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Abu Sayyaf beheads 18-year-old hostage in Sulu

THE Abu Sayyaf group has beheaded an 18-year-old Filipino hostage it kidnapped in Jolo, Sulu last July 16.

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Duterte: 'Poor' drug suspects not exempt from apprehension

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday that being poor is not an "excuse" to pardon a person who has been involved in illegal drug sale.

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De Lima's supposed lover, Baraan 'key players' in Bilibid drug trade

SENATOR Leila de Lima's driver and supposed lover, Ronnie Palisoc Dayan, and former Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan III are the "key players" in the illicit drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City, President Rodri

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Napolcom files admin raps vs 2 'narco-generals'

TWO of the five police officials tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte as "narco-generals" were formally charged with administrative cases, the National Police Commission (Napolcom) said Wednesday.

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1 killed, 29 wounded as 2 bombs hit southern Thailand

PATTANI, Thailand — Two bombs exploded near a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand, killing one employee and wounding 29 people, police and hospital officials said Wednesday.

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Jasig list to be reconstituted covering 141 rebels

THE Philippine government has agreed with the National Democratic Front (NDF) to reconstitute the list of its consultants, who shall be immune from arrest, under the Joint Agreement on Security and Immunity Guarantees (Jasig).

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