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  • EXCLUSIVE: Military uncovers CPP-NPA ouster plots vs Duterte

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  • Britain's Labour keeps door open to staying in EU

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  • Malacañang on Trillanes arrest: ‘The court has spoken’

      MANILA, Philippines - Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement that Malacañang respects the order of the court to arrest Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 on Tuesday, September 25, issued an arrest warrant and hold departure order (HDO)  

  • Trillanes yields to arrest

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