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Rodrigo Duterte is said to be visiting Japan by the end of May to appear in the annual Future of Asia conference. With sought out intentions to expand Manila’s bilateral ties with Tokyo. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo confirmed on Tuesday, “What I know is the invitation was personally carried here by the representative of the prime minister and according to what I heard also is that when the President accepted


The influx of Foreign tourist rose 7.6 percent in the first quarter to 2.2 million, much that Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat perceives the country hitting another record-high number of tourists from abroad for the entire year. During Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 52nd Annual Meeting, Romulo-Puyat told last Saturday that influxes from January to March exceeded the 2.05 million posted during the same three-month period last year. March sees foreign arrivals

Department of Foreign Affairs

Teodoro Locsin Jr., Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary pleaded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Libya to evacuate to the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli amid the rising violence in the north African nation. Locsin posted in a tweet late Sunday, “Please go to the embassy, I beg you.” Locsin’s plea comes following an earlier post by Chargé d’Affaires Elmer Cato, asking Filipinos working at the Ali Omar Ashkr Hospital in Esbea to

President Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana told in an interview on Friday, that after the latest bilateral meeting between President Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping, “there was enough indication that the situation will be addressed and the concerns of the Philippines will be addressed.” As China has sustained to downplay the 2016 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) ruling favoring the Philippines’ territorial


As the Philippines’ long weekend draws to a close, numerous motorists last Sunday are travelling back to Metro Manila, causing parts of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to experience heavy traffic. As of 3:16 PM of Sunday, heavy traffic was reported in the northbound lane of SLEX in Calamba toll plaza and Alabang viaduct with the line of vehicles ending at Calamba Interchange and Susana Heights

Public, gov’t institutions urged to conserve water amid drop in dam levels

As the water level in La Mesa Dam lingers low, environmental group EcoWaste Coalition on Monday advised the public to properly conserve their water reserves. The group also admonished private and public establishments to increase its water conservation and check on water usage. Aileen Lucero, National Coordinator of EcoWaste Coalition, in a statement said, “We join our water authorities in asking households, businesses and government institutions in Metro Manila to