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31 ‘IS-linked’ militants killed: Philippine army

Botched raid led to martial law MARAWI CITY, Philippines, May 25, (Agencies): The Philippines mobilised attack helicopters and special forces to drive Islamic State-linked rebels out of a besieged southern city on Thursday, with six soldiers killed in street combat amid heavy resistance. Ground troops hid behind walls and armoured …

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US, Philippines start joint exercises – ‘War games’ scaled down

MANILA, May 8, (AFP): The Philippines and the United States launched annual military exercises on Monday but the longtime allies scaled them down in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s pivot to China and Russia. Duterte in his 10 months in office has sought to weaken ties with the United States …

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Twin Manila blasts kill 2 – ‘No signs of terror’

MANILA, May 6, (AFP): Two explosions in the Philippine capital on Saturday night killed two people and injured six others, police said, just over a week after another blast in the same area. An initial blast occurred around 6:00 pm (1000 GMT) on Saturday near a mosque in Quiapo, one …

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26 killed as Philippine bus plunges into ravine

At least 26 people were killed and 21 injured when a passenger bus crashed into a deep ravine in the mountainous northern Philippines on Tuesday, authorities said. The bus plunged about 24 metres (80 feet) in the upland province of Nueva Ecija before noon after its brakes failed while travelling …

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King Salman hosts Philippine president

Leaders discuss labor, anti-narcotics RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 11, (AP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met Tuesday with King Salman in Saudi Arabia, where hundreds of thousands of Filipinos work as nurses, domestic helpers, drivers, waiters and technicians. It was Duterte’s first time meeting with the Saudi king. Philippine media outlets …

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Philippine envoy inducts new IECEP-Kuwait officers

KUWAIT CITY, March 11: Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa inducted the officers of the newly founded Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP-Kuwait) Kuwait Chapter composed of Filipino Electronics Engineers from various companies in the country aimed at embodying the common goals and aspirations of each electronics …

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Minister’s new decision allows registration in Filipino schools – 24 teachers obtain professional certificates in ELT

KUWAIT CITY, March 7: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohammad Al-Fares has issued a new decision to allow registration in Filipino schools, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting educational sources. They said the minister cancelled the previous decision which had stopped registration in Filipino schools, indicating that the new decision …

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Filipinos welcome new labor attaché

KUWAIT CITY, March 4: The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait led by Ambassador Renato Pedro Villa introduced the new Philippine Labour Attache to Kuwait, Atty Alex Padaen to the leaders of various Filipino organisations in Kuwait on Friday at the embassy premises. “We are happy that finally we have a new …

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Philippine nurses forced to train IS

TRIPOLI, Feb 28, (RTRS): A Philippine nurse held by Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte said on Monday that she and her colleagues had been forced to treat militants and give them medical training. The nurse is from a group of seven women, one man and a 10-month-old …

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Powerful quake kills six in southern Philippines; 100 policemen dismissed for using drugs

SURIGAO, Philippines, Feb 11, (Agencies): A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120, with officials combing through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties. The magnitude 6.7 quake roused residents from their …

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