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Senators join Filipino Muslims in celebration of Eidul Adha

Senators joined Muslim Filipinos in commemorating the Eidul Adha urging non-Muslim Filipinos to the Islamic festival’s significance. Senator Loren Legarda, co-author of Republic Act No. 9849, an Act Declaring Eidul Adha a National Holiday, wished for a solemn and meaningful [...]

September 12, 2016 Headlines, News, What The Papers Say, World

Australia’s Macquarie Island hit by 6.7-magnitude earthquake

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck south-west of a remote Macquarie Island where Australia maintains a small Antarctic base, officials said, but no injuries or damage were reported. The tremor hit at a depth of 10 kilometres, some 29 kilometres from the [...]

September 9, 2016 Headlines, News, Trending News, What The Papers Say, World
Daldykan River

River in Russian Arctic turns blood-red

The Daldykan River, just outside Russia’s Arctic city of Norilsk, turned blood-red on Tuesday, Sept. 6, alarming citizens and environment officials. Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology received reports of an ‘unidentified chemical substance’ causing the phenomenon in the Daldykan River [...]

September 8, 2016 News, What The Papers Say, World
President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama meets Duterte briefly before summit dinner

President Barack Obama met briefly with Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, their two governments said, days after the firebrand politician branded the US president a “son of a whore”. The encounter between President Barack Obama and President Duterte took place just [...]

September 8, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics, What The Papers Say, World
Southeast Asian Nations

ASEAN Leaders together with China, Japan and South Korea affirm cooperation in trade, infrastructure building

Leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus Japan, China and South Korea on affirmed increased regional cooperation in trade, investment and infrastructure building. In a so-called ASEAN Plus Three summit in Vientiane, Leaders of the members of [...]

September 8, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics, What The Papers Say, World
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Chief calls for joint-efforts to promote universal literacy for peaceful and sustainable world

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on governments and their partners, including in the private sector, to join hands to promote universal literacy and build peaceful, just, inclusive and sustainable societies – “a vision set out in the new global [...]

September 8, 2016 Headlines, News, What The Papers Say, World
Philippines shows photos of Chinese ships in disputed sea

Photos of Chinese ships in disputed sea showed by the Philippines

The Philippine Government has released what it says are surveillance pictures of Chinese coast guard ships and barges at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea just (West Philippine Sea) hours before the Chinese premier attended a regional summit [...]

September 7, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics, What The Papers Say, World
Dutch agents

Nearly 260 smuggled reptiles found at Dutch airport

Dutch agents seized almost 260 reptiles, including protected lizards, crammed into suitcases at Amsterdam airport and arrested three Spaniards suspected of trafficking the creatures, Dutch authorities said. The illegal stash of wildlife that arrived from Mexico was uncovered and is [...]

September 6, 2016 Lifestyle, What The Papers Say, World
Mary Jane Veloso

President Duterte will likely meet Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia

President Rodrigo Duterte maybe able to meet up with Filipina Mary Jane Veloso when he visits Indonesia on September 8 to 9, a Palace official said. Mary Jane Veloso was sentenced to death by the Indonesian court for alleged drug involvement. In [...]

September 2, 2016 Headlines, News, What The Papers Say, World
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

President Duterte Ready To Face President Obama

United States President Barack Obama is about to meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. The Filipino President said that he is prepared to discuss any issues with United States President,  including the contentious human rights concerns, provided the American leader [...]

September 1, 2016 Headlines, News, Trending News, What The Papers Say, World