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No ISIS sleeper cells in Metro Manila -NCRPO chief

The head of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Friday said they have not monitored any terrorist ‘sleeper cell’ in Metro Manila as he sought to allay public fear stoked by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City in Mindanao.
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Duterte to Congress: Marawi attack a prelude to Mindanao takeover

‘Considering the network and alliance-building activities among terrorist groups, local criminals, and lawless armed men, the siege of Marawi City is a vital cog in attaining their long-standing goal: absolute control over the entirety of Mindanao,” Duterte said in his report to Congress.
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Revilla to court: Revisit ruling on presentation of evidence on Napoles’ ‘ghost’ projects

Former senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. has urged the Sandiganbayan to revisit its ruling to allow the presentation of evidence on the alleged fictitious nature of the projects of businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, as part of the trial for his plunder case over the pork barrel scam.
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SolGen: Gov’t can justify Mindanao martial law before Supreme Court

The government can justify President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao if it is challenged before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Jose Calida said on Friday.
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Martial law may ‘widen scope of abuses’ under Duterte -HRW

President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in the entire Mindanao may ‘widen the scope of abuses’ under his administration, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Friday.
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Foreign fighters involved in Marawi clash –officials

Government officials on Friday revealed that foreign terrorists were involved in the clashes between the security forces and ISIS-inspired group.
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Ramos chides Russia ‘junket’ amid Marawi City attacks 

Former President Fidel Ramos on Friday scored the presence of many government officials who joined President Rodrigo Duterte in his official visit to Russia, which was cut short, amid attacks by ISIS-inspired Maute Group.
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Ramos says there’s ‘failure of organization in entire Duterte gov’t’

Former President Fidel Ramos on Friday said there is ‘failure of organization” in the government of President Rodrigo Duterte.
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DOJ wants special courts to try Maute members

Government prosecutors are planning to ask the Supreme Court (SC) to create special courts which would handle current and future cases against the Maute group.
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Ramos scores ‘complacency’ of Duterte leadership in dealing with Marawi attacks

Former President Fidel V. Ramos on Friday scored the supposed ‘complacency” of the government in responding to the clashes with the ISIS-inspired Maute group in Marawi City.
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