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Duterte: 'I'm not trying to derogate De Lima'

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday that he had no intention to derogate his staunchest critic, Senator Leila de Lima, refuting the lawmaker's claim that he was trying to vilify her.

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Mandaue councilor's nephew killed in shootout

THREE "top drug personalities" were shot in two separate police operations and by gunmen onboard a motorcycle in Mandaue City.

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CA confirms Diokno as budget secretary

THE Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed Wednesday the appointment of Benjamin Diokno as the Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) becoming the first member of President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet to be confirmed.

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Talamban fire kills 2 children

AT LEAST two children were killed in a fire that hit Sunny Hills in Barangay Talamban, Cebu City, past noon Wednesday, September 28.

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De Lima challenges Duterte to arrest her

"ARE you real men? You are cowards. You are fools and liars. Are these the bunch of officials we have now."

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Over 4,000 participate in Central Visayas quake drill

CEBU CITY -- More than 4,000 pupils and teachers from Lahug Elementary School participated in the third quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill, which was spearheaded by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Central Visayas.

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Buri tree falls, hits 8-year-old girl

AN EIGHT-year-old girl was in critical condition after she was hit by a buri tree that fell on her family's house in the mountain village of Usmad, Argao, last Tuesday night (September 27).

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Shimon Peres, ex-Israeli president and PM, dies at 93

JERUSALEM — Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died early

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