Army exec, soldier killed in NPA landmine blast

An Army lieutenant and a sergeant were killed while three other soldiers were wounded by a landmine explosion planted by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels at the height of skirmishes on Thursday in the hinterland village of San Juan here, the military reported Saturday.

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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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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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NDF denies Joma sick, dying

NDF denies Joma sick, dying

LUCENA CITY – The head of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace panel called National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon as a purveyor of fake news when he reported that exiled Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison is sick and dying.

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Congress can’t extend terms by resetting polls—lawyer

Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal on Friday said the 2019 midterm elections could not be postponed, whether through the passage of a law or through a people’s initiative.

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COA hits failed P6.5-B ‘free Wi-Fi’ project of DICT

Filipinos have failed to reap the benefits of free Wi-Fi connectivity due to the failure of the four-year, P6.5-billion project of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the Commission on Audit (COA) said.

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