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Palace: No directive to expel EU envoys from PH

MANILA – The Philippine government has no plans to expel European Union (EU) ambassadors from the country despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent threat to send them off, Malacañang has clarified. In a press briefing on Friday, October 13, Presidential Spokesperson … Continue reading

October 14, 2017

Palace explains Duterte threat to EU envoys to leave PH

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told European Union (EU) ambassadors to leave the country after being critical towards the administration’s anti-illegal drugs campaign. In a speech on Thursday, October 12, Duterte slammed the EU for supposedly lobbying for the Philippines’ … Continue reading

October 13, 2017

Cayetano extends US trip to attend IMF, World Bank meetings

After being out of the country for more than three weeks now, Philippine Foreign Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano is set to extend his United States visit to a month before returning to Manila. Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson … Continue reading

October 11, 2017

PH House votes to impeach Comelec chief after announcing his resignation

MANILA – The Philippine House of Representatives voted to impeach Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chief Andres Bautista just hours after he announced his resignation on Wednesday, October 11. A total of 137 lawmakers voted to reject the earlier resolution of … Continue reading

October 11, 2017

PNP exits drug war, police chief apologizes over drop in Pres. Duterte’s ratings

With the Philippine National Police (PNP) ordered “hands-off” on the anti-illegal drug operations, PNP Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said the police body can now focus on cracking down on other crimes. On Tuesday, October 10, President Rodrigo … Continue reading

October 11, 2017

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