NY Times Urges ICC to Probe Duterte Over Drug Killings

The I.C.C. should promptly open a preliminary investigation into the killings, urged The New York Times in an editorial, after a Filipino lawyer formally asked the International Criminal Courtto charge President Rodrigo Duterte and 11 officials with mass murder and crimes against humanity over the extrajudicial killings of thousands of people in the Philippines over the past three decades.

Isuzu to Make 'Modern' Version of the Jeepney

Isuzu Motors will roll out its "modern" version of the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines--the jeepney, reports Entrepreneur Philppines.


PH Worst in Poverty, Best in Women's Rights in ASEAN -- Survey

Rappler ranks the 10 ASEAN nations on 8 different categories (traffic, corruption, crime, etc.), to see how they compare to one another. The Philippines ranked worst in poverty (with Myanmar) and best in women's rights and cost of living.

Duterte, De Lima on TIME's Most Influential People List

Sen. Leila De Lima (left) and President Rodrigo Duterte (Photos by Joan Bondoc/Inquirer.net)

Sen. Leila De Lima (left) and President Rodrigo Duterte (Photos by Joan Bondoc/Inquirer.net)

Time magazine included two Filipino politicians on its annual list of “The 100 Most Influential People” – President Rodrigo Duterte, whose bloody war on drugs has been making headlines here and abroad, and Sen. Leila de Lima, who has been among Duterte’s most vocal and persistent critics, reports Inquirer.net.

Duterte Drug War Satisfaction Rating Drops

Fewer Filipinos are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, a recent survey by the Social Weather Station showed. However, fewer Filipinos are worried that they or people they know will become victims of extrajudicial killings, reports GMA News.

PH Nat'l Police Behind Extrajudicial Killings -- Reuters

A Reuters special report says the Philippine police have received cash payments for executing drug suspects, planted evidence at crime scenes and carried out most of the killings they have long blamed on vigilantes, said two senior officers who are critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drug," according to GMA News


Alfonso T. Yuchengco, Businessman and Ambassador, 94, Passes Away

Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco

Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco

Banking and insurance tycoon Alfonso T. Yuchengco, founder of the Yuchengco group of companies (YGC) and a former Ambassador, passed away at the age of 94, reports Inquirer.net. (Amb. Yuchengco is the father of Positively Filipino Publisher Mona Lisa Yuchengco.)

Fil-Am Wesley So Is the New US Chess Champion

Wesley So

Wesley So

The second-rated chess player in the world, Wesley So, is the winner of the 2017 U.S. Chess Championship. So, a native of Cavite, captured his first national title last Monday in St. Louis, reports Inquirer.net/AP.