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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:51:13 GMT

US: PH gov't doesn't rest on shoulders of one individual  -  ABS-CBN News
MANILA – The Philippine government "does not rest on the shoulders of just one individual,” the US State Department said, as Washington tries to deal with firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte. US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby made this ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:13:01 GMT

Philippines: Misuari reappears for peace talks  -  Anadolu Agency
A fugitive Moro leader is reported to be on his way to Manila to meet the Philippines' president after a court suspended an arrest warrant in his name so he can play an integral part in bringing peace to the country's Muslim south. President Rodrigo ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:11:00 GMT

South China Sea: Philippine foreign minister attributes fishing access in Panatag to quiet diplomacy  -  International Business Times UK
... seems to have returned to the status quo that was in effect for most of the Aquino presidency," Gregory Poling, director at the maritime agency, told the Inquirer, referring to Filipino-China relations when Benigno Aquino III was the president of ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:00:09 GMT
Philippine leader sets 17 Vietnamese fishermen free  -  Viet Nam News
SUAL — President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday personally saw off 17 Vietnamese fishermen who had trespassed in Philippine waters, after ordering their release in a gesture of friendship towards Hà Nội. Duterte ordered the release of the 17 men, who were ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:18:01 GMT
CORRECTED-SE Asia Stocks-Philippines extends declines on US election unc...  -  Reuters
(Corrects "Previous Close" and "Pct Move" figures for Manila in table) By Sandhya Sampath Nov 3 Philippine shares extended declines for a ninth straight session on Thursday as investors remained cautious ahead of the U.S. presidential election, and as ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 05:27:14 GMT

Rodrigo Duterte slams US for halting weapons sale and calls them 'fools' and 'monkeys'  -  International Business Times UK
Duterte lashes out at US 'fools' and 'monkeys' for halting arms sale. The Philippines president said Russia and China were open to selling weapons to his country. By Pavitra Dwibhashyam. November 3, 2016 05:25 GMT ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 05:09:55 GMT
Philippine Dream for Qatar Airways  -  Travel Daily Media (press release) (registration) (blog)
Qatar Airways has enhanced its operations in the Philippines with the deployment of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Clark International Airport. The state-of-the-art long-haul jet touched down at the Luzon hub for the first time this week ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 05:05:46 GMT

Philippine President says US 'monkeys' stopped sale of 26000 guns over drugs war  -  CNBC
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chided the United States on Wednesday for halting the planned sale of 26,000 rifles to his country, calling those behind the decision "fools" and "monkeys" and indicating he might turn to Russia and China instead.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:45:52 GMT

Australia providing training, support to Philippine police despite killing spree  -  The Canberra Times
Bangkok: Australia has provided wide-ranging training, support and assistance for Philippine police who are at the centre of president Rodrigo Duterte's highly contentious crackdown on drugs that has left thousands of Filipinos dead. Human rights ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:38:18 GMT

PNP to help probe deaths of South Koreans in Philippines  -  Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) is ready to help South Korean authorities in their conduct of an independent investigation pertaining to the deaths of some South Korean nationals in the country.