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Palace summons US envoy to explain threat assessment report
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 23, 2018 - 6:25pm
Malacañang summoned United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim following the inclusion of President Rodrigo Duterte as a regional threat in the latest World Threat Assessment of the...
New Coast Guard ship to patrol Benham Rise
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 23, 2018 - 2:13pm
The Philippine Coast Guard's new multi-role response vessel will be deployed to conduct patrols at Benham or Philippine Rise off the coast of Aurora province.
UP profs urged to excuse students joining EDSA rallies
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 23, 2018 - 10:52am
University of the Philippines Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan reminded professors that they should encourage students to participate in activities commemorating the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA revolution...
Review: Spielberg's 'The Post' a timely nod to press freedom
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 23, 2018 - 10:44am
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in a drama about the "Pentagon Papers."
US Embassy: Threat report tagging Duterte based on public info
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 23, 2018 - 9:35am
References on the Philippines in the Worldwide Threat Assessment published by the US Director of National Intelligence were based on information available to the public, the United States Embassy in Manila said...
Alvarez urges DFA to protest US threat assessment on Duterte
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 22, 2018 - 4:50pm
The Department of Foreign Affairs should take action on the report of the US Intelligence Community that tagged President Rodrigo Duterte as a threat to democracy and human rights, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez...
Philippines among worst offender of press freedom in Asia Pacific
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 22, 2018 - 10:09am
The Philippines, along with India and the Maldives, are the worst offenders of press freedom in the Asia Pacific region, according to an international organization against corruption.
Bello: OFW Joanna Demafelis reported missing as early as January 2017
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 21, 2018 - 3:14pm
The sister of Joanna Demafelis, an overseas Filipino worker found dead in a freezer in Kuwait, reported that she was missing as early as January 2017, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said.
Kuwait extends amnesty program for OFWs
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 21, 2018 - 9:33am
The Kuwait government has granted the request of the Philippines to accommodate more Filipino workers who want to go home.
Chinese ships taking aggressive actions vs Philippine Navy in Pag-asa, says Magdalo
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 20, 2018 - 4:39pm
President Rodrigo Duterte's joke that China should make the Philippines one of its provinces is quite close to the truth, Magdalo Party-list Rep. Gary Alejano said Tuesday.
US intelligence lists Duterte as threat to democracy in Southeast Asia
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
President Rodrigo Duterte, along with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, are among Southeast Asian leaders that pose a threat to democracy and human rights in the region, according to the US Intelligence Co...
Duterte eyes to raise bounty for killing rebels to P100K
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 20, 2018 - 12:42pm
President Rodrigo Duterte is intending to raise the reward for killing communist rebels from P25,000 to P100,000.
Duterte: China's military facilities intended for US
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 20, 2018 - 10:59am
President Rodrigo Duterte downplayed China's construction of military outposts in the South China Sea, saying that it is not intended for the Philippines.
Palace: Friendship with China benefits Philippines
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 19, 2018 - 5:45pm
The Philippine government has not given up "too much, too early, too soon" to improve relations with China, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Monday.
Kagitingan likely China's intelligence hub in Spratlys, think tank says
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 19, 2018 - 3:05pm
ith the type of communications facilities that it has installed on Kagitingan or Fiery Cross Reef, Beijing is likely using the Manila-claimed reef as its intelligence hub in the Spratly Isla...
China's naming of Benham Rise features a 'sign of neglect' — maritime law expert
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 19, 2018 - 11:57am
Allowing China to name some features in Benham or Philippine Rise was clearly a sign of neglect on the part of the Philippine government, an international maritime law expert said.
Philippines 'aggressively' pursuing joint exploration in South China Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 16, 2018 - 3:51pm
The Philippine government is consulting international experts in its bid to pursue joint exploration with China in disputed areas in the South China Sea, the Philippines' top diplomat said Friday.
US carrier strike group docks in Manila for port call
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 16, 2018 - 3:06pm
One of the US Navy's longest-serving active carriers arrived in Manila on Friday for a routine port visit during its Western Pacific deployment.
Canada mulls pulling out Oxfam funding amid sexual abuse claims in Philippines
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 16, 2018 - 12:07pm
The Canadian government may suspend its funding to Oxfam International's operations in the Philippines following claims of sexual abuse involving the charity's staff.
Duterte's drug war challenged Philippines-US ties, says US admiral
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 16, 2018 - 11:32am
President Rodrigo Duterte's approach in addressing the drug problem in the Philippines has created relationship challenges with the US and other countries, the commander of the US Pacific Command said...
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