President Aquino hopes Philippines would be able to cope with future South China Sea challenges

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by Philippine News Agency | Saturday, 18 June 2016

Two weeks before leaving office, President Benigno S. Aquino III said he hopes the country would be better prepared to address the challenges posed by the International Arbitral Tribunal’s decision on the case filed by the Philippines against China.

In an interview in Binondo, Manila on Friday, the President was asked to comment on recent developments in the South China Sea, as well as the statement of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) following a regional meeting with China.

“Parati tayong curious kung ano ang nangyayari sa China domestically, which might...

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President Aquino says he congratulated President-elect Duterte, offered assistance

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by Philippine News Agency | Friday, 17 June 2016

President Benigno Aquino III toured incoming President Rodrigo Duterte's transition team inside Malacanang palace, and showed them the Rizal Hall where the inauguration will take place. Photos c/o Christopher "Bong" Go - See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/570258/news/nation/pnoy-talks-with-duterte-on-phone-tours-incoming-palace-execs-in-malacanang#sthash.T9cTGgzu.dpufPresident Benigno Aquino III toured incoming President Rodrigo Duterte's transition team inside Malacanang palace, and showed them the Rizal Hall where the inauguration will take place. Photos c/o Christopher "Bong" Go - See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/570258/news/nation/pnoy-talks-with-duterte-on-phone-tours-incoming-palace-execs-in-malacanang#sthash.T9cTGgzu.dpuf

President Benigno S. Aquino III said he had congratulated President-elect Rodrigo Duterte during a brief telephone conversation on Thursday night and offered whatever assistance he could extend to the incoming leader.

The President said during an interview in Binondo on Friday, that Duterte’s people went to Malacañang Palace on Thursday to iron out the transition, and they got in touch with the incoming President.

Asked by reporters how his conversation with Duterte went, particularly on his offer to assist, President Aquino said, “Parang ikinatuwa naman, hindi naman tinanggihan at parang pinasalamatan ‘yung alok...

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Public warned anew against online scammers

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by Philippine News Agency | Friday, 17 June 2016

The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) on Friday warned anew the public against the online scammers.

PNP-ACG director Senior Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar said they have investigated 178 cases of online scam from January to May this year alone, making it the No. 1 Internet fraud in the Philippines.

The common online scams in the country include telemarketing fraud, identity theft, advance fee schemes, credit card fraud, business fraud, non-delivery of merchandise and investment-related scams like the so-called Ponzi scheme and pyramiding.

The senior citizens, housewives, young students and even professionals were...

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Next admin urged to ramp up tourist safety measures

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by Azer N. Parrocha, Philippine News Agency | Friday, 17 June 2016

With hopes that the next administration would raise efforts to ensure the safety and security of foreign tourists in the Philippines, a travel group has urged President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to play by his strengths.

“We have to start from what the new Duterte government has in its tract record of peace and order in Davao City,” Edwin Villanueva, public relations officer of travel agency group S8 Exhibition Inc. (SEI) said in an interview in Makati.

He mentioned how Duterte’s leadership has made Davao into one of the world’s safest...

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