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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…

Pasha presidency

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 15:29 Written by
On Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol capped his victory over Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco Jr. by releasing photos of a Monday night Cabinet meeting in which the media was pointedly informed that Evasco did not attend. Some reports…

China military planes land on PH reef

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 11:37 Written by
Two Chinese military transport planes have been photographed on Panganiban Reef, marking the first reported presence of this type of aircraft in Philippine territory in the South China Sea and raising the prospect that China will base warplanes there.Panganiban Reef…
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