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DOJ eyes deportation of Japanese fugitives next week

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice is eyeing deportation of four Japanese fugitives next week as additional cases, which have been keeping them in Philippine soil, have been dismissed. In an interview with reporters, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said Friday that two to three cases involving two Japanese …

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Marcos OKs creation of water management body

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday approved the creation of an agency that will manage the country’s water resources and deal with environmental issues associated with water. The Water Resource Management Office will be under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and will be a transitory …

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Kuwait foreign minister condemns Ranara’s murder

MANILA, Philippines — Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Salen Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah condemned the killing of overseas Filipino worker Jullebee Ranara, who was found dead in the desert last week. Jose Cabrera III, chargé d’affaires at the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait, visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday, where Sheikh …

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COVID-19 not among top 10 causes of death in 2022

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 was not among the top 10 causes of death in the Philippines in the first nine months of 2022, preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed. Ischemic heart diseases remained the leading cause of mortality among Filipinos, with 77,173 deaths recorded from January to September …

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