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Trudeau presses rule of law, raises human rights issues with Duterte

Posted on: November 15th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippine – Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he raised the issue of human rights and extrajudicial killings during a conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who...

PH slumped to 113th in World Bank’s ease of doing business report

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines ranks 113th in World Bank’s ease of doing business report this year. It means a drop by 14 places as compared to last year’s 99th...

Girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter maintains she had no warning of the attack

Posted on: October 5th, 2017 | No Comments
“My heart breaks for all who have lost loved ones. I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man. I loved him and hoped for a quiet future together...

Proposed national ID system passes the lower house of Congress

Posted on: September 8th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The proposed law seeking to implement a national identification or ID system in the country has passed the third and final reading in the Lower House of...

PH-China economic ties likely the reason behind ASEAN ministers’ “weak” stance on South China Sea – Golez

Posted on: August 9th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano forefronts economic progress as the reason why the ASEAN foreign ministers, in their statement on Tuesday, did not highlight the arbitral...

Code of Conduct could not be finalized despite PH ASEAN chairmanship — DFA

Posted on: July 31st, 2017 | No Comments
The crafting of the code of conduct in the West Philippine Sea has been in the talks among the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) countries for...

PHL-China joint oil exploration in West PhilippineSea, more beneficial than Malampaya joint venture – DFA

Posted on: July 26th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA. Philippines — It was in 1986 when the plan for a joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea was first raised between Chairman Deng Xiaoping and former President Corazon...

Malacañang issues list of regular and special holidays for year 2018

Posted on: July 20th, 2017 | No Comments
Malacañang has released the list of regular and special non-working holidays for year 2018 through Proclamation no. 269. Based on the proclamation, there are 10 regular holidays and eight special...

Philippines, Indonesia begin joint border patrol on common boundaries vs. terrorism

Posted on: July 4th, 2017 | No Comments
DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The naval crew members joining the Philippine-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) 2017 have been formally presented earlier in Davao City. Today is the start of the naval...

Duterte, Widodo discuss intensified cooperation vs terrorism

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has confirmed the telephone conversation between President Rodrigo Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo. President Widodo initiated the call himself at around 7:30 pm, Wednesday. The...