December 2019

nuclear missile

The United States would be very surprised if North Korea were to launch a long-range or nuclear missile and take appropriate action as a leading military and economic power. Announcement Washington has many “tools in its tool kit” to respond to any such check, O’Brien said in an interview with ABC’s “This Week.” North Korea has asked Washington to propose a new initiative to iron out the differences over Pyongyang’s


Senator Sherwin Gatchalian urged the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) on Saturday to impose tougher penalties on Grab Philippines for its alleged repeated infringements of the country’s competition rules since Uber’s departure in 2018. Announcement Previously, the PCC penalized Grab for violating the price and quality of service agreements for more than a year. After Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia operations in 2018, Grab was fined by the PCC for

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte urged the Filipinos on Monday to emulate Dr. Jose Rizal and fight “apathy and division,” as the nation celebrated the 123rd anniversary of his death. Announcement “Let’s keep the embers of nationalism alive as we bravely face the challenges of apathy and divisiveness, and triumph over them just as Rizal did more than 120 years ago,” Duterte said in his Rizal Day message. Duterte said that Rizal’s


According to a Social Weather Stations survey released late Sunday, most Filipinos agree that martial law in Mindanao should not be extended beyond its deadline on December 31. The survey found that 65% agree that martial law in Mindanao will expire by the end of this year, compared to 34% who said that it should be extended. The remaining one percent did not answer the question, “Do you think that

Leonard scores 35 over Lakers as Clippers rally

Kawhi Leonard had 35 points and 12 rebounds to guide the Los Angeles Clippers visiting on Wednesday night to a come-from-behind, 111-106 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Advertisement Montrezl Harrell scored 18 points off the bench, and Paul George had 17 5-for-18 shooting points for the Clippers, 2-0 against the Lakers this season. For the Lakers, who lost four in a row, Kyle Kuzma scored a season-high 25 points

This image is about President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte has planned to come home and have a one-on-one conversation with the Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said Thursday. Panelo assured Sison he’s not going to be arrested. He said Duterte wanted an explanation of the violations of the truce that the New People’s Army allegedly committed. He said the president had already ordered officials concerned to investigate

water companies

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) said it is using all the necessary means with Manila Water Company Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. to develop a new 15-year concession contract to 2037. The DOJ plans to finalize its new concession agreements with Manila Water and Maynilad by the end of December. Earlier this month, in the 1997 government concession agreements with Maynilad and Manila Water, the Department of


Jamal Murray scored 33 points, Nikola Jokic scored 18 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, and host Denver Nuggets beat the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night with a strong third quarter. Upon his return to Denver’s lineup, Paul Millsap had 15 points and 12 assists, which defeated the Magic for the eighth straight time. There were 20 points from Nikola Vucevic, D.J. Augustin scored 18 off the bench, Evan Fournier

foreign investors

The Duterte administration is looking for foreign investors who care about social responsibility, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on the heels of Vice President Leni Robredo’s statement that the study of water concession deals by the government could scare off foreign investors. Robredo called for a careful review of the government’s concession deals with Maynilad and Manila Water on Sunday to protect the economy from “collateral damage.” The Vice President


Demonstrators gathered in New York on Tuesday night to call for the impeachment of US President Donald Trump and his removal from office on the eve of the planned vote of the House of Representatives to condemn him. Announcement Organizers said they were anticipating thousands at a rally and march through midtown Manhattan, one of more than 600 gatherings calling for Trump’s impeachment to take place across the world. Demonstrators