Communist Party chief is Vietnam’s new president

AP 10/23/2018

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam’s rubber stamp National Assembly has elected Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong as the country’s president, succeeding Tran Dai Quang, who died last month. The 74-year-old Trong is the first to hold…

Taiwan president calls for quick probe of fatal train crash

AP 10/22/2018

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan — Taiwan’s president pressed for a quick, transparent probe into the cause of the island’s worst train crash in nearly three decades as the search of the derailed cars ended and crash investigators examined…

PH President slams UN, Canada, Washington anew over failed deals

Inquirer.net 09/08/2018

DAVAO CITY— President Duterte slammed the United Nations, Canada and Washington anew, calling them all stupid, over his failed deals to procure helicopters and weapons as part of his modernization program for his military. Speaking at the…

Cebu still safe?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/06/2018

  Reeling from shock over the killing of his friend and political ally, Ronda Mayor Mariano Blanco, Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III expressed great concern that assassins can ‘strike anywhere, anytime.’ “Akong na notice dili na galing…

Tomas: ‘President is entitled to whatever he says’

Morexette B. Erram 08/30/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña will not let the issue of the unsolved killings in the city ‘sitting down’ despite criticisms hurled against him by President Rodrigo Duterte. “The President is entitled to say whatever he wants.…

End of an ‘era’: Emperor’s exit resets Japan calendar

AFP 08/28/2018

THE abdication of Japan’s Emperor Akihito next year will be quite literally the end of an era, the Heisei era of his rule, and behind closed doors, talks on the next era have begun. Japan is the…

President Duterte: Alive and well

Morexette B. Erram 08/21/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte tonight showed up before 200 mayors from different municipalities in Visayas to prove something: He is alive and well. He is not dying and in coma, contrary to the claim of Jose Maria Sison,…

Ong to file COC for ABC president

Morexette B. Erram 07/25/2018

Kasambagan Barangay Captain Franklin Ong is set to file his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for president of the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) in Cebu City this afternoon. Ong is the official candidate of the Bando Osmeña…

CCCI president dismayed over exclusion of Cebu infra projects in SONA

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/24/2018

Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) President Antonio Chiu expressed dismay over the non-inclusion of major infrastructure projects for Cebu during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (July 24).…

Church official’s wish list: An ‘inspiring’ and ‘polite’ president

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/22/2018

AN official of the Archdiocese of Cebu has three wishes for President Rodrigo Duterte on his third State of the Nation Address (Sona) today, July 23. Although the Archdiocese of Cebu has not issued an official statement…

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