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Duterte ‘not in a hurry’ to address South China sea dispute

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday found no urgency in solving the South China Sea dispute that he described as one of the “serious problems” confronting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In his speech during the High Level Forum on ASEAN@50, Duterte said he made the “correct step” in dealing with the maritime row …

Trillanes denies stopping Trump’s PH visit

Senator Antonio Trillanes clarified on Friday that he only presented ‘factual information’ about the current situation in the Philippines in his meeting with United States Senator Marco Rubio, denying claims that he tried to stop US President Donald Trump from visiting the country. Trillanes negated reports that he attempted to influence US lawmakers to convince …

Top Malaysian terrorist dead—AFP

MANILA, Philippines—A top Malaysian terrorist has been killed by the Philippine military, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed on Thursday. AFP spokesperson Maj. Gen. Restituto Padilla said that Dr. Mahmud Ahmad has indeed been killed by government forces. On Monday, some 20 terrorists, including Abu Sayyaf Leader Isnilon Hapilon and Maute Group’s Omar Maute …

Cimatu: DENR ordered to look for open-pit mining alternatives

President Rodrigo Duterte has directed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to ban mining in watersheds and to require mining companies to plant trees in barren areas within the company concession, which are not utilized for mining, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said on Thursday. Cimatu said that Duterte directed the department to look …

PH turns down all aids from EU

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday said the Philippines is turning down all kinds of aid from the European Union (EU). In an interview with reporters, Cayetano said the announcement came from President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive. He also said that before this announcement was made, Cayetano already received the instructions, however he was …

The Pacific Inaugural Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, October 20 at 7:00 pm Panel Discussion with the artists: Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 pm The Pacific, the inaugural exhibition at the Libby Leshgold Gallery, brings together artists from countries in and around the Pacific Ocean. The exhibition considers the Pacific Ocean as a shared and connected space. It explores the …

Palace hopes Trillanes gives ‘unbiased info’ on US trip

Malacañang is hoping that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on his trip to the United States (US) will be truthful to the US officials on Thursday. “We do hope the correct information is given and not biased information designed to adversely affect Philippine-US relations,” Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a press briefing. Trillanes, known as …

Duterte’s jeepney modernization deadline only ‘an expression of urgency’—LTFRB

Land of Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chairman Martin Delgra said on Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadline for drivers and operators to modernize their old jeepney units by January 1 was only his “expression of urgency.” During the LTFRB and Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) briefing at the House of Representatives, Delgra stressed that …

Citizenship and Immigration Workshop

WHAT: The Victoria Filipino-Canadian Caregivers Association invites you to a full day of citizenship and immigration workshops WHEN: October 22, 2017, Sunday | 9:30am – 4:30 pm WHERE: Bayanihan Community Centre, 1709 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC  

Daniel Matsunaga reveals girlfriend

Shush all the rumors, for Daniel Matsunaga has finally confirmed who is currently making his heart jump. Just a few days after confessing that he is back to the dating scene, it looks like another development in his love life has reached the press. After dodging the who-is-she questions, Daniel finally drops the bomb after …

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