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Asean issues watered-down rebuke on South China sea row

VIENTIANE, Laos — China scored a diplomatic victory Monday, avoiding criticism by Southeast Asia's main grouping over its territorial expansion in the South China Sea even though some of the bloc's members are victims of Beijing's actions.

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FULL TEXT: Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III's inauguration speech

MY FELLOW Senators; Chief Justice Sereno, my professor in the UP College of Law, and other members of the Judiciary; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; My fellow Workers in Government; Distinguished Guests; My fellow Countrymen; Ladies and Gentlemen

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Sara Duterte not attending father's Sona

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will not be able to attend President Rodrigo Duterte's first State of the Nation Address (Sona) later this afternoon, July 25.

She will instead be represented by her husband, lawyer Manases Carpio.

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Pimentel, Alvarez are new Congress leaders

MANILA (Updated) -- The 17th Congress of the Philippines convened Monday, July 25, and named Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez as Senate President and House Speaker, respectively.

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Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling

BEIJING — U.S.

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Militants rally in Cebu, Oro to support Duterte’s Sona

CEBU CITY -- Members of militant groups from various areas in Cebu province and Northern Mindanao gathered Monday to express support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (Sona).

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63% Pinoys confident Duterte 'can fulfill most of his promises'

ABOUT 63 percent of Filipinos have expressed optimism that President Rodrigo Duterte, who is set deliver to his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday afternoon, can fulfill most of his promises, according to the survey by the Social W

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Pimentel is new Senate President

THE Senate of the Philippines, during the opening of the 17th Congress, elected Senator Aquilino Pimentel III as its new Senate President.

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