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SECRETARY Alan Peter Cayetano of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) “maintains a double standard in foreign policy when he describes the action of the European parliament as constituting interference,” Akbayan Party-list Rep. Tom Villarin alleged. The European Parliament last week adopted a resolution calling for, among others, a stop…

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SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US President Donald Trump ahead of a much-anticipated summit between the two men. Pyongyang’s declaration, long sought by Washington, will be seen as a crucial step in…

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A new translation of the Bible in conversational Filipino, aimed at young readers, will soon be off the press. The Philippine Bible Society (PBS) is working on the “Pinoy Version” of the New Testament, using the contemporary Filipino language, as an alternative version to the various Filipino versions of the…

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President Rodrigo Duterte’s special assistant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday pledged assistance and support to Filipino fishermen detained in Indonesia. Go made the pledge a day after welcoming 31 fishermen repatriated from Indonesia on Friday in Davao City. “Natutuwa ako sa pagsisikap ng ating gobyerno na maibalik sa Pilipinas…

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Malacañang on Saturday denied rumors that diplomats of the European Union (EU) will be kicked out. “Fake news spreading that EU Ambassadors to be expelled. Absolutely no truth to this,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque told reporters in a text message. The rumors swirled after EU lawmakers called for the scrapping…

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SENATORS Cynthia Villar and Loren Legarda on Saturday joined calls to end plastic pollution which threaten the country’s wildlife and marine resources. The call to end plastic pollution is the theme for today’s Earth Day celebration. Villar, head of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, deplored the effects…

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HUNDREDS of volunteers, including Canada’s Ambassador to the Philippines John Holmes, joined hands Saturday to clean Pasig River, scooping up sacks of garbage. Various sectors joined the #Salikalikasan, a clean up drive hosted by the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA). Those who participated included Professional Women of AMCHAM (PWOA), a…

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THE Department of Education (DepEd) said it will accept applications for the Senior High School Voucher Program (SHS VP) until April 27, 2018. The voucher program, which was re-opened on April 2, is one of the several initiatives of the government to make basic education accessible and affordable for Filipino…

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A total of 46,576 police aspirants will take the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations Sunday in various testing centers nationwide. National Police Commission Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Rogelio Casurao said 31,385 will take the PNP entrance exam while 15,191 will take various promotional test categories. In…

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A shabu laboratory was discovered by police authorities and anti-narcotics agents in Marikina City Friday night. Seven persons were arrested, five of them Chinese. Members of the Marikina City Police Station, Eastern Police District, and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency found the shabu laboratory in Saint Mary Subdivision in Barangay Nangka.…

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