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aaaWASHINGTON has sent its warship to patrol near one of China’s artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea, a move that President Benigno Aquino III said reflected a “balance of power.” The USS Lassen, a guided missile destroyer, entered a 12 nautical mile territorial limit around Subi Reef in Spratly Islands. “I see no issue as to...

November 2, 2015

aaaAFTER more than three years on the run, former Palawan governor Joel Reyes and his brother Mario were arrested in Thailand over the murder of journalist and environment activist Gerry Ortega. According to Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Sonny Coloma, the Reyes brothers were detained by Thai authorities in Phuket. ...

October 13, 2015

aaaANOTHER American national was victimized by a “laglag bala gang” at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport [NAIA] terminal. This time it was an American missionary who was locked up for five and half days after he allegedly refused to give P30,000 to two security personnel from the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) assigned at the NAI...

September 23, 2015

aaaIt's final: Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will not run for president in the 2016 elections. "After consulting my family and everybody else connected to my life, I would like to categorically state now and also for the agony of those waiting for those who believe in me: hindi ako tatakbo pagkapresidente," Duterte said. "Wala ako ambisyon in...

September 23, 2015

aaaThe Department of Foreign Affairs is offering a free passport validity extension for up to two years for passport renewal applicants in the Philippines and abroad. The DFA came up with the offer after experiencing “unexpected delays” in the processing of passport renewals. “The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) offers to applicants fo...

September 10, 2015

aaaPRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has anointed Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II as the standard bearer of the Liberal Party but prevailed upon him to remain in the DILG until the filing of the certificate of candidacy in October. “To my bosses, I tell you today: In my opinion, the one who has shown exemplary work and true integrity, the on...

August 27, 2015

aaaPRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III likened China to Nazi Germany anew at the Nikkei 21st International  conference on the Future of Asia Special Session that he attended during his four-day state visit in Japan. “I’m an amateur student of history. I was just watching several documentaries on World War II and especially how Germany was testi...

June 15, 2015

aaaTHE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) has warned that a massive earthquake may hit Metro Manila and neighboring provinces if the West Valley Fault moves. Phivolcs officials said a movement in the fault may cause a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the capital. The 90-kilometer-long West Valley fault passes through ...

June 1, 2015

aaaPRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has embarked on a four-day trip to the United States and Canada from May 6 to 9 as he vowed to bring in fresh investments and attract more tourists to the country on his return. Aquino described the two countries as the Philippines’ “partners” in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. “As the host-eco...

May 15, 2015

aaaTHE Supreme Court has stopped the Commission on Higher Education from implementing its memorandum that excludes Filipino and Panitikan as core courses from the curriculum for college. The High Court issued a temporary restraining order enjoining CHED from implementing its Memorandum No. 20, which prescribes the new General Education Curriculum f...

May 1, 2015
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