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EU summons Filipino envoy to explain Duterte tirade

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Monday summoned a Philippine envoy to explain an expletive-laden tirade by President Rodrigo Duterte, who threatened to hang EU officials for opposing his efforts to re-impose

SC justices to SolGen: Is De Lima being singled out by Duterte?

MANILA — Is Sen. Leila De Lima being singled out by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte? Three Supreme Court justices raised this question during the third part of the oral arguments

SC junks disbarment case vs Morales

MANILA — For lack of merit, the Supreme Court (SC) dismissed Wednesday the disbarment complaint filed against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. In a unanimous resolution, the SC ruled that the “Ombudsman, who

Duterte, Misuari meeting cordial – Palace

MANILA – President Duterte and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founder Nur Misuari discussed on Monday ways to achieve peace in Mindanao in a meeting described as “warm” and “cordial.” Presidential spokesman

Duterte spends birthday with family

DAVAO CITY – On his 72nd birthday, President Duterte was nowhere to be found. The Presidential Communications Operations Office here said the President decided to enjoy his private time with loved ones

Duterte assures Robredo impeachment against her won’t prosper

MANILA — The last time President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo met, Duterte told Robredo that he will not allow the impeachment complaint against her to prosper. Robredo on Tuesday

China to work with Asean on sea code

MANILA – China is determined to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for the crafting of a framework for the code of conduct for claimants in the South China

Flip-flop on China may lead to crisis – analyst

MANILA — Confusing remarks by President Rodrigo Duterte about Philippine claims in the Scarborough Shoal and Benham Rise could bring about a crisis in the country’s relationship with its long-time ally, the

Australia worried ISIS might move to Mindanao

MANILA — With the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) losing ground in the Middle East, Australia said one of its primary concerns was that the terrorist group might move to

AFP awaits Duterte’s order on ceasefire

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines will wait for orders from President Duterte before implementing a unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels, AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año said on

PH, China set talks to avoid clashes in disputed territory

MANILA — The Philippines and China are set to discuss a bilateral mechanism to “properly handle” maritime issues over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), Malacañang said. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jinhu

PH cities suffer ‘dangerous’ weekend heat

MANILA — It was hardly a chill Sunday for some cities, as the highest heat indices nationwide was recorded for the month so far. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration

Drilon: Is Duterte allies’ bid to oust Leni political double talk?

MANILA — Could it be another political “double talk” that President Rodrigo Duterte wanted to stop an impeachment bid against Vice President Leni Robredo and yet his allies seemed unstoppable? “The President

PNP says media sensationalized figures of drug kills

MANILA — Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Monday dismissed as “sensationalized and misinterpreted data” claims from some media sectors and Vice President Leni Robredo that President Duterte’s war