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China, PHL tackle contentious South China Sea issues in friendly dialogue

China, PHL tackle contentious South China Sea issues in friendly dialogue By Jelly F. Musico GUIYANG, China(Philippines News Agency) – China and the Philippines on Friday engaged in a candid but friendly discussion where officials from the two countries tackled almost all contentious issues on the South China Sea dispute. ”There was no issue that … Continue reading

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PDEA: 89% hike in drug-related cases filed under Duterte administration

PDEA: 89% hike in drug-related cases filed under Duterte administration By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reported on Friday an 89 percent increase in the number of cases filed against drug personalities in 2016 compared to 2015. PDEA Director General Isidro Lapeña said there were … Continue reading

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Cayetano: PHL has independent foreign policy, refusing aid with conditions

Cayetano: PHL has independent foreign policy, refusing aid with conditions By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said the Philippines has an independent foreign policy thus, it will not accept aid from any country with conditions or that donors will interfere in … Continue reading

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DSWD readies cash aid for drug rehab graduates

DSWD readies cash aid for drug rehab graduates By Sarwell Q. Meniano & Wanda Chanese O. Antonio TACLOBAN CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will provide PHP5,000 financial assistance to drug surrenderers who will complete the community-based rehabilitation program. DSWD Eastern Visayas regional head of protective services unit … Continue reading

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Philippines retains SEABA title as Gilas pummels Indonesia in finals

Philippines retains SEABA title as Gilas pummels Indonesia in finals By Ivan Saldajeno MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Southeast Asian basketball domination repeated! Gilas gave the Philippines its eighth SEABA Men’s Championship title after blowing out Indonesia, 97-64, in the championship game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Thursday night. Gilas quickly built a 20-point … Continue reading

Palace bares new Presidential appointees; Cayetano is new Foreign Affairs secretary
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Palace bares new Presidential appointees; Cayetano is new Foreign Affairs secretary

Palace bares new Presidential appointees; Cayetano is new Foreign Affairs secretary By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Malacañang on Wednesday released a list of the latest appointees of President Rodrigo Duterte. The appointments were signed from April 7 to May 12 but were only released to the media on Wednesday. Among the … Continue reading