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The Philippine government has sufficient funds to assist the victims of the onslaught of typhoons "Karen" and "Lawin," Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said.

Filipinos may be able to fish again in Chinese-occupied Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal “in a few days,” according to President Duterte.

About 1.2 million Filipinos may lose their jobs if American business process outsourcing (BPO) operations pull out of the Philippines.

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Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon generated another phreatic eruption yesterday that lasted for 15 minutes, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Two women leaders might be the key to President Duterte’s cozying up again with the US.

Senators from the Liberal Party (LP) want the Senate to review the deals with China entered into by President Duterte, including the billions of dollars in aid to be extended by China and the joint coast guard cooperation activities in the disputed West Philippine Sea.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) will be testing the waters for the country’s new tourism slogan before yearend ahead of its official launch early next year.

Despite his “pivot” to China, President Duterte respects the stand of Japan on its maritime disputes with the Chinese.

President Duterte yesterday said he would develop the Philippines according to the needs of Filipinos as he slammed western countries anew for imposing carbon limits on the country to mitigate the impact of climate change.

The United States may get some clarity on President Duterte’s pronouncement that the country is separating from Washington when Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel meets today with Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr.

The late strongman Ferdinand Marcos continues to inspire President Duterte, who said yesterday he wanted to revive the dictator’s Masagana 99 and Biyayang Dagat agricultural programs to boost the nation’s food security.

Officials of the ASEAN-China Center (ACC) hosting the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road conference in this southeastern Chinese city yesterday welcomed the alliance formed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Narcotics Control Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China to effectively suppress and control drug crimes between the two countries.

No slap on the wrist.