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PH economy grows by 6.5% in second quarter

MANILA – The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 6.5 percent in the second quarter of 2017, according to the data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Thursday, August 17. While the figure is lower compared to … Continue reading

August 18, 2017

Amnesty International: PH drug war reaches ‘new depths of barbarity’ after 32 killed in single day

The Philippine government is “plumbing new depths of barbarity” after President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “drug war” reached its highest single-day death toll this week, human rights group Amnesty International (AI) said on Thursday, August 17. Thirty-two alleged drug offenders were … Continue reading

August 18, 2017

Gordon, Sotto: No enough evidence linking Duterte’s son to smuggling case

MANILA – Senators Richard Gordon and Vicente “Tito” Sotto III claimed there is no sufficient evidence proving the involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte’s son Paolo in the smuggling of P6.4-billion worth of shabu from China. Photos showing the younger Duterte … Continue reading

August 17, 2017

DFA urges Filipinos abroad to remain vigilant amid series of terror attacks

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) called on Filipinos outside the country to remain vigilant, following the recent series of terror attacks abroad. In a statement released Tuesday, August 15, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano encouraged Filipinos overseas remain … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

CA rejects Taguiwalo’s appointment as DSWD chief

The Philippine Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday, August 16, rejected the ad interim appointment of Judy Taguiwalo as the country’s Social Welfare Secretary. Taguiwalo is President Rodrigo Duterte’s third cabinet official rejected by the appointments body. The other two … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

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