ASEAN countries eye fight vs terror in social media

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RARE MEETING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (C) delivers a joint statement after his meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (L) and Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman (R) in Manila on June 22, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia will also study a proposal to ‘stop the flow of terrorist financing’ after a rare security meeting

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 23, 2017) — The Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia agreed to study a plan to “contain” the spread of terrorism through social media, as they capped a rare meeting in Manila on Thursday, June 22. Continue reading

Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao

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MARAWI BURNING. At least 3 separate fires broke out in the city on May 23, 2017, as the gun battle rages between the military and the Maute Group. Photo from @attysamina

President Rodrigo Duterte cuts short his trip to Russia, as Maute Group members attack Marawi City in Mindanao

MOSCOW, Russia (May 24, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the island of Mindanao following the attack of the Maute Group in Marawi City. Continue reading

Opposition to Lopez’s confirmation gives Pacquiao ‘headache’

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CONFIRMATION. At least 27 oppositions have been filed before the Commission on Appointments against Environment Secretary Gina Lopez over mining closures.

Senator Manny Pacquiao, CA environment committee chair, says aside from at least 27 complaints against the environment chief, there are also CA members opposed to her confirmation

MANILA, Philippines (Mar 1, 2017) — Neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao admitted on Wednesday, March 1, that the complaints filed with the Commission on Appointments against the confirmation of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez have given him a “headache.” Continue reading