PHL committed to supporting ASEAN haze mitigation efforts (Philippines News Agency)

The Philippines has vowed to support regional efforts to curb haze pollution that poses serious threats to the environment and human health, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Environment Undersecretary Demetrio Ignacio Jr. said the Philippine government – through the DENR – will continue to cooperate with its neighbors in the Association…

Kapatiran's boycott call (Philippines Daily Inquirer)

Voters urged to reject calls for poll boycott (News, 10/28/15) reported that the Commission on Elections believes a poll boycott would hurt the democratic rights of every individual heeding such a call and take one’s self out of the political equation and question of who is going to lead the county. In its Nov. 1 issue,…

American asks judge to determine probable cause in illegal bullet case (Philippines Daily Inquirer)

The legal counsel of an alleged tanim bala (plant-a-bullet) victim and American missionary has filed a motion for judicial determination of probable cause. During a hearing on Wednesday at the Pasay Regional Court Branch 119, Ernesto Arellano, the lawyer of 20-year-old Lane Michael White told Judge Pedro de Leon Gutierrez that White’s camp was withdrawing the…

Fil-Nigerian Batang Gilas prospect AJ Edu waiting for SBP call (Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines — After the story of 14-year old Fil-Australian 6-foot-8 Ethan Kirkness applying for Philippine passport to make himself available for the national teamprogram broke out, another Batang Gilas prospect came forward to reiterate his intention to represent the country. Fil-Nigerian AJ Edu, the 15-year old 6-foot-9 prospect whose story was first reported by gPhilstar.com…