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12 killed in clash between Philippines troops, militants

12 killed in clash between Philippines troops, militants

Manila: At least 12 people, including three soldiers, have been killed in clashes between government forces and militants in the southern Philippines in the past two days, the military said on Tuesday. Major General Cirilito Sobejana, Commander of a military task force in central Mindanao, said fierce fighting erupted on[Read More…]

Philippines' journalist Maria Ressa freed after posting bail

Philippines’ journalist Maria Ressa freed after posting bail

Manila: Maria Ressa, a high-profile Philippines journalist and Time magazine Person of the Year, was freed on bail on Thursday after having been detained overnight in connection with “cyber libel” charges against her news website Rappler. The Chief Executive Officer and Executive Editor of Rappler posted bail of 100,000 pesos[Read More…]

Philippines won't buy military equipment from US: Duterte

Philippines won’t buy military equipment from US: Duterte

Manila, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterete has said his country won’t buy any more weapons from the US after it threatened to impose sanctions on nations purchasing Russian military equipment, authorities said on Friday. In an address to soldiers in Bulacan province on Thursday night, Duterte said he would not agree[Read More…]

Late US President George H.W. Bush secretly sponsored Filipino child

Late US President George H.W. Bush secretly sponsored Filipino child

Washington, Former US President George H.W. Bush, who passed away in November, has sponsored a seven-year-old boy in the Philippines for 10 years under a pseudonym, a nonp-rofit who connected them has revealed. Through Compassion International that uses churches to help children in poor communities around the world, Bush sponsored[Read More…]

Philippines' Catriono Elisa Gray crowned Miss Universe 2018

Philippines’ Catriono Elisa Gray crowned Miss Universe 2018

Bangkok,  Catriona Elisa Gray from Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2018 at a gala ceremony, where representatives from South Africa and Venezuela secured the first runner-up and second runner-up spots. India’s Nehal Chudasama failed to make it to the Top 20. Gray was ecstatic as she took her first walk[Read More…]

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