Monthly Archives: April 2017

Civil society Groups push for Asean human rights court

MANILA — Civil society organizations across Southeast Asia on Saturday called on their governments to prepare the ground for the establishment of an independent regional court to promote and protect human rights

7.2 magnitude quake near Sarangani causes injuries

GLAN, Sarangani — A 7.2-magnitude earthquake caused injuries and minor structural damage here and in General Santos City after it struck at sea some 53 kilometers southwest of Sarangani Island in Davao

Chinese Navy vessels to dock in Davao City for goodwill visit

MANILA — Three Chinese Navy vessels will be in the Philippines for a goodwill visit from Sunday (April 30), to Wednesday (May 3), the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) said in a new

Self-rate povery rises in last quarter

MANILA — After several quarters of declining rates, the number of poor families increased last quarter as the number of individuals who rated themselves poor inched up across all geographical areas, a

Duterte shrugs off complaint in int’l court

MANILA — President Duterte on Thursday brushed off the complaint in the International Criminal Court (ICC) seeking his investigation for crimes against humanity, even as he defended himself from criticism that he

Solicitor General voids Tadeco deal

MANILA — The government’s primary lawyer on Thursday declared void the multimillion-peso joint venture agreement (JVA) between the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and a banana exporting company owned by the family of