Monthly Archives: May 2017

2,000 trapped as fighting rages in Marawi

MARAWI CITY — Two thousand fearful civilians were trapped on Sunday inside a southern Philippine city where troops are battling Islamist militants, authorities said, as the death toll from almost a week

More senators seek joint session on martial law

MANILA – More senators have joined a call for the holding of a joint session that would tackle President Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao and express Congress’ stance on the

Trump to reverse Obama-era Cuba policies

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump may be planning to reverse another major accomplishment of former President Barack Obama. According to a report from the Daily Caller, the Trump administration is working on

Get used to Duterte’s jokes, Aguirre tells critics

MANILA — Get used to it. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Monday gave this rather flustering advice to those criticizing President Duterte for his penchant for making rape jokes. He also

Filipinos living in urban areas to double to 102M by 2050 — WB

MANILA — As the number of Filipinos living in urban areas is expected to more than double 33 years from now, the World Bank has urged the national government to make Philippine cities

Gov’t calls off latest peace round with NDF

NOORDWIJK AAN ZEE, Netherlands — The Philippine government on Sunday formally called off the latest round of peace talks with communist insurgents, after the parties failed to resolve a dispute over a