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183 families in Valenzuela, Malabon evacuated due to Gorio –NDRRMC

A total of 183 families or 664 persons from Valenzuela City and Malabon City have been evacuated due to the monsoon rains enhanced by Severe Tropical Storm Gorio, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Friday.
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Palace welcomes SWS poll showing hunger dips lowest in 13 years

MalacaƱang lauds a pollster’s survey showing that hunger incidence hit record low at 9.5 percent in the last 13 years.
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Nine high-profile inmates back in NBP’s Building 14

Nine high-profile inmates, some of whom had implicated Senator Leila De Lima in the illegal drug trade in the national penitentiary, were transferred back to Building 14 of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Friday following a directive from Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.
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4 killed in encounter with police, military in Sorsogon

Four people were killed, including an alleged official of a communist rebel group, in an encounter with joint police and military forces before dawn Friday.
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BOC staff: Alvarez threatened to give me hell for not promoting ‘unqualified’ employee

The chief of staff of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon has claimed that House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez — through an assistant– threatened her when she refused to promote an ‘unqualified’ employee of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) who the Speaker was allegedly lobbying for.
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US Senate passes Russia sanctions, sends bill to Trump

The US Senate on Thursday passed bipartisan sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, sending the package to President Donald Trump, who must decide whether to accept the tough approach to Moscow or veto the measure.
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US House boosts military spending, gives Trump border wall money

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a $68 billion increase in military spending next year with legislation that also provides money to start construction of President Donald Trump’s Mexican border wall.
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North Korea ICBM threat advancing faster than expected, says US General

U.S. General Mark Milley, the chief of staff of the Army, said on Thursday that North Korea’s July 4 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) showed its capabilities were advancing significantly and faster than many had expected.
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Putin: We’ll have to retaliate against ‘illegal’ US sanctions

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would be forced to retaliate if Washington pressed ahead with what he called illegal new sanctions against Moscow, describing U.S. conduct towards his country as boorish and unreasonable.
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You don’t even know what the Reds are fighting for, Duterte tells Lumad

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday told the Lumad, the non-Muslim indigenous people in Mindanao, not to believe in the communists as he fumed against the communists after visiting the wake of six police officers killed in an ambush by the New People’s Army in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.
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