Category: Politics

Philippines and China sign 6 deals in Duterte’s 5th Beijing visit
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Philippines and China sign 6 deals in Duterte’s 5th Beijing visit

BEIJING – President Rodrigo R. Duterte bagged six deals with China during his bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping here Thursday evening. The documents signed between the Philippines and China include two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) – one on Higher Education Cooperation between the Commission on Higher Education and Ministry of Education of China, and...

Ex-rebels confirm Communist Party of the Phils – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) recruitment in schools
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Ex-rebels confirm Communist Party of the Phils – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) recruitment in schools

MANILA — Four former rebels on Wednesday confirmed before the Senate that students are being recruited from various schools nationwide to join the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). Testifying before the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs headed by Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, the former rebels also shed light into...

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PHL President Duterte hits Aquinos for excluding Hacienda Luisita from land reform

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday described the exclusion of the Hacienda Luisita from the agrarian reform program as “the greatest aberration” done to farmer-beneficiaries. Duterte said although he has “nothing against” the Aquino family, including the late President Corazon Aquino and her son, President Benigno Aquino III, he said farmer-beneficiaries should have been awarded...

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TAKE UP CUDGELS FOR GRIEVING MOTHERS, AFP CHIEF PARLADE TELLS GABRIELA GROUP

MANILA – Dismayed by the baffling silence of militant women’s group, Gabriela**, acronym for General Assembly Binding Women for Reforms, Integrity, Equality, Leadership, and Action  over the cases of missing minors reportedly recruited by Anakbayan in various schools in Metro Manila, a ranking official of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict...

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MALACAÑANG PALACE INSISTS RAPPLER COVERAGE BAN ALLOWED

MANILA — Malacañang reiterated on Thursday President Rodrigo Duterte’s coverage ban on news site Rappler does not violate any law, describing covering the Palace as a “privilege, not a right.” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said despite the ban, Rappler still has access to regular Palace briefings which are live-streamed and televised, signed laws, and other important...

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‘Don’t tell us what do on human rights’, AFP Chief Parlade to Human Rights Group, Karapatan

MANILA — Human rights group Karapatan, an organization espousing instability and violence, has no right to remind the government that its foremost role is the promotion and protection of human rights. In fact, the government has no need of such reminders as it carries out its obligations readily, Major General Antonio Parlade, Jr., of the National...