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U.S. senators to Duterte: Human rights violations must end

Jan 10, 2020 - 10:55 AM

'While we remain a steadfast ally of the Philippines, we also remain resolute in defending human rights and the rule of law,' says US Democratic Senator Edward Markey

US SENATOR. Senator Edward Markey. Screenshot of video from Senator Edward Markey's Facebook page

U.S. House passes Uighur bill urging sanctions on Chinese officials

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:03 AM

The legislation adds to tensions between the two superpowers just as they are locked in negotiations to finalize a "phase one" deal to resolve their protracted trade war

REPRESSION. This photo taken on June 4, 2019 shows the Chinese flag flying over the Juma mosque in the restored old city area of Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

U.S. advances sale of F-16 fighters to Taiwan

Aug 17, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The decision to forward Taiwan's request for aircrafts to Congress for approval is 'an important step in support of Taiwan's self-defense efforts'

This handout photograph taken and released on May 11, 2018 by Taiwan's Defence Ministry shows a Republic of China (Taiwan) Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft (L) flying alongside a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) H-6K bomber that reportedly flew over the Bashi Channel, south of Taiwan, and over the Miyako Strait, near Japan's Okinawa Island, in a drill. China sent fighter jets and other military aircraft near Taiwan on May 11 in the latest of a series of drills which Beijing has said are aimed at the island's "independence forces".   / AFP PHOTO / TAIWAN DEFENCE MINISTRY / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / TAIWAN DEFENCE MINISTRY" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Malacañang slams U.S. senators for 'interfering' with PH sovereignty

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:57 AM

The American senators who called on the Duterte government to drop charges against Senator Leila de Lima and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa should 'mind their own business,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo at the sidelines of the 85th anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at The Forum of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Grounds in Pasay City on December 6, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Nov 07, 2017 - 7:49 PM

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Trillanes says he only presented 'facts' in meeting with U.S. senator

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:11 AM

'Be assured that I pushed for the interests of our country. But let me emphasize that the interests of our country are not necessarily the same as the interests of Mr Duterte,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

FANNING THE FLAME. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV warns against politicians and communist groups supposedly fanning anti-Aquino sentiment after Mamasapano. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

European Union grants, Trillanes meets Rubio, Brexit | Evening wRap

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:39 PM

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Trillanes meets with US Senator Rubio on Duterte drug war, PH-US ties

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:04 PM

(UPDATED) Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, says his discussion with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV included the issue of protecting human rights amid the anti-drug campaign in the Philippines


U.S. bill filed to restrict arms exports to PNP

May 05, 2017 - 3:12 PM

US Senator Benjamin Cardin says this proposed law shows the consequences if President Rodrigo Duterte s bloody war on drugs continues

U.S. senator threatens to block weapons sale to PNP

May 02, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Senator Benjamin Cardin also says he is deeply disturbed by the invitation of President Donald Trump for President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House

HITTING DUTERTE. US Senator Benjamin Cardin threatens to block the sale of certain US weapons to the Philippine National Police. File photo from

Top U.S. diplomat snubs launch of own rights report

Mar 04, 2017 - 10:35 PM

The report itself paints a bleak picture of the human rights situation in many countries but there is no attempt to draw out a global theme or to say whether things are generally getting better or worse

NO-SHOW. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson draws flak for not personally releasing his department's global human rights report for 2016. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

US Senators McCain, Rubio win their Republican primaries

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:18 PM

Their primary victories set up high profile re election efforts in November as their party fights to retain control of Congress

In this file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (L) confers with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (R) as U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee October 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Philrem on RCBC, Tito Karnavian, UN suspends Sharapova | 6PM wRap

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:22 PM

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Marco Rubio exits White House race after Florida loss

Mar 16, 2016 - 8:41 AM

UPDATED Rubio s demise in the presidential campaign leaves arch conservative Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich as the two men left fighting what appears to be an increasingly forlorn battle against Donald Trump

Marco Rubio participates in a campaign event in Melbourne, Florida, USA, March 14, 2016. Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Clinton, Trump move closer to White House nominations

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:03 AM

5th UPDATE Hillary Clinton takes a monumental step toward clinching the Democratic party s White House nomination while Donald Trump s seemingly unstoppable rush to victory hits a bump in Ohio

FRONTRUNNERS. Leading candidates Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party (L) and Donald Trump of the Republican Party (R). Clinton photo by Jim Lo Scalzo, Trump photo by Cristobal Herrera / EPA

White House hopefuls in last push before 'Super Tuesday 2'

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:26 PM

The latest major date in the run up to November s presidential election will see Democratic and Republican primary contests in the states of Florida Illinois Missouri North Carolina and Ohio

LAST ONES STANDING. (L-R) Donald Trump; Ted Cruz; Marco Rubio; John Kasich; Hillary Clinton; and Bernie Sanders.

Tuesday's US primaries shaping up as referendum on Trump

Mar 14, 2016 - 1:30 AM

The stakes could not be higher for the Republicans as billionaire Donald Trump seeks a huge lead

epa05206239 US businessman and Republican presidential hopeful Donald J. Trump speaks as retired Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson (not pictured) announces his endorsement of Trump during a press conference at the Mar-A-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, USA, 11 March 2016. Carson had abandoned his presidental campaign on 05 March and announces on 11 March he is endorsing Trump. The Florida Presidential Preference Primary Election will be on 15 March 2016. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA

Trump loses badly in Wyoming, Washington DC Republican contests

Mar 13, 2016 - 10:48 AM

UPDATED Marco Rubio takes DC while Ted Cruz takes Wyoming

A handout picture made available by CNN shows US Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz gesturing as he speaks during the Republican Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Miami's Bank United Center, in Miami, Florida, USA, March 10, 2016. Edward Pio Roda/CNN/EPA

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Mar 11, 2016 - 7:05 PM

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Republicans swap barbs for substance in Florida debate

Mar 11, 2016 - 2:05 PM

UPDATED Candidates spar in measured tones without interrupting on immigration and visas trade tariffs Cuba policy climate change and what to do to reduce the terror threat

REPUBLICAN DEBATE. US Presidential candidates Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich attend the Republican National Committee Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Miami's Bank United Center, in Miami, Florida, USA, March 10, 2016. Photo by Cristobal Herrera/EPA

Clinton suffers surprise loss in key US primary as Trump triumphs

Mar 09, 2016 - 8:24 AM

UPDATED In the Republican camp frontrunner Donald Trump scored major victories in both Michigan and Mississippi while Ted Cruz takes Idaho; Clinton takes Mississippi while Sanders gets Michigan in a surprise win

A voter casts her ballot for the Michigan presidential primary at a polling station in Warren, Michigan, March 8, 2016. Geoff Robins/AFP

Trump, Cruz in two-way Republican race

Mar 07, 2016 - 8:24 AM

On the other hand Hillary Clinton extends her frontrunner status in the Democratic contests but Senator Bernie Sanders shows he is still in the race with a pair of victories

In this file photo Donald Trump (L) listens to Ted Cruz answering a question during the CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music Opera House in Houston, Texas, USA, February 25, 2016. Gary Coronado/Pool/EPA

Race for the White House: Cruz, Sanders score wins

Mar 06, 2016 - 8:33 AM

3rd UPDATE Meanwhile Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton dominate the delegate rich state of Louisiana

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the 43rd Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, USA, March 4, 2016. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

5 more US states vote in presidential primary race

Mar 06, 2016 - 1:25 AM

Donald Trump is ahead in the delegate count for the Republicans while Hillary Clinton is well ahead of rival Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side Will the next primaries be a game changer?

'I VOTED' Stickers given to voters after they have voted in the Presidential Primary on Super Tuesday are pictured in Burlington, Vermont, USA, March 1, 2016. Herb Swanson/EPA

Trump gets thumbs down at conservative CPAC

Mar 05, 2016 - 3:05 PM

A majority of audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference do not think Donald Trump is conservative enough How will this affect his campaign?

TRUMP. A majority of the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) think Donald Trump has qualities 'disastrous in a president.' Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

#USVote: Lessons from Super Tuesday

Mar 02, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Four lessons learned from the events of Super Tuesday

epa05189535 Mary Austin hands out 'I Voted' stickers at a polling center in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, 01 March 2016. People in 12 states are voting in primary elections to determine the candidates for president of the United States of America. EPA/J PAT CARTER

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Mar 02, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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#USVote: Super Tuesday winners, state by state

Mar 02, 2016 - 10:53 AM

3rd UPDATE Here is a state by state breakdown of projected winners on the pivotal day of the 2016 White House race

Poll manager Ty Stepter hands a sticker to a voter after they cast their ballot at All Saints Episcopal Church, during the Super Tuesday US presidential primary voting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 1, 2016. Erik S Lesser/EPA

US elections: Clinton, Trump win big on Super Tuesday

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:50 AM

UPDATED Super Tuesday is the most pivotal day of the presidential primary season so far with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hoping to wipe out all rivals for their party nominations

BIG WINNER. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a campaign rally at a film studio in Miami, Florida, USA, March 1, 2016. Joe Skipper/EPA

Super Tuesday: Trump, Clinton eye big boost

Mar 02, 2016 - 12:29 AM

UPDATED Millions of people are taking part in Super Tuesday – a series of primary votes and caucuses in a dozen states stretching from Virginia on the east coast all the way to Alaska

SUPER TUESDAY. People wait in line to vote at a polling center in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, March 1, 2016. Photo by J Pat Carter/EPA

Super Tuesday, Marcos’ burial, Europe’s refugee crisis | 12PM wRap

Mar 01, 2016 - 12:12 PM

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PH hits China, NPC backs Poe, Leonardo DiCaprio | 6PM wRap

Feb 29, 2016 - 7:42 PM

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Critics lash out at Trump over white supremacist backing

Feb 29, 2016 - 8:41 AM

Conservatives and liberals alike rounded on Republican Donald Trump for refusing to reject an endorsement by David Duke a white nationalist who once led the Ku Klux Klan

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (C) talks to members of the media in the spin room after the CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music Opera House in Houston, Texas, USA, February 25, 2016. Larry W. Smith/EPA

Ceasefire in Syria, poll manipulation, Madonna | 6PM wRap

Feb 26, 2016 - 7:17 PM

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Trump under fierce attack by rivals at rancorous debate

Feb 26, 2016 - 11:49 AM

3rd UPDATE The two freshman US senators launch broadsides against the brash billionaire who lashed out at his challengers in what quickly devolved into a shouting match

DEBATES. US Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz are seen on stage during the CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music Opera House in Houston, Texas, USA, February 25, 2016. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Trump storms to victory in Nevada Republican caucuses

Feb 24, 2016 - 1:47 PM

3rd UPDATE It s Donald Trump s third straight victory in the race but Ted Cruz maintains he can beat Trump

'TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT' Wan Ali of Nevada wears a Donald Trump hat during a caucus night watch party for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on February 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Why Donald Trump could win the Republican presidential nomination

Feb 23, 2016 - 4:07 PM

To the shock of the political world the 69 year old onetime reality TV star s nomination to be the Republican presidential candidate is now a genuine possibility

FRONTRUNNER. US Republican Presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump gives the thumbs up as he addresses supporters during the 'Donald J. Trump for President Rally' at South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, February 22, 2016. Mike Nelson/EPA

Comelec debate 2016, Trump and Clinton, Zika in Colombia | 12PM wRap

Feb 22, 2016 - 1:45 PM

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Wins for Trump and Clinton in White House race

Feb 21, 2016 - 8:03 AM

3rd UPDATE The wins for the brash billionaire and the former secretary of state give the candidates a major boost heading into the next major phase of the White House race – Super Tuesday on March 1

COMEBACK. Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a caucus day event at Caesers Palace on February 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Trump attacked from all sides in bitter primary race

Feb 17, 2016 - 3:18 PM

With just 4 days until the state s crucial primary Trump becomes yet again the focus of attacks by challengers to his frontrunner status

Republican presidential candidate, US billionaire Donald Trump answers a question during a press conference at the Hanahan City Hall in Hanahan, South Carolina, USA, February 15, 2016. Richard Ellis/EPA

Republicans unite to block Obama on Supreme Court pick

Feb 14, 2016 - 11:24 AM

The 6 challengers for the Republican nomination shared the stage in Greenville South Carolina for their final debate for the state s presidential primary on February 20

GOP DEBATE. Republican Presidential Candidates Ohio Governor John Kasich, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, US Senator from Texas Ted Cruz, Businessman Donald Trump, US Senator from Florida Marco Rubio and Neurosurgeon Ben Carson onstage during the Republican Presidential Debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina, USA, February 13, 2016. Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Clinton seeks rebound against Sanders at debate and beyond

Feb 12, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Peeling African Americans away from Hillary Clinton will be crucial for Bernie Sanders especially in South Carolina where according to exit poll data some 55 of Democratic voters in 2008 were black

DEAD HEAT. In this file photo, US Democratic Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton (R) talk to each other on stage prior to the start of the Democratic presidential candidates debate at Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, October 13, 2015. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Republican White House field narrows as campaign moves south

Feb 11, 2016 - 9:38 AM

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Hewlett Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina both called time on their presidential bids

LIGHTS OUT. A file photo dated January 28, 2016 shows businesswoman Carly Fiorina during a commercial break in the undercard Republican Presidential debate, sponsored by Fox News and Google, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

#USvote: Takeaways from New Hampshire

Feb 11, 2016 - 9:26 AM

What does it all mean?

epaselect epa05152048 A worker stands on a ladder in front of the US national flag before a primary night party for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett, New Hampshire, USA, 09 February 2016. Billionaire businessman Donald Trump was projected to win on 09 February's New Hampshire Republican primary, while Senator Bernie Sanders won the Democratic vote in the closely watched first US presidential primary election. Trump led with 34 percent of the vote with 12 percent of ballots counted, but all US television networks had declared him the winner, while Sanders took 57 percent of the vote to Hillary Rodham Clinton's 40 percent, with 15 percent of votes counted. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Duterte on Marcos, mock elections, Pacquiao vs Bradley | 6PM wRap

Feb 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM

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New Hampshire votes in high-profile US primary

Feb 09, 2016 - 11:36 PM

UPDATED New Hampshire s primaries volatile as they are this year are known for their surprises leaving several candidates hopeful that they can outperform the narrative established by months of polling

NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARIES. A voter exits a voting booth after casting a ballot in today's presidential primary in Hancock, New Hampshire, USA, 09 February 2016. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

New Hampshire: Small state, big deal in US election

Feb 09, 2016 - 7:08 PM

Despite its small size New Hampshire s spot on the electoral calendar gives it special importance in the long state by state battle to select the Republican and Democratic candidates

What to watch for in New Hampshire primary

Feb 09, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Voters in New Hampshire set to hold the United States first presidential primaries – here s what s worth watching closely

'FIRST IN THE NATION' In this file photo, a sign proclaims the 'first-in-the-nation presidential primaries' as snow and subzero temperatures blanket the region in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, January 26, 2004. Douglas McFadd/EPA

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Feb 09, 2016 - 12:18 PM

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New Hampshire goes to the polls in crucial US vote

Feb 09, 2016 - 8:05 AM

UPDATED New Hampshire heads to the polls in the crucial first US presidential primary

SNOWY PATH. A campaign bus with US Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on board makes it way during a snowfall in Goffstown, New Hampshire, on February 8, 2016. Jewel Samad/AFP