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March 13, 2017 4:41 PM House purge to push through

MANILA, Philippines - The purge of House of Representatives lawmakers who refuse to toe the super majority’s party line is “definitely a go” and will be done soon – a decision reached by a majority of its 293 members. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said the purging process would definitely push through in order to “institutionalize the party vote” and draw the line against 24

March 13, 2017 4:14 PM US congratulates Pope Francis on his 4th anniversary

Vatican City, Mar 13, 2017 / 10:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday, the anniversary of Pope Francis being elevated to the papacy, the United States offered its congratulations and wishes for collaboration in the future. “On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I offer my congratulations to His Holiness Pope Francis on the fourth 6

March 13, 2017 7:01 AM Filipinos arrested in Malaysia for suspected Islamic State links

KUALA LUMPUR — Five Filipinos and an immigration officer were among suspected Islamic State (IS) militants who were arrested in Sabah and at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport from last Wednesday to Sunday. The woman officer is alleged to have arranged for militants to travel without valid documents to Sabah before heading to southern Philippines 7

March 12, 2017 4:09 PM Duterte promises AFP modern aircraft, vessels, and equipment

More modern military aircraft, sea vessels, and other equipment are forthcoming in the next two to three years to better patrol the country’s territory and combat security threats, President Duterte announced yesterday. Speaking at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) graduation ceremony in Baguio City, the President has divulged plans to further modernize 28

March 12, 2017 7:25 AM 2 new SC Justices to join oral arguments on De Lima petition

SUPREME Court's (SC) two newly-appointed Associate Justices are set to participate in the oral arguments on the petition filed by detained Senator Leila De Lima seeking to nullify her arrest over drug charges. Last week, President Rodrigo Duterte appointed to the high court both San Beda Law graduates Samuel Martires and Noel Tijam. Former Sandiganbayan 7

March 12, 2017 12:49 AM Turkey-Dutch relations take dip after Turkish visits banned

Demonstrators wave Turkish flags outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, March 11, 2017. (Credits: AP Photo | Peter Dejong | Manila Bulletin) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was barred from landing in the Netherlands on Saturday and Turkish officials then closed off the Dutch Embassy and called its ambassador no longer 12

March 11, 2017 5:14 AM Fear and hunger in Iraq’s west Mosul

The luckiest of west Mosul’s residents under Islamic State group rule had tomato concentrate. Potatoes were an almost unheard-of luxury. Displaced Iraqi families evacuate al-Amil neighborhood in west Mosul on March 10, 2017 as Iraqi forces advance in the city during the ongoing battle to seize it from the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group. (Credits 18

March 10, 2017 9:33 PM Now More U.S. Forces Are in Syria, What’s the Plan?

The trajectory of the Syrian conflict has changed considerably in recent weeks. The United States, working by, with and through local ground forces is poised to begin the assault on Raqqa, the Islamic State (ISIS) group's most important urban area in Syria. U.S.-Turkish relations now hinge along a 31-mile front line, snaking east to west along the Sajur 17

March 10, 2017 4:00 PM Lima Park ‘Bisikleta Iglesia’ set

MANILA, Philippines - Lima Park Hotel holds its fourth bike pilgrimage on April 8 with more than a hundred participants expected to join, including running priest Fr. Robert Reyes. Dubbed the “Bisikleta Iglesia,” the event will visit seven churches to complete the 14 Stations of the Cross spanning more than 50 kilometers through Malvar, Balete and Lipa City, Batangas 11

March 10, 2017 1:23 AM Legal challenges to Trump's travel ban mount from US states

SEATTLE — Legal challenges against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban mounted Thursday as Washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order and a judge granted Oregon's request to join the case. The events happened a day after Hawaii launched its own lawsuit, and Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said New York state 38