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Catholic priest says life in danger for criticizing Duterte
by Jim Gomez - August 27, 2018 - 2:57pm
A Roman Catholic priest who was one of the earliest critics of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on drugs has gone into hiding due to what he says were signs he's being targeted by motorcycle-riding...
Duterte says buying US F-16 jets 'utterly useless'
by Jim Gomez - August 24, 2018 - 3:55pm
The Philippine president is opposing an offer by the U.S. defense chief and other top American officials to buy F-16 fighter jets, saying such an acquisition would be "utterly useless" because his country needs lighter...
Duterte: China should temper its behavior in disputed waters
by Jim Gomez - August 15, 2018 - 9:05am
The Philippine president said Tuesday that China's claim to airspace above newly built islands and surrounding waters in the disputed South China Sea "is wrong" and Beijing should not tell others to leave those areas...
Philippines raises concern over Chinese radio warnings
by Jim Gomez - July 31, 2018 - 9:54am
The Philippines has expressed concern to China over an increasing number of Chinese radio messages warning Philippine aircraft and ships to stay away from newly fortified islands and other territories in the South...
Philippine mayor killed a day after another was gunned down
by Jim Gomez - July 4, 2018 - 1:03am
Another Philippine mayor was shot and killed yesterday by an unidentified man in a road attack a day after a city mayor was gunned down in brazen back-to-back killings that prompted an opposition senator to call...
Philippine senators: Supreme Court set 'dangerous precedent'
by Jim Gomez - May 18, 2018 - 1:20am
More than half of the Philippine Senate asked the Supreme Court on yesterday to review its decision to oust its chief justice, calling the ruling a "dangerous precedent" that infringed on Congress' constitutionally...
Robert Reyes to Filipinos: 'Wake up or face death of democracy'
by Jim Gomez - May 11, 2018 - 6:47pm
Roman Catholic priest and protest leader Robert Reyes said that the removal of Maria Lourdes Sereno is "more than a wake-up call" for Filipinos warning that President Duterte could soon be a "virtual dictator."
US carrier sails in disputed sea as China shows own force
by Jim Gomez - April 11, 2018 - 9:56am
As fighter jets streaked overhead, a U.S. aircraft carrier sailed through the South China Sea on Tuesday in the latest display of America's military might after China built a string of islands with military facilities...
Police kill 13 drug suspects in daylong raids in Bulacan
by Jim Gomez - March 22, 2018 - 9:00pm
Police said Thursday they killed 13 drug suspects and arrested more than 100 suspected dealers and criminals in one day of raids in a province with a record of bloody crackdowns.
Slain Filipina in freezer shows risks to overseas workers
by Jim Gomez - March 3, 2018 - 10:16am
When Joanna Demafelis' indebted family needed money to fix their typhoon-battered home, she followed in the footsteps of millions of other Filipinos and left to find work overseas. And like far too many Filipinos,...
Not only to Kuwait, Duterte may expand OFW deployment ban
by Jim Gomez - February 23, 2018 - 7:15am
President Rodrigo Duterte said that a ban on the deployment of workers could be expanded to other countries where Filipino workers suffer "human degradation."
Duterte warns he'll order Navy to fire if sea wealth taken
by Jim Gomez - February 11, 2018 - 11:49am
President Duterte said he has no intention of going into war over territorial feuds but would order the Navy to fire if other countries extract resources from waters within his country's exclusive economic...
Black Nazarene procession secured tightly amid terror fears
by Jim Gomez - January 9, 2018 - 4:32pm
A massive crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined a raucous procession of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ under extra-tight security Tuesday after the Philippines came under a disastrous terrorist...
Duterte asks Philippine Congress to extend martial law
by Jim Gomez - December 11, 2017 - 6:16pm
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress on yesterday to extend the martial law he declared in the country's south by one year to ensure the "total eradication" of pro-Islamic State group extremists ...
Philippines wants money back from Sanofi for dengue vaccine
by Jim Gomez - December 8, 2017 - 9:21pm
The Philippine government will demand a refund of 3.5 billion pesos ($69.5 million) from vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur and look at possible legal action after a study showed the vaccine used in a dengue immunization...
Philippines seeks rebellion charges for extremist's widow
by Jim Gomez - December 2, 2017 - 6:55am
Philippine prosecutors have recommended an extremist leader's widow to be charged with inciting rebellion for allegedly posting messages online calling for fighters to join a bloody Islamic State group-linked siege...
Philippine court convicts bomber in congressman's death
by Jim Gomez - November 18, 2017 - 6:10pm
A Philippine court has convicted a man for a daring 2007 motorcycle bombing that killed a Muslim rebel-turned-congressman and three other people and wounded 10, including two legislators.
Activists praise Trudeau's comments about Duterte crackdown
by Jim Gomez - November 17, 2017 - 12:30am
An international rights group praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday for publicly expressing concerns about the Philippine president's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, saying the "quiet diplomacy"...
Philippines backs down in South China Sea after Beijing protest
by Jim Gomez - November 8, 2017 - 12:33pm
President Rodrigo Duterte stopped construction work on a newly formed sandbar in the disputed South China Sea after China protested, the defense chief said.
Año: ISIS sent at least $1.5 million to fund Marawi siege
by Jim Gomez - October 24, 2017 - 12:30pm
The Islamic State group sent at least $1.5 million to finance the recently ended siege of the southern Philippine city of Marawi, with the assault leaders using the 2014 IS seizure of the Iraqi city of Mosul as a...
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