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Palace won’t let ICC probers in the Philippines

Palace won’t let ICC probers in the Philippines

The government won’t allow International Criminal Court (ICC) investigators to come to the Philippines to look into the killings tied to President Duterte’s drug war because only local authorities can probe crimes that happened in the country, Malacañang said yesterday. [...]

September 21, 2021 News
France to host Libya conference on November 12

France to host Libya conference on November 12

French President Emmanuel Macron will host an international conference on Libya on November 12, a month ahead of elections that aim to put an end to a decade of civil war but that look increasingly uncertain. “In view of the [...]

September 21, 2021 News
Cop who ‘jokingly’ pulled out gun kills friend

Cop who ‘jokingly’ pulled out gun kills friend

A cop who pulled out his firearm allegedly as a joke on Friday accidentally shot his friend in Barangay Gagalangin in Tondo, Manila. According to a report on “State of the Nation,” investigators said the shot was accidental. CCTV footage [...]

September 18, 2021 News
Algeria's ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies aged 84

Algeria’s ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies aged 84

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who ruled Algeria for two decades before resigning in 2019 as huge protests engulfed the country, died on Friday aged 84, public television announced. The former strongman had left office in April 2019 under pressure from the military, [...]

September 18, 2021 News
Robredo open to another face-off with Marcos in 2022

Robredo open to another face-off with Marcos in 2022

Vice President Leni Robredo said she would gladly face former Senator Bongbong Marcos in the 2022 presidential elections if the unified opposition ticket would pick her as its candidate for the presidency. Robredo made the statement two weeks before the [...]

September 18, 2021 News
Manila Water appoints new CFO

Manila Water appoints new CFO

Manila Water Co. Inc. has appointed Gigi Iluminada Miguel as its new chief finance officer. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday, Manila Water said Miguel would assume her position as CFO starting Oct. 1. Miguel will also [...]

September 17, 2021 News
Australia says more US troops to come, eyes missile work

Australia says more US troops to come, eyes missile work

Australia said Thursday that more US troops will rotate through the island nation and that the allies will cooperate on missile development, the latest joint steps amid shared concerns over a rising China. Australia announced a three-way alliance with the [...]

September 17, 2021 News, World
Duterte denies overpricing, ghost deliveries in Pharmally contracts

Duterte denies overpricing, ghost deliveries in Pharmally contracts

President Rodrigo Duterte has asserted that the procurement contracts for medical supplies involving Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. were aboveboard because “there was no overpricing” and that “everything was delivered” contrary to what senators suspect. “There was no overpricing as some senators [...]

September 16, 2021 News
Palace maintains ICC has no jurisdiction over Philippines

Palace maintains ICC has no jurisdiction over Philippines

Malacañang on Thursday maintained that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over the Philippines. Interviewed on Unang Balita regarding the ICC’s decision to authorize an investigation into the killings in the Philippines’ war on drugs, chief presidential legal counsel Salvador [...]

September 16, 2021 News
New Zealand posts strong second-quarter growth

New Zealand posts strong second-quarter growth

New Zealand’s economy surged 2.8 percent in the second quarter, official data showed Thursday, although analysts said the country’s latest Covid-19 lockdown had likely stalled momentum. The growth figure for the April-June period was more than double market forecasts, partly [...]

September 16, 2021 News