Duterte joins Muslim community in celebrating Eid’l Fitr, calls for national unity

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte joined the Muslim community on Sunday in celebrating Eid’l Fitr calling all Filipinos to unite as the country faces pressing challenges. As Muslims journey towards spiritual purification through a month-long fasting, the President reminded the Muslim Filipino community to thank Allah. “On this special day, remember to thank Allah for … Read More

Tropical cyclone imminent by end-June

MANILA — A low-pressure area (LPA) that can intensify into a tropical cyclone (TC) may develop in late this month, bringing cloudy skies and rain to the country. The LPA will bring to Luzon cloudy skies and either rain showers or thunderstorms, according to the state weather bureau, PAGASA’s forecast for the 10-day period ending … Read More

N. Korea tests new rocket engine: US media

NEW YORK — Pyongyang tested a new rocket engine that can be installed on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Fox News reported on Thursday, citing unnamed US officials. According to the channel’s sources, the test took place on Wednesday. Pyongyang conducted similar tests in March. Another US official was quoted as saying that increased activity … Read More