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Justice ‘going to the dogs,’ solon laments Napoles’ acquittal

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Why is justice going to the dogs? Lawmakers on Monday, May 8, lamented the Court of Appeals’ acquittal of accused pork barrel scam mastermind in the serious illegal detention case of whistleblower Benhur Luy.

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Duterte policy to erode US influence in South China Sea - study

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MANILA -- The Duterte administration’s “independent” foreign policy should not be belittled or underestimated, as it could “substantially” undermine the influence of the United States, a long-time ally and global superpower, in the region, the research arm of debt watcher Fitch Ratings said.

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Navy starts delivery of construction supplies to Pagasa Island

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The Philippine Navy has started the delivery of construction supplies to Pagasa Island in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) for the much-needed improvement of facilities to start.

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‘I would break up with America eventually,’ says Duterte

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Citing the government’s “recalibrated” foreign policy, President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, Oct. 4, said he would soon cut ties with the United States during his term amid continued criticisms against his war on drugs.

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Cayetano willing to be jailed if PH’s EJK statistics proven wrong

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Incoming Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday, May 10, said he was ready to face the consequences if his critics prove that he misled the United Nations when he defended the country’s human rights record earlier this week.

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Duterte’s Fil-Am backers, critics tussle over alleged ouster plot

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SAN FRANCISCO – Filipino American critics and supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte predictably gave different reactions to a Palace spokesman’s claim of “credible” reports of a Filipino American plot to oust the president by January next year.

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Sex, lies, but no tape in House hearing

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No sex tape purportedly featuring Sen. Leila de Lima was shown at the resumption of the House inquiry into clandestine drug trade at New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Thursday, Oct. 6, but lawmakers heard testimony with titillating details of the supposed love life of the former justice secretary.

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Where has the love gone? US asks PH

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Practically asking where the love has gone, a US Embassy official on Wednesday, Oct. 5, said President Duterte’s latest outbursts were at odds with the long and warm ties between the Philippines and the United States.

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US to PH: Our alliance remains a key source of stability in Asia

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The United States on Tuesday, Oct. 4, highlighted its partnership with the Philippines at the opening ceremonies of the potentially last joint war games under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Obama, Clinton hail Fil-Ams’ contributions in US history

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US President Barack Obama has recognized the contribution of Filipino-Americans in his country’s history, despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s continuous tirades against him.

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