The Daily Manila Shimbun

 

Palace shoots down Trillanes theory on Boracay closure

April 10, 2018

Malacanang dismissed on Tuesday opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s theory that President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to close Boracay island in Aklan was aimed at fast-tracking the construction of a casino in the major tourist destination. Trillanes even vowed to file a resolution

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Duterte’s call to impeach Sereno made to House party mates, Palace says

April 10, 2018

Malacanang justified on Tuesday President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for Congress to immediately impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte’s call was addressed to his party mates in the House of Representatives. “The President, as

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Five alleged kidnappers, policewoman die in Laguna rescue operation

April 10, 2018

Five suspected kidnappers posing as cops and a policewoman were killed in a shootout in San Pablo City, Laguna Tuesday. The encounter happened  around 6 a.m. along Maharlika Highway in Barangay San Nicholas, a report from the Calabarzon regional police said. Philippine National Police

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Palace denies tapping Cambridge Analytica for Duterte’s presidential bid

April 10, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte won the 2016 elections fair and square, Malacanang said on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in a statement, said Duterte’s camp did not engage two years ago the services of British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which has

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Police arrest Japanese, two others said to be involved in abduction case

April 10, 2018

The Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested a Japanese fugitive and two suspects allegedly involved in the abduction of a Japanese tourist in the province of Bulacan last month. PNP Director General Ronald Dela Rosa said the victim was kidnapped on

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2 killed as crane falls from construction site in Pasay: police

April 10, 2018

At least two persons were killed while six were injured when a crane at a construction site fell on a commercial building in Pasay Monday afternoon. Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario, Southern Police District director, said the mishap occurred while a

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Firms affected by Boracay cannot terminate employees: labor dep’t official

April 10, 2018

The labor department warned business firms affected by the temporary closure in Boracay this month against laying off their workers because their employees may sue them for illegal dismissal, a senior official said Monday. In an interview, Labor Undersecretary Dominador

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Philippines, China partners vs illegal drugs, crimes, terrorism: Duterte

April 10, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday China is the Philippines’ partner in the war against illegal drug trade, criminality and terrorism. This was Duterte’s message during his speech at the opening ceremonies of the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan, China. “With

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