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 …

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 …

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 …

Philippines expects 20 world leaders to attend the ASEAN 2017

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Twenty world leaders including United States President Donald Trump  are expected to arrive here for the  31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits starting today November 12 to 14. Those expected to arrive include: ASEAN members Brunei – Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Cambodia – Prime Minister …

Duterte, Trump meeting in APEC warm and cordial 

Danang, Vietnam— President Rodrigo Roa Duterte met US President Donald J Trump on Saturday, November 11, during the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Ha Noi Hall, International Danang Resort. “The meeting was warm and cordial,” said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque during a press briefing held at the International Media Center. …

Duterte and the APEC Summit

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attends the APEC summit in Da Nang Vietnam. Here are some pictures highlighting his trip. Duterte earlier said Russia helped the Philippines by sending a ship loaded with firearms and it came as a grant to the country.

EU, UN chiefs,18 state leaders confirmed for ASEAN meet: DFA  

MANILA, Philippines —The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday announced the names of 20 leaders confirmed to attend the various summits this week in Manila — an attendance that signify “deep and strong bonds” between the bloc and its dialogue partners, an official said. DFA Acting Spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar said these leaders would cover …

President Duterte Asks ASEAN to Strengthen their Ranks; Says Globalization has damaged poor economies

DAVAO CITY, Philippines- President Rodrigo Duterte asked members of the Asian nation to put their acts together and forge links to strengthen their ranks in the face of globalization as many countries are lagging behind. Facing before the leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) “CEO Summit on Regional Economic Integration: Lessons Learnt from …

DILG strips governor and 23 mayors supervisory power over police for alleged drug links

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The National Police Commission (Napolcom) indefinitely stripped  the supervisory power of a  governor and 23 mayors power over the police  in their respective areas until their names will be removed from the narcolist. In series of resolutions dated October 30, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge (OIC) Undersecretary …

Troops engage ASG in Basilan six killed, four wounded

BASILAN City, Philippines —   Elements of the 18th Infantry Battalion conducted a strike operation targeting the Abu Sayyaf under Siar Alhamsirol and Parong Tedi in Barangay Upper Cabengbeng, Sumisip yesterday November 8.. The military troops were engaged by lawless elements reinforcing Abu Sayyaf fighters near the Basilan Circumferential Road in Sumisip.  “As they edged towards …