Trump ‘really wants Duterte’ to attend US-ASEAN Summit, says Foreign Secretary Locsin

U.S. President Donald Trump is apparently hellbent on having President Rodrigo Duterte attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Summit in Las Vegas in March, or at least, so says Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. Locsin tweeted yesterday that members of the regional bloc of nations decided to hold a special summit in ...

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Batangas vice mayor threatened with sanctions if he allows residents to return to Taal evacuation zone

Batangas vice mayor threatened with sanctions if he allows residents to return to Taal evacuation zone

Charlie Natanauan is having an interesting week. The vice mayor of Talisay town in Batangas was living in relative obscurity until he went on a full-blown rant on the radio...

Duterte doing ‘excellent’ job as president, according to survey

Duterte doing ‘excellent’ job as president, according to survey

A survey released last night by the country’s leading public opinion polling body has found that a majority of Filipinos believe President Rodrigo Duterte is doing an...

VP Robredo slams Mocha Uson for spreading fake news about Taal donations

VP Robredo slams Mocha Uson for spreading fake news about Taal donations

Mocha Uson is at it again. The Duterte cheerleader and former singer is back in hot water after Vice President Leni Robredo lashed out at her today for allegedly spreading (what...

PH gov’t approves total deployment ban for Kuwait following domestic worker’s death

PH gov’t approves total deployment ban for Kuwait following domestic worker’s death

The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) yesterday approved a total ban on deploying Filipino workers to Kuwait following the suspected murder of Jeanelyn Villavende there...

Duterte spokesman again denies ICC’s jurisdiction over PH, tells court to ‘wake up from its stupor’

Duterte spokesman again denies ICC’s jurisdiction over PH, tells court to ‘wake up from its stupor’

The Philippine government today denied again that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has jurisdiction to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte for human rights violations in...

Bad Joke: Duterte visits volcano victims, says ‘beautiful women’ in devastated Batangas made his problems disappear

Bad Joke: Duterte visits volcano victims, says ‘beautiful women’ in devastated Batangas made his problems disappear

President Rodrigo Duterte has never had any misgivings about cracking misogynist jokes, but yesterday he went a step further, proving that he also has no qualms about cracking...

Lawyer withdraws International Criminal Court complaint against Duterte for ‘mass murder’

Lawyer withdraws International Criminal Court complaint against Duterte for ‘mass murder’

In an abrupt about-face, a Filipino lawyer today said he would retract a complaint he filed before the International Criminal Court (ICC) two years ago accusing President Rodrigo...

Duterte to visit towns devastated by Taal, says he’ll eat toxic ash and ‘pee’ on the volcano

Duterte to visit towns devastated by Taal, says he’ll eat toxic ash and ‘pee’ on the volcano

President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to visit ash-covered towns in Luzon today that were badly affected by Taal Volcano’s ongoing eruption. But, Duterte being Duterte, he...

Authorities announce new restrictions on visa upon arrival scheme for Chinese tourists

Authorities announce new restrictions on visa upon arrival scheme for Chinese tourists

Manila’s Justice Department yesterday released new immigration rules prohibiting the conversion of visas upon arrival (VUA) issued to Chinese tourists into work or resident...


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