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Philippines EU GSP+ status hangs in the...

22 January, 2018 at 18:00

The status of the country’s Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) with the European Union (EU) continues to hang in the balance as the trade bloc hit anew human rights conditions in the Philippines…

Modern city to rise from Marawi rubble

4 January, 2018 at 08:00

After a five-month battle between government forces and Islamic State-inspired terrorists that reduced Marawi City to rubble…

[EDITORIAL] Not business as usual

28 November, 2017 at 15:30

Terrorists and rebels aim to sow fear, destabilize the government and disrupt normal life. Many governments therefore move to prevent such troublemakers from attaining their objectives.

Duterte cancels talks with reds

24 November, 2017 at 13:00

The government has canceled all planned meetings with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) after President Duterte ordered the termination of peace talks with the communist insurgents…

AFP, DND assure Robredo: No support for...

9 November, 2017 at 14:53

The chiefs of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) said they will not be supporting any moves to establish a revolutionary government.

ISIS Threat in Philippines Spreads in Remote...

2 November, 2017 at 11:47

The leader of the Islamic State in the Philippines, Isnilon Hapilon, is dead. The city his forces seized, Marawi, on the island of Mindanao, is all but completely back in government hands after months of scorched-earth combat.

No major clean up of dirty money...

30 October, 2017 at 10:18

In late October the Philippines introduced a new set of rules that would allow the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to monitor funds entering and exiting the substantial casino sector.

UK warns vs travel to rural areas...

27 October, 2017 at 10:48

The United Kingdom has warned its citizens against traveling to rural areas throughout the Philippines due to prevalent counterinsurgency operations.

95% in poll want drug suspects captured...

26 October, 2017 at 13:00

Ninety-five percent (95%) of respondents in a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll last September say it is important for the police to capture illegal drug trade suspects alive.

No destabilization threat to Duterte administration, says...

18 October, 2017 at 11:34

The military sees no major threat to the administration, despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s continued reference to destabilization efforts that he says could push him to set up a revolutionary government.

Duterte orders PDEA to lead campaign against...

12 October, 2017 at 11:02

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, October 10, directed the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to be the lead agency in the government’s campaign against drugs.

[EDITORIAL] Marawi, breeding ground

9 October, 2017 at 13:00

It’s only a matter of days, different spokespersons for the military and even the defense secretary himself said: The end of the Marawi conflict is near.

[OPINION] Between Bato and a hard place

6 October, 2017 at 12:00

For a couple of days now, the PNP Chief has been belching fire at the media, the public, and anyone else critical of the casualties on the “war on drugs.”

[OPINION] Redefining Rights

28 September, 2017 at 14:14

Security, the Philippines told the United Nations, need not be incompatible with human rights.

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