MANILA -- As a group of ex-rebels welcomed the move of European leaders to look into the information presented by the Philippine government on the reported funding of EU-member countries for activities of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), it...
MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday thumbed down the idea of legalizing marijuana in the country, including its possible use for medicinal purposes. "You must remember that heroin, cocaine, and the derivatives are products of opium poppy plant. So matagal...
MANILA — A book about the Manila Cathedral, the mother of church in the country, which showcases the history and story of the Christian faith, was launched in Manila on Saturday. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle noted that the book,...
MANILA-- The embassies of Austria and Sweden in Manila on Friday vowed to assist the Philippines in its campaign to end violence against women (VAW) through a series of activities this year. Last November, the Sweden embassy launched the "Respeto...
MANILA -- A top Vietnamese official has invited President Rodrigo R. Duterte to visit Vietnam again later this year or in 2020, Malacañang bared on Thursday. Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh extended the invitation to Duterte...
MANILA -- The Philippines and Vietnam have adopted on Wednesday a new five-year plan of action mapping specific commitments the two nations will jointly undertake to bolster various areas of cooperation. The document, which covers the period 2019 to 2024, builds...
MANILA -- At least 370 slots for skills training that may lead to employment will soon be available for Filipino youths who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). The Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), an advocacy group providing opportunities...
MANILA -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and his Vietnamese counterpart on Wednesday had an "in-depth and substantive discussion" on regional issues, including the disputed South China Sea. "We both underlined the importance of maintaining peace, stability, safety and security...
MANILA -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is set to arrive in Manila via a chartered flight at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said. Mahathir will arrive and depart at the Bulwagang Kalayaan in Villamor Airbase, the MIAA...
MANILA - The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) on Wednesday commended Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar for his contributions in the anti-corruption drive of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. In its commendation, the PACC lauded Andanar for "valuable contribution and...