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Russia vows to help Philippines in its fight against terrorism and drugs

Posted on: May 26th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov had a bilateral meeting on Thursday. The Philippine secretary has expressed gratitude to Russia...

Bello calls on CPP to call off NPA offensives in Mindanao

Posted on: May 26th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — The government peace panel has asked the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to withdraw directives to its armed wing, New People’s Army (NPA) to intensify offensives in...

Aguirre defends martial law declaration in Mindanao

Posted on: May 26th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. He said the declaration was in accordance with the Constitution and a necessary...

House Mindanao bloc expresses support for the declaration of martial law

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez held a meeting with the Mindanao bloc on Wednesday to discuss President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Deputy Speaker Cong. Bai...

Basis for Martial Law declaration, against the law – Constitutionalist

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — A constitutionalist has questioned the basis of President Rodrigo Duterte for declaring martial law in the entire region of Mindanao. One of the framers of the 1987 Constitution,...

Public must not fear Mindanao martial law — AFP Westmincom

Posted on: May 24th, 2017 | No Comments
ZAMBOANGA CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in the Mindanao region has earned varied reactions. Many were shocked by what has been happening in Mindanao. There are...

MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim prioritizes fight against corruption

Posted on: May 24th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — Corruption and the lack of discipline in the agency — these are the priorities of retired General Danilo Lim as he assumes post as the new MMDA Chief....

DFA Sec. Cayetano clarifies PRRD’s statement on China’s war threat

Posted on: May 23rd, 2017 | No Comments
  MANILA — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has refused to disclose more details of the Beijing meeting between President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping. But Cayetano...

Benham Rise is now officially called Philippine Rise

Posted on: May 23rd, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte officially renamed the Benham Rise undersea region to Philippine Rise through Executive Order (EO )Number 25 which he signed on May 16, 2017. The move...

Impeachment complaint vs. PRRD formally dismissed

Posted on: May 23rd, 2017 | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The House Committee on Justice has formally dismissed the impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte. In a hearing on Monday, no lawmaker voted against the...