Duterte to visit Kuwait out of gratitude

Inquirer.net 06/13/2018

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has said he would travel to Kuwait to thank the Gulf state after the signing of the memorandum of agreement aimed at ensuring better working conditions for Filipino workers (OFW) there. “I am going…

PH won’t sue China over damaged reefs at Panatag Shoal – Palace

Inquirer.net 06/13/2018

THE Philippines will not file a case against China over the destroyed coral reefs at Panatag Shoal, Malacañang said on Wednesday, a day after acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said the government should seek compensation from China.…

Various groups honor Filipino comfort women

Inquirer.net 06/12/2018

On Independence Day To honor and remember the Filipino women abused by Japanese soldiers during the Second World War, various groups who campaigned for the reinstallation of the “Comfort Woman” statue along Roxas Boulevard held a ceremony…

Taxi driver honored during Independence Day commemoration in Bohol

Inquirer.net 06/12/2018

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol – The 120th Independence Day commemoration in Bohol province on Tuesday was highlighted with the giving of recognition to a “modern hero.” The provincial government honored Winifredo Balbido Maquindang, a native of Loboc town,…

Protesters disrupt Duterte’s Independence Day speech in Cavite

Inquirer.net 06/12/2018

KAWIT, Cavite – Protesters briefly disrupted the Independence Day program here as President Rodrigo Duterte was about to start his speech. Ten members of the militant group Bayan Southern Tagalog shouted “Hunyo a-dose, Huwad na kalayaan, Duterte,…

At least P120M worth of shabu intercepted at Clark airport

Inquirer.net 06/11/2018

FOUR packages from California, United States containing 17.7 kilograms of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P120.36 million were recently seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Port of Clark in Pampanga. The…

Tugade signs order for LTFRB to regulate ride-hailing firms

Inquirer.net 06/11/2018

TRANSPORT Secretary Arthur Tugade has signed an order allowing the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to regulate transport network vehicle services (TNVS) and transport network companies (TNCs). LTFRB Board Member Atty. Aileen Lizada said TNCs…

Gordon urges gov’t to protest harassment of PH fishermen

Inquirer.net 06/10/2018

Senator Richard Gordon on Sunday condemned China’s harassment of Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea, saying this behavior is making it difficult for the Philippines to be friends with Beijing. Gordon prodded the Duterte administration to…

Vintage bomb explosion hurts 6 in Leyte

Inquirer.net 06/10/2018

TACLOBAN CITY — Six people, two of them were children, were hurt when a vintage bomb exploded at about 7:45 a.m. on Sunday in Sitio Betaog in Barangay Crossing in San Isidro, Leyte province. Shortly before the…

Volunteers clean Panglao Island

Inquirer.net 06/10/2018

World Oceans Day PANGLAO, Bohol — At least 65 environmental advocates marched 19 kilometers from Tagbilaran to Alona Beach in Barangay Tawala in Panglao town on Saturday to raise awareness on the worsening threats to the world’s…

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