PH Navy to get US-donated radar system on Aug. 22

MANILA: The Philippine Navy (PN) will formally take possession of its first-ever tethered aerostat radar system (TARS) donated by the US government. The turnover ceremony will be led by US Embassy in Manila’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Michael Klecheski, and PN flag-officer-in-command, Vice Adm. Ronald Joseph Mercado, at the Naval Education and Training Command in […]

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Occasional heavy rains possible over PH Saturday

MANILA: The country may experience occasional heavy rains on Saturday, the state weather bureau said. Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and possible occasional heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning will prevail over the Visayas, and the Calabarzon, Mimaropa and Bicol regions. Metro Manila and […]

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Venezuela government allies seize legislative powers

CARACAS: Venezuela’s new pro-government constitutional authority declared Friday it was seizing power from the opposition-led legislature, tightening President Nicolas Maduro’s grip on the country in defiance of international outrage. It was the latest maneuver in a deadly political crisis that has seen Maduro branded a dictator by opponents, whom he in turn accuses of plotting […]

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Bannon leaves White House — but vows to fight on for Trump

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump parted ways with his controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday as the White House reeled from the fallout over the president’s much-criticized response to a violent white supremacist rally. But the 63-year-old — whose departure caps one of the most disastrous weeks of the already chaotic young Trump administration — vowed […]

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Spain police say suspects planned bigger attack

BARCELONA: Suspects in Spain’s twin terror attacks had been planning an even bigger assault than the deadly car rampages they carried out, police said Friday, as distressing details emerged of families torn apart in the horror. A 35-year-old Italian was among 14 killed, mowed down in front of his wife and young children in Barcelona […]

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Trump mulls new US strategy in Afghanistan

HAGERSTOWN: US President Donald Trump assembled his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat Friday to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after the war began. Trump must decide if he wants to continue on the current course, which relies on a relatively small US-led NATO force to help Afghan […]

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Build, Build, Build ‘on track’

But Diokno warns of congestion, increased traffic as construction kicks off The Duterte administration is “on track” to complete the infrastructure projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said, but warned that Filipinos will have to bear with added inconveniences “before things get better.” “Our plan is to complete the flagship […]

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Budget not a problem for infra projects – BCDA

BIG-ticket infrastructure projects under the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) that will spur growth in the countryside will be built under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and budget would not be a problem, according to the agency’s President and Chief Executive Officer Vivencio Dizon. He said the major infrastructure projects lined up by […]

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