Filipinos have ‘poor’ trust for China, ‘excellent’ for US — SWS survey

07/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos’ trust for China is now described as “poor,” while the United States gets “excellent,” the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed Friday. From -6 percent or “neutral” rating in March, Filipinos’ trust rating…

Kiko to LP House members: Let’s rally behind Leni

07/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Opposition Sen. Francis Pangilinan on Friday urged Liberal Party (LP) House members to rally behind Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo who was sued over her alleged link to the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” (The…

BREAKING: DOTr allows hatchbacks to operate as TNVS units permanently

07/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will now allow hatchback-type and sub-compact vehicles to permanently operate as transport network vehicle service (TNVS) units. Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade has signed the Department Order permanently allowing the…

‘Endo’ bill may lapse into law

07/19/2019

The much anticipated security of tenure (SOT) bill awaiting President Duterte’s signature may yet lapse into law. The bill, whose Senate version was adopted by the House of Representatives, was transmitted to Malacañang on June 27. It…

Duterte invoking defense treaty with US just a sarcasm–Palace

07/18/2019

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES — President Rodrigo Duterte’s remark invoking the mutual defense treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the United States against China was just another “sarcasm,” Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential Spokeserson Salvador Panelo said Duterte was…

DepEd shuts down 55 ‘lumad’ schools

07/17/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Progressive groups on Sunday condemned the Department of Education (DepEd) order suspending the permit to operate of 55 schools for indigenous children in the Davao region allegedly for teaching “left-leaning ideologies.” Bayan Muna Rep.…

Duterte says he’s a ‘deeply religious person’

07/17/2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he is a “deeply religious person,” even after his previous tirades and scathing remarks against the Catholic Church, religion and God. “You might think that just because I…

‘I’m calling now America’: Duterte invokes defense pact with US

07/17/2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he is now invoking the Philippines’ Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the United States amid the country’s maritime dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea. “I’m calling…

Job regularization leaves tens of thousands out in the cold

07/16/2019

(First of a series) In his heart, “Marlon” knew he had found the one. But work circumstances wouldn’t let him ask her to marry him. Until a month ago, Marlon, 36, of Pasay City, had been working…

Filipino priest elected head of Dominican Order worldwide

07/14/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — Filipino priest Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III has been elected the new Master of the Order of Preachers (OP), more popularly known as the Dominicans. Timoner, now the first Asian Master of the…

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