Local Issues Archive

Mindanao comes under Martial Law. Duterte flies back from his Russia visit. Marawi situation not yet under control.

Martial Law imposed. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

A naval base in Casiguran to monitor Benham Rise. Government seeks to protect East Coast. Joint drills by US- PH troops underway.

naval presence being beefed up. * * * * * * * * * * *

PH to procure armaments from Chinese firm. Letter of intent to be signed today. $500 million loan from China to be used as a last resort.

Armaments from China. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

NGO suggests solar lamps during power outages. Green initiative introduced in 81 provinces. Training locals to create lamps and panels.

Solar lamps to the rescue. * * * * * * * * * * *

EU moves for closer ties with ASEAN nations. European Union V. P. for ASEAN meet in August. Enhancing partnerships with regional partners.

EU promoting tradewith ASEAN. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Visiting Forces Agreement with China not admissible: Carpio. Joint military exercises also not possible. Rights need to be asserted in West PH sea.

China not relenting, yet. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Nestor Espenilla Jr. appointed BSP Governor. Financial circles welcome policy decision. Promises to continue banking reforms.

New Governor for BSP. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Fears of Commission on appointments members. Fear reprisals by NPA rebels: Lacson. NDF nominees for cabinet to be confirmed.

Fears are justified. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Work starts on Light Rail extension to Cavite. Eight new stations along the 11.7 Km extension. Extension will be operational by 2021.

Mass rail. * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Impeachment discussions start in house. Complaint against Robredo finds no endorser. Elected representatives should not be impeached: Duterte..

Impeachment of Duterte under discussion. * * * * * * * * * * *

Hunger receding in the Philippines. Hunger worsening in Mindanao region alone. Survey on 1200 respondents:Social Weather Stations.

Philippines fighting hunger. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Lopez faces final hearing before CA. Appointment was rejected twice last month . Scouting for a replacement: Tolentino shortlisted?

Lopez hearing by CA. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Alhabsi (Alhabsy) Misaya killed. Two conflicting versions doing the rounds. Kidnapper identified by surviving captives and officials.

Misaya killed by marines. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Ferry services to boost BIMP-EAGA trade. Reduces transit time; saves cost of haulage. Weekly trips to Bitung, Indonesia from Mindanao.

Ferry to reduce costs, improve trade. * * * * * * * * * *

Pangasinan salt farms attract tourists. Environmental protection ensures cleaner salt. Salt industry needs promotion and support.

salt industry is the backbone of Pangasinan. * * * * * * * * *

All set for 30th ASEAN summit in Manila. State heads of all 10 member states attending. Elaborate arrangements for rerouting traffic and security.

ASEAN comes to PH. * * * * * * * * * * * *

China challenges planes with Defense officials. Plans to develop Pag-asa: Lorenzano. China has built impressive military infrastructure.

Perking up defense. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

China prevents fishermen to go to Union bank. Chinese Coast Guard fires 6 shots to stop fishermen. Alejano demands strong diplomatic protest.

China belligerent. * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Fair weather likely to prevail today. Cloud cover will be light to heavy in some places. Low pressure area unlikely to intensify.

Fair weather to prevail. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Phase 2 of war on drugs not as bloody as before. Emphasis on big fish to curb drugs operations.

Drugsare difficult to control. * * * * * * * * * * * *

SEC suspends 20 more lending Cos. Follow up to 84 companies suspended yesterday. Lending Operations: Certificate of Authority is must.

SEC cracks down on illegal lending. * * * * * * * * * *

Duterte orders occupation and construction on vacant islands belonging to PH. Construct structures to assert ownership.

islands should be occupied to show ownership. * * * * * * * * *

Mindanao attracting IS extremists. Regrouping in southern Philippines.

Extremists flock to Mindanao.. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Second complaint for Duterte impeachment. Alejano: Sweet deals compromised Filipino position. Betraying public trust by weak-kneed approach.

Second complaint by Alejano. * * * * * * * * * * * *