Monthly Archives: June 2017

Duterte says he knew Marawi conflict ‘would be a long fight’

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night said he knew the battle between government troops and Maute terrorists in Marawi City “would be a long fight.” Duterte admitted he was “bleeding”

Duterte makes public appearance after 6-day hiatus

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night made an appearance in Malacañang after a six-day hiatus from the public’s sight. Duterte led the Eid al-Fitr celebration at the Rizal Hall in Malacañang. Muslim

Fariñas to sue Ilocos Norte board members for persona non grata declaration

MANILA — Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said on Tuesday he would file graft charges against and seek damages from the Ilocos Norte Sanggunian Panlalawigan (provincial board) members who voted to declare him persona non grata in the

Mautes offer to swap priest for parents

ARAWI CITY — A leader of Islamic State (IS)-inspired terrorists holed up in Marawi City is willing to release a Catholic priest that his group is holding captive in exchange for the

Military changes strategy in fight against terrorists

MANILA — The government’s losses in the Marawi crisis rose to 70 on Sunday, prompting changes in the fighting strategies of the military, which is relatively new to urban warfare. On Monday,

Making health care unaffordable again

By Val G. Abelgas AFTER failing for many years to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, Republicans in both the House and the Senate are touting their control