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DU30’s stand on same-sex marriage lauded by Atienza

PRO life solon Lito Atienza yesterday welcomed the pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte that he is against same-sex marriages. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Atienza, representing Buhay Party-list, said that same-sex marriage should not be allowed in our culture, especially that the Philippines is pre-dominantly Catholic. “President Duterte is correct…

Duterte to raise court victory over China if…

President Rodrigo Duterte said he would assert Manila’s victory in an international court should Beijing start extracting resources from the South China Sea. Duterte had refused to raise the landmark ruling last July, which was initiated by his predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, as he sought a thaw in relations between…

Trapped

Fearful of murderous Maute Group, over 2,000 Marawi residents cannot join sea of civilians fleeing war-torn city SECURITY forces traded heavy gunfire with Islamist militants inside Marawi City Monday, as fears grew for up to 2,000 people unable to escape a week of fighting that has left women and children…

Bolkiah starts state visit today

Brunei Darussalam’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah is set to start his state visit in the country today, coinciding with the Philippines’ hosting of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit which formally opens on Saturday, April 29. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The sultan and his delegation flew…

Move to control pension funds hit

A ‘CABAL’ of “shrewd businessmen” and “influence peddlers” allegedly in cahoots with some powerful government officials are allegedly laying the ‘groundwork’ towards the “total control” of billions of pesos in pension fund contributions by the country’s work force in both the private and public sectors including the legions of Filipino…

Gov’t, Reds okay interim ceasefire

THE Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) agreed Monday on a joint interim ceasefire during the fourth round of peace talks in The Netherlands. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Despite the one-day delay in the resumption…

Palace hits Duterte’s ML critics

Malacañang yesterday lashed at critics of President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “The President’s focus is on addressing the terrorist threat in Mindanao, not on the misguided commentaries of critics,” Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a statement to Palace reporters yesterday.…

Supreme court members chided over martial law

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has slammed magistrates of the Supreme Court, who doubted during oral arguments at the high tribunal whether there was actual rebellion in Marawi City and the rest of Mindanao when he declared martial law following the ISIS-inspired Maute Group attack. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The President,…

Alan: just give absolute trust to Du30

SEN. Alan Peter Cayetano said Filipinos should just give their “absolute trust” to President Rodrigo Duterte on the issue concerning the Philippines territorial dispute with China. Cayetano made the remarks as he defended the President over his statements that the Philippines cannot do anything to stop China from building an…

Qatar Emir rolls out red carpet for PH visitors

EMIR Sheikh Hamad bin Al Thani showed special hospitality as he footed the bills of the Philippine media and President Rodrigo Duterte’s staff on their visit in Doha. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The President’s “rock star” appeal once again came to fore as Filipino overseas workers patiently lined up…
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