Makabayan bloc vows to fight on with fewer seats in 19th Congress

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on March 30 spent the first 15 minutes of his two-hour weekly public address talking about the communist insurgency and how it allegedly slipped into Congress through the party-list system. Before the first five minutes were done, the President already ratted off party-list groups he accused of being communist … Read more

EU agrees Russia oil embargo, gives Hungary exemptions; Zelenskiy vows more sanctions

This is the toughest sanction yet on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, and one that will itself affect the European Union, where energy prices have spiked BRUSSELS, Belgium – European Union leaders have agreed an embargo on Russian crude oil imports that will take full effect by end-2022, but Hungary and two other landlocked … Read more

Marcos-allied Zubiri vows independence if he becomes Senate president

During the 2022 campaign period, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri publicly endorsed the late dictator’s son for president MANILA, Philippines – Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, who earlier endorsed presumptive president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. During the campaign, gave assurances the chamber would be independent should he become the next Senate president. Zubiri, one … Read more

Raffy Tulfo vows to be ‘independent’ in Senate dominated by Marcos-Duterte allies

But the soon-to-be senator also promises not to criticize presumptive president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in public MANILA, Philippines – Broadcaster and soon-to-be senator Raffy Tulfo is confident that despite there being only one opposition senator in the upper chamber, it will still be able to fulfill its job as a check on the awesome powers … Read more

In Ilocos Sur, Pangilinan vows to champion rights of farmers, fisherfolk

In ‘Solid North’ territory, vice presidential bet Kiko Pangilinan woos farmers and fisherfolk, and vows to push for agricultural reforms win or lose LAOAG, Philippines – In the campaign homestretch for the May 9 elections, senator and vice presidential presidential Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan risked and entered into another “Solid North” territory on Thursday, May 5, … Read more

Pacquiao vows war on corruption more intense than ‘tokhang’

Presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquiao says his ‘war on corruption’ would not be bloody, but it would be uncompromising and send the corrupt and their cohorts behind bars one after the other at a scale never before seen in the country CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, April … Read more

Comelec vows ‘no PR-type interviews’ in KBP forum, but will candidates show up?

As of Thursday evening, April 28, four presidential candidates and four vice presidential candidates have confirmed to take part in the Comelec-KBP interview series MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday, April 28, presented the blueprint of its upcoming presidential and vice presidential interview series next week, but it remained to be … Read more

North Korea parades ICBMs, vows to boost nuclear arsenal

The parade occurs during celebrations for the founding anniversary of North Korea’s armed forces, state news agency KCNA says SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea will speed up development of its nuclear arsenal, leader Kim Jong-Un said while overseeing a huge military parade that displayed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and other weapons, state media reported … Read more

Nets’ Kevin Durant vows adjustments after rare off game

BOSTON — Kevin Durant had a bad day, and it cost the Nets Game 1. Another could cost them the series. “We have another opportunity to come here and get a ‘W’ on their home floor,” Durant said. “We’ve got to try to move past this; look at film but move past it and get … Read more

Shanghai vows to improve food deliveries as discontent grows over COVID-19 curbs

Lockdowns for Shanghai’s residents east of the Huangpu river began on March 28, while lockdowns for the rest of the city started on April 1. The exercise is originally intended to last five days at most. SHANGHAI, China – Shanghai on Thursday, April 7, said it was trying its best to improve the distribution of … Read more