GMA News recently released cell phone footage that showed Chinese coast guard members boarding Filipino fishermen’s boat and snatching fish.
The Philippines recently again found itself on the top 10 list of worst countries for workers.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed on June 7 that the Philippines is considering buying a dozen more FA-50PH fighter jets from South Korea.
Philippine transportation authorities consider implementing a mandatory drug test policy for all drivers of public utility vehicles, following a recommendation by President Rodrigo Duterte on June 7 that bus drivers must be tested for drug use to minimize road mishaps.
At a media briefing on June 11, Harry Roque, a spokesperson for the Philippine government, asked China to stop taking catch off Filipino fishermen in Scarborough.
According to Catholic news service CBCP, Richmond Nilo was shot dead June 10, inside the barangay chapel of Mayamot, Zaragoza before mass.
At least three Philippine senators started pushing for a ban on single-use plastic on June 7, after the Philippines was named as one of the world’s biggest contributors to marine plastic pollution.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on June 7 his country will not be placed under martial law.
In a statement on June 6, the U.S. Embassy in Manila said the U.S. has given the Philippine Marine Special Operations Group millions of dollars worth of Personal Protective Equipment.
At a media briefing on June 5, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will resign from office over this week’s kissing incident if enough women sign a petition.