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  • Duterte: We should forget about politics

    March 25, 2017 8:54 AM 1

    President Duterte said people should now forget about politics and just let the elected officials do their work as this would create a stigma about the country. This after the Chief Executive was asked about the impeachment complaint filed against him before the House of Representatives and the ones being planned to be filed against Vice President Leni Robredo

  • Duterte, Fil-Chinese: Business in PH doing well despite politics

    March 25, 2017 7:12 AM 4

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 24) — Despite non-stop political tiffs and bickerings, it's business as usual — and even doing well — in the Philippines, according to a group of businessmen. Leaders and members of the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) noted this on Friday as President Rodrigo Duterte keynoted the group's

  • 82% of Metro residents feel safer because of war on drugs–NCRPO

    March 25, 2017 7:00 AM 4

    More than 8 out of 10 Metro Manila residents feel safer because of the government’s war on drugs, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said, citing a Pulse Asia survey. According to a statement posted on its website, the NCRPO said Pulse Asia did a survey from Dec. 6 to 11, 2016, in Metro Manila and asked: “Compared to last year, I feel that it is less dangerous

  • Ship captain rescued from Abu captors in Basilan

    March 25, 2017 4:43 AM 4

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Troops rescued the tugboat captain Saturday dawn after three days of relentless pursuit operations in a village of Basilan, security official said. Col. Juvymax Uy, commander of the 104th Brigade and Joint Task Force Basilan (JTFB), said the troops rescued tugboat captain Aurelio Agacac about 5:30 a.m. Saturday at Barangay

  • Pope warns EU 'risks dying' without new vision

    March 25, 2017 4:06 AM 4

    Pope Francis warned European Union leaders the bloc risks dying without a new vision of the future based on the principles of solidarity on which it was founded. In a hard-hitting message on the eve of the troubled EU's 60th anniversary celebrations in Rome, the Argentine pontiff spelled out the many problems facing a union soon to lose Britain from its ranks

  • Filipino rescued in Papua New Guinea after 56 days adrift

    March 25, 2017 4:05 AM 3

    A Filipino fisherman has been rescued in Papua New Guinea after drifting at sea for 56 days, but his uncle died during the ordeal, a report said Saturday. The men left General Santos in the southern Philippines in January but hit bad weather and were swept out to sea, the PNG Post Courier reported after a fishing boat spotted Roland Omongos, 21, on March

  • NUJP to Tourism chief: Ask Duterte to stop killings

    March 25, 2017 3:19 AM 4

    The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on Friday responded to the statement of Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo asking the media to “tone down” reports on extrajudicial killings in the country. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo on Wednesday urged the media to “tone down” their coverage of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs

  • Duterte briefed about Benham Rise after mix-up

    March 25, 2017 1:04 AM 3

    Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana expects the President to now know one critical aspect of the issue: that Benham Rise is on the other side of the Philippines from the South China Sea "I think he knows now. He had a briefing with Secretary Esperon, I think it was he who explained," Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told Rappler in a brief interview

  • Temperature reaches fever pitch

    March 24, 2017 9:49 PM 4

    The Philippines once again experienced heat reaching feverish levels on Friday, with Metro Manila registering a heat index of 38.5 degrees Celsius, with a temperature of 34.2 degrees as of 2 p.m., at the weather bureau’s station in its central office in Quezon City. The highest heat index in the country as of Friday, 2 p.m., was registered in Cotabato

  • Duterte: US to blame for China sea actions

    March 24, 2017 6:55 PM 4

    MANILA, Philippines - It was the inaction of the United States that emboldened China to aggressively assert its claim in the South China Sea and the West Philippine Sea, including building artificial islands, many of which have evolved into military facilities with advanced communications and weapons systems, President Duterte told a gathering of lawyers