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Duterte: Turkey and Mongolia are in Southeast Asia, so let them join ASEAN

President Duterte said today (Tuesday, May 16) that he would push for Turkey and Mongolia to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), dismissing concerns about their geographic location. The president said the leaders of Turkey and Mongolia told him about their desire to join the bloc while they…



Lawmakers throw out impeachment complaint against Duterte

Lawmakers in the Philippines unanimously voted to throw out an impeachment complaint against President Duterte today (Monday, March 15). The complaint accused him of orchestrating mass murder, holding undisclosed wealth and surrendering the country’s sovereignty in the South China Sea. The Justice Committee of the House of Representatives, which is…




More than a million Chinese tourists will visit Philippines this year

More than a million Chinese tourists are expected to flood into the Philippines this year. Philippine Ambassador to China, Chito Santa Romana, said embassies in the country were being inundated with visa applications and China could soon be the nation’s “number one source of tourism”. “We expect Chinese tourist arrivals…



Bisexual American, 61, arrested for uploading sex videos

A 61-year-old American has been arrested for uploading videos of himself having sex with men and women onto the internet. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents arrested Lee David Colglazier at his residence in Bacolod city yesterday (Friday, May 12). The suspect, who who has lived in the Philippines under…


US Marine who murdered ladyboy returns to the Court of Appeals

The US Marine jailed for murdering a ladyboy in Subic has launched a second appeal against his conviction. US Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was found guilty of killing transgender Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in October 2014. Last month, we reported how the Court of Appeals (CA) had refused to…


At least 20 Abu Sayyaf terrorists killed in dawn raid on camp

At least 20 Abu Sayyaf terrorists were killed in a dawn raid on Thursday after the military targeted a makeshift camp in Sumisip, Basilan. Colonel Juvymax Uy of the Joint Task Force Basilan said: “Heavy bloodstains were found in the vicinity, with intel reports rounding no less than 20 ASG (Abu…