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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Luisita farmers set to assert control over sugar estate

Life in Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac is backbreaking for farm workers. Their lives are expected to change, depending on how they are going to use the parcels of the sugar estate that they would get und...

Pinoy, US troops start war exercises May 8

About 5,000 American and Philippine troops will hold humanitarian exercises next month instead of annual war games, scaling back military drills in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's disdain for...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Many Filipinos cheered when Mr. Rodrigo Duterte professed his intention to ride a jet ski to Kalayaan Island and defend the Philippines' claim to the island group, uttered in the heat of the 2016 pre...

Aguirre pushes for PAO retirement benefits

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has asked the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to release immediately the P139 million for retired lawyers of the Public Attorney's Office (PAO). In a ...

Vietnam PM visit to Cambodia to give push for border settlement

A visit to Cambodia from April 24-25 by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will be his first official trip to the neighbouring country in the post of the Government leader of Vietnam. PM's Cambodia trip...

What’s Next: April 24, 2017

The entrance of the Royal Palace (Istana Negara) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 15, 2016. Image via Shutterstock. 30. Social Buzz. MALAYSIA'S newly-installed King, Sultan Muhammad V, on Monday made ...

Ombudsman ‘indulges in self-pity’ over some dismissed cases

MANILA — “Why don't they look at the Sandiganbayan? Why don't they look at the regional trial courts? Why don't they look at the Supreme Court” Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales exclaimed. “Mirror th...

Thai police bust attempt to smuggle drugs into Malaysia

Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) commander Maj-Gen Tanai Aphichartseni said two Thai nationals from Songkla were arrested four days ago in a predawn raid on a 10-wheeler lorry in Mae Chan district,...

36 members of Maute killed, 3 soldiers hurt in Lanao clashes

TROOPS from the Army's First Infantry “Tabak” Division (1ID) launched operations against terrorists who have sought sanctuary at the Piagapo Complex in Lanao del Sur, starting midnight on Friday. Bri...

PAGASA: Isolated rains, thunderstorms to prevail over PHL on Monday

The entire archipelago can expect partly cloudy to cloudy conditions accompanied with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorm due to easterlies, PAGASA's Monday morning forecast predicted. Winds will mo...

Pence puts Trump administration on right foot with ASEAN

With Southeast Asian nations facing a deteriorating external security environment and increasing Chinese maritime assertiveness, many commentators have predicted a widespread naval expansion in the r...

PM’s full support will help improve living standards of Indian community, says Subra...

MIC president and Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam speaking at the launch of the Action Plan for the Malaysian Indian Community at the Putra World Trade Center (PWTC), April 23, 2017. ...

Palace welcomes LP stance against impeachment bid

MALACAÑANG has welcomed Liberal Party's position not to support any move to impeach President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement issued Sunday, Presidential spokesperson Ernie Abella said removing the P...

The King’s human touch

His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV Sultan Muhammad V was born on 6 October 1969 at Istana Batu, Kota Bharu, Kelantan. His Majesty received his early education at Sekolah Sultan ...

RM31 mil palm oil scam: More arrests could be made, say police

(File pix) The federal police's Commercial Crime Department director Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah said the investigation is ongoing, and others could be discovered to be involved in the scam. By AUDREY ...

Vietnamese Villagers Release 19 Officials Held Hostage in Land Dispute

Logs partially block a road in My Duc district in front of a sign that says 'Dong Tam residents absolutely trust the policy of the party and government,' April 20, 2017. RFA. A group of farmers locke...

Majority of Malaysians welcome China’s presence here

Wan Saiful Wan Jan speaks at the Perkasa forum in Kuala Lumpur April 22, 2017. ― Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, April 22 ― Malay rights group Perkasa and several analysts demanded today for Pu...

Windsor Nature Park opens, new park near Rifle Range Road announced

Windsor Nature Park features a 4m-high sub-canopy walkway that extends 150m, allowing visitors to see the fauna found above the ground. There are four trails, with one leading out to the TreeTop Walk...

Two foreign workers killed in Hulu Langat landslide, two hurt

KAJANG: Firemen have been placed on standby at a site where two foreign workers were killed in a pre-dawn landslide in Hulu Langat. Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations)...

6 held over shooting incident at priest’s house

Police have detained five men and a boy in connection with last night's shooting incident at a Hindu priest's house at Jalan Satu, Air Itam here. Pix by Shahnaz Fazlie Shahrizal. By AUDREY DERMAWAN -...