Diplomat: UN to ban $1 billion in North Korea exports

AP 08/05/2017

United Nations — A proposed new UN sanctions resolution would significantly increase economic pressure on North Korea to return to negotiations on its nuclear and missile programs by banning mineral and seafood exports worth over $1 billion…

The art of diplomacy

Ryan Macasero 04/01/2017

Hindi daw ako statesman. Excuse me? Hindi daw ako statesman. Ang pagkaalam ko, tumakbo ako ng Presidente. Wala mang posisyong statesman doon sa ’min, bakit mo ko pipilitin maging statesman?” the President said. (Then they said I’m…

Assuring tourists

Editorial 11/07/2016

The recent US advisory warning American citizens not to travel to southern Cebu, coupled with the US government’s recent cancellation of its firearms sales to the Philippines, may have been the result of the fallout in US-PH…

Digong to US on scrapped arms deal: Is that all?

11/02/2016

MANILA — President Duterte has belittled the decision of the US State Department to call off the sale of 26,000 assault rifles to the Philippine National Police, saying the Philippines could just turn to Russia for firearms.…

Digong’s remarks spark distress around the world

10/25/2016

MANILA, Philippines — America’s top diplomat for Asia said Monday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial remarks and a “real climate of uncertainty” about his government’s intentions have sparked distress in the US and other countries. Daniel…

Duterte’s declaration

Editorial 10/24/2016

By this time, much has been said about President Rodrigo Duterte’s provocative statement about the Philippines breaking its military and economic ties with the US in a speech before Chinese officials during his visit in China last…

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