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Authorities say the internet was being used to coordinate operations while rights groups allege the blackout permits troops to act with impunity
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The military's 'clearance operations' can be a 'cover for committing gross human rights violations against the civilian population,' UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee says
Top US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says he spoke by phone with Trump, who 'indicated he's prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time'
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders won't confirm or deny the reports, but says 'there are positive pieces' in the deal
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(3rd UPDATE) S&P Global Ratings says the shutdown cost the US economy at least $6 billion, 'larger than the $5.7 billion that the White House requested for the border wall'
Asked by CNBC television whether he was aware that some federal workers were getting food from homeless shelters, Ross says: 'Well I know they are and I don't really quite understand why'
Donald Trump backs down in a spat with Democrats over his State of the Union address, agreeing to delay it until a US government shutdown ends
Trump tell reporters, the 'State of the Union speech has been cancelled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn't want to hear the truth' about border security, adding that he is considering an 'alternative' for the speech
'No Cave!' tweets the US president again blaming congressional Democrats for the chaos, insisting he will not lift his shutdown on federal government funding unless they approve his plan for more walls along the US-Mexican border
The shutdown directly affects 0.5% of the labor force but has started to indirectly hit the morale of more than half of consumers, according to a survey by the University of Michigan
This comes after Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump's offer of temporary protection of migrants a 'non-starter'
(UPDATED) The mess in the US capital already verges on the surreal as Congress feuds with the White House over how to end an impasse now in its fourth week, with thousands of federal workers left unpaid
Communities from Washington to Kodiak, Alaska are feeling increasing pain, with the cutoff of paychecks to families snowballing to hit stores and businesses dependent on their spending
The United States government shutdown is squeezing an estimated $1.2 billion a week out of the country's economy, says an analyst
The standoff has turned into a test of political ego, particularly for Trump, who came into office boasting of his deal making powers and making an aggressive border policy the keystone of his nationalist agenda
(UPDATED) 'It's about safety, it's about security for our country,' United States President Donald Trump says
'Not much headway made today,' says US President Donald Trump as the partial US government shutdown enters its 3rd week
One day before Democrats take over the House of Representatives, US President Donald Trump shows no signs of backing away from his insistence that Congress cough up $5.6 billion for his 'beautiful' southern wall
The legislation's future appears uncertain, as it does not contain funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border, as demanded by Trump
The Dow falls 2.9% to 21,792.20 after its worst week since the 2008 financial crisis
(UPDATED) While most critical security functions remain operational, the effects of the budget wrangling and uncertainty have cast an air of chaos over the capital
'The president asked every one of his cabinet secretaries to look for funding that can be used to protect our borders,' White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says
The White House appears dug in on Donald Trump's call for Congress to budget $5 billion in 2019 to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border that he insists will check illegal immigration
(3rd UPDATE) Motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas says 'it will comply' with the shutdown order issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board
Some 29 volunteers from mission groups were supposed to distribute food packs to Boracay residents affected by the closure, says Rise Up Aklan provincial coordinator Kim-Sin Tugna
Boracay Water says some of the used water in the Balabag facility will be transmitted to Manoc-Manoc for treatment to 'maximize the combined capacity of both treatment plants'
The Metro Boracay Police Task Force imposes curfew for minors in Yapak, Manoc-Manoc and Balabag
'Tiyaga-tiyaga pa rin talaga,' says Michelle, one of the 36,000 workers affected by President Rodrigo Duterte's order to close Boracay for 6 months
'I do not interfere in the work of the Cabinet members,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, adding that he does 'not just revoke recommendations'
''Yung pagkain ko ng dalawang beses sa isang araw, isa na lang para makatipid,' according to a cook in Boracay, who also says it would allow him to save money for his children's education
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The government, some residents, and business owners have started demolishing parts of their homes and establishments
Interior Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III says that at least 10 local government officials are responsible for the neglect of the island
Boracay's shores are teeming with green algae but tourists don't seem to bother
Some restaurants offer as low as 50% off on their menu, just so they use up their remaining supplies
Officials say that security in the island is guaranteed as military and police will exercise 'maximum security'
(UPDATED) 'Inuubos na lang namin ang nasa stock kasi sayang. Sinusulit na lang namin ang puwedeng kitain habang 'di pa nagsasara sa turista,' a restaurant owner says on the eve of Boracay's 6-month shutdown
There are complaints that the transportation allowance granted by the DSWD is not enough, especially to those travelling to places far from Boracay
As the Boracay example illustrates, policymaking without planning makes for needless chaos, confusion, and destruction
The labor department says it can only hire 5,000 of the 17,000 workers to be affected by the closure
(UPDATED) 'It would be best to assess who among those who will be displaced can be hired as workers to carry out the rehabilitation plan,' Senator Loren Legarda suggests
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The Office of the President is considering two options: 'total' closure of Boracay or closure done in phases
Triggering a 3rd government shutdown of the year would have been a deep embarrassment for the Republican-led Congress ahead of mid-term elections in November
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House Speaker Paul Ryan hails the $1.3 trillion spending bill as marking 'the beginning of a new era for the United States military,' while minority leader Chuck Schumer says it will fulfill Democratic priorities
Boracay's White Beach is also ranked second best in Asia in TripAdvisor's 2018 Traveler's Choice Awards