A tremendous security problem for the PNP

SOME 60,000 policemen from the Central Luzon and the National Capital Region of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will be assigned to provide security at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders Summit set on October 23-24 in Clark, Pampanga, and Metro Manila.

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Pope launches drive to aid migrants, refugees

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in elections held last Sept. 24, with her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) winning 33 percent of the vote, ahead of the center-left Social Democrats with 21 percent. But the far-right Alternative Fur Deutschland (AFD) also won 13 percent, putting right-wing extremists in the Bundestag for the first time since the Nazi era.

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US in direct talks with North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Saturday that the United States is maintaining direct channels of communications with North Korea even as tensions rise over the North’s nuclear and missile programs and the countries’ leaders spar through bellicose name-calling.

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We commiserate with Harvey’s victims

The Philippines, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), has expressed its sympathy with the United States for the deaths and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas in the last few days. “Our hearts go to the people of Houston, including the thousands of our kababayans, who have gone through this terrible ordeal,” DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said.

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George and Amal Clooney give $1 million to combat US hate groups

Actor George Clooney and his humanitarian lawyer wife, Amal Clooney, have donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a US non-profit that monitors extremists and domestic hate groups, in response to protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.

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