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PH must review foreign policy strategy amid Chinese missile deployment

Monday, 07 May 2018 10:24 Written by
(Editor’s Note: The author is the chair of ADR Institute. He is a former secretary of foreign affairs and ambassador of the Philippines to the United States.)The discovery of China’s deployment of missiles on three Philippine reefs in the Spratly…

Duterte eyes land reform areas in Mindanao

Friday, 27 April 2018 14:21 Written by
BULUAN, MAGUINDANAO — Once peace in Mindanao is achieved, President Duterte will declare the whole island a land reform area and distribute government land, including military reservations, to the people.“I’ll give it all to you. You find public land, including…

Sister Patricia Fox challenges expulsion order

Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:04 Written by
The Bureau of Immigration (BI)  has ordered an elderly Australian nun who has angered President Rodrigo Duterte to leave the country in 30 days.In a one-page order issued on Monday, the BI revoked Sister Patricia Fox’s missionary visa before it…

House toughens rules for media

Thursday, 26 April 2018 13:48 Written by
Journalists who “besmirch the reputation of the House of Representatives, its officials or members” may lose their credentials to cover the chamber, according to new ground rules for the media set by the House leadership.The tough rules for Philippine media…

Wages, prices, jobs top Filipino concerns, says poll

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:22 Written by
As the purchasing power of their wages gets eroded by a jump in prices of basic goods over the past few months, Filipinos across all socioeconomic classes have identified raising workers’ pay and curbing inflation as their most urgent concerns,…

PDP-Laban, ‘anyare’?

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:18 Written by
In 1978, at the zenith of the Marcos dictatorship, the Lakas ng Bayan or Laban political party was formed, to contest the Interim Batasang Pambansa elections.Its founders included opposition leaders Benigno Aquino Jr. and Lorenzo Tañada. Its candidates, aside from…

Carpio slams DFA stand on PH reef incident

Monday, 23 April 2018 14:23 Written by
The Philippines must protest China’s landing of military aircraft on Panganiban Reef or its silence may be taken as implied consent, according to acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio.“If we don’t protest, we acquiesce. We consent impliedly, [we lose],” Carpio said…

Whose foreign secretary?

Friday, 20 April 2018 16:22 Written by
To hear Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano talk about Philippine-Chinese relations is to hear the whiny sound of surrender and subservience. In Cayetano’s view, the landmark arbitral tribunal ruling in 2016 that gave the Philippines a sweeping legal victory over…
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