War-shut MSU Marawi ready for opening on August 22 —military

KIDAPAWAN CITY —After nearly three months of temporary closure due to the battle between government troops and the pro-ISIS Maute terror group, the state-run Mindanao State University in Marawi City is ready for its reopening on August 22, a military official said....
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Trillanes to ask for Gordon's removal as Senate blue ribbon chair

Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Saturday said he is planning to ask his fellow senators next week to remove Senator Richard Gordon as chairman of the Senate blue ribbon committee to give way to a more in-depth investigation of the recent killings of drug...
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Students in Quezon City ‘food poisoning' incident blame choco shake

Some of the students who were rushed to hospitals in Novaliches in Quezon City after experiencing symptoms of food poisoning blamed the choco shake drink they bought from the school canteen for their condition. Those who were discharged from Bernardino General...
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Minority senators press end to drug killings

The Senate minority bloc on Saturday called on their fellow senators to stand against the recent spate drug-related killings that have left more than 80 people dead, including a a 17-year-old Grade 11 student Kian Loyd Delos Santos in Caloocan. In a statement, members...
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Sen. Binay wants cops behind Kian death accountable for murder

The increasing number of children getting killed under the Duterte administration’s brutal crackdown against illegal drugs is getting alarming, Senator Nancy Binay said on Saturday as outrage over the killing of a Grade 11 student in Caloocan City mounted. “The deaths...
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Pimentel: Mounting death toll on drug war necessitates Senate probe

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III raised an alarm on Saturday over the mounting death toll in the government’s bloody war on drugs, which appears to be in its all-time high since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his controversial campaign. “Syempre...
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SEA Games: Why PH's Kayla Richardson won't defend her 100m crown

Reigning Southeast Asian Games sprint queen Kayla Richardson has opted not to run in the 100 meters when the athletics competition of the 29th SEA Games gets going on Tuesday at KL Sports City here. Instead, the 17-year-old Richardson will focus on the 200-meter and...
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Malaysia postpones execution of Filipino on death row

The scheduled execution of a Filipino convicted of murder in Malaysia was postponed after the governor of Sabah heeded appeals from the Philippine government, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Saturday. Ejah Bin Jaafar was supposed to be hanged on Friday. "We...
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DOJ orders NBI to investigate Kian's death

The Department of Justice has directed the National Bureau of Investigation to probe the death of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos. In a department order issued Friday, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre instructed the NBI to investigate and put together a case...
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Tabal rules marathon to deliver PH's first gold

Mary Joy Tabal earned the Philippines' first gold medal of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games with a dominant performance in the women's marathon on Saturday at the Palace of Justice here. Tabal set the pace right from the opening gun, and steadily built a huge lead over...
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