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President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesperson disagreed on Wednesday with an editorial of US newspaper The New York Times, calling the piece “reckless, irresponsible and baseless.”

No bail was recommended.

“This is a man who must be stopped.”

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Southeast Asian leaders will express serious concern over territorial disputes in the South China Sea when they gather in an annual summit in Manila this week, but a draft of a communique to be issued at the end of the meeting indicates they will adopt subdued language on a conflict that has increasingly alarmed Asian and Western governments.

China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes.

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said Wednesday that he does not see the Senate passing a bill to reimpose the death penalty with opposition to the proposal crossing party lines.

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to enjoy much-wanted foreign support for his deadly drug war when he hosts Southeast Asian leaders at a Manila summit this week, observers say.

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, has granted former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s request to set his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo, for preliminary conference.

The Philippines, along with other claimant countries of the South China Sea, should sign the Code of Conduct framework first and pressure China later on, a foreign policy analyst said.

An international human rights watchdog is calling on Southeast Asian leaders to take a stand against the Philippines' war on drugs that has left thousands dead under President Rodrigo Duterte, the host of this week's regional summit.

Sen. Leila de Lima on Tuesday urged her party mates in the Liberal Party to support the impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte.

Despite the recent technical problems hounding the Metro Rail Transit, the 48 new light rail vehicles purchased under the former administration would remain unusable for the next three years, an official said yesterday.

The Department of Finance has partnered with the Department of Health for the construction of drug rehabilitation facilities to be funded by around $7.5 million in grants from China.

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