News (265)

SSS eyes mandatory OFW coverage

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 10:31 Written by
The Social Security System is eyeing the mandatory coverage of Filipinos working abroad, which is one of the proposed amendments to its charter now pending in Congress.In a statement, SSS president and chief executive Emmanuel F. Dooc said the agency…

2019 Barangay, Cha-cha vote eyed

Monday, 27 March 2017 09:11 Written by
ELECTIONS for barangay (village) officials will likely be moved to May 2019 and synchronized with the midterm polls as well as the planned plebiscite on constitutional changes, a ranking House member bared on Sunday.Rep. Sherwin Tugna of Citizens’ Battle Against…

‘China won’t build structures in Panatag’ – Duterte

Friday, 24 March 2017 10:45 Written by
AMID reports of Chinese construction in the disputed areas in West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), President Rodrigo Duterte said China had assured him it would honor its word not to build structures on Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. Speaking to reporters…

PH, Thailand revive tourism cooperation deal

Thursday, 23 March 2017 09:54 Written by
THE Philippines and Thailand have resolved to revive a 23-year-old tourism cooperation agreement during the official visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to Bangkok.“Philippines’ tourism program may yet gain an added boost with this concrete commitment for tourism cooperation with Thailand…

Just politics, Duterte says of ‘destabilization’ threat

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:13 Written by
NAYPYITAW, Burma (Myanmar)—President Duterte has dismissed talk of destabilization as nothing but “politics.”In an interview with reporters after his meeting with the Filipino community here on Sunday night, Mr. Duterte was dismissive when asked if he would prosecute those who…

Duterte: I can’t stop China in Panatag

Monday, 20 March 2017 10:42 Written by
DAVAO CITY—President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he would not stop China from building on a disputed shoal near the Philippine west coast because it was too powerful.Mr. Duterte made the statement in reaction to reports that China would set…

China respects PH rights over Benham Rise — official

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 09:35 Written by
China welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s friendly remarks on the Chinese presence of research vessels, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying.“China welcomes and commends relevant remarks by President Duterte. As he said, China and the Philippines have already communicated and had…

Duterte: No reason to 'drop' Gina

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 07:51 Written by
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday again stressed his support for Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, as he slammed mining firms that are destroying the environment.Reciting a list of firms which he said were engaged in destructive mining, Duterte said…
Page 8 of 23