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“That is a very good development because now we have some authority to enforce our laws within our territorial waters,” says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Lorenzana and the military in recent weeks have questioned the unauthorized transits of Chinese warships in Philippine territorial waters. ABS-CBN NEWS

Defense chief lauds Duterte order on foreign ships passing PH waters

MANILA – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to require all foreign vessels to seek clearance from the government before...
President Rodrigo Duterte and late former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. ABS-CBN News

Duterte tells gov’t workers to mirror Ninoy’s life

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has urged his fellow government workers to serve with honor, integrity and purpose, just like the late...
Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia in this Feb. 26, 2019 photo. Pell’s accuser was a 13-year-old choirboy when he alleged he was abused by then Melbourne Archbishop Pell at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in December 1996 and February 1997.

Australian court upholds sex abuse verdict of Cardinal Pell

MELBOURNE – An Australian appeals court Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing...
Afghan men dig grave during a mass funeral after a suicide bomb blast at a wedding in Kabul, Afghanistan Aug. 18, 2019. REUTERS

Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80

KABUL – The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two senior...
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. AP

China policies may hurt US economy, says Trump

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday his aggressive China trade policies may mean economic pain for Americans but insisted they’re needed for more...
A man works in a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil, August 20, 2019. Reuters

Amazon burning: Brazil reports record forest fires

BRASILIA - Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by...

Security guard found dead

ILOILO City – A security guard was found dead inside a house he was renting in Barangay Taft North, Mandurriao district.

‘Pusher’ falls in La Paz buy-bust

ILOILO City – He allegedly sold suspected shabu.The 31-year-old resident Rohani Dogomeo was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation...

Estafa suspect nabbed

ILOILO City – Charged with estafa, a woman was arrested in Barangay Sto. Domingo, Arevalo district.Police identified her...

P500-T ‘shabu’ seized

BACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighing about 43 grams valued at around P537,500 was seized in Barangay Sum-ag.The 23-year-old...

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