Sunday, October 21st, 2018


Erdogan says Turkey will reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday, October 21, vowed to reveal the “naked truth” over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , saying that he would make a new statement on the case next week. “We are looking for justice here and this will be revealed in all … Source: Politics

Trump accuses Saudi of 'lies' over Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON DC, United States – US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi , his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line. In an interview with the Washington Post published late Saturday, … Source: Politics

Malacañang condemns killing of 9 Negros farmers

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Sunday, October 21, condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the killing of 9 farmers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, as the Philippine National Police (PNP) investigates the incident. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the reported deaths of sugar workers in … Source: Politics

Jeepney drivers in more parts of PH seeking fare hike

MANILA, Philippines – After approving the P10 jeepney minimum fare in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, and Southern Luzon, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is set to decide on other fare hike petitions across the Philippines. The regulatory boards in the regions have conducted consultations with public utility jeepney (PUJ) drivers and … Source: Politics

Cacao leaves used in furnishings

WHO says cacao is only for satisfying sweet buds and craving appetites? Artist and entrepreneur Telesforo Zosa Jr. saw great potential in fusing artwork and home furnishings through cacao leaves. His business Teles Creations introduces Dabawenyos to cacao leaves as raw material for lamps. “It was an experiment on how to help introduce Davao City on cacao products aside from the known chocolates, tablea, and bean-based products,” Zosa said in an interview during the Philippine Cacao and Chocolate Festival on October 18, 2018 at the Davao Convention Center. He saidRead More

Turkey to quiz more witnesses in Khashoggi probe – report

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish prosecutors have summoned more witnesses to testify as part of the investigation into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , local television reported Sunday, October 21. Twenty-five more people will be quizzed as witnesses, the private NTV broadcaster said, without providing any further details. On Friday, October 19, prosecutors … Source: Politics

Afghan polling centers plagued by problems as casualties surge

KABUL, Afghanistan – Problems plagued hundreds of Afghan polling centers Sunday, October 21, in the shambolic legislative election’s second day of voting, fuelling criticism of organizers and eroding hopes for credible results after a ballot marred by deadly violence. As voters once again braved the threat of militant attacks in more … Source: Politics

[OPINION] Archbishop Oscar Romero: Martyr

On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was shot to death by a right-wing death squad while celebrating the Eucharist. Since then, the people of El Salvador and many others from various parts of the world have revered him as a martyr. … Source: Politics

'RH Bill Story' launch: Fight for reproductive rights continues

MANILA, Philippines – As the reproductive health (RH) law sees its long-awaited full implementation, lawmakers, doctors, and proponents of the law delivered a message to the public loud and clear: the fight for reproductive health rights in the Philippines is far from over. At the book launch of Marilen … Source: Politics

Aldin Ayo fires back at Troy Rike: 'That's unfair'

  MANILA, Philippines – The NU Bulldogs put the brakes on the UST Growling Tigers’ three-game winning streak with a 69-61 win in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament on Sunday, October 21. Anlthough NU rookie Troy Rike had one of his best outings yet in the UAAP – dropping 13 … Source: Politics