Philippines

Catholic Church ‘show of force’

Inquirer News: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) leads tens of thousands in a prayer-rally at the Edsa Shrine in Mandaluyong City on Saturday to show Congress that most Filipinos oppose a bill that would curb the country’s population growth. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Senators Vicente […]

Aquino blasts ‘negative’ Philippine media

Philippines News: MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino on Friday night lashed out at Philippine media for alleged bias toward negative news reports. Aquino, in his speech at the 25th anniversary celebration of TV Patrol at the Manila Hotel, said he wants a positive spin in news stories and commentaries from ABS-CBN’s flagship primetime news broadcast. […]

Colorado-Style Shooting Unlikely In Philippines Belies Brutal Reality

Philippines News: AmmoLand Gun News USA –(Ammoland.com)- Philippine police say mass shootings similar to the one at the Aurora, Colo., theater are unlikely due to the nation’s strict gun control laws, ABS-CBNnews.com reported Saturday. “Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman, Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr., said the Philippines has stringent measures regulating the sale of firearms,” […]

Why girls are the solution to ‘overpopulation’

By NOWELL SUKKAR BLACKLAW ARABNEWS In the midst of rapid, constant and never-ending change it is easy to overlook one of the fundamental causes at the core of many social, economic and environmental problems… “overpopulation.” Demographers, environmentalists and scientists estimate that the earth has the capacity to support and sustain […]

Panetta, Clinton to discuss Philippine role in Pacific strategy

Philippine News Secretary Leon Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet with top Philippine counterparts next week to discuss America’s expanding military role in the country. Panetta and Clinton will sit down with Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and Secretary of National Defense Voltaire Gazmin next Monday, DOD spokesman Capt. John Kirby […]

3 dead, 16 hurt in bus bombing

Source: Standard Today (Manila) SUSPECTED extortionists bombed a bus in North Cotabato in Mindanao on Wednesday, killing three passengers and wounding 16 others, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said. The military initially reported 10 dead but regional commander Lt. Col. Benjie Hao later revised the death toll. Muslim rebels […]