477 aspiring lawyers fail to take the bar exams

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Close to 500 aspiring lawyers failed to show up and take the bar examinations  during the country’s 116th bar examination, the Supreme Court said Sunday, November 26, 2017. The Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) records showed  out of the 7,227 candidates, which is higher compared to last year’s 6,831, only …

Marcos grandson marries granddaughter of “political rival”

PAOAY, Ilocos Norte — The wedding was a political healing of sort, this how many political observers  view the union  of Michael Ferdinand Marcos-Manotoc and Carina Angela Gamboa Manglapus here on Saturday at the majestic Paoay Church. The couple got married in a private ceremony in Makati but was followed by the traditional ‘bales” in …

Palace thanks Filipinos for ‘tremendous success’ of ASEAN Summit

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has extended its gratitude to all Filipinos for their contribution to the “tremendous success” of the Philippines’ hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, said the country’s Chairmanship of ASEAN 2017 was generally peaceful, orderly, and fruitful, owing to the Filipino people’s support …

Duterte confers Order of Lapu-Lapu to wounded soldiers in Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, November 18, conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu to recuperating soldiers in his visit to the Camp Panacan Station Hospital here for their honorable performance of duty. The President also personally checked on the soldiers’ condition during his visit. The Chief Executive pinned the Order of Lapu-Lapu …

ASEAN SIGNS LANDMARK CONSENSUS ON MIGRANT PROTECTION

MANILA – Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have committed to champion regional cooperation on protecting and promoting migrant workers’ rights. President Rodrigo Duterte, chair of the ASEAN, announced that he and the other ASEAN leaders have agreed to sign the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant …

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 …

Churchgoers reminded against use of cell phones during Mass

MANILA, Philippines — Members of the clergy expressed support for the call of Pope Francis against the use of smartphones inside the Church, especially during Mass. Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes urged churchgoers to control themselves and refrain from using their mobile devices while attending Mass. “As a pastor, as a bishop I find it (smartphone) …