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President Duterte meets with the family of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III in Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, October 4, gave his condolences to Mr. Horacio Castillo, Jr. and Mrs. Carminia Castillo, the parents of University of Sto. Tomas (UST) law freshman Horacio Castillo III who died during hazing rites, in a meeting at the Music Room in Malacañan Palace. Castillo III was killed during the rites  committed by members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity last September 16, 2017.  

Storm floods parts of Philippines; markets, schools shut

MANILA, Philippines (Reuters) — Heavy rains caused flooding in some parts of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, strangling traffic and forcing the closure of financial markets, government offices and schools on Tuesday (September 12) as a storm swept across the main Luzon island. The weather bureau raised storm warning signals over Manila and 19 provinces in Luzon as a tropical cyclone with winds up to 60 kilometres per hour (kph) made landfall before noon […]

Eyewitnesses capture moment Mexico earthquake strikes- UGC

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday (September 7), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least five people, triggering small tsunami waves and damaging some buildings. Eyewitness phone footage showed the moment the earthquake struck in a hotel room in Mexico City. Further footage of Mexico City International Airport’s Terminal 2 showed what appeared to be earthquake damage to the floor. […]

Senator Lacson bares systemic corruption at Customs bureau (with video and text of speech)

  (Eagle News) — Senator Panfilo Lacson delivered an explosive privilege speech at the Senate, baring the systemic and well-ingrained corruption at the Bureau of Customs, saying that even the top officials of the bureau led by former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon are on the take, receiving bribes through a so-called “tara” system. Lacson called the Bureau of Customs as a “haven for crooks, criminals, malefactors” and even deliberately mispronounced “felons” as “faeldons” in his […]

Video: Guam residents express confidence US military can intercept any missile near island

  Residents of Guam interviewed by Agence France Presse TV expressed confidence that the US military will be able to protect the island, and intercept any missile that would be launched by North Korea. Francis Abino, Guam resident, said “North Korea does not have a chance to penetrate any missiles into the Mariana Islands, to the Territory of the United States. Due to the fact that the military has major capabilities to intercept anything that’s […]

Video: South Koreans scared, nervous after Trump’s “provocative” remark on N. Korea nuke threat

video courtesy AFPTV South Koreans express fear and anxiety after US President Donald Trump declared that North Korea would face “fire and fury” the “likes of which the world has not seen before” that was followed by a warning from North Korea that it was prepared to strike near Guam by mid-August. “It’s [Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ remark] really scary personally, and obviously I think it’s bound to escalate things. Such a remark shouldn’t be […]

Video: North Korea has produced nuke warhead, says media report

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — North Korea has produced a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles, the Washington Post reported Tuesday, a major development sure to further inflame tensions. The Post cited parts of an analysis conducted by the Defense Intelligence Agency that says the intelligence community thinks North Korea has “nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery” — including in intercontinental ballistic missiles. The Post said the assessment’s broad conclusions were verified […]

PHL gov’t now focusing on Marawi rehab; “Bangon Marawi Forum” launched at ASEAN Int’l Media Center

The Task Force Bangon Marawi and the Presidential Communications Office, through its news agencies, launched on Friday, August 4,  the “Bangon Marawi” Forum at the AsSEAN International Media Center in Pasay City. In his welcome remarks, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said, the Bangon Marawi Forum aims to inform the public of the country’s efforts to rehabilitate the war-torn city of Marawi. Armed Forces of the Philippines Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla, also gave a keynote […]

President Duterte talks to mining companies and stakeholders

President Rodrigo Duterte speaks with the leaders and stakeholders of mining companies in the country during a dialogue at the Heroes Hall in Malacañang on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Joining the President in the event is Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu and other government officials.

President Duterte meets MNLF Chair Nur Misuari in Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Thursday, August 3 met with Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Chairman Nur Misuari and other guests at the Music Room in Malacañang. The latest in a series of meetings with the MNLF leader, the President continues to forge a strong alliance with Chairman Misuari for their cooperation in the administration’s war against illegal drugs, criminality and terrorism in Mindanao.

PNP Chief greets Iglesia Ni Cristo members on Church’s 103rd anniversary

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa greeted members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo on the Church’s 103rd anniversary. “Sa ating mga kapatid sa Iglesia Ni Cristo, binabati ko po kayo ng masayang pagdiriwang sa inyong 103rd Anniversary ng Iglesia Ni Cristo. Mabuhay po kayo at God bless po to everyone of you,” the PNP Chief said. Dela Rosa conveyed his message in a video greeting taken by Rafhael Nepomuceno […]