Monthly Archives: May 2016

Duterte seeks early talks with communist rebels

DAVAO CITY — Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday he would seek an early start to peace talks with communist rebels and free detained guerrilla chieftains when he takes office in end-June.

Palace denies US hand in arbitration case vs China

MANILA – A Palace official on Sunday denied that the United States is meddling in the Philippines’ arbitration case against China over the disputed islands in the South China Sea. Communications Secretary

Suspected NPAs attack Davao Oriental town hall, police station

DAVAO CITY – Suspected New People’s Army rebels simultaneously attacked the municipal hall and the police headquarters of Governor Generoso town in Davao Oriental on Sunday evening. Capt. Rhyan Batchar, spokesperson of

Duterte vows to solve first transport, crime crises

DAVAO CITY—Once he assumes power, incoming President Rodrigo Duterte will immediately tackle two critical problems that confront, if not hurt, Filipinos daily: crime and poor public transportation. “I have to declare a

No Cabinet post yet for Robredo

DAVAO CITY—There might be “an opportunity” for incoming Vice President Leni Robredo, but incoming President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte is not quite in a hurry to offer her a job in his Cabinet.

Marcos camp gathering evidence of poll fraud

MANILA – The lawyer of Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. yesterday confirmed plans to push through with an electoral protest over the vice presidential race, saying his client was deprived of nearly four