Bahrain PM, world’s longest-serving, dies at 84: state media

11/11/2020

Manama, Bahrain—Bahrain’s Prince Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, the world’s longest-serving prime minister who had held the post since independence in 1971, died Wednesday at the age of 84, state media announced. “The Royal Court mourns His Royal…

Biden begins transition as Trump refuses to concede

11/09/2020

Washington, United States—US President-elect Joe Biden took the first steps Sunday towards moving into the White House in 73 days, as Donald Trump again refused to admit defeat and tried to sow doubt about the election results. With congratulations…

Trump erupts as Biden closes in on US presidency

11/06/2020

Washington, United States—President Donald Trump erupted Thursday in a tirade of unsubstantiated claims that he has been cheated out of winning the US election as vote counting across battleground states showed Democrat Joe Biden steadily closing in…

Biden on cusp of White House victory with key results due soon

11/06/2020

Washington, United States—The nail-biting US election was on the cusp of finally producing a winner Thursday, with Democrat Joe Biden solidifying his lead over President Donald Trump and the decisive state of Pennsylvania set to release results.…

Win or lose, Trump’s movement stronger and bigger than ever

11/05/2020

New York, United States—The US presidential election is still up in the air, but one thing is for certain: the movement created by Donald Trump is alive and well, and more solid than pundits expected. No matter…

Delaware, Vermont elect first US transgender state legislators

11/04/2020

Washington, United States—Democratic candidates in the US states of Delaware and Vermont made history Tuesday, November 3, 2020, when they became the first openly transgender legislators in their states. Sarah McBride, 30, became Delaware’s first trans senator,…

BREAK: Cayetano resigns as Velasco’s speakership election ratified

Neil Arwin Mercado 10/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Outgoing House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano announced Tuesday, October 13, 2020, his resignation from his post, ironically while Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco’s speakership election was being ratified in the plenary. In a Facebook…

BREAK: Making it official, House ratifies Velasco’s election as Speaker

Neil Arwin Mercado 10/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines —It’s official: Alan Peter Cayetano out, Lord Allan Velasco in. This came after the House ratified Velasco’s speakership election during Tuesday’s (October 13, 2020)  session held earlier than the 3 p.m. schedule. With Deputy Speaker…

Trump to quarantine as he awaits Covid-19 test result

10/02/2020

Washington—US President Donald Trump said late Thursday, October 1, 2020, he would go into quarantine after one of his close advisors tested positive for the coronavirus. Hope Hicks, “who has been working so hard without even taking…

Media and politics

Randy David 07/12/2020

  If there is anything that the 12 hearings conducted by two powerful congressional committees on the ABS-CBN franchise clearly showed, it is the gross misunderstanding and simplification by our lawmakers of how the mass media system…

Police confirm Ginatilan town councilor’s links to illegal drug trade

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro confirmed that the slain Ginatilan town councilor had links with the illegal drug trade. At a press conference on Thursday, March 12, 2020, Ferro announced to reporters…

Year of metal Rat: ‘Rooster’ Duterte warned of scandals

Tina Arceo-Dumlao - Business Features Editor / @tinaarceodumlao 01/25/2020

  The Year of the Metal Rat promises to be “exciting” for the Philippines, with both President Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo expected to exhibit significant changes in their approach to governance and politics. According to…

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