Bong Go prefers face-to-face debate with De Lima

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:00:45 +0000

Bong Go prefers face-to-face debate with De Lima

MANILA, Philippines— Neophyte Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said he is ready to debate with opposition Senator Leila de Lima but he wants to do it in person. On Tuesday, Go playfully answered queries of reporters about his stand on a resolution, allowing De Lima to participate in plenary debates through video conference. READ: De Lima open […]

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Alarm sounded on possible escalation of terror attacks

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 03:22:33 +0000

MANILA,  Philippines – Philippine security forces are fearing a possible “chilling escalation in tactics, damage and barbarity” of  terrorists after the reported collapse of the ISIS / Daesh in Syria and Iraq.

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Duterte won’t object on De Lima plea to visit ailing mother 

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 02:20:41 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will not object to the request of detained Sen. Leila De Lima for the court to allow her

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DOF: Duterte, Xi sure to discuss China worries on ‘illegal” online casinos in PH

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 13:09:23 +0000

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III on Saturday (Aug. 10) expressed confidence China’s concerns over online casinos in the Philippines catering to Chinese gamblers, which Beijing had declared as illegal, would be resolved by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping when they meet later this month. Doiminguez said he was “certain” that the […]

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China frets over planned transfer of POGO workers to ‘self-contained’ hubs

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 04:16:57 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – The Chinese Embassy in Manila has expressed grave concern over the possibility that Chinese workers and Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGOs) will be moved to self-contained communities and hubs,  which may “infringe on the basic legal rights of the Chinese citizens concerned.”

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Palace distances from SC lifting of TRO on Aquino Mamasapano trial

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 07:40:44 +0000

Palace distances from SC lifting of TRO on Aquino Mamasapano trial

Malacañang distanced itself from the Supreme Court decision lifting the temporary restraining order on the Mamasapano trial against fomer president Benigno Aquino III.

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Sotto: Stop invoking Jesus in death penalty bill debates

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 01:42:24 +0000

Sotto: Stop invoking Jesus in death penalty bill debates

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President  Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday appealed to colleagues to stop invoking religion and the name  of  Jesus in the discussions on the proposed reimposition of the death penalty.

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New SC associate justice does a fist bump, Duterte-style

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 09:15:45 +0000

New SC associate justice does a fist bump, Duterte-style

President Rodrigo Duterte’s fist bump bug has caught no less than newly appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Rodil Zalameda.

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Senators: Invoking arbitral win vs China long overdue

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:26:40 +0000

Senators: Invoking arbitral win vs China long overdue

MANILA, Philippines— President Rodrigo Duterte should have invoked the 2016 Hague ruling against China a long time ago, senators said on Tuesday. But they nevertheless welcomed Duterte’s reported plan to raise the issue during his visit to China this month. Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said he supports the move as he ruled out […]

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