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Archived News Headlines from April 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
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Du30 to China: Relax, only structures, flags will rise in West Philippine Sea territories
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday told China not to be bothered by his order to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to occupy nine to 10 islands within the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) ...

Duterte firm on putting facilities in disputed islands, says PHL will remain friendly to China
DAVAO CITY, April 10 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte is firm on putting structures, including mounting the Philippine flag, in the West Philippine Sea, but emphasized the "Philippines will maintain good relations with the People’s Republic of China."

Duterte to meet Saudi king, witness 3 agreements
RIYADH - President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with Saudi King Salman Tuesday afternoon on the second day of his visit to the kingdom, the first by a Phililppine president since 2008.

President Duterte leaves for Middle East, to forge closer relations with gulf states
DAVAO CITY, April 10 (PNA) -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte departed on Monday (April 10), for State visits to three Middle East countries seeking to forge deeper and more meaningful relations especially on trade and investment with the Gulf states.

Department of Health provides assistance to Batangas quake victims
MANILA, April 10 (PNA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday said it delivered immediate initial response for the effects and other possible outcomes of the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck Mabini, Batangas on April 8.

As Duterte visits Middle East this week, President urged to save OFW Jennifer Dalquez from death row
MANILA, Philippines -- As President Rodrigo Duterte visits the Middle East this week, lawmakers from the partylist Gabriela urged him to take the extra step to save Jennifer Dalquez from the death row.

Finance Secretary Dominguez urges ASEAN to implement inclusive-growth policies
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called on movers and shakers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to implement policies that would allow the sharing of resources within the regional bloc ...

Philippines to soon implement JICA projects on drug rehab, HARVEST
TOKYO, April 11 -- Philippine officials have assured their Japanese counterparts that Malacañang is working fast to ensure the speedy implementation of Japan-funded projects in support of the Duterte administration’s campaign ...

Court affirms homicide conviction of US soldier Joseph Scott Pemberton
THE Court of Appeals on Monday upheld the conviction of US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton for killing a transgender Filipina in a case that reignited long-simmering anti-American sentiment in the Philippines.



Duterte invites EU critics, wants to 'slap them'
MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out on Friday at European Union critics of his bloody anti-narcotics campaign, threatening to "slap" them. It is the latest of the leader's near-daily diatribe against the United States, EU and the United Nations while heaping praise on China and Russia.

DND looking for more platforms to boost external defense capabilities
MANILA, April 2 (PNA) -- With the deliveries of the South Korean-made FA-50PH "Fighting Eagle" jet fighters nearing completion and more modern equipment coming in line, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the Philippines is now looking for more platforms that will further boosts its external defense capabilities.

From calendar girl to concert star
Viva Artists Agency star Kara Mitzi, this year’s calendar girl of a top liquor brand, is mounting her first co-headlining concert featuring a very special participation of no less than the unkabogable Vice Ganda. Entitled 56K with Kara and Khel, the show co-stars pop heartthrob and certified hitmaker Micheal Pangilinan. It will be held on April 8 at the Music Museum.

Philippines plans to rename Benham Rise
MANILA, April 1 (PNA) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Office of the Executive Secretary are now working hand-in-hand to explore a new name for Benham Rise. The DFA confirmed that they were instructed by President Rodrigo Duterte to suggest in renaming Benham Rise on Saturday.

Bicolana teen brings ‘cacao’ to UN Assemby
SAN FERNANDO, CAMARINES SUR, Feb.17 (PIA) -- The lowly cacao took center stage and stood out as one of the best social ventures for young entrepreneurs in a youth assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Filipino youth stage musical against Duterte's deadly drugs war
MANILA - A Philippine youth theater club staged a musical at a Manila park on Sunday, challenging President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs. The 20-minute show features a casket salesman whose funeral parlor is doing brisk business as corpses pile up.

Displaced Saudi OFWs get job, livelihood opportunities
MANILA, April 3 -- Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were displaced from their jobs in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) were given another chance of getting employed and be engaged in their own livelihood undertakings during the Job and Livelihood Fair for OFWs of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) - Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

Clamor grows for poet Balagtas' hero status
MANILA, April 1 (PNA) -- An expert joined calls for renowned Filipino poet Francisco Baltazar's formal recognition as Philippine hero. Writer and educator Michael Coroza believes such accolade is due, noting Baltazar harnessed the pen's might to advocate love of country and fellowmen.

Floirendo loses land deal over House feud
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the abrogation of a contract with the Tagum Agricultural Development Co. when he learned that the government could be earning P1 billion a year, instead of P25 million from the banana plantation inside the Davao Penal Colony.

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