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Tag Archives: Philippines

Bomb defused near US embassy in Philippines: police

Manila, Nov 28, 2016 (AFP) -Philippine police defused a bomb found in a rubbish bin near the US embassy in Manila Monday, authorities said, with officials blaming Islamic militants for what they called an attempted terrorist act. An improvised explosive device composed of a cellphone, blasting cap, nine-volt battery and …

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Drug dealer says he gave money to Philippine senator, police

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A self-confessed drug dealer, whose father was killed in an alleged gun fight in prison, has testified before a Philippine Senate investigation that he provided police officials and an opposition senator millions of pesos in protection money. Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr. said Wednesday that he gave …

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Philippines tries to intercept bandits as more Indonesians snatched at sea

MANILA, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Masked gunmen kidnapped two Indonesian fishermen in waters off eastern Malaysia and military units were on alert to intercept them as they headed towards the southern Philippines, the army said on Sunday. Five men snatched the two fishermen late on Saturday from a Malaysian-registered fishing …

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US, Philippines to hold drills – 3,000 ‘legal ghosts’ get nationality

MANILA, Philippines, Nov 15, (Agencies): US and Philippine special forces will begin annual combat exercises on Wednesday in a sign such joint drills are continuing despite vocal opposition by the Philippine president. Philippine army spokesman Col Benjamin Hao said the Balance Piston exercises will start in the western province of …

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Court says dictator Marcos can be buried in heroes’ cemetery

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court has ruled that former dictator Ferdinand Marcos can be buried at a heroes’ cemetery in a ruling opponents say rolled back the country’s democratic triumph when Filipinos ousted the strongman in a “people power” revolt three decades ago. Supreme Court spokesman Theodore …

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Filipinos clean graves, pray, honor dead on All Saints’ Day

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Families bring flowers. Relatives seek out graves of departed soldiers. Tombs across the Philippines get cleaned up. And prayers — prayers with candles, silent prayers, group prayers, prayers for loved ones now gone — echo across the land. On All Saints Day in the Philippines, the …

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The Latest: Poll shows most Filipinos trust US but not China

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to China (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A new poll shows that most Filipinos strongly trust the United States but have opposite feelings toward China. The independent poll was released Tuesday as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte starts a visit …

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Filipino ‘drug’ boss captured

DUBAI, UAE, Oct 17, (AP): A man named by Philippines’ president as a major drug kingpin was arrested in the capital of the United Arab Emirates after apparently fleeing his country, a Filipino diplomat said Monday. Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr was arrested Sunday night in an apartment in Abu Dhabi, …

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Pacquiao backs death penalty for drug traffickers – ‘Not sorry for drug use’

MANILA, Oct 1, (AFP): Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted Friday he owed his fans and countrymen no apology after admitting to having used illegal drugs. Pacquiao, a national hero and elected senator, is a high-profile endorser of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on crime that has left more than …

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12 killed in Davao blast

MANILA, Sept 2, (RTRS): An explosion at a packed night market in the home city of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte killed at least 12 people on Friday and wounded dozens more, officials said, but the cause of the blast was not immediately clear. The blast tore through a street market …

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