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Tourist arrivals increasing amid Marawi City crisis

Tourist arrivals increasing amid Marawi City crisis THE number of tourists visiting the Philippines continues to rise despite the ongoing crisis in Marawi City, according to the country’s Department of Tourism (DOT). The DOT reported that a monthly average of … Continue reading

June 22, 2017

Duterte: PH-wide martial law not yet needed

Imposing military rule nationwide is presently unnecessary, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday, June 20. Duterte made the remark days after he warned that, if he declares martial law again, it would be a “copycat” of late President Ferdinand … Continue reading

June 21, 2017

Washington alarmed over IS threats, wants ‘bigger role’ in Marawi operations

Washington alarmed over IS threats, wants ‘bigger role’ in Marawi operations The government of the United States expressed alarm over the growing presence of jihadis in Southeast Asia amid the ongoing battle between the Philippine troopers and Islamic State (IS)-inspired … Continue reading

June 21, 2017

Duterte: Marawi crisis is not a failure of intelligence

As the ongoing confrontation between the Philippine military and terrorists in Marawi City enters its fifth week, President Rodrigo Duterte said the crisis cannot be blamed on the government’s failed intelligence. Speaking before the Army’s 401st Brigade in Butuan City … Continue reading

June 21, 2017

Fil-Am among 7 sailors killed in US destroyer, merchant ship collision

A Filipino American was one of the seven sailors killed in a collision between a United States Navy destroyer and a Philippine-flagged container ship last week. The Fil-Am was identified as 23-year-old Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan from Chula Vista, California. … Continue reading

June 21, 2017

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