Jose Katigbak
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Duterte-Trump ‘romance’ boosts Philippines-US ties
by Jose Katigbak - February 16, 2018 - 12:01am
Relations between the Philippines and the United States are on the upswing under the Duterte-Trump administrations, the head of the US Pacific Command said.
Philippine envoy: US should have stopped China
by Jose Katigbak - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The United States should have stopped Beijing from constructing military installations in the South China Sea from the start, particularly in areas within the 200-mile exclusive economic zone of the Philippines,...
US on EJKs in Phl: Encouraging signs of decline
by Jose Katigbak - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
There are encouraging signs that extrajudicial killings in the Philippines are on the wane, a ranking US official said.
Phl in middle cluster of freedom index
by Jose Katigbak - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines has landed in 71st place among 159 countries ranked in a new Human Freedom Index (HFI) that presents a broad measure of personal, civil and economic freedom around the world.
Philippines slides down in world freedom rankings
by Jose Katigbak - January 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines dropped marginally in the 2018 world freedom rankings and was rated “partly free,” the same classification the country received in previous years.
US vows continuous support for Philippines vs IS
by Jose Katigbak - December 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
The United States vowed to continue supporting the fight against terrorism in the Philippines and the rehabilitation of Marawi City that was recently liberated by Filipino security forces after being held for...
‘Duterte’ a tongue twister for Trump
by Jose Katigbak - November 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
“Rodrigo” must be easier on the tongue.
Trump to discuss human rights ‘quietly’ with Duterte
by Jose Katigbak - November 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has intimated President Donald Trump will discuss human rights with President Duterte quietly and without any fanfare when they meet in Manila.
US leaves out Asian countries among press freedom violators
by Jose Katigbak - November 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
The US State Department on Thursday issued a list of countries that undermine press freedom with threats, intimidation and violence but left out egregious violators in Asia on the eve of President Donald Trump’s...
Trump looking forward to meeting Duterte — US execs
by Jose Katigbak - November 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
President Donald Trump is looking forward to his meeting with President Duterte in Manila and will convey America’s iron-clad commitment to its defense alliance with the Philippines, US officials said.
IS running out of space after Marawi — US
by Jose Katigbak - October 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Islamic State is running out of places to go following its defeat in Marawi in Mindanao.
Pinoy war vets get US congressional award
by Jose Katigbak - October 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
They smiled, laughed and cried as the Philippine and US national anthems played for them. Some, though bent over, stood tall, their chests swelling with pride.
Philippines-US relations on upswing — Cayetano
by Jose Katigbak - September 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Relations between the Philippines and the United States are on the uptick and Americans are very comfortable doing business with the Philippines.
Pinoys in Florida brace for Irma
by Jose Katigbak - September 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Millions of people, including some 150,000 Filipinos, are bracing for the impact of life-threatening 180 miles per hour winds and storm surges of 10 to 20 feet as Hurricane Irma, dubbed by weather forecasters a “nuclear...
5,000 young TNTs face deportation after Trump order
by Jose Katigbak - September 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
About 5,000 young Filipinos along with 800,000 other undocumented immigrants face the prospect of deportation unless Congress legitimizes their stay in the United States following President Donald Trump’s decision...
Trump cites dubious Muslim execution story anew
by Jose Katigbak - August 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
US President Donald Trump denounced the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain as he appeared Thursday to endorse the idea of mass executions for Islamist extremists and alluding to a widely debunked account of summary...
UN: Use of child soldiers persistent problem in Philippines
by Jose Katigbak - August 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
The use of child soldiers by armed groups is a persistent problem in the Philippines, officials here said following revelations by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana that these groups used child warriors to behead...
RSF worried about Phl journalists’ safety
by Jose Katigbak - August 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Concerned over the recent spate of media killings in the country, several international journalists’ organizations have called on the government to do everything necessary to identify and punish those responsible...
Tillerson to tackle rights issue, Marawi siege in Manila
by Jose Katigbak - August 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is looking forward to having “robust” talks with Philippine officials on human rights issues and the fighting in Marawi between Islamic State-inspired...
Tillerson to join ASEAN meeting in Manila
by Jose Katigbak - August 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region, counterterrorism and the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula will be at the top of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s agenda in his talks next week in Manila...
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