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DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario.

 

MANILA — Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo formally turned over the leadership of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to acting Secretary Albert del Rosario after serving more than six years as the country’s top diplomat.

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Blood stains the gravestone of Purificacion Reyes after her son, former Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes, shot himself at Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City on Tuesday.  (Photo by August dela Cruz)

 

MANILA — Angelo Reyes lingered behind his parents’ graves as his two sons, an aide and driver walked back to their car at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina on Tuesday morning.

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Philippine Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, sixth from left, and his delegation pose with officials of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) led by its director and senior adviser Ernest Bower, fifth from left, following a roundtable dialogue in Washington, D.C.

MANILA — Police launched a search for a man suspected of being the handler of a gunman caught on camera by a slain Caloocan councilman moments before he was shot dead.

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SNAPPED: Barangay councilman Reynaldo Dagsa unknowingly photographs his assassin (above, far left) just as the man was about to fire his deadly shots. Dagsa’s family photos also captured the gunman’s lookout (above, far right).  (EPA photo)

 

CALOOCAN CITY — He could have drawn his pistol and shoot it out with his assassins, but he took a bullet instead than put his family at risk.

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