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Tag Archives: Philippine

Duterte’s fierce rival stripped of ‘drug czar’ post

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sacked “drug czar” Leni Robredo, just weeks after her appointment. Duterte’s spokesman cited a number of reasons for her removal, including the lack of trust. Ms Robredo, the country’s vice-president, is an outspoken critic of Mr Duterte’s controversial war on drugs. After being appointed, ...

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At least 2 Killed as bomb detonates in Philippines

MANILA: A powerful blast detonated outside a shopping mall in the Philippines’ southern island of Mindanao, leaving at least two people dead and dozens injured, the Mindanao Examiner reported. The bomb was allegedly planted on a motorcycle taxi parked outside the shopping mall in Cotabato City, where people were buying ...

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Philippines relieves 11 police officers in mistaken identity shooting

MANILA: Ten Philippine police officers who mistakenly shot at a vehicle and killed two of its passengers late Thursday have been relieved of their duties, the capital’s police chief said as he ordered an investigation into the incident. Metro Manila’s top officer Oscar Albayalde said the vehicle, which was carrying ...

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Philippine mayor linked to drugs killed in raid, arrest daughter

MANILA: A Philippine mayor accused of involvement in narcotics trafficking was shot dead along with 14 other people in a police raid Sunday – the latest official to die in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Duterte has singled out local officials, policemen and judges as part of a crackdown ...

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