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Duterte scores Chinese greed in South China Sea

MANILA — In one of his strongest statements yet against Beijing, President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday slammed China’s attempts to have the entire South China Sea to themselves, and suggested in jest

Duterte to tap Alunan for China if FVR begs off

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao—If former President Fidel Ramos declines President Duterte’s offer to lead the Philippines’ talks with Beijing over the South China Sea dispute, then maybe Ramos’ interior secretary could be up

China divide and rule splits Asean

VIENTIANE — Southeast Asian nations are in unparalleled disarray over Beijing’s saber-rattling in the South China Sea, analysts and insiders say, with the fractures set to deepen as staunch China ally Laos

Beijing’s ‘new language’ hints at flexibility, cooperation

BEIJING – Amid China’s outrage over an international tribunal that rejected its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the country is using new language that some experts say shows Beijing wants

Arroyo may seek treatment abroad

MANILA — Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is considering seeking medical attention for her spinal problems in either Japan, Germany or the United States, according to her lawyer, Raul Lambino. Lambino said there

Cops kill Chinese drug lord

MANILA — Finally, law enforcers are starting to net the big fish. A suspected Chinese drug lord wanted for operating “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) laboratories in the Philippines for the past 13 years

GDP growth likely exceeded 7% in Q2

MANILA– The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth likely accelerated in the second quarter of the year, a ranking official of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said yesterday. BSP Deputy Governor

Ongpin fined P174M for insider trading

MANILA – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has slapped businessman Roberto V. Ongpin with a P174-million fine for allegedly using insider information to profit from the trading of Philex Mining shares

Munich shooting toll: 9 victims plus dead shooter

MUNICH — Police said Saturday that the death toll in a shopping mall shooting rampage had risen to nine victims, in addition to the gunman who apparently committed suicide, DPA news agency

Clinton chooses Kaine as running mate

ORLANDO, Florida — Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket. In

Federalism won’t trigger Mindanao breakaway – Duterte

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The switch to a federal government will not lead to the secession of Mindanao from the country, President Rodrigo Duterte assured on Thursday. On the contrary, federalism will help

Lagman bares ‘sinister plot’ in House

MANILA – Liberal Party (LP) member and Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman has accused incoming Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and former Vice President Jejomar Binay of hatching a “sinister plot” to control the minority

Alan Cayetano gives way to Pimentel

MANILA – Over dinner at Malacañang with President Duterte on Tuesday, rivals for the Senate presidency—Senators Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and Alan Peter Cayetano—more or less patched things up. Before the meeting,

War on drugs: 240 dead

MANILA — The intensified nationwide campaign against illegal drugs has resulted in the death of 240 suspected drug personalities; arrest of 3,228 individuals; surrender of 120,209 persons; and raid of 63,972 houses