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ASEAN leaders likely to go soft on sea feud in Manila summit.

Southeast Asian leaders will express serious concern over territorial disputes in the South China Sea when they gather in an annual summit in Manila this week, but a draft of a communique to be issued at the end of the meeting indicates they will adopt subdued language on a conflict that has increasingly alarmed Asian and ...

- FOX News - US

North Korea Celebrates Military Anniversary With a Bang.

How did North Korean leader Kim Jong Un celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army? The United States and China plan to conduct talks throughout the year. Plus, Philippine forces continue to crack down on militants. VOA’s Steve Miller has your Asia news, in a minute.

- Voice of America - US

MMDA issues traffic advisory, rerouting scheme.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is calling on the public to avoid going to various areas in the cities of Manila, Makati and Pasay starting tomorrow if they have no business there so as not to aggravate the traffic situation as the country hosts the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting. The post ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Ex-congressman Mark Jimenez dead at 70.

Former Manila congressman and billionaire Mark Jimenez, the corporate genius' whose checkered history in US and Philippine politics made him a colorful figure in the late 1990s and early 2000s, died on Tuesday. The post Ex-congressman Mark Jimenez dead at 70 appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Ombudsman asks DBM for docs to back reversal of Aquino acquittal in DAP case.

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales said on Tuesday her investigators had written to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and requested for more documents that could merit the reversal of its earlier resolution absolving former President Benigno Aquino III of liability in the release of funds under the Development Acceleration ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Mark Jimenez, ex-Manila congressman, passes away at 70.

Businessman and former Manila representative Mark Jimenez has passed away, his family confirmed on Tuesday.

- GMA News - PH

Construction to resume on Manila’s 'photobomber' apartment building after conservationists lose bid to tear it down.

A high-rise condominium dubbed “the national photobomber” will continue to loom over a historic Philippine monument after the Supreme Court struck down a bid by conservationists to have it torn down. The partially-built 49-storey Torre de Manila, which protrudes over the skyline of the capital, has risen to ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Philippines: Malaysian, 3 Indonesians Among Slain Militants.

Three Indonesians and a Malaysian were among 37 militants killed in a Philippine military assault that captured the southern jungle camp of an extremist band allied with the Islamic State group, the country's military chief of staff said Tuesday. Gen. Eduardo Ano said 14 of the dead from a series of clashes in southern ...

- Voice of America - US

Ex-DFA chief: PHL should lead ASEAN in taking stand vs. 'illegal' Chinese moves in South China Sea.

Former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Tuesday called on the Philippines to lead the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in taking a united stand against what he calls China's 'unlawful efforts to expand its footprint” throughout the disputed South China Sea.

- GMA News - PH

DMCI to immediately resume construction of Torre De Manila after SC lifts TRO.

Consunji-led DMCI Homes Inc. on Tuesday welcomed the favorable ruling of Supreme Court on the controversial construction of its condominium project near the historical Rizal Park in Manila.

- GMA News - PH

TRO sa 'photobomber' na Torre de Manila, inalis na ng SC.

Tuloy na ang pagpapagawa sa kontrobersiyal na Torre De Manila condominium sa Maynila matapos alisin ng The Supreme Court ang ipinataw nitong temporary restraining order nitong Martes. Nabansagang pambansang 'photobomber' ang naturang proyekto dahil agaw-pansin ito sa likod ng monumento ni Jose Rizal sa Luneta.

- GMA News - PH

Philippines: Army says killed 36 Islamic State-linked militants in three days

PHILIPPINE security forces killed about 36 Islamic State-linked militants in a three-day air and ground assault on a southern island, and captured the rebels' base, an army general said on Monday. The post Philippines: Army says killed 36 Islamic State-linked militants in three days appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Lawyer of 'Death Squad' hitman files complaint against Duterte at ICC

A PHILIPPINES lawyer filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court on Monday against President Rodrigo Duterte and senior officials, accusing them of mass murder in a nationwide anti-drugs crackdown. The post Lawyer of 'Death Squad' hitman files complaint against Duterte at ICC appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

PNP not afraid of ICC probe, says Dela Rosa

The Philippine National Police is open to any investigation when the international court in The Hague starts looking into the alleged mass murder in President Duterte's brutal war on drugs, its chief Director General Ronald Bato' Dela Rosa said on Tuesday. The post PNP not afraid of ICC probe, says Dela Rosa appeared first ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Ex-beauty queen to charge Vizcaya cops for father's 'suicide'

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya — Hillarie Danielle Parungao, the 2015 Miss Philippines-World, said on Tuesday she would file criminal and administrative complaints against the police in Solano town for the death of her father, who allegedly committed suicide on April 18 while under their custody. In a news conference here, ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

'Dante' to intensify into tropical storm within 24 hours

Tropical depression Dante,' which is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility Tuesday evening, will intensify into a tropical storm within the next 24 hours, according to the state weather bureau. The post 'Dante' to intensify into tropical storm within 24 hours appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

DMCI welcomes 'fair, just' SC ruling on Torre de Manila

DMCI Project Developer Inc. on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court decision allowing the resumption of the construction of its controversial Torre de Manila condominium along Taft Avenue, which had been dubbed as the national photobomber' for marring the view of the Rizal Monument in Luneta. The post DMCI welcomes 'fair, just' ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

FULL TEXT: Former DFA Sec. Del Rosario's speech on South China Sea

Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario on Tuesday morning said the Philippines made a strong contribution to the region by filing a case before the international arbitral tribunal in relation to the South China Sea. The post FULL TEXT: Former DFA Sec. Del Rosario's speech on South China Sea appeared first on ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Is Philippines offering Beijing an olive branch over South China Sea?

The Philippines will seek to manage tensions over the disputed South China Sea at the upcoming Asean summit, after years of tough rhetoric with Beijing over the issue. The nation’s acting Foreign Minister Enrique Manalo told the South China Morning Post that the maritime disputes would be raised during the Association ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

''Mass murder'' complaint filed against Philippines President

A Filipino lawyer has filed a complaint in the International Criminal Court accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of mass murder and crimes against humanity, the media reported on Tuesday.

- Zee News - IN

Philippines: Malaysian, 3 Indonesians among slain militants

MANILA, Philippines — Three Indonesians and a Malaysian were among 37 militants killed in a Philippine military assault that captured the...

- Townhall.com - US

Philippines: Malaysian, 3 Indonesians among slain militants

The Philippines' military chief says three Indonesians and a Malaysian are among 37 militants who were killed in an assault that captured the extremists' southern jungle camp.

- FOX News - US

Duterte Makes Bold Threat Against Terrorists

The Philippine president is known for his ominous warnings -- and Duterte has a message for terrorists.

- Yahoo! News - US

Philippines: Malaysian, 3 Indonesians among slain militants

MANILA, Philippines " The Philippines' military chief says three Indonesians and a Malaysian are among 37 militants who were killed in an assault that captured the extremists' southern jungle camp.Gen. Eduardo Ano says 14 of...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Immunization can save a million and a half more lives

Immunization can save a million and a half more lives in WHO’s Western Pacific Region MANILA, 24 April 2017 — Despite the proven effectiveness of vaccines and the tens of millions of lives they have saved, an estimated 400 000 people die needlessly ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

MMDA urges motorists to avoid Manila, Pasay, Makati as cities host ASEAN

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Monday urged motorists to avoid parts of Manila, Makati, and Pasay City while the country hosts the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit this week.

- GMA News - PH

SC gives green light to resume construction of Torre de Manila

The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the green light for the resumption of the construction of the controversial Torre De Manila condominium that is allegedly ruining the sightline of the Rizal Monument in Manila.

- GMA News - PH

Two Abu Sayyaf members in Bohol fighting for survival --Padilla

Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla on Tuesday said that the two members of the Abu Sayyaf Group remaining in Bohol province have been surrounded by government troops.

- GMA News - PH

Palace declares April 28 a special non-working day in Metro Manila

Malacañang on Tuesday declared April 28, Friday, a special non-working day in Metro Manila for the 30th ASEAN Summit Meeting.

- GMA News - PH

No soldier 'sleeping with the enemy,' AFP says

No soldier has a romantic relationship with an enemy of the state, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said on Tuesday.

- GMA News - PH

US, Philippines Scale Back Next Month's Military Drills

About 5,000 American and Philippine troops will hold humanitarian exercises next month instead of annual war games, scaling back military drills in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's disdain for their longstanding defense alliance. Troops taking part in “Balikatan” will simulate a response to a devastating ...

- Voice of America - US

Lawyer for Philippines hit-man files complaint against Duterte at ICC

By Clare Baldwin and Stephanie van den Berg HONG KONG/THE HAGUE - A Philippines lawyer filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court on Monday against President Rodrigo Duterte and senior officials, accusing them of mass murder in a nationwide anti-drugs crackdown. Attorney Jude Sabio said in the 77-page complaint ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Philippine President says he would eat a terrorist's liver

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is known for boasting about outrageous violence, but on Monday he went full Hannibal Lecter.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Malampaya 'scam' top defendant dies; 3 employees seek case dismissal

Three mid-level government employees implicated in the misuse of P1.53 billion in Malampaya gas field royalties have cited the March 18 death of principal defendant Charlie Factor as basis for the dismissal of their cases. Factor, the former provincial engineer of Palawan, succumbed to acute respiratory failure at the ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Tropical depression 'Dante' to enter PAR Tuesday night

The tropical depression off Visayas is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Tuesday evening according to the state weather bureau. The post Tropical depression 'Dante' to enter PAR Tuesday night appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Sara, Paolo Duterte decry scams using their names

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte warned the public on Tuesday about a man who has identified himself as a lawyer and has been spreading the lie that she has taken charge of a project to buy 100 hectares of land for a drug rehabilitation center in Palawan. The post Sara, Paolo Duterte decry scams using their names appeared ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Tourist arrivals up 10.5% in the Philippines, despite — or due to — anti-drugs war

Many predicted a steep decline in tourism numbers following Duterte's election, but the cancellations never came

- GulfNews - AE

Church experts to inspect Batangas basilica

Lipa Archbishop Gilbert Garcera said further structural study is needed for the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, according to a news report posted on the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines website.

- GMA News - PH

Morales won't be cowed by impeachment threat

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has said she would not be cowed by talks of a looming impeachment complaint against her, calling it an attempt to scare' her into pressing charges against former President Benigno Aquino III. The post Morales won't be cowed by impeachment threat appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Burma sending democracy icon Suu Kyi to Asean meet

Burma is sending Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi as head of its delegation to the summit of leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Manila this week. The post Burma sending democracy icon Suu Kyi to Asean meet appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

PNP chief: Cop 'sleeping with enemy'

A female police officer who earlier claimed that she was on a tour of Clarin town, Bohol province, where government forces killed four Abu Sayyaf bandits on Saturday, was sleeping with the enemy,' the Philippine National Police chief said on Monday. The post PNP chief: Cop 'sleeping with enemy' appeared first on Inquirer ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

International Criminal Court filing accuses Philippines' Duterte of carrying out 'national bloodbath'

A Filipino lawyer filed a complaint Monday with the International Criminal Court accusing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of crimes against humanity and mass murder — charges stemming from his war on drugs, which has left thousands dead. The complaint, filed with the court in The Hague, blames...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Duterte could face an international investigation after a lawyer accuses him of mass murder

The controversial Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte could face an investigation by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity after a lawyer filed a complaint Monday with the court based on testimony from a man claiming to be a former member of Duterte's notorious death squads. In his 77-page

- VICE News - US

Duterte boasts, 'can eat terrorists' livers'

MANILA - The Philippine president has warned that he can be 50 times more brutal than Muslim extremists, saying he'd even eat them if they're captured alive by troops.

- BangkokPost - TH

US urges Asean to criticise N.Korea 'strongly'

SINGAPORE - The United States is urging Asean to issue a statement strongly criticising North Korea during its leaders' summit in Manila this week, according to Asean diplomats.

- BangkokPost - TH

Philippine lawyer accuses Duterte of 'mass murder' at ICC

The Hague, Netherlands, Apr 24 - A Philippine lawyer on Monday filed a complaint at the world's only permanent war crimes court against President Rodrigo Duterte, alleging his war on drugs has caused some 8,000 deaths. Lawyer Jude Sabio urged the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

It's still fun in the Philippines, despite violence

Many predicted a steep decline in tourism numbers following Duterte's election, but the cancellations never came

- GulfNews - AE

14-year-old girl killed by indiscriminate shooting in Tondo

A 14-year-old girl was killed when unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle fired indiscriminately as they rode past her in Tondo, Manila last Wednesday.

- GMA News - PH

456 Pinoys have received exit visas since start of Saudi amnesty

Some 456 undocumented overseas Filipinos have been given exit visas, with the assistance of the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, since the Saudi Arabia government's amnesty program started last March 29, consulate officials said on Monday.

- GMA News - PH

Police probe policewoman's slide to Abu Sayyaf

Supt. Maria Christina Nobleza, the police officer who was caught with a suspected Abu Sayyaf member and another woman with ties to Abu Sayyaf members in Bohol over the weekend, was relatively new to the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory in Southern Mindanao. The PNP Crime Lab was Nobleza's posting at the time of ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

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