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  • Kuwaiti influencer sparks outrage for complaining about OFWs having to keep passports, getting day off
    A video of a Kuwaiti influencer sparked outrage on social media for publicly complaining about how overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) can now keep their passports and have a one day off, as ordered by a new law in the Gulf state. Sondos Alqattan, a makeup artist and beauty guru, said in a video that she […] The post Kuwaiti influencer sparks outrage for complaining about OFWs having to keep passports, getting day off appeared […]
  • Esperon: ‘Plenty’ of West Philippine Sea incidents recommended for diplomatic action
    National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said Friday he has recommended ‘plenty’ of incidents in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) for diplomatic action. Esperon, who is also the chairman of Task Force West Philippine Sea, did not identify the specific incidents, but said there is no need to publicly condemn China’s activities in the South China Sea. The post Esperon: ‘Plenty’ of West Philippine Sea incidents […]
  • Duterte not worried over China loans
    Who’s afraid of borrowing money from China? The post Duterte not worried over China loans appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.
  • BI orders deportation of Aussie nun
    The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has ordered the deportation of Australian nun Patricia Fox after finding substantial evidence that she violated the terms of her missionary visa. The post BI orders deportation of Aussie nun appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.
  • Risk of US sanctions over Russia arms baffles Palace
    Malacañang is baffled as to how the United States can impose sanctions on the Philippines if the country proceeds with the purchase of grenade launchers from a blacklisted Russian company. The post Risk of US sanctions over Russia arms baffles Palace appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.
  • DFA says it is ready to repatriate Filipinos in Nicaragua
    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has assured Filipinos in Nicaragua that it is ready to repatriate them due to the continuing civil unrest in the country.  The post DFA says it is ready to repatriate Filipinos in Nicaragua appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.
  • US gives PH $26M to boost counterterrorism efforts
    Law enforcement agencies in the Philippines would receive $26.5 million (about P1.39 billion) in aid from the United States (US) to help the country strengthen its counterterrorism operations, according to the US Embassy in Manila. The post US gives PH $26M to boost counterterrorism efforts appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.
  • Palace downplays US sanction vs PH regarding Russia arms deal
    The Philippines is not bound by United States laws, Malacañang said on Thursday, as it dismissed possible sanctions from Washington if Manila pushes through with its purchase of grenade launchers from a blacklisted Russian firm. The post Palace downplays US sanction vs PH regarding Russia arms deal appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.
  • Esperon explains PH strategy in WPS
    President Rodrigo Duterte may have “set aside” the international arbitral ruling favoring the country’s claims in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), but the defense establishment is continuing to undertake measures to protect Philippine sovereignty and territorial rights, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said. The post Esperon explains PH strategy in WPS appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.
  • Duterte administration releases national security strategy
    The Duterte administration has published a national security strategy for the first time, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said Wednesday. Copies of the 70-page document were released at a forum on security held at the Philippine International Convention Center. The post Duterte administration releases national security strategy appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.

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    JERUSALEM --- Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides back from the brink of a full-fledged war. Israel and Hamas have fought three such wars over the past decade and Hamas agreed to the second such cease-fire in a week under heavy Egyptian and international pressure. Even after last week's cease-fire ended the fiercest exchange of rocket fire and Israeli airstrikes since the 2014 war, incendiary kites and balloons continued to float […]
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  • PLDT, Smart win Speedtest awards for fastest internet in Philippines
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  • ‘Suffering’ ends with Honduran baby back in parents’ arms
    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras --- For months, a Honduran couple watched their only son grow up in videos while he was kept in US government custody. That's where he took his first steps and spoke his first words. The parents got to embrace the 15-month-old boy again Friday, five months after US immigration officials forcibly separated the baby from his father at the Texas border. Johan, who grabbed the world's attention when he appeared in a US courtroom in diapers, at first didn't recognize his mom and dad after he was flown to San Pedro Sula. "I kept saying Johan, Johan, and he […]
  • COA: DZMM reporter got P1M paid coverage from children’s council
    A DZMM reporter allegedly received over P1 million for a paid coverage from the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), the Commission on Audit (COA) reportedon Friday. In its 2017 audit report, COA accused the CWC of giving cash advances amounting to P1,050,000 to an unnamed reporter of the radio station to cover activities of the council's National Children Month. No contract was given and the service procurement did not go through public bidding as the law requires, the COA said in its report. Among the services allegedly provided include arranging radio and television […]
  • Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump
    PORTLAND, Maine --- Last Friday, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't ready to consider himself a formal member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a United States senator. Three days later, he told The Associated Press that was ready to become the only major-party Senate candidate in the nation to be a dues-paying democratic socialist. The swift evolution is latest evidence of a nationwide surge in the strength and popularity of an organization that, until recently, operated on the fringes […]
  • UP outlasts La Salle in PVL men’s action
      University of the Philippines upended La Salle in a 23-25, 25-19, 25-27, 25-22, 15-12 thriller in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference men's division Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Fighting Maroons mounted a 10-4 start in the deciding set en route to their first win. "This PVL stint is the time for my team to execute our program, rebuilding the character since the skill is already there," UP head coach Hans Chuacuco said in Filipino. A La Salle service error and a 4 service ace forced the decider for UP, which overpowered La Salle in the […]
  • De Lima files bill to unify jail system
      Senator Leila De Lima filed a bill that would create a unified corrections and jail system in the country. Under Senate Bill 1879, a new agency called National Commission on Corrections and Jail Management would integrate the services of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP). BuCor under the Department of Justice and the BJMP under the Department of Local and Interior Government would then be abolished, De Lima said in a statementon Saturday. "I am filing this bill to help reform the corrections and jail management […]
  • Determined to bounce back, rookie Gutang shows worth for Blazers
    Justin Gutang made up for his last game's poor showing and delivered 17 points and 10 assists to power St. Benilde to its first win in the NCAA Season 94 men's basketball tournament Friday. The rookie only had eight markers on a 2-for-7 shooting in the Blazers' loss against Perpetual last July 13. "I just kept on grinding in practice and I always listen to coach because he kind of criticized me last game so I really needed to prove myself in this game," Gutang said after their 90-79 victory over Mapua at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Blazers head coach TY Tang said Gutang […]
  • No problem with Duterte not meeting SONA protesters — militant leader
    It's for the best President Duterte would not go out to meet protesters after the State of the Nation Address (SONA)on Monday, a militant leader said. "The circumstances today are very much different from last year," Renato Reyes, Secretary General of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, said in a tweeton Saturday. In his 2016 and 2017 SONA, Duterte faced protesters after he delivered his speech instead of going back to Malacaang. But not this year, Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go reportedly saidon Saturday. Duterte was also reportedly advised not to do so […]
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