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Martial law in Philippines' south extended.

MANILA: Philippine lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to extend martial law for all of next year on the southern island of Mindanao, a move the government says aims to thwart Islamist and communist rebels.

- BangkokPost - TH

Philippine Congress votes to approve president's request to extend martial law by a year in south.

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Congress votes to approve president's request to extend martial law by a year in south.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south.

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the south by a year after the military warned that terrorist threats continue...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

What's in the New Pakistan Naval Voyage to the Philippines?.

A closer look at the interaction within the broader context of ties.

- The Diplomat - US

Joint Typhoon Warning Center issues TCFA on developing system southeast of Manila.

Model guidance depicts the system crossing the Philippines' central islands over the next few days, with land interaction hindering the system's development. It could become a strong tropical storm, with heavy rain associated with the system.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south.

Philippine legislators have voted to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the country's south by a year due to what the military says are continuing terrorist threats despite the defeat of a disastrous pro-Islamic State group siege.

- FOX News - US

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south.

- Townhall.com - US

Philippines extends martial law to 'eradicate' ISIL.

Congress approves Duterte's request to prolong military rule until end of 2018 in Mindanao region.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Filipino Houses From Debris, Californian Fruit Pickers' Homes Win Major Award.

A project in the Philippines that used debris to rebuild typhoon-ravaged houses and Californian homes providing year-round housing for migrant workers won one of the world's most prestigious housing awards on Tuesday. The development charity CARE used innovative techniques, such as teaching building skills to residents and ...

- Voice of America - US

Duterte set to appoint Bato as Bureau of Corrections chief.

President Rodrigo Duterte will appoint Philippine National Police Dir. Gen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa as the next chief of the Bureau of Corrections . The post Duterte set to appoint Bato as Bureau of Corrections chief appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

If NPA a 'spent force', why extend martial law? – Hontiveros.

If the New People's Army is considered by the government as a spent force, then why would the government want to extend martial law in Mindanao by citing it as one of the key reasons? This was the question of Senator Risa Hontiveros to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, as she quizzed the administration officials on their ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Solon wants nationwide martial law but Lorenzana bucks proposal

A party-list lawmaker proposed on Wednesday for the nationwide declaration of martial law because of the threat posed by communist rebels. But Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana immediately assured that threats posed by the New People's Army , the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines in Luzon and Visayas are ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Voting 14-4, Senate grants martial law extension in Mindanao

Majority of senators have voted in favor of President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao for one year. On the part of the Senate, 14 senators voted in the affirmative, 4 in the negative. No one abstained,' Senate President Aquilino Koko' Pimentel II said at the joint session of Congress held at the ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Senate, House allow 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao

Congress overwhelmingly granted President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the whole of Mindanao for a period of one year – from January 1, 2018 up to December 31, 2018. The post Senate, House allow 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

ID for Filipinos out but not for all yet

Unified ID for Filipinos will be issued in stages and returning Filipino workers will get it first

- GulfNews - AE

Duterte: Filipinos not ready for federalism, but …

President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday that Filipinos might not be ready for a federal form of government but stressed that this was the key to lasting peace in the country and in conflict-ridden Mindanao. The post Duterte: Filipinos not ready for federalism, but … appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

House, Senate tackle Mindanao martial law extension

Congress convened in a joint session on Wednesday to tackle President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao for the entire year of 2018. The post House, Senate tackle Mindanao martial law extension appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Duterte warns of threats in Central Mindanao anew, tells media to wait for action soon

President Rodrigo Duterte has warned anew of a brewing threat in Central Mindanao and told the media this time to wait for action.

- GMA News - PH

Senate-House joint session to decide on Mindanao martial law extension

The Senate and the House of Representatives  will convene in a joint session on Wednesday to deliberate on President Rodrigo Duterte's request that the declaration of martial law in Mindanao be extended for another year.  

- GMA News - PH

Opposition to raise martial law issue in Supreme Court

Opposition senators on Tuesday said that executive department officials had no legal basis for a yearlong extension of martial law in Mindanao and that it was likely their justification for it would be questioned in the Supreme Court. The military said it had recommended the extension for its psychological impact' on ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Sacked cop tasked to lead new antidrug force

Some guys are lucky but not so competent. Some guys are unlucky but very competent,' Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa said on Tuesday, defending his decision to bring back a canned officer as head of the PNP's new narcotics force. The post Sacked cop tasked to lead new antidrug force appeared ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

UP-Manila grad tops Nursing Licensure Exams

A University of the Philippines-Manila graduate topped the November 2017 Nurse Licensure Examination, according to the Professional Regulation Commission .

- GMA News - PH

Philippine bank accuses Bangladesh of heist 'cover-up'

The money was quickly withdrawn and laundered through Manila casinos.

- Zee News - IN

Largest Filipino gathering in Dubai this Friday

Bayanihan Festival 2017 promises a day full of fun and games, culture and art for thousands of Filipinos

- GulfNews - AE

'Urduja' keeps strength, may become tropical storm in 36 hours

Tropical Depression Urduja has maintained its strength as it moves slowly over the Philippine Sea, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration .  In its 11:00 p.m. bulletin on Tuesday, Pagasa said that Urduja might intensify into a tropical storm within 36 hours. The post ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

‘Inside job and a cover-up’: Philippine bank points finger at Bangladeshis over US$81 million heist

A Philippine bank on Tuesday accused Bangladesh’s central bank of a “massive cover-up” over an US$81 million cyber-heist last year, as it rejected allegations it was mostly to blame. Unidentified hackers shifted US$81 million in February last year from the Bangladesh central bank’s account ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

MMDA has illegally parked vehicles towed

Officials from the MMDA on Tuesday towed several illegally parked vehicles in Quezon City.

- GMA News - PH

Pinoy human-trafficking victims found working in NYC catering hall

US authorities have accused two men in New York of recruiting immigrants from the Philippines to work for little or no pay at an historic catering hall in a case of human trafficking happening "in plain sight".

- GMA News - PH

Police officer wounded in armed encounter in QC

A police officer was injured while one man was killed in an exchange of gunfire in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City on Tuesday evening, according to a report on "Saksi."

- GMA News - PH

Gov't officials behind Dengvaxia mess should be punished -- bishop

Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga, Bataan has called for the prosecution and punishment of government officials responsible for the P3.5-billion procurement of Dengvaxia vaccines, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines news website reported on Tuesday.

- GMA News - PH

Filipino, one of 2 accused of forced labor in New York

U.S. authorities have accused two men in New York of recruiting immigrants from the Philippines to work for little or no pay at an historic catering hall in a case of human trafficking happening "in plain sight".

- GMA News - PH

Filipino houses made from debris and Californian fruit pickers' homes win major award

A project in the Philippines that used debris to rebuild typhoon-ravaged houses and Californian homes providing year-round housing for migrant workers won one of the world's most prestigious housing awards on Tuesday.

- GMA News - PH

These women in the Philippines scour a dump site for trash to turn into 'something beautiful'

The women search tons of trash in hopes of finding reusable or recyclable items they can sell.         

- USA TODAY - US

UN adopts Pakistan’s resolution on inter-religious dialogue to uphold peace

NEW YORK: The United Nations General Assembly adopted with consensus on Monday a resolution by Pakistan and Philippines to promote peace, understanding and harmony among nations of the world, said Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi.The resolution endorses the commitment of all the member states to fulfill ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Aquino vows to tell truth about Dengvaxia program

Former President Benigno Aquino III has vowed to tell the truth about the botched P3.5-billion anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, which was first administered to youth during his time. The post Aquino vows to tell truth about Dengvaxia program appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

AFP builds up forces in Eastern Mindanao to combat Reds

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is building up its forces in Eastern Mindanao, said to be the stronghold in the southern Philippines of the New People's Army.

- GMA News - PH

Vaccines are safe, effective and necessary, say doctors

The Philippine College of Physicians assured the public that vaccines for polio, rubella, and other debilitating diseases remain safe and effective in light of the controversy surrounding the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.

- GMA News - PH

If extended, Lagman to question Mindanao martial law again before SC

Albay Representative Edcel Lagman on Tuesday said he and other administration critics will question anew the declaration of martial law in Mindanao in case it is further extended by Congress.

- GMA News - PH

Noynoy Aquino on Dengvaxia inquiry: We want to tell the truth

Former President Benigno Aquino III has indicated that he would attend the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee's inquiry on the questioned P3.5-billion purchase of dengue vaccines during his administration.

- GMA News - PH

Esperon sees no nat’l cybersecurity threat in letting China Telecom into PHL

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. does not believe that the entry of China Telecom into the Philippine telecommunications industry will pose a threat to national cybersecurity.

- GMA News - PH

Lagman on Mindanao martial law: No extension of extension in constitution

Opposition lawmaker Albay Representative Edcle Lagman on Tuesday questioned the constitutionality of the Duterte administration's bid to further extend the implementation of martial law in Mindanao.

- GMA News - PH

Blue Ribbon invites Noynoy Aquino to testify on Dengvaxia mess

The Senate blue ribbon committee has sent an invitation to former President Benigno Aquino III to attend the probe on the controversial P3.5-billion dengue vaccination program Thursday.

- GMA News - PH

Solons ‘overwhelmingly’ support further extension of Mindanao martial law --Fariñas

Majority Leader Rodolfo Farinas on Tuesday claimed that even before the scheduled joint session on Wednesday, there is already an "overwhelming" support from members of the House of Representatives for President Rodrigo Duterte's request to further extend martial law in Mindanao.

- GMA News - PH

Inuman ng 2 miyembro ng PAF sa loob ng kampo, nauwi sa krimen

Patay ang isang miyembro ng Philippine Air Force nang barilin umano ng kapwa sundalo at kainuman sa loob mismo ng kanilang kampo sa Cagayan de Oro City.

- GMA News - PH

Indians consuming maximum video content online: Report

Bengaluru, Dec 12 India consumes the most OTT videos, followed by Thailand and Philippines in the Asia-Pacific region, content delivery network services provider Akamai Technologies said on Tuesday. "In India, viewers watched 12.3 hours of online content in a week, while in Japan, viewers watched the least content online ...

- Yahoo! News - US

LPA turns into Tropical Depression 'Urduja'

A low pressure area east of Surigao del Norte has turned into Tropical Depression Urduja,' according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration . The post LPA turns into Tropical Depression 'Urduja' appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Fariñas: Lawmakers 'overwhelmingly in favor' of martial law extension

After a three-hour long briefing with security officials on Tuesday afternoon, members of the House of Representatives were "overwhelmingly in favor" of extending martial law in Mindanao for one year, Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said. The post Fariñas: Lawmakers 'overwhelmingly in favor' of martial law extension ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

PNP Maritime Group sues owner of boats fishing off Turtle Islands

The Philippine National Police Maritime Group said on Sunday that had it filed a complaint against the owner of five commercial fishing vessels for illegally operating inside the Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary in Tawi-Tawi. The post PNP Maritime Group sues owner of boats fishing off Turtle Islands appeared first on ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Child sex offender David Stanley Tranter fails in new bid to appeal conviction and sentence

A repeat child sex offender who fled to the Philippines after getting out of jail for earlier offending has lost another bid to appeal his convictions. 

- Stuff - NZ

Alvarez confident House will OK Mindanao martial law extension

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Tuesday expressed confidence that the House of Representatives will grant President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend the declaration of martial law in Mindanao until December 31 next year.  

- GMA News - PH

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