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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Mohammad Noaim Maute Alias Abu Jadid Arrested: Military Says

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Mohammad Noaim Maute Alias Abu Jadid Arrested: Military Says

Brigadier General Gilbert Gapay, a spokesman for the military’s Eastern Mindanao Command, said Maute was a bomb-maker for the Maute terrorist group.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: US Forces ‘Assisting’ in Marawi to End City Siege

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: US Forces ‘Assisting’ in Marawi to End City Siege

Philippine military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera said US personnel were “just providing technical support.” That followed sightings on Friday of a US P3 Orion surveillance aircraft over Marawi.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Government Soldier Find Stash of Banknotes as Fighters Pull Back

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Government Soldier Find Stash of Banknotes as Fighters Pull Back

“The recovery of those millions of cash indicates that they are running because the government troops are pressing in and focusing on destroying them,” Marines Operations Officer Rowan Rimas told a news conference in the town as helicopters on machinegun runs buzzed overhead.

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ASIA POLITICS: ASEAN Nations Unite Against Islamic State Threat

ASIA POLITICS: ASEAN Nations Unite Against Islamic State Threat

“Our open borders are being exploited by terrorist groups to facilitate personnel and material,” Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Declares Martial Law on Southern Island of Mindanao

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Declares Martial Law on Southern Island of Mindanao

“Duterte has already declared martial law for the entire island of Mindanao,” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters in Moscow.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippine Ties With EU Set for ‘Rollercoaster Ride’: Minister

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippine Ties With EU Set for ‘Rollercoaster Ride’: Minister

“We have good relations with the EU, but it’s going to be a rocky period, or a rollercoaster ride,” Cayetano said, adding that he would meet the EU ambassador next week when he returns from an overseas trip.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Regina Lopez Forced to Resign By Lawmakers

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Regina Lopez Forced to Resign By Lawmakers

“It is the constitutional right of every Filipino to a clean and healthy environment,” an emotional, at times angry, Regina Lopez told reporters.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Joint Statement of Philippines, Brunei Darussalam (Full Text)

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Joint Statement of Philippines, Brunei Darussalam (Full Text)

His Majesty expressed his deep gratitude to President Duterte for the warm welcome accorded to him and the Brunei Darussalam delegation.

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USA POLITICS: US Navy F-18 From Carrier Carl Vinson Crashes Off Philippines

USA POLITICS: US Navy F-18 From Carrier Carl Vinson Crashes Off Philippines

F/A-18E fighter jet, which was part of Carrier Air Wing 2, was on final landing approach after conducting “routine flight operations,” US 7th Fleet Command said.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Communist Rebels Vow to Revive Ceasefire No Later Than March 31

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Communist Rebels Vow to Revive Ceasefire No Later Than March 31

Duterte said he would consult with the country’s political and security leaders “whether or not it would be good at this time” to resume the government’s unilateral ceasefire.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippines Demands Proof for Human Rights Watch’s Assertion of Police ‘Executions’

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippines Demands Proof for Human Rights Watch’s Assertion of Police ‘Executions’

Philippines dismissed as “thoughtless and irresponsible” a report by Human Rights Watch that President Rodrigo Duterte had turned a blind eye to murders by police in what the group called a “campaign of extrajudicial execution”.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Signs Paris Climate Change Pact

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Signs Paris Climate Change Pact

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change restricting greenhouse gas emissions, putting the deal one step closer to ratification in the country.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Peace Talks With Rebels Possible: Delfin Lorenzana Says

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Peace Talks With Rebels Possible: Delfin Lorenzana Says

Duterte, who won an election last year on a vow to wipe out illegal drugs, had raised hopes of bringing an end to the communist insurgency that has stunted development for years, especially in central parts of the Philippines.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Police Behave Like ‘Criminal Underworld’ in Drugs War – Amnesty

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Police Behave Like ‘Criminal Underworld’ in Drugs War – Amnesty

Amnesty International’s said the wave of drugs-related killings since Duterte came to power appeared to be “systematic, planned, organised” by authorities.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Slams US of Building ‘Permanent’ Arsenal in Philippines

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Slams US of Building ‘Permanent’ Arsenal in Philippines

“They’re unloading arms in the Philippines now … I’m serving notice to the armed forces of the United States. Do not do it, I will not allow it,” Duterte.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to Protect South China Sea Sovereignty

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to Protect South China Sea Sovereignty

China claims most of the South China Sea, while Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei claims parts of the sea that commands strategic sealanes and has rich fishing grounds along with oil and gas deposits.

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CHINA POLITICS: Vietnam, China Pledge Peace in South China Sea

CHINA POLITICS: Vietnam, China Pledge Peace in South China Sea

China claims almost all of the South China Sea, where about $5 trillion worth of sea-borne trade passes every year.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Russia Offers Philippines Arms And Friendship

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Russia Offers Philippines Arms And Friendship

Russia is ready to supply the Philippines with sophisticated weapons including aircraft and submarines and aims to become a close friend.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Blood And Benefits – Duterte Imposes His Formula on Philippines

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Blood And Benefits – Duterte Imposes His Formula on Philippines

More than seven months after winning the presidency, Duterte is rolling out on a national scale the model of government he honed over 22 years and seven terms as mayor.

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CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Warship Seizes US Oceanographic Vessel In South China Sea

CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Warship Seizes US Oceanographic Vessel In South China Sea

“The UUV was lawfully conducting a military survey in the waters of the South China Sea,” one official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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