JC delos Reyes tries Senate this time

  • US-Philippines wargames to start under China's shadow

    US-Philippines wargames to start under China's shadow

    AFP News
    US-Philippines wargames to start under China's shadow

    Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers on Monday will kick off expanded wargames, showcasing a deepening defence alliance as alarm bells ring over China. The 10-day exercises in the Philippines are an annual affair between the longtime allies, but this time they will involve double the number of soldiers as last year in a sign of their expanding military partnership. The Philippines is seeking more US military and diplomatic support to fend off China's increasing forcefulness in its bid …

  • Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial

    Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial

    AFP News
    Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial

    The US Pacific Command has banned its troops in the Philippines from bars and nightclubs, a spokesman said Saturday, with the trial under way of a US Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipina he met in a bar. Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers will on Monday kick off 10-day annual military excercises, according to Captain Alex Lim, a spokesman for the US forces, but there will be strict controls on their free time. Lim would not say why the restrictions were imposed but …

  • Philippine Airlines parent says back in black

    Philippine Airlines parent says back in black

    AFP News
    Philippine Airlines parent says back in black

    Philippine Airlines' parent firm said it had returned to profitability, the first time in three years either entity reported being in the black for an entire year. In a filing with the Philippine Stock Exchange Thursday, PAL Holdings reported an after-tax net profit of 129.74 million pesos ($2.93 million) in its fiscal year to December 31. …

  • Despite victory, Israeli leader struggling to form coalition

    Despite victory, Israeli leader struggling to form coalition

    Associated Press
    Despite victory, Israeli leader struggling to form coalition

    JERUSALEM (AP) — With a resounding election victory last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to have an easy path toward quickly establishing a coalition government with his traditional nationalist, religious and ultra-Orthodox Jewish allies. …

  • Roma draws 1-1 at home to struggling Atalanta in Serie A

    Roma draws 1-1 at home to struggling Atalanta in Serie A

    Associated Press
    Roma draws 1-1 at home to struggling Atalanta in Serie A

    MILAN (AP) — Roma failed to make the most of Lazio's defeat as it drew 1-1 at home to relegation-threatened Atalanta in Serie A to move level on points with its city rival in second spot. …

This is not De Los Reyes' first time in the national elections. He was among President Benigno Aquino III's rivals in 2010 and was the youngest presidential bet.

Though he lost his presidential bid, De Los Reyes and his party raised awareness on issues including the reproductive health bill as well as the freedom of information bill.

Aside from being head of the Ang Kapatiran Party, de los Reyes is also president of the Intramuros Tourism Council, a non-government organization aimed at promoting the walled city in Manila.

His recent political bids have put him in a rivalry against his uncle, former Senator Richard Gordon. The two are now seeking seats in the Senate, after clashing in the 2010 presidential elections.

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  • China ignores global outcry vs reclamation
    China ignores global outcry vs reclamation

    On Wednesday, G-7 foreign ministers issued a Declaration on Maritime Security expressing alarm over “unilateral actions, such as large scale land reclamation, which change the status quo and increase tensions” in the region. In their communiqué, which did not specifically mention China, the ministers expressed belief that reclamation activities were meant to “change the status quo” in the West Philippine Sea and South China Sea, through which 40 percent of global trade passes. …

  • Project NOAH exec receives recognition
    Project NOAH exec receives recognition

    Project NOAH executive director and University of the Philippines professor Mahar Lagmay recently received recognition from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for his work in disaster risk reduction and mitigation in the Philippines. …

  • Nightclub ban for US troops
    Nightclub ban for US troops

    The US Pacific Command has banned its troops in the Philippines from bars and nightclubs, a spokesman said yesterday, with the trial under way of a US Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipino he met in a bar. Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers will kick off tomorrow the 10-day annual military exercises, according to Capt. Alex Lim, a spokesman for the US forces, but there will be strict controls on their free time. Lim would not say why the restrictions were imposed but …

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