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Rep. Gary Alejano to strengthen impeachment complaint vs President Duterte

Posted on: March 24th, 2017 | No Comments
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano is preparing a supplemental complaint to strengthen his impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte. This is despite numerous requests for him to pull out his complaint...

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV calls Pres. Rodrigo Duterte a “pathological liar”

Posted on: March 24th, 2017 | No Comments
  Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV denied accusations of President Rodrigo Duterte that he collected or extorted money from businessmen. In a statement, Trillanes called the President a pathological liar and...

President Duterte not alarmed by impeachment complaint against him

Posted on: March 20th, 2017 | No Comments
President Rodrigo Duterte has flown out of the country for an official visit to Myanmar and Thailand. This is part of the Philippines’ preparation for the ASEAN Summit to be...

U.S., China soften tone, say to work together on North Korea

Posted on: March 20th, 2017 | No Comments
  The United States and China will work together to get nuclear-armed North Korea take “a different course”, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday, softening previous criticism...

China pledges firm response if Japan interferes in South China Sea

Posted on: March 17th, 2017 | No Comments
China on Thursday pledged a firm response if Japan stirs up trouble in the South China Sea, after Reuters reported on a Japanese plan to send its largest warship to...

China does not want to see trade war with U.S.: Premier Li

Posted on: March 15th, 2017 | No Comments
China’s Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that Beijing does not want to see a trade war with the United States and urged talks between both sides to achieve common...

Exclusive: Taiwan says Chinese military threat grows, U.S. regional strategy unclear

Posted on: March 15th, 2017 | No Comments
China’s accelerated military development and recent activity by its military aircraft and ships around Taiwan pose an increased threat to the self-ruled island, according to a Taiwanese government defense report...

China says first draft of South China Sea code of conduct ready

Posted on: March 13th, 2017 | No Comments
A first draft of a code of conduct for behavior in the disputed South China Sea has been completed, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday, adding tension in...

Bayan Muna solon dismayed by Ombudsman’s decision on DAP issue

Posted on: March 9th, 2017 | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Based on the decision of the Ombudsman over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) released on Tuesday, former Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad was...

Death Penalty Reimposition Bill, approved in the Lower House

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — With 216-54 votes, House Bill Number 4727 has passed the third and final reading at the Lower House of Congress. With 257 members present, the bill...