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Mayor Ferdinand Bote, the mayor of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija who was shot dead, has no links to illegal drugs. That’s according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
With the killing of Bote and also Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili in just two days, Vice President Leni Robredo called on Filipinos to unite against the “culture of violence” in the country.
Over in Malaysia, former prime minister Najib Razak was charged with corruption.
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The Department of the Interior and Local Government said General Tinio Mayor Ferdinand Bote, who was gunned down, is not in the infamous narco-list.
After two mayors were killed in two days, Vice President Leni Robredo made this appeal to Filipinos: “Huwag nating hayaang humantong sa sukdulan ng kaguluhan ang kalagayan ng ating bayan.”
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Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged with corruption for allegedly accepting millions of dollars in bribe money.
Prize-winning poet Rogelio G. Mangahas died early Wednesday morning, July 4. He was 79.
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Former NBA player and Australia deputy Luc Longley said Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes incited his players to “come out and thug” their team.