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South China Sea: A Chinese 'Invasion' Near the Philippines' Pag-asa Island in the Spratlys?.

Recent events near Pag-asa Island raise distressing questions.

- The Diplomat - US

Philippines says not worried about peso's weakness.

MANILA -- Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said on Tuesday the authorities were not worried about the peso's weakness, but were monitoring the speed at which it moves against the US dollar.

- BangkokPost - TH

AFP backs Duterte, warns destabilizers seeking to oust President.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Tuesday threw its full support behind President Rodrigo Duterte as it warned forces seeking to destabilize the country. The post AFP backs Duterte, warns destabilizers seeking to oust President appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

'Isang' grows fiercer before leaving PH.

Tropical cyclone Isang' intensified into a severe tropical storm midday Tuesday, a few hours before its expected exit from the Philippine area of responsibility. The post 'Isang' grows fiercer before leaving PH appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Cayetano assures no Chinese invasion of PH islet.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano broadly denied the allegation of Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio, who disclosed of an invasion of Philippine territory by China' even as he begged off from releasing the facts so as not to hamper diplomatic talks. The post Cayetano assures no Chinese invasion of PH islet ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Reuters Video: First 'Elvis of Asia' contest kicks off in Manila.

Elvis Presley fans from around the world paid tribute to the 40th death anniversary of the King of Rock and Roll in the first annual 'Elvis of Asia' contest. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Lacson: PCSO cheated of P50B per year from STL.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office is being cheated out of an estimated P50 billion a year in its Small Town Lottery operations, according to Sen. Panfilo Ping' Lacson. The post Lacson: PCSO cheated of P50B per year from STL appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Police exec acquitted in solicitation case.

The Sandiganbayan has acquitted a former Philippine National Police official in Caraga accused of soliciting P3,000 from a police officer whose administrative case he was hearing in January 2011. The post Police exec acquitted in solicitation case appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

More Church officials speak out vs drug killings.

More officials of the Roman Catholic Church have added their voices to a growing public protest against the killing of alleged drug offenders in a sudden intensification of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs in which a 17-year-old boy was among dozens killed by the Philippine National Police. The post More Church ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

The Philippine News Agency of yore.

The government's Philippine News Agency is now derisively called the Pineapple News Agency' after a staff member used the logo of multinational firm Dole Corp. in a story about the Department of Labor and Employment. The post The Philippine News Agency of yore appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Taguig, Makati students bag 245 medals in int'l math tilt.

Thirty-nine students from Makati City and 17 from Taguig City bagged awards in the recent 13th International Mathematics Contest in Singapore where the Philippine team got the most medals. The post Taguig, Makati students bag 245 medals in int'l math tilt appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

CA upholds life terms for 19 men in executive's kidnap-slay

The Court of Appeals has upheld the life terms meted out by a Quezon City Regional Trial Court on 19 persons for the kidnapping-murder of Coca-Cola Philippines executive Betty Chua-Sy in November 2004. The post CA upholds life terms for 19 men in executive's kidnap-slay appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Intel report saying Kian was a drug runner could be wrong, says Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte has raised the possibility that the intelligence information of the Philippine National Police that 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos was a drug runner could be false.

- GMA News - PH

Philippines's Catholic Church sounds alarm amid Duterte's deadly anti-drug crackdown

One influential archbishop plans to ring church bells each day for three months in protest. 

- Washington Post - US

Filipinos caught in the crossfire of anti-drug campaign: 'we're the victims.'

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte's controversial anti-drug, anti-crime campaign has left a 17-year-old high school student dead. Neighbors, activists, and parents have voiced their opposition to the presidents brutal crackdown, feeling victimized by heavy police shootings.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Duterte says there may have been abuses in war on drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said there could have been abuses in his government's war on drugs and ordered the police to take custody of officers who were involved in the killing of a high-school student last week.

- RTE - IE

Father recalls horror of Barcelona van attack

The father of the Irish-Filipino family caught up in the Barcelona terror attack has described the horrific moment he and his family were struck by the van as it was being driven at speed down Las Ramblas last Thursday.

- RTE - IE

Philippines' Duterte says there could have been abuses in war on drugs

MANILA, Aug 21 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte today said there could have been abuses in his government's war on drugs and ordered the police to take custody of officers who were involved in the killing of a high school student last...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Duterte names Lapeña as new Customs chief to replace Faeldon

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director Isidro Lapeña as the new chief of the Bureau of Customs to replace Nicanor Faeldon, whose regisnation he already accepted. The post Duterte names Lapeña as new Customs chief to replace Faeldon appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Heavy monsoon rains flood Metro Manila

Several commuters were stranded Monday when monsoon rains enhanced by Tropical Storm Isang caused flooding in various areas in Metro Manila, a report by GMA News' Susan Enriquez on 24 Oras said.

- GMA News - PH

Duterte appoints Lapeña to replace embattled Faeldon at Customs

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday announced that Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Isidro Lapeña will be the next commissioner of the Bureau of Customs.

- GMA News - PH

Nag-AWOL na pulis na sangkot daw sa droga, hinabol at pinatay sa harap ng kaanak

Isang pulis na nag-absent without leave na  sangkot daw sa droga ang pinagbabaril ng mga salarin na nakamotorsiklo sa Quezon City. Ang biktima, nakatakbo pa raw sa unang putok pero sinundan siya ng salarin at tinapos sa harap ng kaniyang kaanak.

- GMA News - PH

Philippines' Duterte says there could have been abuses in war on drugs | Reuters

The post Philippines' Duterte says there could have been abuses in war on drugs | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Philippines' Duterte says there could have been abuses in war on drugs

MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said there could have been abuses in his government's war on drugs and ordered the police to take custody of officers who were involved in the killing of a high school student last week.

- Reuters - US

'We're the victims,' says father of young Filipino shot dead in war on drugs

MANILA - Hundreds of neighbors and left-wing activists marched and lit candles near the spot where a 17-year-old high school student was shot dead by police last week in President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial war on drugs.

- Reuters - US

Philippines' Catholic Church sounds alarm amid Duterte's deadly anti-drug crackdowns

One influential archbishop plans to ring church bells each day for three months in protest. 

- Washington Post - US

Trillanes slams PNP on claim Kian was a drug courier

Opposition Sen. Antonio Sonny' Trillanes IV on Monday slammed the Philippine National Police for saying that Kian de los Santos, the Grade 11 student killed by law enforcers in an illegal drugs operation, was a drug courier of his father and uncles. The post Trillanes slams PNP on claim Kian was a drug courier appeared ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Pacquiao vs. Horn rematch confirmed for Brisbane

BRISBANE, Aug 21 — Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao's rematch with Australian Jeff Horn has been confirmed for Brisbane later this year, the city's mayor said today. Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk had earlier threatened to pull funding...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Pandurukot sa loob ng tindahan, bulilyaso

Kung madalas na nakukunan ng CCTV ang mga insidente ng pandurukot na kadalasang nagtatagumpay ang mga kawatan, sa isang department store sa Quezon City, umuwing luhaan ang magnanakaw.

- GMA News - PH

Abu Sayyaf militants kill 9, wound 16 in Philippines

Philippine officials say Abu Sayyaf militant gunmen have killed at least nine people and wounded 16 others in a dawn attack in a remote village in the country's restive south.

- FOX News - US

Malaysia kicks off men's indoor hockey campaign by crushing Philippines 16-0

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — Malaysia opened their SEA Games men's indoor hockey campaign in emphatic fashion by whipping the Philippines 16-0 at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre . Malaysia who took the lead as early...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Artists, celebrities demand halt of gov't brutal war on drugs

More than a hundred Filipino artists are urging President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the government's bloody war on illegal drugs as they denounced the recent drug-related killings in the country, especially of the "the innocent and young.' The post Artists, celebrities demand halt of gov't brutal war on drugs appeared first ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Senator wants cops to wear body cameras during drug raids

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian wants the Philippine National Police to reconsider requiring its operatives to wear body cameras during drug raids.  In a statement issued on Monday, Gatchalian said he would file a bill on this in response to the suspected murder of 17-year old Kian Loyd delos Santos in the hands of police ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

OFWs in New Zealand dairy farms abused, says report

In New Zealand farms, Filipino migrant workers in desperate situations' face widespread mistreatment. The post OFWs in New Zealand dairy farms abused, says report appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

'Isang' to exit PAR Tuesday afternoon

Tropical Storm Isang' is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility on Tuesday afternoon, the state weather bureau said Monday afternoon. The post 'Isang' to exit PAR Tuesday afternoon appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Philippines: Head of Catholic Church calls for end to Duterte-led drug war

THE head of the Philippines' powerful Catholic Church called Sunday for an end to the waste of human lives' following a brutal week in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war in which a 17-year-old boy was among dozens killed. The post Philippines: Head of Catholic Church calls for end to Duterte-led drug war appeared first on ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

German diplomat raises concerns about impunity in drug killings

A German diplomat on Monday called on the Philippines to look into the concerns about impunity in the government's heavy handed approach to its campaign against illegal drugs.

- GMA News - PH

Nine killed in Philippines militant attack: Police

President Rodrigo Duterte has imposed martial law across the southern third of the Philippines, including Basilan, to quell the militant threat.

- Zee News - IN

Philippine churches to ring bells to protest drug killings

MANILA, Philippines " A Philippine Catholic leader said Sunday that church bells would be rung every night for three months across his northern district to raise alarm over a sharp spike in police killings of drug suspects, adding...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pemberton to appeal CA ruling to SC

US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton will be taking his fight for innocence in the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey 'Jennifer' Laude in 2014 to the Supreme Court after losing his bid to reverse his homicide conviction before the Court of Appeals .

- GMA News - PH

Flooded areas in Metro Manila on August 21, 2017

Some parts of Metro Manila were flooded on Monday afternoon due to thunderstorms caused by Tropical Storm Isang.

- GMA News - PH

PAGASA raises yellow warning alert in Metro Manila, nearby provinces

Weather bureau PAGASA warned of possible flooding in low-lying areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces due to continuous downpour on Monday afternoon.

- GMA News - PH

Philippine peso slumps with no sign of infrastructure push

Credit rating at risk as bureaucratic bottlenecks slow government construction plan

- Financial Times - US

Philippine churches to ring bells to protest drug killings

MANILA, Philippines " A leader of the dominant Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines has ordered bells to be tolled every night for three months in a northern region to raise alarm over a renewed police crackdown that has...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Anger Simmers in Philippines Over Duterte's Drug War

Mourners at the funeral of a Philippine man who police shot dead protested his innocence on Sunday, the latest sign of rising anger over President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody campaign to stamp out drugs. More than 12,500 people, many small-time drug users and dealers, have been killed since Duterte took office in June 2016. ...

- Voice of America - US

Oliver Stone to Head Powerful Jury at Busan Festival

Oliver Stone, the ever controversial American-French director, has been named as president of the competition jury for the upcoming Busan International Film Festival. The Busan festival is no stranger to controversy. Stone heads an impressive panel including Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi , French cinematographer Agnes ...

- Variety - US

'Isang' stronger by midday Monday

Tropical storm Isang' further intensified midday Monday as it moved closer to extreme Northern Luzon. The tropical cyclone now packed maximum sustained winds of 80 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 97 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said, Isang was ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

155,634 birds culled in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Aided by Philippine Army soldiers, the Bureau of Animal Industry has destroyed 155,634 chickens, ducks and quails which were sick or exposed to the H5 strain of the avian flu inside a one-kilometer quarantine zone at San Luis town in Pampanga province as of Sunday. The post 155,634 birds culled in ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Church calls for end to drug killings

The two highest-ranking officials of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines on Sunday called for an end to the waste of human lives' and withdrawal of public support for drug killings following a brutal week in President Duterte's war on drugs in which a 17-year-old boy was among dozens killed. The post Church calls ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Manila-Basco flights cancelled as 'Isang' nears northern islands

At least two domestic flights were cancelled Monday due to the bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority announced. The post Manila-Basco flights cancelled as 'Isang' nears northern islands appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

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