No sex tape purportedly featuring Sen. Leila de Lima was shown at the resumption of the House inquiry into clandestine drug trade at New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Thursday, Oct. 6, but lawmakers heard testimony with titillating details of the supposed love life of the former justice secretary.
Practically asking where the love has gone, a US Embassy official on Wednesday, Oct. 5, said President Duterte’s latest outbursts were at odds with the long and warm ties between the Philippines and the United States.
The United States on Tuesday, Oct. 4, highlighted its partnership with the Philippines at the opening ceremonies of the potentially last joint war games under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
US President Barack Obama has recognized the contribution of Filipino-Americans in his country’s history, despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s continuous tirades against him.
MANILA -- The Duterte administration’s “independent” foreign policy should not be belittled or underestimated, as it could “substantially” undermine the influence of the United States, a long-time ally and global superpower, in the region, the research arm of debt watcher Fitch Ratings said.
In his strongest remarks yet against the United States, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, said America’s “carrot and stick” approach toward the Philippines prompted President Duterte to pursue a re-calibrated foreign policy not dependent on the western superpower.
Citing the government’s “recalibrated” foreign policy, President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, Oct. 4, said he would soon cut ties with the United States during his term amid continued criticisms against his war on drugs.
Despite the relentless swearing of President Rodrigo Duterte at the European Union (EU) for its criticism of the rising summary killings, the 28-member bloc says it has a fund assistance program to support the rehabilitation of drug addicts in the country.
SAN FRANCISCO – Filipino American critics and supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte predictably gave different reactions to a Palace spokesman’s claim of “credible” reports of a Filipino American plot to oust the president by January next year.
LAOAG CITY -- Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos pled forgiveness for the “sins” of her father, the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, at the end of a three-day celebration of his 99th birthday in Batac City on Sunday, September 11.