Duterte new ASEAN chair

Vientiane, Laos (CNN Philippines) – President Rodrigo Duterte accepted Thursday night the country’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2017. In a speech during the closing ceremony of the ASEAN Summit, Duterte said he will “highlight ASEAN as a model of regionalism and a global player …

Treasury raises P65B from retail bond offering

MANILA – The Philippines raised P65 billion from the sale of retail treasury bonds on Tuesday, double the size of the original offer, in an indication of strong demand for government securities, National Treasurer Roberto Tan said. The 10-year bonds will mature in 2026 and carry a coupon rate of …

Obama Cancels Meeting With Philippines President After Outburst

U.S. President Barack Obama scrapped a meeting with his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, in Laos after Duterte unleashed an expletive-laden warning against the U.S. interfering in a war on drugs that’s led to the deaths of thousands of suspects. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said Obama won’t go through …

Bato: Even CIA cannot thwart all terror attacks

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa on Saturday called on critics to stop the blame game over the deadly explosion that hit Davao City on Friday night. “This is not the right time to point fingers,” Dela Rosa said after admitting in a press conference at …

128 OFWs stranded in Saudi back in PH

Another batch of Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Wednesday. President Duterte was there to meet them. – ANC, The World Tonight, August 31, 2016 ABS-CBN News Posted at Sep 01 2016 01:23 AM

Poe suspends Senate probe into proposed emergency powers

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Grace Poe on Tuesday postponed the Senate Committee on Public Services’ hearing on the proposed granting of emergency powers to President Rodrigo Duterte to resolve traffic congestion as the panel awaits the draft bill from the Department of Transportation (DOTr). Poe, the Senate panel head, asked …