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Trump to visit Philippines this November 2017 for ASEAN summit

United States President Donald Trump is coming to the Philippines this November 2017 to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders’ summit. No less than US Vice President Mike Pence confirmed this during a visit to the ASEAN headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Dear Duterte admin: Do not postpone the 2017 barangay elections

It remains unclear if the synchronized barangay and sangguniang kabataan (SK) elections scheduled for October 23, 2017 will materialize or not. During a recent trip to Myanmar, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he is not only considering postponing the elections – he might also have

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Duterte’s confused policy toward China, in two quotes

Just a few hours after assuming the Presidency, Rodrigo Duterte already expressed his desire not to antagonize China. In his first meeting with members of his Cabinet, Duterte said the country should not “taunt or flaunt” the then-looming decision of the United Nations Permanent Court

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Duterte admin slams CBS over ‘Madam Secretary’ episode

The government is crying foul over an upcoming episode of the hit American political drama “Madam Secretary” because of what it describes as the show’s “highly negative portrayal” of a fictional Philippine president. In the trailer for the episode titled “Break in Diplomacy,” newly-elected Philippine president

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Will disagreement over death penalty ruin Arryoyo and Duterte’s alliance?

The sudden reorganization of the Senate leadership last Monday made it very clear that the legislative allies of President Rodrigo Duterte are already ditching the noble idea of maintaining a “super-majority” and instead go for a smaller majority that will really support the administration’s priorities. Liberal

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LIFE AFTER DEFEAT | Former VP Binay to be University of Makati law dean?

Almost a year after his embarassing defeat in the 2016 presidential race, former Vice President Jejomar Binay is likely to have a new job soon: a law school dean. Photos of Binay visiting the University of Makati (UMak) went viral on social media the past few days.

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#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for February 27 2017 due to the transport strike

(UPDATED, 7:40 PM) In light of the scheduled nationwide transport strike by jeepney drivers tomorrow, the Office of the President has announced that classes for elementary and high school levels throughout Metro Manila will be suspended for February 27. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea made the

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For Leila de Lima, what comes around goes around

Earlier today, Judge Juanita Guerrero of the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court issued a warrant of arrest against Senator Leila De Lima, her former driver Ronnie Dayan, and former Bureau of Corrections chief Rafael Ragos. This is in connection to the trio’s alleged involvement in the

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Dear Duterte critics: Yellow Cab employees have freedom of expression, too

This Christmas weekend, popular social media personality Mocha Uson posted a picture sent by a group of service crews in an unidentified Yellow Cab branch. In the picture, they can be seen posing with their fists clenched. That is the adopted hand sign of President