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Duterte goes easy on China over sea disputes

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte released a final statement Sunday, April 30, that removed mention of international concerns over China’s “militarization” of newly built islands in the disputed South China Sea in a major concession to Beijing.

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SC orders DENR to submit compliance report on Clean Water law

MANILA -- The Supreme Court (SC) ordered the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to submit a report of the status of the compliance with the Republic Act (RA) 9275 or The Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004.

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Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

ISTANBUL -- In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday, April 29, blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey's telecommunications watchdog.

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OCD activates emergency telecom cluster following Sarangani quake

MANILA -- The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) has activated its Emergency Telecommunication Cluster following the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Sarangani, Davao Occidental Saturday morning, April 29.

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Chinese naval contingent now in Sasa Wharf

MANILA -- The three naval vessels of the China People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Task Group 150 arrived Sunday, April 30, in Sasa Wharf, Davao City.

The goodwill visit of these ships started Sunday and will end on Tuesday, May 2.

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Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on board

CARAMBOLA, Cuba -- A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday, April 29, in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said.

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Yacht caught on fire in Danao City

A YACHT owned by a foreigner was caught on fire around 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in Danao City, Cebu.

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Sinkhole found in Badian, Cebu

A SINKHOLE was found Tuesday, April 25, in Sitio Toril, Barangay Taytay, Badian, southwestern Cebu.

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