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By Alexis Romero
Updated Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:42pm
Malacañang Monday denied the claim of a Human Rights Watch official that President Rodrigo Duterte has “contempt for lives” as it accused the group of “deep insensitivity to others’ cultures.”
By Audrey Morallo
Updated Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:51am
Australia warned over the weekend that the so-called Islamic State might declare an Islamic caliphate in Mindanao as the group is already being pushed out of the Middle East.
By Patricia Lourdes Viray
Updated Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:28pm
The Court of Appeals has issued a temporary restraining order against the deposition of convicted Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia.
By Audrey Morallo
Updated Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:43pm
The New York Times again wrote a blistering article about President Rodrigo Duterte, criticizing the president anew for his brutal campaign to eradicate illegal drugs and calling on the country’s trading partners to hit the...
Updated Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:49am
The Philippines military says they have rescued three more Malaysian tugboat crewmen held hostage by Muslim militants for eight months in the south of the country.
By Patricia Lourdes Viray
Updated Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:53am
The Philippines under the Duterte administration should foster closer security ties with the United States and its security partners including Japan, South Korea and Australia, an analyst said.
By Edu Punay
Updated Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:00am
The impeachment of Vice President Leni Robredo will push through despite President Duterte’s call to his allies in Congress to stop it.
By Paolo Romero
Updated Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Though Congress is in recess, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III called for a caucus last night to discuss President Duterte’s proposal to declare all barangay positions vacant so the Chief Executive could appoint officials...
Updated Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s dinner invitation to Vice President Leni Robredo and her children could be a trap and a tactic to “neutralize” Robredo and evade controversies hounding his nine-month-old administration, Sen. Antonio Trillanes...
By Mary Grace Padin
Updated Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:00am
State-run Social Security System (SSS) is pushing for the mandatory coverage of overseas Filipino workers to help achieve its goal of expanding membership and at the same time provide protection for OFWs.
  • Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) escort alleged drug suspects in a continuing raid at an informal settlers' community inside the sprawling compound of a public cemetery Thursday, March 16, 2017 in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. The drug raid came at a time that a Philippine lawmaker has filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte for the thousands of deaths in his anti-drug crackdown and for alleged corruption. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
    Palace accuses HRW of cultural insensitivity over stinging drug war criticism
  • Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, left, is escorted by acting Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo prior to their meeting Thursday, March 16, 2017 in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. Bishop is on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries which includes a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
    Australia: IS may declare caliphate in Mindanao
  • Protesters gather for a rally outside the Indonesian Embassy in the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines, to appeal to the Indonesian government to spare the life of convicted Filipino drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso Friday, April 24, 2015. AP/Bullit Marquez
    Court blocks Mary Jane Veloso deposition in Indonesia
  • A relative displays a "Stop Killing The Poor" message during a protest outside the Ombudsman building to lend support to Mary Ann D. Domingo, the widow and mother respectively of Luis Bonifacio and Gabriel Bonifacio as she files two counts of murder and administrative cases against Police Superintendent Ali Jose Duterte and at least seven other police officers in the killing last year of Luis and Gabriel Bonifacio inside their house, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. The charges were one of a few cases filed against police officers by relatives since the so-called war on drugs by President Rodrigo Duterte killed more than 7,000 people in the first 8 months of his term. AP/Bullit Marquez
    New York Times slams Duterte: Hit Philippines where it hurts most
  • This photo provided by the Command Public Information Office, Western Mindanao Command, Malaysian hostages Tayudin Anjut, left, and Abdurahim Bin Sumas ride a boat after being rescued by marines in Sulu province, southern Philippines on Thursday March 23, 2017. Two Malaysian sailors held captive for eight months by Muslim militants were rescued Thursday in the southern Philippines, military officials said. Command Public Information Office, Western Mindanao Command via AP
    3 kidnapped Malaysians rescued in Sulu
  • President Rodrigo Duterte discusses matters with Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, who paid a courtesy call to the President, at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on March 17, 2017. Presidential Photo
    Closer ties with US allies seen to benefit Philippine military
  • “Impeachment involves the power and discretion of Congress, so it will be a congressional call, not the President’s call,” Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II explained in an interview yesterday. Philstar.com, file
    ‘Leni impeach bid to proceed’
  • Though Congress is in recess, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III called for a caucus last night to discuss President Duterte’s proposal to declare all barangay positions vacant so the Chief Executive could appoint officials in lieu of holding elections this October.
    Senators hold caucus on barangay execs’ appointment
  • President Rodrigo Duterte’s dinner invitation to Vice President Leni Robredo and her children could be a trap and a tactic to “neutralize” Robredo and evade controversies hounding his nine-month-old administration, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV warned yesterday. Philstar.com/Efigenio Toledo IV, File
    Rody dinner invite a trap – Trillanes
  • SSS president and chief executive officer Emmanuel Dooc over the weekend said the state fund is seeking the help of lawmakers for the implementation of the mandatory coverage of migrant workers, one of the proposed charter amendments it is pushing in the legislative stage. Philstar.com/File
    SSS wants OFW coverage

President Rodrigo Duterte gave the Philippine National Police a freehand to continue Operation Tokhang, or knock and plead, despite criticisms that the anti-narcotics efforts of the government has led to the deaths of thousands of drug suspects without due process.

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