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‘Province’ sign stirs anger in Philippines

4th official killed in week MANILA, July 12, (Agencies): Banners calling the Philippines a “province of China” mysteriously appeared on bridges in Manila on Thursday, sparking fury on social media on what was the second anniversary of Manila’s victory over Beijing in a landmark arbitration case. The terms “province of …

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Philippine troops retake town from pro-Islamic State militants

Philippine soldiers backed by armoured vehicles have retaken a southern town held for 12 hours by pro-Islamic State militants, the army said on Wednesday, with four rebels killed in urban clashes reminiscent of a five-month siege last year. The clashes followed warnings by President Rodrigo Duterte that remnants of pro-Islamic …

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Another mayor gunned ‘down’ in Philippines

MANILA, July 3, (Agencies): Motorcycle- borne gunmen on Tuesday assassinated a mayor in a town north of the Philippine capital, the second such killing of an official in two days, police said. Ferdinand Bote, 57, became the 12th elected local official murdered since President Rodrigo Duterte unleashed a deadly anti-narcotics …

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Philippine mayor slain by ‘sniper’

TANAUAN, Philippines, July 2, (AP): A Philippine city mayor known for parading drug suspects in public but also alleged to have drug ties himself was shot and killed by a sniper Monday in a brazen attack during a flag-raising ceremony in front of hundreds of horrified employees and village leaders. …

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Quite a mud-dle! Filipino devotees slather themselves in soil

They say there’s nothing quite like it for cooling the blood, but for more than a thousand Filipinos at a Catholic festival on Sunday, slathering their bodies in mud was a way to show devotion and humility. The annual tradition forms part of a joyous religious festival honouring a saint …

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Philippines security authority arrests 508 people engaged in online fraud

Suspects targeting customers of banks KUWAIT CITY, June 21, (Agencies): The Philippines security authorities have arrested about 500 Filipinos and eight Israelis during a raid recently on a call center allegedly engaged in online fraud in the country, reports Annahar daily. The suspects were targeting customers of banks around the …

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Philippine domestic workers to cost KD 990 as set by MoCI

‘No change’ in working hours: CSC KUWAIT CITY, June 19: Head of the Union of Domestic Labor Offices Khaled Al-Dekhanan announced that requests for domestic workers from the Philippines will now be accepted at a cost of KD 990 as set by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, reports Al-Rai daily. …

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Philippines unlikely to be rice self-sufficient, says Duterte

‘Bring China to court for reef destruction’ MANILA, June 13, (RTRS): A Philippine Supreme Court judge has called on the government to bring China to court for violating the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea with the destruction of coral reefs in a disputed part of the South …

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Philippines ready for war if troops harmed

US will confront China on islands militarization: Mattis MANILA, May 30, (Agencies): Th e Philippines is prepared to go to war if military personnel are harmed in disputed waters, a top security official said on Wednesday, firing back at criticism the government was going soft on China and allowing it …

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Philippine lawmakers condemn action

US criticizes China’s continued militarization of disputed waters BEIJING, May 20, (Agencies): Th e Pentagon criticized what it called China’s “continued militarization” of island outposts in the disputed South China Sea, where the Chinese air force landed longrange bombers for the first time, putting entire Southeast Asia within their range. …

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