June 24, 2017, 8:03 am
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Southeast Asian countries com

June 23, 2017
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THE Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia agreed yesterday to pool intelligence and tackle militant financing as fears grow that protracted fighting in Marawi City could be the prelude to an Islamic State infiltration of the region.

Marawi operations ‘complicated

by VICTOR REYES on June 23, 2017
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AN exasperated Armed Forces yesterday told critics to join soldiers fighting aute Group members in Marawi City so they will understand the “complexity” of the armed conflict which is now a month old.

BIFF men escaped through marsh

by Victor Reyes and Raymond Africa on June 23, 2017
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THE military and the police yesterday said members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Liberation Front, who occupied a school in Pigkawayan town in North Cotabato Wednesday, escaped aboard pump boats through a marshland behind the school.

Ex-PCGG chair gets 12 years fo

by PETER J. G. TABINGO on June 23, 2017
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FORMER Presidential Commission on Good Government chair Camilo Sabio was convicted by the Sandiganbayan yesterday on two counts of graft for leasing new cars for himself and other PCGG officials even if the agency already had 27 service vehicles in its fleet.

Alvarez to Sereno: Discipline

by WENDELL VIGILIA on June 23, 2017
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SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday told Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to discipline the three Court of Appeals justices who are in a dispute with congressmen over their order to produce six Ilocos Norte officials detained at the Batasan Pambansa after being cited for contempt by the committee on good government and public accountability.

Micronesia hospital blackliste

by GERARD NAVAL on June 23, 2017
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THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on job offers from Chuuk State Hospital in the Federated States of Micronesia following reports of continuing maltreatment, contract violations, harassment, discrimination and abuse of OFWs.

Islamic State blows up histor

June 23, 2017
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MOSUL/ERBIL -- Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq’s military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site.

3 alleged Maute members underg

June 23, 2017
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THREE suspected members of the Maute terrorist group arrested in Iloilo City last Sunday underwent inquest proceedings yesterday in Cagayan de Oro, the Department of Justice said.

Duterte behind downgrading of

by JP LOPEZ on June 23, 2017
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SEN. Antonio Trillanes IV yesterday said President Duterte had a hand in the downgrading of charges – from murder to homicide – against members of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group involved in the killing of Albuera (Leyte) Mayor Rolando Espinosa.

3 suspected pushers killed in

June 23, 2017
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OPERATIVES of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office killed three suspected drug pushers and arrested nine others in an operation on Wednesday.


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Column of the Day

The hidden danger in Marawi

By JOSE BAYANI BAYLON | June 23,2017
‘What was supposed to be a simple police action has turned out to be the most serious military operation to date in the Duterte administration.’

Opinion of the Day

Metabolism: Why dieting fails

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | June 23, 2017
‘My doctor said that both hands lifting a gallon-size pail up to shoulder height daily can help my body’s fat-burning ability.’