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The embattled yet hopeful Duterte presidency

The presidency of Rodrigo R. Duterte has always been marred by conflict. From the beginning, it was unceasing, coming as if from all sides,...

Toward a stronger economy

The current administration inherited a robust economy from its predecessor. And exactly two years after President Rodrigo R. Duterte assumed the office, the economy...

Indonesia passes tougher terror law after suicide attacks

Indonesia passed a new law Friday that will give police more power to take pre-emptive action against terror suspects following the country's deadliest Islamist...

Another family behind new Indonesia suicide bombings: police

Surabaya, Indonesia -- A family of five, including a child, carried out the suicide bombing of a police headquarters in Indonesia's second city Surabaya...

Proposed rehab projects for Marawi to cost around P55 billion —...

NATIONAL Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Undersecretary Adoracion M. Navarro reported close to 900 programs, projects and activities (PPA) have been proposed under the Bangon...

AMLC pushes for national policy to fight money laundering, terrorist financing

The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) will spearhead the crafting of a national policy to combat dirty money and terrorist financing over the next two...

Last Paris attacks suspect sentenced to 20 years over Brussels shootout

Brussels -- A Belgian court on Monday sentenced the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, to 20 years in prison on terror...

No Filipino killed in van crash in Münster, Germany —...

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday, April 9, reported no Filipino casualty when a van crashed into a crowd in Münster, Germany...

Saudi Prince, Duterte affirm commitment against terrorism

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's (KSA) Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif was in Manila on Monday, March 19, assuring President...

Military: We’re getting ready for next Marawi siege

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is getting ready for another possible “warfare” in Mindanao, Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force Ranao Colonel...

DILG plans to deploy more SAF troops in western Mindanao area

THE DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is eyeing to increase the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) troops in Mindanao, especially in...

There are 48 foreign terrorists in Mindanao — military

THE GOVERNMENT has monitored 48 foreign terrorists operating and recruiting in Mindanao, the military told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Fernando Trinidad,...

Boosting tourism after Marawi

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter Twenty-seventeen was a difficult year for Mindanao as one of its main cities, Marawi in Lanao del Sur, reeled from...

UN experts: Abuses in Mindanao could intensify

GENEVA -- A Muslim indigenous community on the Philippine island of Mindanao has suffered widespread human rights abuses that could intensify with President Rodrigo...

Congress approves 2nd martial law extension

WITH 240 votes in the affirmative and 27 in the negative, the two chambers of Congress approved a second extension of martial law in...

Security, integration top ASEAN dialogue concerns

THE FOLLOWING are the outcomes of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) dialogues with its global partners at the 31st ASEAN Summit: HONG KONG:...

Duterte puts security risks front and center

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte, representing the chair this year of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), yesterday set the stage for the bloc’s...

Eyes on Philippines as it winds down stint at region’s helm

By Maria Eloisa I. Calderon Editor-at-Large THE PHILIPPINES’ stint as chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year is winding down: the bloc’s...

Indonesian militant arrested

AN INDONESIAN militant who joined gunmen loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group in a five-month battle for a southern Philippine city was arrested...

No Filipinos injured in NY attack; PHL sends condolences

THE PHILIPPINES, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), expressed its condolences following the terror attack in New York City on Oct. 31 involving...

12 public schools in Marawi reopen

AS RESIDENTS in some parts of Marawi City started returning home this week, 12 public schools have reopened Tuesday, Oct. 31, more than four...

Losses, looting as Marawi war’s fortunate few return home

KHALILUDDIN ISMAIL returned home on Sunday after five months of war in the southern Philippines to find his house ransacked. But he’s still smiling. “At...

Bombed Manchester concert hall reopens

LONDON – The Manchester music venue where a suicide bomber killed 22 people as they left an Ariana Grande concert in May reopened on...

Military says taking fire from women, children in Marawi

GOVERNMENT TROOPS fighting Islamic State-linked rebels in a southern city have encountered armed resistance by women and children, the military said on Monday, Sept....

Police arrest 2nd man after Buckingham sword attack

LONDON -- Police investigating Friday’s sword attack outside Buckingham Palace in London arrested a second man on Sunday, a statement said. “The man was arrested...

PHL government condemns deadly Barcelona terror attack

THE PHILIPPINE government on Friday condemned the attack in Barcelona, Spain, that killed 13 and injured more than a hundred, including four Irish nationals...

SE Asian nations vow ties vs ‘growing’ IS threat

MANADO, INDONESIA -- Southeast Asian nations will cooperate more closely with intelligence and law enforcement authorities from the Middle East amid “grave concerns” about...

Our long hot summer of terror

By Francisco J. Lara, Jr. The past five years have seen the holy month of Ramadan transformed into one of the most violent periods of...