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BEIJING: Beijing hit back Wednesday at US President Donald Trump’s veiled criticism of its territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea, countering that the United States was a greater threat to sovereignty. In his speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump decried “threats to sovereignty” in Ukraine…

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MIAMI: The eye of Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday, pummeling the island as a Category Four storm with lashing rain and winds of 155 miles (250 kilometers) per hour, the US National Hurricane Center said. The center of the storm came ashore near Yabucoa in southeastern…

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THE dean of the Faculty of Civil Law of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) visited the wake of Horacio “Atio” Castillo 3rd on Wednesday. Nilo Divino arrived about 3 p.m. at the Santuario de San Antonio in Makati City. Divino is a member of the Aegis Juris Fraternity, which…

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FORMER first lady and now Rep. Imelda Marcos of Ilocos Norte is asking the Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division to acquit her or dismiss the 10 counts of graft filed against her. Marcos, who is out on bail, was charged for allegedly having financial or pecuniary interest in and participating in the…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte declared Sept. 21 a “National Day of Protest”. Duterte himself announced that work in government offices and classes in public schools would be suspended on this day and let the private sector decide whether it would follow suit. The Manila Times is posting a list of private…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has raised the bounty for the head of “ninja cops” to P3 million. “Wala namang nahuli na ninja cops. I’m raising the ante to P3-million per head,” the President said in his speech during the conferment ceremony of 2017 Outstanding Government Workers in Malacañang. In August 2016,…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will not appoint barangay officials in the event that Congress would approve the postponement of their elections and that of the Sangguniang Kabataan in October. The President said his critics claims that he wanted more power were baseless because he has no ill-motives in pushing for the…

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