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Duterte on WPS: ‘I’m the owner, I’m just giving China fishing rights’

Posted on Thursday, 18 July 2019 04:19 PM | No Comments
President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated that the West Philippine Sea still belongs to the country and that he is only giving “fishing rights” to China. “As far as I’m concerned,...

Heads up sky gazers! Partial lunar eclipse visible in PH early Wednesday

Posted on Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:03 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Astronomy enthusiasts in the country will get to see a partial lunar eclipse which will be visible on early Wednesday (July 17), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and...

PH to deploy social welfare attachés for OFWs under new law

Posted on Monday, 15 July 2019 09:14 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law establishing the Office for Social Welfare Attaché to assist overseas Filipino workers (OFW), especially those who have fallen prey to...

PH mulls severing ties with Iceland, 17 other nations – Malacañang

Posted on Monday, 15 July 2019 06:02 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is mulling over the possibility of cutting ties with Iceland and 17 other nations that voted in favor of a resolution calling on the United...

PNP: No comment on UN resolution to probe human rights situation in the Philippines

Posted on Friday, 12 July 2019 12:36 PM | No Comments
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has not commented on the United Nations (UN) resolution to probe the human rights situation in the Philippines. Out of the 47 countries that are...

DOT: 3.4-M int’l tourists visited the Philippines from January to May 2019

Posted on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 11:58 AM | No Comments
The Department of Tourism (DOT) has recorded 3.4 million international tourists who visited the Philippines from January to May 2019. This is a 9.76 percent increase compared to the figures...

Phl must reject ‘lopsided’, ‘unconstitutional’ verbal deal with China – Carpio

Posted on Friday, 5 July 2019 09:00 PM | No Comments
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio believes that the Philippines must set aside and reject what he calls as a “lopsided” and “unconstitutional” verbal agreement it forged with China....

China rejects third-party probe on Recto Bank incident – Palace

Posted on Monday, 1 July 2019 03:38 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – China has rejected the proposed involvement of a third party in the investigation into the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese vessel near Recto...

Panelo clarifies Duterte’s remark on PH sea zone

Posted on Thursday, 27 June 2019 06:37 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Thursday (June 27) clarified President Rodrigo Duterte’s remark on allowing Chinese fishers to trawl within the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Panelo...

Duterte ‘tolerating’ Chinese fishing in PH’s EEZ draws flak

Posted on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 07:02 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Hoping to get the government to side with them, the 22 fishermen who were abandoned at sea by Chinese crewmen in the Recto Bank maritime incident have...