President Rodrigo Duterte will host world leaders in Manila starting Sunday, hoping their presence will quiet international criticism over his deadly drug war, which rights groups say may be a crime against humanity. More »


Global coalition calls for end to EJKs ahead of Trump’s PH visit

WASHINGTON — A global coalition called for urgent measures to stop President Rodrigo Duterte’s “murderous drug war” just before President Donald Trump is set to meet with Duterte for the first time,

Duterte sees drug war backing at Asean Summit

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte will host world leaders in Manila starting Sunday, hoping their presence will quiet international criticism over his deadly drug war, which rights groups say may be a crime

Aquino, Joma weigh in on revolutionary gov’t

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to form a revolutionary government sounded familiar to two prominent individuals who had been up close to what a revolution meant — former President Benigno Aquino

No foreign visitors for Leila

MANILA — Is the Philippine National Police out to isolate detained Sen. Leila de Lima? For the third time, authorities at the PNP Custodial Center have “refused to act” on the request

Duterte praises, thanks Putin

DA NANG, Vietnam — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) in Vietnam. “I’m very happy to see you

Tarps displaying ‘Philppines’ taken down

MANILA — The tarpaulins and banners with a misspelled Philippines were already taken down on the same day these were displayed in various places in Metro Manila. A netizen on Friday morning

11 trade ministers reach deal on Pacific trade without US

DANANG, Vietnam — In a major breakthrough, trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries said they reached a deal Saturday to proceed with the free-trade Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that was in doubt after President

Asean at 50: Is it still searching for identity?

By Edgardo J. Angara AT THE High Level Forum on the Association of Southeast Asian Nation’s (Asean) 50th anniversary on Oct. 19, 2017, former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said if the

Trump pushes ’America first’ during tough trade talk in Asia

DANANG, Vietnam — President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring “America first” message Friday, denouncing China for unfair trade practices

Alejano questions halt on PH hut-building in South China Sea sandbars

MANILA — Why is Manila so quick to accede to Beijing’s protest on the building of huts on a Philippine-controlled sandbar, while downplaying Chinese military actions in the South China Sea? This

Mocha Uson disputes Poe on Rappler reclassification

MANILA — Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson questioned on Thursday the remarks of Sen. Grace Poe saying that her move to reclassify Rappler as social media was meant to “marginalize” the online

US Congress’ HR co-chairs urge Trump to raise concern over EJKs with Duterte

WASHINGTON – The co-chairs of the US Congress’ human rights body have made public a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging him to bring up the issue of human rights during

Worst city traffic in Asia: Metro Manila ranks 3rd

MANILA— Manila ranks among the worst cities in Asia when it comes to the time people spend daily on traffic gridlock, a study commissioned by ride-sharing company Uber showed yesterday. Uber Philippines

Duterte to tell Xi Asean’s worry on militarized islands

DA NANG, Vietnam – Saying Southeast Asian leaders were “all worried” about it, President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night said he will press Chinese President Xi Jinping on the issue of China

Duterte to APEC leaders: Lay off human rights

MANILA — Before leaving for Vietnam to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, President Duterte vowed not to allow United States President Donald Trump or any foreign leader to lecture him on

20 world leaders attending 31st Asean Summit

MANILA — At least 20 world leaders will arrive in the Philippines starting Saturday to attend the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and Related Summits, the Department of Foreign

Aquino posts bail, placed on hold order over SAF 44

MANILA — Former president Benigno Aquino III posted bail Thursday at the Sandiganbayan on charges of graft and usurpation of official functions in connection with the bloody Mamasapano police operation that left

Duterte: I was a killer at age 16

DA NANG — If he killed a man when he was just 16 years old, what more now that he is President of the Philippines? President Duterte said this as he reiterated