In the Philippines: Marriage is between man and woman – Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (March 24)—Did he changed his mind? This question is raised as President Rodrigo R. Duterte expressed his disapproval of legalizing same-sex marriage in the country citing the country’s Civil Code. Critics of the President says he reneged his election promise to allow same sex union when he was the guest a television …

Mayor Sara at Cleanergy Park

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio leads the release of hawksbill turtle hatchlings in Cleanergy Park, an Aboitiz-managed reserve in Punta Dumalag in Barangay Matina Aplaya, Davao City on March 21, 2017. Newsline Photo

Duterte’s Thailand visit highlighted by signing of bilateral agreements

  BANGKOK, Thailand — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha witnessed the signing of documents on areas of cooperation between the Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Thailand at the Santi Maitri Building, Government House in Bangkok on Tuesday, March 21. The signing ceremony covers the agreement on areas …

Duterte unfazed by Impeachment complaint

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte shrugged off impeachment complaint filed against him by former renegade soldiers belonging to Magdalo group. Speaking before the FiIlipino community in  Myanmar Monday night, March 21, 2017 he doesn’t care of the impeachment complaint filed by partylist Representative Gary Alejano and his cohorts as long as he is …

PHL donates $300,000 to Myanmar for Rakhine State

The Philippines has donated $300,000—around P15 million—to the communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday. President Rodrigo Duterte who was in Myanmar for a state visit turned over the symbolic check to State Counselor and Nobel Peace Price awardee Aung San Suu Kyi after their meeting at the …

Mayor dismissed over P18.9M radio deal

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (March 20) — The Office of the Ombudsman ordered the dismissal from service of Lingig Municipal Mayor over over P18.9 “ghost” projects in his town. Lingig, Surigaro del Sur Municipal Mayor Roberto Luna Jr. was found guilty of grave misconduct and serious dishonesty over P18.9-million worth communication equipment from Philflex Trading and …

Ocular visit

Vice Premier Wang Yang (right) of the People’s Republic of China conducts a site inspection with National Economic and Development Authority-11 director Maria Lourdes Lim and other Chinese officials to the proposed Port and Coastal Development project at Sta. Ana Port in Davao City on Saturday. Newsline Photo