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May 2017



What about your father? Duterte’s foul-mouthed retort to Chelsea Clinton

President Duterte has issued a foul-mouthed retort to Chelsea Clinton after she criticised him for his recent rape “joke”. The remark came during a speech on Friday aimed at reassuring soldiers that he would take responsibility for any backlash to martial law, which he imposed last week on Mindanao island. He…


Government news agency slammed for “fake news”

The government-run Philippine News Agency (PNA) vowed to tighten up procedures after a photo from the Vietnam war was used to illustrate an article about the Marawi City crisis. In a statement, the PNA said: “Rest assured we have dealt with our erring personnel and that we are reviewing our…




Footage of Scottish man verbally abusing Cebu dentist goes viral

ToroTooth thinks…This incident happened this afternoon May 29, 2017, in Lapulapu City, Cebu when my secretary asked the Filipina girl not to park in front of the clinic since it is reserved for my patients. Her companion a certain Craig Rough a foreigner thought my secretary was saying ridiculous things…




Peace talks with communists halted after vow to resist martial law

The latest round of peace talks with communist rebels has been called off after they ordered their fighters to step up attacks in response to martial law. Speaking after nearly 10 hours of closed-door discussions, the government’s chief negotiator Jesus Dureza said: “We are maintaining the decision made not to…