezuelan police helicopter strafed the Supreme Court and a government ministry on Tuesday, escalating the OPEC nation’s political crisis in what President Nicolas Maduro called an attack by “terrorists” seeking a coup.

N. Korea calls for execution

June 29, 2017
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SEOUL -- North Korea said on Wednesday it has issued a standing order for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief for a plot to assassinate its leader.

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Column of the Day

Laguna de Bae and its knifefish

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | October 20,2017
‘Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources--BFAR (Kawanihan ng mga Pangisdaan at mga Yamang-Tubig) is the agency under the Department of Agriculture responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of our fisheries and aquatic resources.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte’s fixations

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | October 20, 2017
‘To generalize OFW families as dysfunctional is to malign the hardworking Filipinos whom we pay tribute to as our modern day heroes.’