September 22, 2018
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte praised the United States to high heavens after Washington’s National Security Adviser John Bolton accused the International Criminal Court (ICC) of being “ineffective, unaccountable and indeed outright dangerous.”
September 22, 2018
THE Department of Justice has belittled the evidence submitted by opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV before the Makati regional trial court in connection with the lawmaker’s amnesty which was recently revoked by President Duterte for the senator’s alleged failure to meet the minimal requirements.
A high-ranking official of the Lakas-CMD yesterday said that detained former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. will decide next week whether to run for the Senate or not.
September 22, 2018
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday visited the victims of the deadly landslide that struck near a quarry site in Naga City in Cebu.
A MILITANT solon has expressed disappointment over the huge cuts in the budget of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) with elections coming next year.
A LAWMAKER from Mindanao has expressed concern over the absence of an outlay for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite in the 2019 proposed budget.
September 22, 2018
THE death toll from a rain-induced landslide in Naga City in Cebu early Thursday morning rose to 29 yesterday as police, military and civilian rescuers continued digging for more people believed buried alive in the area.
THE death toll from powerful typhoon “Ompong” yesterday rose to 95, official Philippine National Police reports said.
September 22, 2018
THE Supreme Court upheld the acquittal of former first lady Imelda Marcos of dollar-salting charges for illegally stashing away millions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts.
HANOI -- Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang died Friday at age 61 after a prolonged and serious illness, state media reported.
KABUL -- Moments after Afghan journalist Samim Faramarz wrapped up his live report on the latest suicide attack in Kabul, a car bomb exploded just metres away, killing him and his cameraman Ramiz Ahmadi.
SEOUL — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has embarked on a “dangerous gamble”, analysts said, after he secured only minimal concessions from Kim Jong Un to reboot the North’s nuclear negotiations with Washington.
NEW YORK — US bishops have vowed to draw up a code of conduct regarding the sexual abuse of children and set up a reporting system in the wake of damaging scandals.
CABANATUAN City -- Several hundred bags of imported rice were found stored in warehouses being inspected in some parts in Nueva Ecija while some 34 bags of government rice and several empty sacks bearing the logo of the National Food Authority were seized during a two-day sting conducted by a composite team formed to go against rice traders engaging in the illegal rice trade, hoarding and the illegal rebagging of NFA rice.
TWENTY drug suspects were arrested in separate police operations in Imus City in Cavite and Batangas province.