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Duterte ‘poised to win Philippine elections’

  Anti-establishment firebrand Rodrigo Duterte was heading Monday for a huge win in the Philippine presidential elections, according to a poll monitor, after an incendiary campaign dominated by his profanity-laced threats to kill criminals.  (Courtesy AFPTV)

The US-Philippine relations and the “Duterte phenomenon” in Philippine elections

  Why is presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor such a phenomenon in the May 9 elections. In this part 3 of the May 7, 2016 episode of ASEAN in Focus weekend, two political experts tackle this and the importance of the having good foreign relations with the international community, particularly the United States. ASEAN in Focus resident resource person Dr. Carlos Tabunda Jr., an executive fellow of the Development Academy of the Philippines, interviews […]

Roxas votes in Roxas City, Capiz

Presidential aspirant Mar Roxas casted his vote in Precinct 22A Rufina Andrada Santos Memorial School, Roxas City, Capiz. Roxas arrived in the polling place at 8:00 in the morning together with his wife, broadcaster Korina Sanchez-Roxas. His voting process lasted for about 10 minutes. After casting his vote, he faced the media to answer questions. Roxas was also accompanied by his mother Judy Araneta Roxas, his son Paolo, and other local candidates in Capiz. (Report […]

INC brethren in Canada prepare food and aid for forest fire victims

Iglesia Ni Cristo members in Canada prepare food and other items to help those in need in Canada, including the people affected by the raging forest fire in Fort McMurray, Canada.  Many of residents in the areas where the fires continue to rage drove to Edmonton, as they tried to escape the wildfires that had engulfed their homes.     (Eagle News Service)

Russian orchestra performs in Syria’s war-scarred Palmyra

  By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber PALMYRA, Syria (AFP) — Leading Russian musicians on Thursday (May 5) staged a classical concert in the ancient theatre of Syria’s ravaged Palmyra in a show by the Kremlin to herald its successes in the war-torn country. Famed conductor Valery Gergiev led Saint Petersburg’s celebrated Mariinsky orchestra through pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Prokofiev and Rodion Shchedrin in front of a crowd of Russian soldiers, government ministers and journalists. Cellist Sergei […]