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Dureza expresses alarm over latest attacks by NPAs

MANILA 一 Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza on Wednesday said he was dismayed to continue waging of attacks by the New People’s Army (NPA) despite efforts made by the Duterte administration to put an end to the almost five-decade of insurgency. The NPA, the armed group of the Communist Party of …

ASEAN Summit events in Bohol will push through as scheduled – DILG

MANILA–The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday assured that the scheduled activities for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Bohol will push through as scheduled. “Bohol might as well be considered a well-fortified and most secure place in the country right now despite the attack that killed three soldiers, …

ASEAN Summit events in Bohol will push through as scheduled – DILG

  MANILA–The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday assured that the scheduled activities for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Bohol will push through as scheduled. “Bohol might as well be considered a well-fortified and most secure place in the country right now despite the attack that killed three …

ASEAN Summit events in Bohol will push through as scheduled—DILG

MANILA—The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday assured that the scheduled activities for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Bohol will push through as scheduled. “Bohol might as well be considered a well-fortified and most secure place in the country right now despite the attack that killed three soldiers, …

UK, Canada caution citizens vs traveling in Visayas, Mindanao due to terrorism threat

MANILA—Now its Canada and the United Kingdom’s turn to issue their respective travel advisories to their citizens advising them to exercise a “high degree of caution” while in the Philippines due to a “high threat of terrorism” in Visayas and Mindanao. Early in the week, the United States and Australia issued their respective travel warnings …

PHL plans to rename Benham Rise

MANILA–The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Office of the Executive Secretary are now working hand-in-hand to explore a new name for Benham Rise. The DFA confirmed that they were instructed by President Rodrigo Duterte to suggest in renaming Benham Rise on Saturday. The DFA initially said that the first suggestion was to rename …

DFA: PHL pillars of criminal justice system remains effective

MANILA—The pillars of the criminal justice system remain effective and well- functioning in the Philippines, not only for Senator Leila de Lima but for all. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday stressed this as it expressed concern over the European Parliament’s resolution on the case of Senator Leila De Lima. In a statement, …

ASEAN member-nations undergo “brain-storming” sessions to solve common issues

MANILA—Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) who are sensitive in many issues found a common denominator to neutralize such by “brain storming.” Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for ASEAN Affairs Helen dela Vega said that by talking and looking for effective solution through brainstorming to solve the problem in the region, they were …

Orders of President Duterte to add more patrols in the Benham Rise send strong message to foreign ships

MANILA—The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said after President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered two concerned government agencies to add more patrols in the Benham Rise, the message is clear that no one is allowed to send research vessels without seeking clearance from Philippine government. In a press briefing, Acting DFA Secretary Enrique Manalo …

Chinese Vice Premier is arriving in Manila for a 4-day visit

MANILA–The Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang is arriving Thursday for a four-day visit in the country to bolster economic ties between Manila and Beijing, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Relations between China and the Philippines have vastly improved under Duterte, who has sought Chinese trade and economic aid while shelving long-running territorial disputes …

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