Monthly Archives: July 2017

Opposition gives up on martial law challenge

MANILA — Opposition lawmakers will no longer challenge the extension of martial law in Mindanao before the Supreme Court, saying the current composition of the tribunal would make it an exercise in

Duterte says he will destroy Lumad schools, not children

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday clarified that he intends not to harm the children but only the Lumad school structures, which he ordered destroyed, for spreading subversive ideas. Speaking to

China to non-regional forces: Keep off South China Sea

MANILA – “Non-regional forces” should avoid interfering in activities in the South China Sea, Beijing’s foreign minister warned Tuesday as he also called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to

NPA torches road equipment, disarms Surigao vice mayor

BUTUAN CITY  – Ignoring earlier appeals from President Duterte, at least 50 suspected communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels burned heavy equipment at a road construction site in Barangay Gacepan, Sison, Surigao

Duterte-Joma word war heats up

MANILA — The word war between Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison and President Rodrigo Duterte is turning ugly. On Wednesday, after Mr. Duterte told Sison to kill

Review of balikbayan box guidelines urged

LOS ANGELES – The head of the biggest group of balikbayan box forwarders in the Philippines has joined Senate President Protempore Ralph Recto in pushing for the review of the new tough