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Duterte announces unilateral ceasefire with CPP-NPA-NDF

DURING first State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte announced a unilateral ceasefire with members of the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People's Army and National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) effective i

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Duterte: 'We will not stop until last drug lord has surrendered'

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte reiterated Monday during his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) the government's war against illegal drugs, saying they will not stop until the last drug lord has surrendered.

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Syrian asylum seekers blows himself up, wounding 12

ANSBACH, Germany — A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany in what officials said Monday may have been a suicide bombing.

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40 Cebu village chiefs pledge support to anti-drug campaign

AT LEAST 40 village chiefs in Cebu City signed Monday, July 25, a covenant against illegal drugs in support to the Philippine National Police's (PNP) campaign against it.

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FULL TEXT: House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's inauguration speech

Let us be instruments of change

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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 skips father's 1st Sona after hospital confinement

PRESIDENTIAL daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte could not attend the first State of the Nation Address (Sona) of his father, President Rodrigo Duterte, after being confined in a hospital.

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