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AFP backs martial law extension in Mindanao

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) supports the extension of martial law in Mindanao, a military spokesperson said on Friday, December 8. In a media briefing, AFP spokesperson Major General Restituto Padilla said the military “similarly supports” the recommendation … Continue reading

December 09, 2017

AFP recommends one year martial law extension in Mindanao

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has reportedly recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte another extension of martial law in Mindanao, which is set to lose its validity by the end of the year. Citing a “highly placed source” who … Continue reading

December 07, 2017

Robredo backs Duterte’s proclamation declaring CPP-NPA as terror group

Vice President Leni Robredo is supporting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), as a “terrorist organization.” In a radio interview on Wednesday, December 5, … Continue reading

December 07, 2017

Pres. Duterte pushes for decentralization: Manila will be a ‘dead city’ in 25 years

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, December 7 pitched for the development of other cities outside the capital region, saying that Manila will likely be a “dead city” in 25 years. In a speech during a food festival in Pampanga, … Continue reading

December 07, 2017

Duterte seeks another year to end drug problem

PNP back in drug war, PDEA still lead agency Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, December 7, said it may take him another year to put an end to the drug menace in the country. “I hope to finish the … Continue reading

December 06, 2017

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