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Duterte orders change of 1997 water privatisation agreements

MANILA, ANN, Dec 4 — President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail and file economic sabotage cases against officials of Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Co. Inc. and others involved in what he called onerous water concession agreements.

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Sea Games: News in brief

Duterte admits ‘negligence’ in SEA Games preparations

Manila: President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledged what he called “negligence” in the preparations for the country’s hosting of the 30th South-East Asian (SEA) Games.

Woes be gone, the Capital of Joy is singing

AS we left for Manila, the news was not good. The stadiums were not ready, the organisers were ill-prepared, food was going to be a problem – it was worse for Muslims who needed halal food – and the accommodation and facilities for athletes and the media were well below par.

‘Running priest’ runs to Philippine veep’s defence

LUCENA CITY: An activist priest came to the defence of vice-president Leni Robredo after President Rodrigo Duterte fired the country’s second-highest official from a key role in the war against illegal drugs.

Evacuations in Philippines as typhoon Kammuri set to hit country

Clark, Philippines (Dec 1): The Philippines has begun evacuating thousands of people, local officials said on Sunday (Dec 1), as a powerful typhoon rumbling in from the Pacific forced South-East Asian Games organisers to cancel or reschedule some events.