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Duterte swears to God: no more slang, cuss words

President Rodrigo Duterte, known for swearing world leaders and institutions, revealed he recently made another swear—but this time, to God. “I promised God not to express…

FILE—Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) attend a joint press conference at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Japan, 26 October 2016. EPA/EUGENE HOSHIKO/POOL (

PH, Japan agree to strengthen ODA

By Antonio Colina IV The Philippine and Japanese governments have agreed to strengthen the Official Development Assistance (ODA) to support the inclusive growth and sustainable…

YOKOHAMA VISIT ­— President Rodrigo Duterte (in barong Tagalog) walks away from the helicopter that brought him to the Japan Coast Guard patrol ship Akitsushima at the JCG base in Yokohama, Japan, Thursday. (Reuters)

PH-Japan ties ‘unshakeable’

By Genalyn D. Kabiling Tokyo – The “special friendship” between Japan and the Philippines stands on “unshakeable firm ground” and must be extended by another…

MMDA Chairman Tim Orbos (2nd left) filled in question during a group interview with the Manila Bulletin editors and reporters held at the Manila Bulletin office in Intramuros, Manila on October 27, 2016. Also in photo are from left: Transportation Undersecretary Raoul Creencia, Highway Patrol Group Director Police Chief Supt. Antonio Gardiola, Jr., and Gen. Manny Gonzales, MMDA deputy chief traffic enforcer. (photo by Richard V. Vinas)

Synchronized approach seen to ease traffic woes

By Rizal S. Obanil “One wave of the hand, one action to solve the traffic problem.” Department of Transportation (DOTr) Undersecretary for Legal and Procurement…