Xi ends state visit to UAE with raft of deals signed

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates on Saturday said it agreed to set up a “comprehensive strategic partnership” with China as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a three-day visit to the Gulf country. “The UAE and China have agreed to enhance cooperation in all fields to higher levels and forge overall strategic partnerships,” the official WAM […]

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Davao councilors ask for gun ban exemption

Davao councilors ask for gun ban exemption

DAVAO CITY — Members of the Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL) are seeking exemption from the firearms ban implemented here because of martial law in Mindanao.Davao City Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, PCL national chairperson, has asked Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to exempt PCL members from the gun ban in Mindanao in the light of the recent killings of politicians in differrent parts of the country.

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State-actors likely behind Singapore cyberattack – experts

SINGAPORE: State-actors were likely behind Singapore’s biggest ever cyberattack to date, security experts say, citing the scale and sophistication of the hack. The city-state announced Friday that hackers had broken into a government database and stolen the health records of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who was specifically targeted in the […]

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Former vice mayor in Maguindanao killed in Sultan Kudarat

TACURONG CITY – Police have launched a manhunt against unidentified gunmen who ambushed and killed a former vice mayor of Maguindanao in Barangay New Isabela here Friday night.

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Lacson to admin: Don’t ignore ‘adverse’ COA reports

Senator Panfilo Lacson on Saturday urged the administration not to ignore “adverse” reports from the Commission on Audit (COA), after the agency raised questions over funds used by some government agencies lately.

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DOH: 153 leptospirosis deaths from January to June

At least 153 have died nationwide due to leptospirosis from January to June this year, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III revealed on Friday. Of this number, 73 were from Metro Manila, while 561 other victims have been hospitalized, Duque told Radyo Inquirer.

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