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Chicago’s troubled Rizal Center gets a break

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CHICAGO -- The beleaguered Jose Rizal Heritage Center got a break of sorts recently, thanks to the owners of the popular grocery chain Seafood City, which is opening its first store in the Midwest in September.

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Bullying of Asian Pacific Americans on the rise

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SAN FRANCISCO – A new report from a White House task force says cases of bullying targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are on the rise.

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Cemetery for heroes or soldiers’ memorial?

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Is Libingan ng mga Bayani a cemetery for heroes or a memorial for soldiers?

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Peace the only way to go, Rody tells China envoy

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte shakes hands with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua during the celebration of the National Heroes’ Day at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on August 29. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

We’re your brothers, not your foes. President Duterte on Monday, August 29, conveyed this message to Beijing as he reiterated that any bilateral talks between China and the Philippines on their contrasting territorial claims over the West Philippine Sea should be guided by the ruling of the international arbitral court.

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Paynor named PH ambassador to US

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Marciano Paynor is the new Philippine ambassador to the United States.

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Duterte to defend slays in Obama meet

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte. ACE MORANDANTE/PPD

President Duterte on Wednesday, August 31, said he was ready to defend his take-no-prisoners war on drugs in a discussion of the human rights situation in the Philippines with US President Barack Obama in Laos next week.

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11 years later, New Orleans remembers Katrina

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- It’s been 11 years since the wind, rain and subsequent levee breaks associated with Hurricane Katrina deluged New Orleans.

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Asean leaders await Duterte

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President Rodrigo Duterte. SIMEON CELI/PPD

President Duterte’s first foreign trip this September would surely be a big political and media event, Malacañang said on Sunday, August 28.

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Mexico angry at president’s ‘humiliating’ meeting with Trump

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s president was savaged on social media and in political circles following his joint press conference Wednesday, August 31, with Donald Trump, with many seeing a national humiliation in his welcoming of a man who has derided migrants as rapists and criminals.

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US calls on China, rivals to be calm when sea ruling issued

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The United States called on China and other rival claimants Wednesday, June 22, to exercise restraint when an international tribunal issues a landmark ruling on the South China Sea disputes that Beijing has chosen to ignore.

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