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Archived News Headlines from February 1, 2017 to February 28, 2017
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02/05/2017

'ECONOMY OF MURDER' | Cops get P8,000 to P15,000 per EJK - Amnesty International
MANILA - Police can get anywhere from P8,000 to P15,000 to kill suspected drug users and pushers, according to an investigation released by Amnesty International on Wednesday, titled, If you are poor you are killed: Extrajudicial Executions in the Philippines' War on Drugs.

Pres. Duterte suspends peace talks with communists, orders gov't negotiators to come home
MANILA, Feb. 5 (PNA) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the suspension of peace talks between the government and communist rebels and will direct government negotiators to come home, Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a statement.

CBCP pastoral letter slams 'reign of terror' behind war on drugs
MANILA - (UPDATE2, 12:48 p.m.Feb. 5) The Catholic Church assailed at the weekend President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs for creating a "reign of terror" among the poor in a pastoral letter read at mass across the country.

Pres. Duterte orders arrest of all NDF consultants
CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan De Oro City, Feb. 5 (PNA) -- A visibly irked President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has ordered the arrest of all consultants of the National Democratic Front (NDF) now now in Oslo, Norway after visiting the wake of the slain army soldiers Sunday afternoon.

DENR Secretary Gina Lopez orders closure of 23 metallic mines
QUEZON CITY, Feb. 5 - Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Thursday ordered the closure of 23 metallic mines in the country, while suspending five more, for serious environmental violations discovered during the industry-wide audit conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) since July last year.

Japan, US defense chiefs show unity over S. China Sea situation
TOKYO - The Japanese and US defense chiefs on Saturday took a united stand against security challenges in the region, agreeing to beef up their bilateral alliance and step up involvement in the situation in the South China Sea where China's assertiveness is seen as a concern.

Bello to make decision on proposed Pinoy HSWs ban to Kuwait soon
MANILA, Feb. 5 (PNA) -- Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III will be consulting the stakeholders first before he will issue a moratorium on the suspension of the deployment of Filipino household service workers (HSWs) to Kuwait.

Hataman: Abu Sayyaf getting back at execs helping Pres. Duterte's war on terror
COTABATO CITY, Feb. 5 (PNA) -- The attempt on the life of a town mayor in Basilan was a clear indication the Abu Sayyaf Group bandits are getting back at local executives helping in the government's war on terror, a regional officials today said.

Reds deemed terrorists
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday declared the Communist Party of the Philippines, its armed wing, the New People’s Army, and the umbrella organization, the National Democratic Front as terrorists and ordered detainees he had freed for peace talks rearrested.

Feature: Super rice, among others, released for commercial use
LOS BANOS, LAGUNA, Feb. 5 - The National Seed Industry Council (NSIC) has recently approved 25 new varieties developed by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), University of the Philippines Los Baños ...

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