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Duterte's Most Recent Move In South China Sea Will Strain China-Philippine Relations Again
China and the Philippines have warmed to each other since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in Manila. In October the president of five months visited Beijing where China pledged $24 billion in aid and both agreed later to discuss how they might work ...
Posted: December 7, 2016, 11:53 pm
Palace slams insinuations Duterte OK’d Espinosa slay
MANILA — Malacañang rebuffed on Thursday, insinuations that President Duterte orchestrated the murders of drug suspects in the country after he publicly declared his support for the policemen who shot dead detained Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.
Posted: December 7, 2016, 11:46 pm
Manila Shopper Christmas Giftaway: Starbucks 2017 Planner
It's the gift-giving season, and as my way of thanking you my dear readers for all your support, I am gifting one lucky reader with a Starbucks 2017 Planner (coffee stain design)! Merry Christmas! This giftaway is available to Philippine residents only.
Posted: December 7, 2016, 11:38 pm
Manila Says Will Not Help US on Patrols in South China Seas
MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says it is highly unlikely the Philippines will allow the U.S. military to use the country as a springboard for its freedom of navigation patrols in the disputed South China Sea to avoid ...
Posted: December 7, 2016, 11:37 pm
Watch Out, Alec Baldwin: Duterte Unveils Trump Impersonation
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte is working on his own impression of President-elect Donald Trump. In a speech in Manila on Wednesday night, Duterte imitated Trump’s voice and accent while recalling their telephone conversation on Dec. 2. He said that ...
Posted: December 7, 2016, 11:34 pm
Ryamizard in Manila for bilateral defense meeting
Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu would hold talks with his Philippine counterpart Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday in Manila. Ryamizard said the talks would discuss the Indonesian nationals still being held hostage by ...
Posted: December 7, 2016, 11:03 pm
A JENerous Christmas at Hotel Jen Manila
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Hotel Jen Manila (formerly Traders Hotel Manila) is always something to look forward to. It is a time when the team behind HJM shows its appreciation for the inspiring support of its valued clients and at the ...
Posted: December 7, 2016, 10:49 pm
Pearl Harbor Day reflection: Butte loses three on Dec. 8, 1941, in Manila
President Franklin D. Roosevelt was not exaggerating when he called the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor “a date which will live in infamy.” Dec. 7 has become synonymous with his stirring words used to describe the early-morning raid in 1941 that killed ...
Posted: December 7, 2016, 2:11 pm
‘Hoax’ IED found near Manila City Hall —police
Tension gripped the Manila City Hall Wednesday morning after a suspicious object that looked like an improvised explosive device (IED) was found at an area near the gate where Mayor Joseph uses as he reports for work. GMA News' Carlo Mateo reported on ...
Posted: December 7, 2016, 2:05 pm
Producer Manila Killa Found SoundCloud Success with 'Patience and Persevering'
DJ and music producer Chris Gavino remembers one specific show out of the several he played last year. It took place in Washington D.C.'s bustling club scene. In the middle of his set, he brought his mom Rosemarie — who was initially nervous about the ...
Posted: December 7, 2016, 5:42 am