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India's Modi hails 'path-breaking' Kashmir move

Aug 15, 2019 - 7:43 PM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says 'fresh thinking' was needed after 7 decades of failure to ensure harmony in the former Himalayan kingdom, where tens of thousands have died in the past 30 years

MODI. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech to the nation during a ceremony to celebrate country's 73rd Independence Day, which marks the of the end of British colonial rule, at the Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2019. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

South Korea, Japan hold talks as diplomatic row worsens

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:42 PM

Japan recently ramped up long-running tensions over the use of forced labor during World War II by announcing restrictions on exports used by South Korean chip and smartphone companies

TALKS. South Korea's officers enters the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to hold a talk with their Japanese counterpart on the imposed restrictions, ending expedited shipments of chemical compounds used to manufacture microchips and smartphones in Tokyo on July 12, 2019. Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP

China halts Canadian meat exports over fake certificates

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:35 AM

China's embassy in Ottawa said a customs investigation – launched after the discovery of traces of a banned feed additive – reveals that up to 188 forged documents had been provided to Chinese officials

Chinese court sentences Canadian drug suspect to death

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:50 PM

'The court completely rejects the accused person's explanation and defense because it is completely at odds with the facts,' says the chief judge

Chinese police patrol in front of the Canadian embassy in Beijing on December 14, 2018. China confirmed on December 13 that two Canadians are under investigation on suspicion of endangering the country's national security, fuelling tensions after Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecom executive on a US request. GREG BAKER / AFP

OFW saved from UAE death row coming home to PH

Nov 01, 2018 - 1:31 PM

Jennifer Dalquez, who was sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates for murder but later acquitted, is expected to arrive in the Philippines on Friday, November 2

COA flags procurement lapses in LRT-1 Cavite extension housing segment

Jul 11, 2018 - 3:37 PM

The P397-million housing project for informal settlers who will be affected by the LRT-1 Cavite Extension project was awarded without first conducting a feasibility study, says the Commission on Audit

CAVITE EXTENSION. The LRT-1 Cavite Extension project is a P64.9 billion deal for private firm Light Rail Manila Corporation. Photo from the PPP Center

Macedonia MPs ratify Greece deal, paving way for referendum

Jul 06, 2018 - 11:03 AM

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says the referendum on the name change would take place 'probably at the end of September'

Iraq executes 12 death row jihadists in response to killings

Jun 29, 2018 - 8:43 PM

A statement from the office of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi does not specify how they were executed, but death sentences in terrorism-related cases are usually carried out by hanging

ORDER. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi talks during a campaign rally in the holy city of Najaf on May 3, 2018, ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections. File photo by Haidar HAMDANI/AFP

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Missing the forest for the trees

May 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Indeed, China is emerging as the Duterte regime’s ultimate patron – as investor, infrastructure builder, labor and material supplier, and money lender – in a modern-day sort of colonial arrangement

[OPINION] To escape poverty, hard work is not enough

May 04, 2018 - 9:45 AM

Diokno’s recent statement, for the record, is a gross misrepresentation of economists' contemporary thinking about the nature of poverty and income mobility

Malacañang on Cayetano, COA on PTV, Giuliani on Trump | Evening wRap

May 03, 2018 - 7:41 PM

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Pressure mounts on Putin over spy poisoning scandal

Mar 22, 2018 - 3:53 PM

US President Donald Trump agrees with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron 'on the need to take action to hold Russia accountable'

[OPINION] Staying on course, minus defeatism

Feb 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Much remains to be done in the Philippines' territorial and maritime rights defense

Philippines-China Bilateral Consultation Mechanism on The South China Sea. Photo by DFA

Veloso family unable to visit Mary Jane on 33rd birthday

Jan 10, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The Veloso couple says they were not permitted by the Department of Foreign Affairs

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. The Veloso family lights a birthday cake for the 33rd birthday of detained migrant worker Mary Jane Veloso. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Mary Jane Veloso's birthday wish: 'Hear my testimony in court'

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:42 AM

January 10 marks trafficking victim Mary Jane Veloso’s 33rd birthday - the 8th time she’s celebrating it behind bars

MARY JANE. Cesar (2L) and Celia Veloso, (L) parents of Filipina drug convict facing execution in Indonesia, hold a candle light vigil in front of Quiapo church in Manila on September 8, 2016, ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte's working visit to Indonesia. Photo by Ted Aljibe/Rappler

Who is ex-SC Associate Justice Flerida Ruth Romero?

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Romero – who died on December 8 – played a key role in drafting the Family Code of the Philippines, and was an expert in civil and labor laws

FLERIDA RUTH ROMERO, 88. The retired Supreme Court Associate Justice served from 1991 to 1999. Photo from SET website.

U.S., Turkey mutually suspend visa services in escalating row

Oct 09, 2017 - 8:55 AM

The diplomatic row is sparked by the arrest of a Turkish staffer at the American mission in Istanbul

Bling ring roundup - 7 statement pieces that won't break the bank

Sep 08, 2017 - 11:01 PM

These local jewelry brands that will take your outfit to the next level

IN PHOTOS: 'Fashion Icon of the Decade' Kendall Jenner through the years

Aug 31, 2017 - 1:46 PM

The 21 year old model has had quite a controversial career – and it s not over yet

KENDALL JENNER. The model has seen her fair share of controversy this year. Photo from Instagram.com/Kendalljenner

Kendall Jenner named fashion icon of the decade

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Not everyone thinks the young model deserves the award

KENDALL JENNER. The top model after walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show – an event where many young models make their name. Photo from Instagram.com/kendalljenner

Manhattan Row: Places to try in Araneta Center's latest hangout

Aug 23, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Araneta Center s newest area is the place to hang out in Cubao

3 OFWs on death row in China

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta Romana says there are high hopes that at least one of the cases would be reduced to a life sentence

Lacson, Dalquez, Fisher | Evening wRap

Jun 20, 2017 - 9:39 PM

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Calida, Dalquez, Fisher | Midday wRap

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:37 PM

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OFW Jennifer Dalquez saved from death row in UAE

Jun 20, 2017 - 10:17 AM

3rd UPDATE While acquitted of murder OFW Jennifer Dalquez was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for stealing a mobile phone the DFA says

OFW SAVED. Overseas Filipino worker Jennifer Dalquez, 30, is saved from the death row after a UAE court acquits her of murder. Photo courtesy of Migrante

A firsthand account of the Scarborough Shoal standoff

May 19, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Captain Roy Cuesta recounts his ordeal during the 2012 Scarborough Shoal standoff that prompted the Philippines to sue China before an arbitral tribunal in The Hague

SCARBOROUGH SHOAL STANDOFF. Captain Roy Cuesta and his crew. File photo

OFW Jennifer Dalquez seeks acquittal

Apr 26, 2017 - 5:09 PM

UPDATED Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Constancio Vingno Jr says Jennifer Dalquez s lawyer moved for her acquittal after the sons of her victim skipped a hearing they were instructed by the court to attend

Migrante asks Duterte to seek clemency for OFWs on death row

Apr 12, 2017 - 5:12 PM

Migrante International launches ClemencyPH to urge Philipine President Rodrigo Duterte to save the lives of all overseas Filipino workers on death row

CLEMENCY. Migrante International calls on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to seek clemency for all overseas Filipino workers on death row.

Duterte to 'bring home' some OFWs on death row

Apr 10, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte leaves for a week long trip which will take him to Saudi Arabia Bahrain and Qatar

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gestures as he reiterates that he is duty bound to protect and preserve the Filipino people in his speech during the 29th Annual Convention of the Prosecutors League of the Philippines at Royce Hotel and Casino in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga on April 5, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo

TIMELINE: Jennifer Dalquez's journey to death row and acquittal

Mar 31, 2017 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Foreign Affairs confirms in a statement that Jennifer will be released from prison and repatriated back to the Philippines in November 2018, or more than a year after her acquittal

DFA hopes new evidence will save Jennifer Dalquez

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The government says they are already doing everything they can to overturn a UAE court s death sentence on OFW Jennifer Dalquez

Jordan hangs 15 convicts in rare mass execution

Mar 04, 2017 - 3:40 PM

UPDATED Of those put to death 10 had been convicted of terrorism offenses and 5 of heinous crimes including rape

Parents of OFW on death row in UAE seek Congress’ help

Mar 01, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Lawmakers file a resolution urging President Rodrigo Duterte to seek executive clemency for Jennifer Dalquez

'SAVE JENNIFER.' Alicia and Abdulhamid Dalquez are asking the government to help their daughter Jennifer get out of death row in UAE. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Fate of Jennifer Dalquez in hands of victim’s children

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:52 PM

The Court of Appeals in Al Ain Judicial Court has postponed its ruling on the OFW s case originally set for February 27 to March 27

OFW on death row in UAE, kin appeal to Duterte for help

Feb 27, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Jennifer Dalquez claims her Arab employer tried to rape her at knifepoint and that she accidentally killed him while defending herself

Migrante International challenges President Rodrigo Duterte to help get Jennifer Dalquez home. Photo from Migrante

Capital punishment in PH jeopardizes OFWs on death row – Bag-ao

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag ao tells congressmen Ang pagboto po natin ng yes sa death penalty ay katumbas sa pagdiin sa kanila sa kamatayan

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag-ao says the death penalty bill is detrimental to OFWs on death row as well to poor Filipinos. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

Bello recalls Kuwait labor attaché for negligence

Feb 04, 2017 - 7:20 PM

The labor secretary issues the order to Angelita Narvaez for her inaction and lack of concern for our overseas Filipino workers

Veloso family visits Mary Jane on her 32nd birthday

Jan 15, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The children clung to their mother making up for all the time that they were separated from their mother not wanting the moment to end says Migrante International on the family s visit to Indonesia

FAMILY. The parents and children of Mary Jane Veloso flew to Indonesia for a 4-day visit. They celebrated her 32nd birthday. Photo by Migrante International

What keeps Mary Jane Veloso busy while on death row?

Nov 16, 2016 - 10:27 PM

While in prison the Filipina on death row learns new skills and hobbies

CULTURAL IMMERSION. In prison, Mary Jane Veloso learns how to make the traditional Indonesian batik. Photo from DSWD

Japan executes death-row inmate – ministry

Nov 11, 2016 - 1:43 PM

This is the 17th execution by hanging since conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power in late 2012

Yasay: No bilateral talks yet with China over West PH Sea

Sep 16, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr tells a forum in Washington DC that the Philippines and China have different standpoints on the context of such bilateral discussions

ABOUT CHINA AND THE PHILIPPINES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jr discusses bilateral talks with China at a forum on September 15, 2016. Screen shot from YouTube.

Robredo: 'Don't give up on Veloso's right to live'

Sep 13, 2016 - 9:54 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo hopes Filipinos now like they did in 2015 have the strong desire to help save Mary Jane Veloso from the Indonesian death row

Jokowi on Mary Jane, Official Gazette, China and Russia | 6PM wRap

Sep 12, 2016 - 8:06 PM

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Duterte said he 'will not interfere' with Indonesian laws – Palace

Sep 12, 2016 - 4:53 PM

There was no endorsement [of Mary Jane Veloso s execution] He simply said follow your own laws says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

TWO PRESIDENTS. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at Istana Merdeka in Jakarta on September 9, 2016. KING RODRIGUEZ/ PPD

Jokowi: Duterte won't stop Mary Jane execution

Sep 12, 2016 - 2:23 PM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo talks about his conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Mary Jane Veloso case not discussed in Duterte-Jokowi talks – officials

Sep 09, 2016 - 10:38 PM

UPDATED Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte later says however that he spoke to his counterpart about the Filipina on death row in Indonesia

NOT DISCUSSED. Mary Jane Veloso's case was not discussed between the two leaders. Photo by Rappler

Philippines invites China to 'formal discussions'

Aug 12, 2016 - 11:52 AM

China says former Philippine president Fidel V Ramos can come to Beijing as special envoy of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

DUTERTE’S ENVOY. Former Philippine president Fidel V. Ramos speaks during a press conference at the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong on August 9, 2016. Photo by Jerome Favre/EPA

LIVE BLOG: Tim dayung Indonesia di Olimpiade Rio 2016

Aug 09, 2016 - 5:57 PM

Ikuti aksi tim dayung Indonesia yang terdiri dari Dewi Yuliawati dan La Memo di Olimpiade Rio 2016

Atlet dayung Indonesia, Dewi Yuliawati (kiri) dan La Memo (kanan) berlatih. Foto oleh Dennis Tumiwa/Rappler

Indonesian executions a 'complete mess'

Jul 29, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Questions swirled about the handling of the process which saw the other 10 prisoners slated for death – including from India Pakistan and Zimbabwe – spared at the last minute without explanation

EXECUTED. Indonesian police officers stand guard as an ambulance carrying the body of an executed prisoner Humprey Ejike of Nigeria leaves the port of Nusa Kambangan prison island, in Cilacap. EPA

Death row: What we know about those scheduled for Indonesia's next executions

Jul 27, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Indonesia is expected to execute 14 total individuals this week including 10 foreigners

TO NUSAKAMBANGAN. Indonesian policemen arrive to cross to Nusakambangan island at the Cilacap port, the only gate to Indonesia's highest security Nusakambangan prison in Cilacap on July 25, 2016. Photo by Bayu Nur/AFP