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ASEAN takes the spotlight in PPI’s 21st National Press Forum

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14 NEWSPAPERS VIE FOR CIVIC JOURN AWARDS Now on its 53rd year as the country’s national association of newspapers, the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) is holding its 21st National Press Forum on May 24-26 in Manila. Themed “ASEAN@50: Beyond the Headlines,” the event coincides with the regional organization’s golden anniversary. The Philippines holds this year’s […]

Posted: May 21st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

2 Cebuanos secure slots to 2017 Asean age group tilt

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The 2017 National Age Group Chess Championships (NAGCC) Grand Finals officially closed yesterday with Cebuano bets shutout from the major titles in the weeklong event at the Robinson’s Galleria Cebu. Despite the poor performance of the host bets, Cebu still managed to send two entries to the 2017 ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships in Vietnam […]

Posted: May 9th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

No to criticism

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With the country taking center stage in hosting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit, President Rodrigo Duterte took the opportunity to advertise his favorite topic and targets, namely the illegal drug menace and the Western nations and international groups that continue to criticize his regime’s bloody war against illegal drugs. What the President […]

Posted: May 1st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Korean crisis and Asean’s gains

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The US is now faced with the problem of how to deal with North Korea under Kim Jong-Un, who is insisting on testing their missiles despite warnings from US President Donald Trump, South Korea, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). President Trump asked China to used its influence on North Korea to […]

Posted: May 1st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Asean leaders wrestle over China at summit

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced pushback on Saturday at a regional summit over his efforts to weaken Southeast Asian resistance to Chinese expansionism in the contested South China Sea, diplomats said. Duterte was due to release a chairman’s statement at the end of the one-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders meeting that ignored […]

Posted: April 29th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Contempt for rights

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While most in Central Visayas are caught up in the ongoing crackdown of Abu Sayyaf bandits in Bohol province and the unraveling of Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza’s ties to the extremist group, elsewhere in the country, rights groups have been trying to elevate the issue of human rights violations to the upcoming Association of Southeast […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Duterte stops Bato from judging beauty contest to focus on Asean

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TAGBILARAN CITY– Philippine National Police (PNP) director Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa at the last minute cancelled his stint as one of the judges of the star-studded Mutya ng Tagbilaran on Friday night. Dela Rosa sent word to Senior Supt. Felipe Natividad, Bohol police director, that he could not attend the pageant on orders of his […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

NCRPO chief: Cops securing Asean summit lack portalets, water

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One of the challenges faced by the security forces deployed at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Manila is the lack of portable toilets and drinking water. More than 4,000 police officers, enduring the searing heat to secure roads in Manila for the Asean meetings this week, have not been provided with […]

Posted: April 26th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

40k troops to thwart terror threats to Asean summit

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Manila — The government will deploy 40,000 security and emergency personnel to thwart terror threats to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Manila this coming week, according to government officials. Ambassador Marciano A. Paynor Jr., director general for operations of the Asean 2017 National Organizing Council, said the government did not want […]

Posted: April 23rd, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

ARMED MEN SPOTTED ON OLANGO?

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Government troops have surrounded a coastal village on Olango Island, 6.4 kilometers from Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, after a resident claimed to have seen two armed men in the area past 2 p.m. on Thursday. When police responded to the place, they heard successive loud bursts believed to have come from long firearms at […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »