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British MP in China propaganda video ‘deeply concerned’

July 28, 2016 10:28 pm

LONDON: A British MP has complained about appearing in a video promoting Beijing’s claims in the disputed South China Sea, saying she was “deeply concerned” that her words had been misrepresented. Catherine West, a foreign affairs spokeswoman from the main … Read more »

Duterte eyes Cha-cha through Con-Ass

July 28, 2016 9:55 pm

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has changed his mind and now wants Charter change done quickly by Congress through a Constituent Assembly instead of a costly Constitutional Convention, his top congressional ally bared on Thursday. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez of Davao del Norte … Read more »

President denounces extrajudicial killings

July 28, 2016 9:53 pm

EVEN AS he reiterated his vow to crush illegal drug syndicates, President Rodrigo Duterte denounced extrajudicial killings and said he would put it “under control.” “We cannot build a nation over the dead bodies of our own citizens. I’ll have … Read more »

‘Abide by ceasefire or we’ll fight’

July 28, 2016 9:52 pm

LUCENA CITY, Quezon: President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday threatened to lift the unilateral ceasefire he had declared with communist rebels following a New People’s Army (NPA) attack against government militiamen. In a speech before soldiers at Camp Guillermo Nakar, the … Read more »

China, Russia hold war games in South China Sea

July 28, 2016 9:51 pm

BEIJING: China and Russia will hold joint naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, Beijing’s defense ministry said Thursday, after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant’s extensive claims in the area. The drills will be carried out … Read more »

BI warns vs human smuggling syndicate

July 28, 2016 9:50 pm

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has warned the public against a human trafficking syndicate recruiting Filipino jobseekers for work in China. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente issued the warning on Thursday after Chinese immigration authorities deported a Filipina who fell victim … Read more »

P100K reward for Tanto’s arrest

July 28, 2016 9:49 pm

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has offered a P100,000 reward for anyone who can provide information for the arrest of Vhon Martin Tanto, the motorist who shot dead a cyclist in a road rage incident in Manila Monday. The bounty was … Read more »

PH to host Miss Universe pageant in January 2017

July 28, 2016 9:48 pm

It’s official: The Philippines will host the Miss Universe pageant in January next year. “The Miss Universe beauty pageant will be on Jan. 30, 2017 here in the Philippines,” Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo said in a news briefing. “We … Read more »

Comelec to evaluate case vs Smartmatic

July 28, 2016 9:47 pm

The complaint filed by the camp of Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Smartmatic in connection with an unauthorized script change is deemed submitted for evaluation after the period given for both parties to file their pleadings lapsed. Abakada Rep. Jonathan … Read more »

Police anti-drug death toll in July hits 316

July 28, 2016 9:46 pm

Since July 1, 316 drug suspects were killed nationwide as the Philippine National Police (PNP) stepped up its campaign against illegal drugs. Latest figures released by the PNP’s Public Information Office said that from July 1 to July 28, 2016, … Read more »