Duterte, Trump talk about free trade, illegal drugs, Marawi Aid

​MANILA, Philippines—  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and United States President Donald Trump talked about the country’s war on drugs, terrorism and Marawi City rehabilitation  and fair trade during their bilateral meeting. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. a press briefing on Monday, November 13, revealed that Duterte discussed with US President Donald Trump the Philippine government’s campaign …

66% of Filipinos satisfied with gov’t response vs Maute group

MANILA, Philippines —  Majority of Filipinos were satisfied with the government’s response to suppress the Maute terror group. The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey  showed 66 percent of Filipinos were satisfied, 18 percent unsatisfied and 16 percent undecided on the matter. This translates to a net satisfaction rating of 48 percent, slightly down from June’s …

PRRD holds bilateral meetings with leaders of Brunei, Australia

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte met the leaders of Brunei Darussalam and Australia in separate bilateral meetings Sunday evening discussing trade, security, the South China Sea and the Korean Peninsula issue. In meeting Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, the President said, “I will begin by welcoming your here in Manila. We are happy, very …

Moments: When Philippines Rody Duterte shares moments with US Donald Trump

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Much has been said about Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s relationship  the with the United States of America (USA) but when the two leaders met at the Gala Dinner for the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit 2017 Sunday night, pictures say it differently. Duterte hosted a gala diner for …

For Violating the ASEAN lane, authorities want beauty queen’s license revoked

MANILA, Philippines — Actress and Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1982 Maria Isabel Lopez committed a serious violation involving security in the ASEAN Summit by violating  road rules which  may cause the revocation of her  driver’s license. In her facebook account, Lopez was bragging about passing the ASEAN LANE to avoid the EDSA traffic on Saturday. She …

Army wins hearts of communist rebels in SK

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao — The military in Sultan Kudarat continued to win the hearts of communist rebels with more New Peoples Army (NPA) guerillas returning to the mainstream society. Capt. Arvin John Encinas, Army’s 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the latest surrender of communist rebels took place Friday before officials of the Army’s 1st Mechanized …