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May 24, 2017 5:43 AM 130 UAE Iftars this Ramadan 2017

All the best places to break your fast in Dubai in this holy month of Ramadan 2017 Ramadan is just around the corner and it's time to start planning your Iftar evenings in the UAE. Read our guide to learn about all the places in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah, where you can break your fast this Ramadan. Break your fast with wholesome pizza instead 4

May 22, 2017 8:11 AM Duterte: Russia trip to strengthen PH independent foreign policy

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) DAVAO CITY – President Duterte on Monday underscored the importance of his visit to Russia, calling 4

May 22, 2017 6:38 AM Cayetano to meet with senators, Carpio on China’s ‘war’ warning

President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping greet each other during a bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit in Lima, Peru on Nov. 19, 2016. (Presidential photo by REY BANIQUET) MANILA — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has expressed confidence that senators calling 7

May 21, 2017 4:15 PM March protests death penalty

More than 400 people gathered at the University of Santo Tomas on Sunday to oppose the restoration of the death penalty in the Philippines. Speaking at the gathering after a march called “Lakbay Buhay,” Sen. Bam Aquino said there was a lot of work to be done, especially because a recent Pulse Asia survey showed that 67 percent of Filipinos favored the return 5

May 19, 2017 5:23 PM Marcelino vs De Lima looms after Marine’s release

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Friday said Marine Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino might be asked to testify in the drug charges filed against Sen. Leila de Lima. “He’s a possible witness. If possible we can use him to testify as [an] additional witness,” Aguirre said of Marcelino, who was cleared of drug charges by the Department of Justice on Thursday 17

May 19, 2017 8:40 AM Senators urge Duterte to 'think over' policy on EU aid

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the EU aid 'conditions' only require Philippine adherence to international treaties that the country has already ratified Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Friday, May 19, that he was "saddened" by the decision, since the EU has been a "reliable trading partner" whose assistance has benefitted 6

May 18, 2017 8:57 AM Bam Aquino airs concern over PH shunning EU aid

Several senators expressed their concern on Thursday over the administration’s decision to reject financial aid from the European Union (EU). Senator Bam Aquino, assistant minority leader in the Senate, called on the government to be “transparent and clear” on its independent foreign policy following its refusal to receive financial aid from the EU. “Kailangang 5

May 18, 2017 8:34 AM Pacquiao declares over 100 real properties in SALN

Neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao listed over 100 real properties in his latest statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN), including a house and a lot in the United States and a property in Makati City worth P388 million. Pacquiao is the second billionaire in the Senate with P3.072 billion net worth as of December 31, 2016, next only to Senator 11

May 18, 2017 1:02 AM Don't let dictator Duterte mortgage our future like Marcos did

'A dictator once mortgaged our future to imperialist powers and bankrupted this nation. We cannot let another dictator do that again.' Duterte’s relationship with China may be as personal as it is now official government policy. And it is paying off. In the recent UNHRC universal periodic review for the Philippines, only China out of 47 countries believed 3

May 16, 2017 5:33 PM Bring it on, Duterte says on ICC case

President Duterte has dared Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to “go ahead” with bringing a case against him in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged human rights violations in connection with his war on drugs. “They are free to do it. This is a democracy,” Mr. Duterte told reporters in Davao City on Tuesday shortly 6