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PH reaches out to quake-hit Iran, Iraq

THE Philippines yesterday expressed its sympathies to Iran and Iraq after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the northern Kurdish regions of both countries, killing more than a hundred people and injuring more than a thousand. (See story on p.6) Both…

Bigtime oil price hike

OIL companies, for the fifth consecutive weeks, implemented another round of oil price hike, a big one, effective today. Pilipinas Shell, one of the country’s oil giants, Flying V, SEAOIL Philippines Inc., Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc, three of the so-called…

P100B for poor, MSMEs – DU30

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has bared he is shelling out P50 billion for the country’s poor and the same amount for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). “Most of the money will go to the poor and to the [micro, small,…

Flights on normal schedule — MIAA

UNLIKE in previous international summits in the country, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) yesterday said that schedules of flights, both international and domestic, have not been disrupted. According to MIAA general manager Ed Monreal, there are no cancelations of…

Marawi heroes get free prosthetic limbs

A total of 150 amputees including 14 soldiers who lost an arm or a leg while fighting in Marawi, received free prosthetic limbs distributed by an Indian-based foundation with Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi of the Republic of India leading…

‘Fantastic, Rodrigo!’

Trump congratulates Duterte on ‘successful’ hosting of ASEAN Summit; cites US-PH ‘great relationship’ “FANTASTIC, Rodrigo,” US President Donald Trump exclaimed yesterday as he conveyed his gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for the latter’s “incredible hospitality” in hosting world leaders for…

ASEAN summit begins

THE 31st ASEAN Summit officially begins today in Manila as President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines hosts his fellow Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The agenda of the Summit will cover political and security, economic and…

Trump offers to ‘mediate’ in South China Sea row

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HANOI -- US President Donald Trump told his Vietnamese counterpart Sunday he is ready to help resolve the dispute in the resource-rich South China Sea which Beijing claims most of. “If I can help mediate or arbitrate, please let me…

Leaders start flying in for regional meet

MORE ASEAN Summit heads of state arrived yesterday in Manila. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 on board a commercial flight of Cathay Pacific around 10 a.m. from Hong Kong…

GMA hosts Suu Kyi, Hun Sen in Pampanga

FORMER President-turned Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Saturday evening sought to further deepen and strengthen the ties of the Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar during a welcome dinner she hosted for Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Myanmar State Counsellor Daw…

Had ‘most meaningful talks’ with Xi, Putin — Duterte

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday he had “most meaningful talks” on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin In his arrival speech at the…

Fresh cement swallows 2 laborers

TWO construction workers yesterday died in a tragedy that struck the Ayala Mall construction site in Bacolod City. Police Regional Office 6 director Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag identified the fatalities as Doddy Boy Mallorca, 30, a resident of Manapla,…

Asean leaders start coming

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THE leaders of Myanmar and Cambodia were the first heads of state to arrive for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders' Summit in Manila. Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived…

DU30, Trump talk in person for 1st time

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte personally interacted with US President Donald Trump for the first time on Friday during an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation event in Vietnam. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting Retreat, which was…

Host Duterte set for drug war backing at regional summit

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will host world leaders in Manila from Sunday, hoping their presence will quieten international criticism over his deadly drugs war, which rights groups say may be a crime against humanity. Duterte goes into the event appearing confident…
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