November 2019


On Sunday, November 24, the U.S. Navy chief criticized Donald Trump after being sacked in a dispute over an elite SEAL commando whose president reversed the demotion for misconduct. Richard Spencer has been ousted as Navy Secretary, a civilian position, in a case that has fuelled U.S. military leadership reports of anger over Trump’s interference in discipline cases. With regard to the key principles of good order and discipline, I


Vice President Leni Robredo “was just fine” as the head of the government’s anti-narcotics campaign, an 18-day stint she was dropped from over the weekend, said Monday’s spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte. Immediately after accepting the role on November 6, Robredo declined to try an audience with Duterte and “never introduced” proposals to change the drug war she had opposed, Presidential Speaker Salvador Panelo said. Instead, the Vice President was

Sea Games

Speaker and Chairman of PHISCOG Allan Peter Cayetano apologized on Sunday after some arriving athletes were left stranded at the airport for hours or driven to the wrong hotel, a logistical snafu that criticized the competition a few days before it began. Chairman of PHISGOC Alan Peter Cayetano apologizes to foreign teams on arrival in the Philippines for the inconvenience. Cayetano said that many of the foreign teams participating in

President Rodrigo Duterte

This is how Presidential Speaker Salvador Panelo described the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to fire Vice-President Leni Robredo on Sunday, November 24, less than a month after she named her co-chair of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Inter-Agency Committee. Talking to reporters, Panelo said Duterte was clearly “calling the challenge of Robredo” to fire her after the president said that even after the appointment, he did not trust the vice president.

This image is about Tropical cyclone Sarah

Tropical cyclone Sarah weakened into a tropical depression early Saturday as it proceeded to leave the Philippine Responsibility Area (PAR), said PAGASA State Weather Office. The tropical cyclone is now bringing up to 55 km / h peak sustained winds with gusts up to 70 km / h. Moving slowly north, Sarah is expected to exit PAR within the next 6 hours, said PAGASA. It was last seen as at

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The first multi-mission capable frigate of the Philippines, the BRP Jose Rizal, will be subjected to sea trials in South Korea beginning Saturday, November 23 – as it approaches its scheduled delivery in April or May 2020. The Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) builders ‘ technical crew will take out the brand new warship for a 5-day spin in the open waters off Ulsan, Busan, and Mokpo in South Korea to


An angry Donald Trump said Friday that he welcomes the prospect of an impeachment trial, as the U.S. leader laughed at “crazy” and “corrupt” opponents trying to find potential abuse of presidential power. After a week of dramatic testimony of impeachment from current and former officials in the administration, and embarrassed Trump took a favorite broadcaster to air a lengthy, often incoherent list of grievances — against the FBI, its

This image is about President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday that he no longer had to issue an executive order to support his verbal ban on the use and importation of e-cigarettes by the public since it was already covered by the law. An incensed Duterte explained that e-cigarettes are already covered by a law regulating the use of nicotine products. He did not, however, mention the specific law. I don’t have to issue an

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In an interview published Friday, Canberra’s ex-spy master said that China was seeking to “take over” Australia‘s political system with an “insidious” and systemic program of coercion and influence-peddling. Duncan Lewis, who retired at the head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO) in September after five years, said that China could threaten anyone in political office, with the potential impact not known for years to come. Lewis described incidents

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Shortly after the takeoff from Los Angeles, a Philippine Airlines flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Friday (PHL time) and made an emergency landing. Flight 113 pilots declared an emergency and reported on the Boeing Co 777 a potential engine failure, said Los Angeles International Airport. A witness described “flames explosions” coming out of an engine on the surface. A statement from PAL said the aircraft