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Transcipt of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s explosive interview where he lambasted U.S. President Barack Obama

HERE is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s press conference where he threatened to bad mouth U.S. President Barack Obama as provided by the Malacañang press office. Q: Sir, there have been concerns on extrajudicial killings, Sir, and you will meet leaders. Any line of communication that we have prepared to address this issue […]

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President Duterte attends ASEAN meet in Laos

VIENTIANE, LAOS — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has arrived in Laos Monday night and is all set to attend the 28th and 29th meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations starting today, Tuesday. As usually done, pre-departure rites were held before Pres. Duterte together with select government officials step into the plane that took […]

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PH green group bats for Ecological Waste Management vs. Zika Virus

RESPONDING to the Zika virus threat on the country, the Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition on Monday asked the country’s 42,036 barangays to improve community waste management in a bid to to keep away the virus’ carrier, the Aedes mosquito. “Our barangays can contribute to keeping the country Zika-free by ensuring the ecological management of discards, […]

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Obama-Duterte meeting in Laos cancelled

THE United States government on Tuesday has cancelled the scheduled bilateral meeting between American President Barack Obama and Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in response to the latter’s threat to bad mouth the former for questioning the Philippine government’s human rights record in its war against illegal drugs. In cancelling the meeting, Obama, the first […]

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Unattended bag at the NAIA Terminal 3 caused security alert

A LOT of passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 were inconvenienced after security personnel implemented protocols that prevented the free flow of human traffic inside the terminal complex following the discovery of an unattended bag near a boarding gate. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said plane passengers were prevented from approaching […]

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Hyundai Selected to Supply Philippine Navy With Two Battleships

By Sputnik News   South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has won a $337 million contract to build two modern warships for the Philippine Navy. The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) initiated the acquisition of the two battleships nearly three years ago to prompt the upgrade of the country’s territorial defense capabilities. Having studied the documents presented […]

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Former Deputy Undersecretary of US Navy Predicts War with China is ‘Inevitable’

By Sputnik News In an editorial on Saturday, retired naval officer Seth Cropsey, writing on behalf of the neoconservative think tank The Hudson Institute, predicted that a bloody naval conflict with China was imminent. The former Deputy Undersecretary of the US Navy under both President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush penned a troubling editorial on Saturday […]

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Romero is lone billionaire at the PH House of Representatives

THE country’s most prominent sports leader-turned-lawmaker, Representative Michael “Mikee” Romero of 1-Pacman party-list, has landed as the 49th richest Filipino in Forbes’ list of 50 Richest People in the Philippines, making him the lone billionaire among the 300 members of the House of Representatives. Rep. Romero’s net worth is $150 million or roughly 7 billion […]

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MIAA steps up security following Davao blast

SECURITY at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport was heightened a few hours after the late Friday night bombing of a famous night market in Davao City. This was disclosed by Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal on Saturday as he advised users of the country’s premier airport not to be alarmed over the […]

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Pizza Proves to Be the Best Motivator – Study

By Sputnik News In the upcoming book “Payoff: the Hidden Logic that Shapes Our Motivations,” behavioral economist Dan Ariely detailed a study showing that pizza motivates workers to increase productivity more effectively than money. Looking for a way to encourage your employees to show better results? The answer might be pizza. In his book, Ariely recounts an experiment […]

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General situation in South China Sea, transnational crime, human trafficking, and regional security top issues in ASEAN summit

THE general situation in South China Sea, transnational crime and human trafficking are among the issues that will be discussed in the forthcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit in Laos at the end of the month. This was disclosed on Friday by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Assistant Secretary Ma. Helen De la […]

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Beijing, ASEAN Partners to Sign Deal to Avoid Clashes in South China Sea

By Sputnik News As tensions simmer over disputed areas in the South China Sea, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will sign an agreement to mitigate the risk of armed confrontation in the region, the Philippines foreign ministry confirmed on Friday. The adoption of a mechanism for handling unplanned encounters and emergency situations in the […]

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Blast rocked President Rodrigo Duterte’s home city, leaving at least 14 people dead and 70 others hurt

A POWERFUL explosion rocked the famous Roxas Night Market of Davao City on Friday and killed at least 14 people and wounded 70 others. The bombing seems to be a direct challenge to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who immediately rushed to the explosion site to help the victims and confer with local officials. At the […]

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NAIA on alert for Zika virus

THE Manila International Airport Authority and the Department of Health have doubled their efforts in looking out for the possible entry of the Zika virus in the country following reports of its outbreak in neighboring Asian countries. This was disclosed on Friday by MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal after receiving a directive from the DOH […]

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Malacañang calls on the Filipino people to help protect President Rodrigo Duterte

PRESIDENTIAL Communications Secretary Martin Andanar called on the Filipino people to help protect the life of President Rodrigo Duterte by staying vigilant in the wake of the reported assassination plot against him. Andanar issued the appeal on Friday during an interview aired over radio station dwFM. He said  aside from efforts of the government troops […]

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Mga lupaing sakahan na napabayaan matapos hindi maisama sa repormang agraryo hahabulin – DAR

HAHABULIN ng Kagawaran ng Repormang Agraryo (DAR) ang mga institusyon o indibidwal na nabigong mapa-unlad ang kanilang mga lupa na dating sakahan subalit ginawang lugar pang komersyal, industriya o residensyal para makaiwas sa repormang agraryo. Ito ang ipinahayag ni Kalihim Rafael Mariano ng DAR nitong Huwebes sa isang pulong balitaan. Sinabi niya na ayon sa […]

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The government suffers casualties of war against drugs too — PDEA

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Thursday disclosed that contrary to public perception, the government suffers casualties too in its war against drugs. To prove this point, PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña cited a Philippine National Police (PNP) report which shows that 12 policemen and military personnel were killed during anti-drug operations conducted since […]