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France picks Macron
by Alexis Romero - May 9, 2017 - 12:00am
French president-elect Emmanuel Macron laid the groundwork yesterday for his transition to power, announcing a visit to Germany and a name change for his political movement and appearing with his predecessor at a...
Palace on Janet: No deal, no policy shift
by Alexis Romero - May 9, 2017 - 12:00am
There is no “policy shift” on how the Duterte administration deals with alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, Malacañang said yesterday after the Court of Appeals acquitted her...
Ex-AFP chief Cimatu heads environment department
by Alexis Romero - May 9, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte has apparently gotten over the rejection of former environment secretary Gina Lopez, naming former Armed Forces chief Roy Cimatu to replace her, just five days after her confirmation was blocked...
Palace: No formal invite yet for Duterte from Trump
by Alexis Romero - May 9, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippine government is still awaiting United States President Donald Trump’s formal invitation for President Duterte to visit the White House, a foreign affairs official said yesterday.
Panelo: Phl to destroy propaganda vs drug war
by Alexis Romero - May 9, 2017 - 12:00am
The head of President Duterte’s legal team is optimistic that the Philippine delegation to the United Nations human rights review would “destroy” what he called the “black propaganda”...
Rody to promote Philippines in HK, Cambodia, China
by Alexis Romero - May 9, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte will visit Cambodia, Hong Kong and China this week to promote the Philippines’ economic interests and to discuss his policies before fellow leaders, investors and Filipino migrant workers....
Palace: Rody respects CA independence
by Alexis Romero - May 8, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte respects the independence of the Commission on Appointments (CA), Malacañang said yesterday after he hinted that lobby money caused the rejection of the appointment of his environment secretary,...
Lockdown in Quiapo; Palace urges vigilance after blasts
by Alexis Romero - May 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Malacañang yesterday urged the public to be vigilant following the twin explosions in Quiapo district in Manila late Saturday that left at least two people dead and six others injured.
‘No sacred cows in gov’t crackdown on illegal gambling’
by Alexis Romero - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
There will be no sacred cows in the Duterte administration’s crackdown on illegal gambling, Malacañang reiterated yesterday.
‘Asean making progress on SCS code of conduct’
by Alexis Romero - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has made “good progress” in the crafting of a framework for a code of conduct on the South China Sea, an official said yesterday.
Palace unfazed by criticism over Trump invite to Rody
by Alexis Romero - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Malacañang is unfazed by criticisms against US President Donald Trump’s decision to invite President Duterte to the White House even if Duterte has not yet responded to the invitation.
Rody open to military exercises with China in Sulu Sea
by Alexis Romero - May 2, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte is open to holding joint military drills with China as the administration seeks closer ties with Beijing despite conflicting maritime claims in the South China Sea.
Rody can’t promise to accept Trump invite
by Alexis Romero - May 2, 2017 - 12:00am
“Tied up” with previous travel commitments, President Duterte said yesterday he was not sure if he would accept US President Donald Trump’s invitation to go to the White House.
Rody quotes Suu Kyi on lowering criminally responsible age
by Alexis Romero - May 1, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte has quoted democracy icon and Myanmar state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi to justify efforts to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9.
Duterte OKs BFAR trip to Benham Rise
by Alexis Romero - May 1, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte has approved the planned trip of five government ships to Benham Rise, a resource-rich area east of Luzon where Chinese research vessels were spotted earlier this year.
Trump invites Rody to White House
by Alexis Romero - May 1, 2017 - 12:00am
US President Donald Trump invited President Duterte to the White House during a “friendly” conversation that also tackled regional security issues including the threat posed by North Korea, officials...
Phl, Brunei agree to cooperate on halal, energy sector dev’t
by Alexis Romero - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines and Brunei have agreed to cooperate in developing their halal industry and explore ways to enhance their collaboration in the energy sector.
Rody to Asean: Let us work as partners
by Alexis Romero - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte yesterday highlighted the need for inclusive development in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as he urged member countries to work together to make the grouping a model in regional...
Self-rated poverty up in Q1 – SWS
by Alexis Romero - April 28, 2017 - 7:24pm
Filipino families who rated themselves “mahirap” or poor rose by 1.5 million in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
Pressure China on SCS? You’re dreaming – Rody
by Alexis Romero - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
There’s no point in pressing China to comply with the ruling of an arbitral court invalidating its expansive claims in the South China Sea, President Duterte said yesterday.
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