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MILF chief: Marawi attackers plotted 2nd city

MANILA -- Islamic State group-linked terrorists planned but failed to attack another southern Philippine city shortly after troops crushed their siege of Marawi last year, the leader of the country's largest Muslim rebel group said Tuesday, Februa

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Lawmakers slam Duterte joke on making Philippines a province of China

OPPOSITION lawmakers thumbed down on Tuesday, February 20, President Rodrigo Duterte's joke that the Philippines should be a province of China.

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Syria's shelling of Damascus suburb kills 98

BEIRUT -- A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held suburbs of the capital, Damascus, killed at least 98 people on Monday.

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Lagman: No reason to exclude Congress from Ombud jurisdiction

ALBAY Representative Edcel Lagman said there is neither ryhme nor reason for the members of the Congress and the judiciary to be excluded from the jurisdictional authority of the Office of the Ombudsman.

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Rappler reporter barred from Malacañang

RAPPLER reporter Pia Ranada has been stripped of her privilege to enter and cover events held at the Malacañang.

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Slain cop's gun found on drug suspect

A PISTOL recovered Monday, February 19, from slain high-value drug suspect Jovelio Franza had been issued to a police officer who was killed in an ambush in Minglanilla town, Cebu three years ago.

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Kuwait invites Duterte to visit amid tensions

KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait's ruling emir has reportedly invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to his country to resolve tensions after a Filipina maid was found dead in a freezer.

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Kin of slain Ronda vice mayor seek justice

THE family of Ronda, Cebu Vice Mayor and lawyer Jonnah John Ungab on Tuesday morning, February 20, cried justice for his murder.

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