Amid criticisms, including one that called him "the lowest of the low," President Duterte clarified on Thursday that while he had warned that he would blast "rebel" schools of indigenous communities in Mindanao, he did not intend to kill lumad students.
Despite the promised benefits of a joint exploration project with China, critics warned that the venture was unconstitutional and an abandonment of the Permanent Court of Arbitration decision earlier won by the Philippines.
Muslim elders urged worshippers to return to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Thursday after Israel backed down in the face of 10 days of often-violent protests and removed all security measures it had installed at the site.
Retail giant SM opened Wednesday the largest appliance store in Pampanga, offering a wide array of household items – from gadgets to top-of-the-line entertainment and kitchen showcases – to give, it said, its customers the best, affordable and trusted brands.
Russia warned it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, while the European Union said the move might affect its energy security and it stood ready to act too.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Wednesday the Philippines and China have started negotiations on the proposed joint oil exploration project within the West Philippine Sea, and gave assurances the deal will conform to the Constitution and local laws.
Should this statement -- “Ang importante sa akin ginawa ko ‘yung gusto ko” -- be brushed aside again as a “culture” thing? Should we not believe it? Or does its spontaneity reveal something deep in his psyche, something frightening?
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday welcomed a rescue dog to his official Blue House residence, delivering on a campaign promise to boost awareness of the fast-growing numbers of abandoned animals accompanying a surge in pet ownership.
A handful of China's many electric vehicle (EV) start-ups are considering setting up an alliance to pool resources, develop joint technology and bring cars more quickly to the world's biggest autos market.