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Be prepared for impact on economy of Duterte tirades – Drilon

MANILA — Sen. Franklin Drilon on Friday called on the country’s financial managers to be prepared to cushion the negative economic impact of President Rodrigo Duterte’s relentless tirade against the Philippines’ longtime

ICC prosecutor issues warning vs killings in Philippines

MANILA — Extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines, when committed in pursuing state policy, may fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the court prosecutor said on

Govt to spend P8 trillion for infrastructure

MANILA — The Duterte administration wants the Philippines to formally join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in time for the President’s trip to Beijing this week to erase the massive public

China offers $3B in infra deals

BEIJING—China Railway Group Ltd., a state-owned infrastructure firm, is keen to invest as much as $3 billion in Philippine infrastructure projects in the next few years. The prospective investment commitment from China

Moody’s upgrades Philippine growth forecasts

MANILA – Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the country’s economic growth forecasts for the next two years as it believes the successful implementation of the tax reform and infrastructure development plans by the

China sees new devt path for PH as Duterte opens state visit

MANILA — China expressed its belief that under the leadership of President Duterte, the Philippines and its people can now “explore a development path that suits their national realities” as it prepared

Bato brings home fugitive ex-cop from Thailand trip

MANILA — “A very productive hunting trip” was how Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa described his visit to Thailand as he brought home with him a former

Duterte signs law postponing barangay, SK polls

MANILA – President Duterte has signed the first law under his administration – postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections scheduled on Oct. 31. Duterte earlier agreed to the postponement of

‘No financing for projects with HR violations’

MANILA – While the country’s development partners have not changed or imposed new conditions for loans, some of them have made it clear there will be no financing for projects tainted with

Typhoon Karen damage to agricultural crops hits P3B

MANILA — Typhoon “Karen” racked up a bill of about P3 billion in farm damage, almost the entirety of which was on rice crops. Monitoring by the Department of Agriculture’s field operations

SC extends stay order on Marcos burial

MANILA – The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended anew its order blocking the internment of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, spoiling the festive mood of Marcos

House panel OKs report; no charges vs De Lima

MANILA – Members of the House of Representatives’ committee on justice yesterday voted unanimously to do away with the recommendation to press charges against Sen. Leila de Lima for allegedly allowing drugs

PH a sinking ship – Ramos

MANILA — The ship of state is leaking and sinking as its captain, President Rodrigo Duterte, has been oblivious of the danger signs, former President Fidel V. Ramos said Saturday. “Because we

Goldberg: Don’t know where CIA talk coming from

MANILA — US Ambassador Philip Goldberg has denied President Duterte’s claim the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was plotting to oust or assassinate him. “No, those kinds of statements are not correct, not

Don’t sell out to Chinese, opposition solons warn Duterte

MANILA — President Duterte must take care not to sell out to the Chinese, opposition lawmakers said on Tuesday. Mr. Duterte was expected to arrive in Beijing on Tuesday night with a

PH to agree on joint oil exploration with China in disputed sea

BEIJING—The Philippines is set to enter into a deal with China to jointly explore energy sources in the disputed West Philippine Sea. The Inquirer learned that Duterte administration officials were in talks

Duterte favors war games with China

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte is willing to hold military exercises with China but not with longtime ally, the United States, Chinese media quoted him Monday as saying on the eve of

UN rights boss denounces air strikes on Aleppo as war crimes

GENEVA – The top United Nations human rights official said on Friday that the siege and bombing of eastern Aleppo in Syria constituted “crimes of historic proportions” that have caused heavy civilian

Trump refuses to say he will accept election results

LAS VEGAS — Threatening to upend a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the results of next month’s election if he loses

Filipino died from ‘overwork’ in 2014—Japan Labor Ministry

MANILA — A Filipino trainee in Japan has died of overwork, the second case of “karoshi,” or death due to overwork, involving a foreigner in the country. The Gifu Labor Standard Inspection

Nora Daza’s Pato Tim

By Nora V. Daza THERE are many recipes for Pato Tim on the web, but this one is from the late gourmet chef, Nora Daza, whose recipe books are the bible of

Hong Kong: The kid guide

By Amanda Griffin Jacob HONG KONG is not exactly renowned to be the most kid friendly country around but don’t fret if you want to go and visit and have to bring

Parks Jr opts to stay in US for NBA

MANILA – Bobby Ray Parks is giving himself two to three more years to pursue his NBA dream. In that period, the 6-foot-3 guard/forward, 23, has to stay in the US thus