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PH to defy China air restrictions

MANILA  – The Philippines will not recognize restrictions on air and sea travel set by China in the West Philippine Sea, President Aquino said yesterday. “We will still fly the routes that

PH, US defense chiefs to meet in Hawaii on sea dispute

FORT SAN FELIPE  — US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin will meet in Hawaii this week to discuss the escalating tensions in the West Philippine Sea (South

China lodges complaint with US over spy plane flight

BEIJING — China said it had lodged a complaint with the United States over a U.S. spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed South China Sea in a diplomatic row

Aquino ready to meet with senators on BBL

MANILA  – President Aquino is ready to meet with senators to discuss the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law but will not back down on its merits and constitutionality while at the same hinting

AFP sees no war in Mindanao if BBL is not passed in 2015

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines is optimistic that it can handle any situation if the Bangsamoro Basic Law is not passed by this year as there are many peace

Solons eye night, special sessions to pass BBL before SONA

MANILA — To meet Malacañang’s target to have the Bangsamoro basic law (BBL) passed before the President delivers his final State of the Nation Address on July 27 , congressmen are willing to work

De Lima: Only President immune from suit

MANILA — “The Vice President is not immune from suit. He is an impeachable official but he is not immune from suit.” Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Thursday made the stand

PH heat index rises to 45ºC

TUGUEGARAO CITY  – The heat index in Isabela rose further to 45 degrees Celsius on Friday from 43.7 degrees last Wednesday, leaving almost a dozen people hospitalized. Seven patients were admitted to

Mercado to return ‘loot,’ dares Binay to do, too

MANILA — Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado on Saturday said he would surrender his ill-gotten wealth, and dared Vice President Jejomar Binay to do the same. In an interview with the

Binay: Why aren’t Abad, Drilon probed by AMLC?

MANILA — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay blasted the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) Sunday for failing to investigate the bank accounts of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, Senate President Franklin Drilon and other

Duterte calls presidency a ‘destiny’ after meeting with Roxas

DAVAO CITY  – For Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, to be the country’s president is a person’s destiny. “The presidency is destiny talaga. Destiny,” Duterte said in an interview with Sonshine Radio here a

Duterte confirms ‘ties’ with Davao Death Squad

DAVAO CITY — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is asking the Filipino electorate to not elect him as the country’s next president because he does not want to kill more people. In

P200M transferred from 2 NGOs to Napoles firms, says AMLC

MANILA — More than P200 million were transferred from the bank accounts of two non-government organizations (NGOs) to the bank accounts of “pork barrel” scam brains Janet Lim Napoles from 2009 to

Roxas still Aquino’s top choice

MANILA — Interior Secretary Mar Roxas remains the top choice of President Aquino III as his successor in 2016 despite rumors that Roxas will slide down as the administration’s vice presidential bet

Quit or stay, Binay camp divided on VP

MANILA — The camp of the Vice President Jejomar Binay is divided on whether he should resign from the Cabinet amid calls for him to step down following the leak of a

Sultanate of Sulu strongly against BBL

MANILA — Sultan Esmail Kiram II and other claimant-sultans of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo (SSNB) will attend the Senate hearing on Monday (May 25, 2015) on the Bangsamoro Basic