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Senegal’s Saint Louis under siege

SAINT LOUIS, Senegal -- The echo of Koranic verse from a religious school in Senegal’s Saint-Louis is familiar, but just meters down the beach classes have fallen silent in another building abandoned to the ravages of climate change. Listed in…

Rohingya gang-rapes bared

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UNITED NATIONS, United States -- Myanmar troops gang-raped countless Rohingya women and girls during a military campaign that sent hundreds of thousands fleeing across the border to Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The US-based rights group said in a…

Asean summit huge success

ASEAN Security Task Force commander Police Director Napoleon C. Taas heaved a sigh of relief as the last world leader to depart the country, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left Manila at noon yesterday. “With the departure of the Chinese leader…

Trillanes charged

OPPOSITION Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has been charged before the Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office with allegedly inciting soldiers to shoot President Duterte and amassing ill-gotten wealth. A group of lawyers led by former congressmen Jacinto Paras and Glenn Chong filed…

GMA happy for region’s migrant workers

FORMER President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has expressed appreciation to the leaders of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for showing their concern for the migrant workers. Aroyo was referring to the signing of a consensus document on…

Sandiganbayan upholds Jinggoy bail ruling

THE decision of the Sandiganbayan allowing ex-Senator Jinggoy Estrada to post bail for his plunder case is final. Yesterday, the Sandiganbayan affirmed its decision granting Estrada bail when it junked the appeal of the Office of the Ombudsman. According to…

Cross-exam bid backed

LAWYERS of Chief Justice Ma Lourdes Sereno have the right to examine and cross examine her accusers and even witnesses, as prescribed in the Constitution, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman insisted in a position paper submitted to the committee on justice…

‘Careful’ statement

NOTING the improving relations between the ASEAN and China, the regional bloc has issued a statement that avoided mentioning China’s reclamation activities in the South China Sea (SCS). In the Chairman’s Statement of the 31st ASEAN Summit released yesterday, the…

ASEAN meet hosting ‘tremendous success’

MALACAÑANG thanked all Filipinos for their contribution to the “tremendous success” of the Philippines’ hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in a press briefing, said the country’s Chairmanship of ASEAN 2017…

China open to joint oil exploration

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APART from the 14 cooperation documents signed between President Rodrigo Duterte and People’s Republic of China Premier Li Keqiang during his two-day official visit in Manila, China is now open to joint oil and gas exploration in the contested territory…

Senators hail Duterte

SENATORS commended President Rodrigo Duterte and certain government agencies for the success of the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Sen. Vicente Sotto III said the effort by the present administration toward the success of the event reflects…

Good news

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“THAT’S good news,” Malacañang said as it welcomed the 6.9 percent growth of the Philippine economy in the third quarter of the year. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said at a briefing in Malacañang that the third quarter growth could be…

Trump aid welcomed

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MALACAÑANG yesterday hailed the White House announcement that the US would pour in $101.3 million, or P5.1 billion, to support the initiatives of the Duterte administration. Earlier, the White House announced, upon President Trump’s return from his 12-day Asian swing,…

Industry roadmap to globalize local coffee

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is optimistic that with industry support, the country’s local coffee products can join the league of the world’s most competitive coffee brands. DTI Cordillera Regional Director Myrna P. Pablo, National Industry Cluster Coordinator…

Remittances reach $23.2B

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Personal remittances from Overseas Filipinos (OFs) reached US$23.2 billion for January to September 2017, registering 4.8 percent year-on-year growth, BSP Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. announced yesterday. Personal remittances from land-based OFs with work contracts of one year or more…
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