Senator Richard Gordon was elated that Lapu-Lapu will now be given the "proper recognition" that he deserved for being the first Asian to beat a colonial invader by declaring April 27 as Lapu-Lapu Day or Adlaw ni Lapu-Lapu.
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Communications Secretary Martin Andanar wants the Philippine News Agency (PNA) to explain why it posted an article from a state-run, Chinese news agency describing the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea as an "ill-founded award."
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Three weeks since hundreds of Maute and Abu Sayyaf group fighters overran Marawi City, Malacanang said that China and Russia have not made any offers to help the Philippines end the battle which has dragged into its third week.
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President Rodrigo Duterte may have nixed his plan to plant a flag on one of the islands in the disputed Spratlys Group in the South China Sea, but he still wants to go there, said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
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President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday admitted that he is not keen on discussing the possibility of entering into a Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with Japan, saying that he “aspire” to end the presence of foreign military troops in the…