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14 dead as Philippine passenger van falls off cliff

LA TRINIDAD, Philippines (AP) – At least 14 people, mostly elderly villagers, died when the brakes of an overloaded passenger van failed while traveling on a winding road, sending it down a ravine in a mountain province in the northern Philippines, police said Wednesday. Twenty-four other passengers, including the driver, …

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Filipinos’ ‘trust’ in Duterte falls

MANILA, Sept 8, (RTRS): Public trust in Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte dropped to the lowest of his presidency, a survey showed on Saturday, although he still maintained a rating of “very good”. Trust is used by independent pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) to gauge public opinion with a president’s personality. …

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Philippine town mayor killed

A Philippine town mayor who was linked by the president to illegal drugs was fatally shot in his office Wednesday in the latest brazen attack on local officials. Four gunmen barged into the Ronda municipality’s town hall in Cebu province early Wednesday and repeatedly shot Mayor Mariano Blanco, who was …

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Xiamen Air plane skids off Philippine runway, disrupting flights

Thousands of air travellers faced delays on Friday after a Chinese airliner skidded off the runway at the airport in the Philippine capital, disrupting more than 200 flights as authorities struggled to remove the damaged plane. All 157 passengers and eight crew aboard the Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 were unharmed …

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Philippine troops kill 2 suspected bomb couriers in south

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says troops have killed two bomb couriers at an army checkpoint before the suspected Muslim militants could detonate the explosives in a crowded area in the restive south. Brig. Cirilito Sobejana says one of the two local militants opened fire at soldiers who …

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Duterte says may deploy warship to save Filipino captives in Libya

MANILA, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he might send the navy’s most modern frigate to waters off Libya in a bid to “save” three Filipinos and a South Korean kidnapped last month from a water plant in the north African country. South Korea has …

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Philippine police vow ‘surgical and chilling’ war on drugs, crime

MANILA, July 30 (Reuters) – Philippine police vowed on Monday to revamp and intensify a fight against crime and drugs, a week after President Rodrigo Duterte promised no letup in a bloody crackdown that has alarmed the international community. “Surgical and chilling will be the trademark of the reinvigorated anti-illegal …

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30,000 to 40,000 Philippine rebels to be disarmed

The leader of the largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines said Tuesday that 30,000 to 40,000 armed fighters would be “decommissioned” if an autonomy deal that is expected to be signed into law by the president this week is fully enforced. Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chairman of the Moro …

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59,000 nabbed for loitering in streets of Philippines

Crime prevention campaign: Duterte MANILA, July 24, (RTRS): Each night, police in teams of about a dozen fan out across the most rundown areas of the Philippine capital, rounding up slum-dwellers who linger in the streets, or teenagers who play in makeshift computer gaming shops. Children scavenging on mountains of …

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Philippines arrests Islamist’s wife

Philippine soldiers arrested the wife of a top leader of a pro-Islamic State militant group, and killed a suspected bomber in separate raids in a southern city, the army said on Monday. Nafisa Pundog, who had been in hiding for two years since her escape from prison, was arrested in …

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