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‘Symbol of an era’: World leaders pay tribute to father of Cuban revolution

By RT WORLD leaders pay tribute to the longtime Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, describing the comandante as an iconic figure of his time who fiercely resisted colonialism, the US blockade, and the country’s hardships. Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his condolences to the Cuban government and people on Saturday. The Kremlin statement said Castro’s […]

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Russia, Philippines to hold talks on defense cooperation agreement – Russian cabinet decree

By RT Russia and the Philippines will hold talks on signing a defense cooperation agreement, according to a government decree, signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The decree was published on the government’s website. “To accept the proposal of the Russian Ministry of Defense, together with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to negotiate an […]

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Duterte tells local tycoons: ‘I owe you nothing,’ opening Philippines to foreign investment

By RT The populist Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has pledged to open up the economy to foreign businesses to tackle graft and protectionism. “The only way for the deliverance of this country is to remove it from the clutches of the few people who hold the power and money,” Duterte told a news conference. “I […]

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Laser pointer toting residents endanger the lives of the public and plane passengers around NAIA

PILOTS using the Ninoy Aquino International Airport have asked the authorities to do something about the laser pointing on aircrafts by irresponsible mindless individuals near the airport saying they endanger the lives of many. This was learned Wednesday after Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal appealed to residents living on the periphery of […]

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Hontiveros files “Tres Marias” bills vs. gender-based electronic violence, peer-to-peer sexual harassment and rape

COINCIDING with the observance of the International Week for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Children (VAWC), Akbayan Party-list Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday filed three legislative bills to fight sexual harassment and violence against women. Dubbed as the ‘Tres Marias” bills — the Anti-Rape Act (Senate Bill No. 1252), the Anti Sexual Harassment Bill […]

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Semirara Mining to develop eco tourism project in closed Panian pit

THE integrated energy company Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC) on Monday disclosed that it has started the Panian pit final rehabilitation to “restore its ecological balance,” following the depletion of its coal reserves. “Our goal is to restore the topography of Panian and promote flora and fauna growth in the area. We are still consulting […]

Health News

STOP using firecrackers for health and environment’s sake – PH EcoWaste Coalition

IN a bid to make the New Year’s celebration health and environment friendly, the EcoWaste Coalition urged the public to heed the government’s call to avoid using firecrackers during New Year’s eve. “To stop the tragic injuries and deaths, the destructive fires, hazardous pollution and, not to be forgotten, the acoustic torture against animals, we […]

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PH promotes China’s maritime silk road, urges connectivity among Asean ports  

THE Philippines has expressed its intention to be part of the China’s maritime silk road initiative (CMSRI) as it encouraged Association of Southeast Asian Nations–member ports to also join it for greater economic cooperation and connectivity in Southeast Asia. Transport Secretary Arthur P.  Tugade said the Duterte administration already expressed its desire to join CMSRI during President […]

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PH President Rodrigo Duterte expresses admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin

LIMA, Peru — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday during a meeting with him on the sidelines of the two-day Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) here. Pres. Duterte said he is pleased to meet Pres. Putin “not only because you represent a great country, but because […]

Diaspora News

Non profit orgs offer tips for undocumented immigrants (Los Angeles will defy Trump’s anti-immigrant policy)

BIG crowd demonstrations in Los Angeles against President-elect Donald Trump, appeared to have ended on Tuesday — a day after students converged on Mariachi Plaza, a get-together spot for the city’s musicians, and marched to City Hall. The students demonstrated for about an hour at the City Hall and returned to their classes afterwards. Despite the lull, […]

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Western nations start wars they are scared to fight themselves – Duterte to Putin at APEC summit

By RT PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte has met Vladimir Putin for the first time at the APEC summit in Peru, praising his Russian counterpart’s leadership skills and blaming the West for “bigotry,” terrorizing smaller nations and warmongering. The two leaders met in the Peruvian capital, Lima, on Saturday to discuss the development of Russia-Filipino relations. […]

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New PH Coconut Authority chief took office

THE Philippine Coconut Authority has Mr. Billy Andal as its new administrator after he took his oath of office Thursday during a simple ceremony. Andal, a Mapua Institute of Technology graduate, was the former head of President Roa Duterte Volunteer Foundation and Quezon province board member. He was appointed as the new PCA administrator on November 8, 2016 […]

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Former PH dictator Ferdinand Marcos buried amidst lots of protests

TWENTY seven years after he died, former Philippine President and strongman Ferdinand Marcos was finally buried with military honors at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (National Heroes Cemetery) albeit without any other elaborate ceremony or public and media presence due security concerns. Marcos’s eldest daughter, Ilocos Norte province Governor Imee Marcos, thanked President Rodrigo Duterte […]

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To be or not to be Independent?

HAGATNA, Guam — Besides the voter eligibility issue that is still locked in a court battle, the decolonization of Guam is paralyzed by our collective ambivalence over what political status is best for the island. Getting a unified voice seems impossible in an island populated by diverse ethnic groups that come from different cultural and […]

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Airline execs meet in Manila

THE Philippine Airlines is hosting this year the 60th Assembly of Presidents of the Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines where they will discuss the different problems confronting the airline industry in Asia and Pacific regions and their possible solutions. This despite the steady growth of the airline industry due to increased passenger volume and low fuel prices. […]

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Floyd at ringside triggers talks on rematch with Manny

FLOYD Mayweather obviously wanted a dramatic entrance to the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship fight (a title that he vacated when he retired) between Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas. And he got it. Mayweather walked inside the Thomas and Mack Center arena dressed in a “chocolate brown” trench coat, which some bloggers said was worth […]

Environment Health News

Junk Bataan nuke plant’s planned activation – PH green coalition

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental and public health watchdog, on Monday urged the Duterte administration to junk the plan to activate the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in Morong, Bataan which was mothballed during the Marcos regime due to the danger it poses on the people and environment. “We urge our policy makers not to wake up […]

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Unbridled drug trafficking continues in PH

INTERNATIONAL drug syndicates seems hell bent in making the Philippines a transshipment point to mainland Asia of high grade and expensive illegal drugs as the recent arrest in the country’s premier airport of a foreigner mule shows. On Monday night, customs authorities arrested Nasruddin Bin Mohd Kasman, a Malaysian national, after he tried to smuggle […]

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Drug trafficking continues despite the PH government’s bloody anti-drug campaign

DESPITE the government’s bloody anti-drug campaign, there are still some who obviously are not deterred as they continue to allegedly engage in illegal drugs trafficking. Last Saturday, Bureau of Customs operatives and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents arrested two individuals after claiming a knapsack filled with 1.2 kilos of suspected metamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu at […]