Kevin Robert Alspaugh

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Philippines' Duterte Promises to Cut Crime, Corruption

Embed<p>Direct link<p>Pop-out player<p>Rodrigo Duterte -- newly elected Philippine President -- is promising major changes for his country’s 102 million …

Sandiganbayan orders Purisima's arrest

MANILA – Sandiganbayan has ordered the arrest of former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima and his co-accused in the case involving …

Philippines’ Aquino Says Reality of Governing Will Cool Rodrigo Duterte’s Tough Talk

Departing president leaves behind a healthy economy that has grown at more than 6% a year since he took charge<p>MANILA—Departing Philippine leader Benigno Aquino III, who roundly criticized President-elect Rodrigo Duterte during the recent election campaign, said the reality of running the country …

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Duterte's Hard Choice: Maintain the Alliance With the U.S. or Mend Ties With China

MANILA, Philippines -- Rodrigo Duterte will become the 16th president of the Philippine Republic, based on the results of the national election held on May 9.<p>For more than 20 years, Duterte served as an effective mayor of Davao City, previously known as the hotbed of a communist insurgency and the …

Philippines has a 'selfie protocol' to protect its president-elect

Those wanting to get up close and personal with the Philippines' new president-elect, Rodrigo Duterte, to take a selfie will now have to abide to a …

Tiny Apartment? Check Out These Loft Beds For Adults

The college dorm staple is being reinvented by a custom furniture designer.<p>Designer Roberto Gil has been making custom furniture with a small team of woodworkers in his studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn, for over two decades. Though his company, Casa Collection, started out doing custom cabinetry jobs …

Boxing Great Manny Pacquiao Wins Senate Seat In The Philippines

On Thursday, boxing great Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao stood before a cheering crowd and flashing cameras, his arm hoisted above his head. The "people's champion" was a winner once again.<p>Only this time, he hadn't won a boxing title, but a Senate seat in his home country of the Philippines. The political …