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Teo to media: Help us sell PH, tone down EJK reports

Reports on extrajudicial killings (EJKs) by Vice President Leni Robredo and the media are making it difficult to “sell” the Philippines as a tourist destination. In a press conference in Bangkok yesterday, Tourism chief Wanda Teo said statements and reports…

PH, Thailand sign agri, other vital deals

The Philippines signed agricultural deals with Thailand as well as agreements in tourism, science and technology as well as accords to ensure security and stability in the region including the South China Sea, and address such issues as terrorism, sea…

Traffic enforcer gunned down over traffic violation

A 46-year-old traffic enforcer was shot dead by a motorist the victim earlier accosted for traffic violation Tuesday afternoon in Pasay City. The victim identified as Noel Lunas of Pasay City Traffic Management Office and resident of 2940 C. Cruz…

Alan: just give absolute trust to Du30

SEN. Alan Peter Cayetano said Filipinos should just give their “absolute trust” to President Rodrigo Duterte on the issue concerning the Philippines territorial dispute with China. Cayetano made the remarks as he defended the President over his statements that the…

‘Scary news’

BANGKOK -- The Philippine tourism secretary urged the media, Wednesday, to “tone down” coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war, complaining that reports on extrajudicial killings were scaring away foreigners. On a trip to Thailand accompanying Duterte, Tourism Secretary…

Duterte back from trip to Myanmar, Thailand

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is flying home at dawn today after his two-day official visit to Myanmar and Thailand.| The President met Tuesday with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-Cha, completing a series of get-acquainted visits with the members of the 10-country…

PH, Thailand boost tourism cooperation

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THE Philippines and Thailand have resolved to revive their 23-year-old tourism cooperation agreement during this week’s official visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to Bangkok. President Duterte and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha stood as witnesses as Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda…

ASEAN, China set SCS Code of Conduct talks

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CHINA is set to host a meeting with members of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in May on the Code of Conduct framework amid territorial disputes in the South China Sea (SCS). Acting Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique…

China asked to explain Scarborough Shoal plan

THE Philippines on Tuesday sent a note verbale to China to seek clarification on its announced construction the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said the note verbale was sent to the Chinese…

Solon lauds Duterte’s stand on same-sex marriage

PRO-life solon Lito Atienza yesterday welcomed the pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte that he is against same-sex marriages. Atienza, representing Buhay Party-list, saidsame-sex marriage should not be allowed in our culture, especially since the Philippines is pre-dominantly Catholic. “President Duterte…

Terror plot foiled

FOLLOWING the arrest of a suspected protector of the Maute Group the Philippine National Police yesterday said it has foiled an attempt by the ISIS-inspired terrorists to hit several targets in Metro Manila and embarrass the country before or during…

Gov’t, Reds resume peace talks in April

THE fourth round of peace talks between the Philippine government and the communist-led National Democratic Front (NDF) will be held in Noordwijk, the Netherlands from April 2 to 6, the Norwegian Embassy said yesterday. “I am pleased that representatives of…

Alejano ready to lead ‘jet ski war’ vs China

MAGDALO Rep. Gary Alejano is willing to lead a military offensive against China using a jet ski borrowed from President Rodrigo Duterte. Responding to the President’s recent tirade, Alejano chided President Duterte for not fulfilling his campaign promise of riding…

DFA urged to protest Chinese ‘incursions’

SENATOR JV Ejercito has urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to file a “strong” diplomatic protest against China’s alleged incursions and building activities in Philippine territories in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) and Benham Rise off Aurora province. Ejercito…

Leni eager to get my post — Duterte

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has accused Vice President Leni Robredo of being in a hurry to claim the presidency. The President made the claim during his hour long speech before the Filipino community in Myanmar Sunday night as he took a…
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