Duterte may declare martial law next week — Lorenzana

Duterte may declare martial law next week — Lorenzana

MANILA, Sept 15 (Mabuhay) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law next week if threatened massive protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defense chief said Friday. “He said, if the left will try to have a massive protest, start fires on the […]

22.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

Foreign aid for Marawi rehab reaches P2-B: Lorenzana

MANILA – The Department of National Defense (DND) on Friday said donations coming from other countries for the rehabilitation of Marawi City have reached almost PHP2 billion. In a press briefing in Malacañang, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Australia, so far, is the biggest donor with PHP1 billion in pledged assistance. United States recently announced a […]

22.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

DFA speeds up passport application, renewal

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is undertaking further reforms to speed up passport appointment system. It redesigned the appointment system that now allows applicants to see, at first glance, which dates have available slots. “If you will look at our appointment website, the dates in color red are those that are fully […]

22.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

PHL to repatriate kababayans from Irma-hit Caribbean Islands

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippine Government is finalizing the arrangements for the repatriation of around 140 Filipino nationals from the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Anguilla, and Sint Maarten, who requested to be evacuated in light of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean islands. The DFA-Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers […]

22.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
Here’s what ‘Dreamers’ need to know  By Abner Galino

Here’s what ‘Dreamers’ need to know By Abner Galino

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will still process new Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications if they were submitted by September 5, which was the day when the Trump administration announced that it will rescind the Executive Order implemented by President Barack Obama during his term. The DHS will also renew DACA for […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

Ethics complaint vs. Trillanes sufficient in form, substance

MANILA, Sept 11 (Mabuhay) – The Senate ethics committee on Monday found the complaint filed by Senator Richard Gordon against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV sufficient in form and substance, except for one ground in relation to the two coup d’etat attempt he participated in the past. Following the committee’s approval, Trillanes will be asked to […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
Rachelle Ann Go is engaged

Rachelle Ann Go is engaged

Rachelle Ann Go is now engaged. The Filipina singer and theater actress announced the good news through social media early Friday morning. On Instagram, Go shared a photo of her with her boyfriend, New York-based businessman Martin Spies, by the beach where the latter can be seen down on his knee offering the singer a […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News ·
Duterte to impose Martial law nationwide  If NPA rebels stage ‘armed rebellion on the streets’

Duterte to impose Martial law nationwide If NPA rebels stage ‘armed rebellion on the streets’

MANILA, Sept 11 (Mabuhay) – Leftist lawmakers from the House of Representatives slammed President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to impose martial law all across the country if communist rebels would stage rebellion and fighting on the streets. In a statement on Monday, Bayan Muna party-list Representative Carlos Zarate said the President’s latest threat “will be met […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
Duterte appoints DAR OIC following Mariano’s CA rejection

Duterte appoints DAR OIC following Mariano’s CA rejection

MANILA, Sept 11 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Monday appointed Undersecretary Rosalina Bistoyong as the officer-in-charge of the Department of Agrarian Reform. The announcement came after former Anakpawis party-list representative Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano was rejected by the Commission on Appointments. “The Palace announces the designation of Undersecretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong as Officer-in-Charge of the Department […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News ·
Vicki, Hayden exchange vows in church ceremony in Paris

Vicki, Hayden exchange vows in church ceremony in Paris

It was a long time coming, but Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho finally fulfilled their dream of exchanging wedding vows in a church ceremony in Paris on Saturday. About 250 friends and family, including some of local showbiz’s biggest names, jetted to the French capital to watch the celebrity doctors, who have been together for […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News ·
Duterte tells police: Bring media along during operations

Duterte tells police: Bring media along during operations

  MANILA, Sept 6 (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told the police to bring the media along on operations amid growing questions about the administration’s drug war. “I suggest to the police to bring hordes of media in their operations. Dadalhin mo lahat ng media. Sige, maglinya kayo diyan. Tignan ninyo at we […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News ·
Dela Rosa cries while assuring senator there’s no state policy on killings

Dela Rosa cries while assuring senator there’s no state policy on killings

MANILA, Sept 5 (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa on Tuesday cried, seemingly out of frustration, during the Senate hearing after a senator alleged that there was a government policy to kill drug suspects. “I am grieving for the majority of my men na nakataya ang buhay nila tapos i-accuse n’yo kami […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Hometown, Legal Matters, Local News, News ·
Embassy official addresses student leaders in DC International Diplomacy Conference

Embassy official addresses student leaders in DC International Diplomacy Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Embassy Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Minister Patrick A. Chuasoto was the guest speaker at the International Diplomacy Conference held at Georgetown University on 11 August 2017. Minister Chuasoto talked about diplomacy, the United Nations, Philippine foreign policy, Philippines-United States relations, and the Philippine Chairmanship of ASEAN before 100 Junior and Senior high school students from […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

Exercise prudence on martial law statements, Escudero tells Panelo

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) –Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo should “exercise more prudence” in his statements over martial law in Mindanao, following the latter’s remark that another proclamation is necessary should Congress deem an extension unnecessary. “If its for the same area and to address the same threat, it […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
AFP to give martial law assessment as early as next week

AFP to give martial law assessment as early as next week

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines will hand its assessment on the Mindanao martial law next week at the earliest. In an interview with reporters after the Mindanao Hour briefing in Malacañang on Friday, military spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said President Rodrigo Duterte could expect the assessment before the […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
SC: Unjustified fears, past experience should not cloud martial law significance

SC: Unjustified fears, past experience should not cloud martial law significance

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) –Supreme Court justices believe fears and apprehensions stemming from the nation’s traumatic experience during the Marcos years should not dilute the significance of the imposition of martial law for the promotion of public safety. Affirming President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration in Mindanao aimed at crushing ISIS-inspired militants, the SC said […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
Duterte’s pardon of political prisoners a ‘positive gesture,’ says solon

Duterte’s pardon of political prisoners a ‘positive gesture,’ says solon

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) — A left-leaning lawmaker on Friday welcomed the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to pardon 10 political prisoners, describing it as a “very positive gesture” ahead of the fifth round of peace talks eyed in August. “This bodes well for the continuation of the peace negotiations,” Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News ·
Lee Torres, First-Ever General Manager Promoted from within Pechanga Resort & Casino

Lee Torres, First-Ever General Manager Promoted from within Pechanga Resort & Casino

The Pechanga Development Corporation’s Board of Directors has named the first-ever general manager to be promoted from within Pechanga Resort & Casino, voted the #1 casino in the country by the readers of USA Today. Mr. Lee Torres, with nearly 20 years of experience in the gaming industry, has been an integral part of our leadership […]

24.06.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Happenings, News ·
PHL lauds Chinese President Xi for success of Belt and Road Initiative

PHL lauds Chinese President Xi for success of Belt and Road Initiative

BEIJING, May 14 – The Philippine government lauded Chinese Pres. Xi Jinping for the success of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, a high-profile economic event here attended by 29 world leaders including President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs described the Belt and Road Initiative as a “bold […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·
Napoles gets death threats, seeks transfer to NBI custody

Napoles gets death threats, seeks transfer to NBI custody

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — The camp of businesswoman and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is seeking her swift transfer to the National Bureau of Investigation Custodial Center after receiving death threats from unknown individuals. In a very urgent motion to the Sandiganbayan, the Napoles camp said the businesswoman has been “bombarded […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
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