20 Oct 2016
10:31 am

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said in Beijing on Wednesday that no country, including the US, should restrain him from dealing with China, The Manila Times Online reported on Thursday.

“The basic question of the Filipinos now – I know what is in their mind – Why is Duterte breaking away from the United States? No, I am not breaking away, I just want to be friendly with everybody. You do not constrain, restrain me from doing business with China,” said Duterte on state-controlled China Central Television News.

“We have always been tied even in matters of armaments and weaponry with the US. We should not be too constrained to follow the dictates of any other country…Talking of war and violence and the basic question of our relationships with America and with China for that matter, so why should we be afraid? Why should we stick with a certain country,” said Duterte.

He reiterated that he would no longer allow joint military exercises with the US.

Duterte said that, historically, the Philippines did not buy arms from any other country without even looking at the cost, whether they were more expensive or more compatible.

“During military exercises, they allow us to use their equipment, their arms, their weaponry. But after the games, they get it back from us. So if there is really an emergency or a sudden…..you want to assemble men, their computers, our armaments are simply not compatible. So what is the use? So what is the use of going into these useless exercises? He said.

Duterte is scheduled to meet with top Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Thursday.


26 Sep 2016
2:18 pm

The fire was reported at 10.00 am on the top floor of a four-storey commercial building on Soi Vanich 1 and quickly spread and raged the third floor.

One of them, a fireman, had to be treated for smoke inhalation, according to police.

The fire was put out shortly after noontime.



19 Sep 2016
1:06 pm

Search teams recovered one more bodies late today in the Chao Phraya river, raising total death toll from the boat accident yesterday in Ayutthaya to 16.

The latest victim was identified as an 8-year-old boy Nawapat Krajangsaeng.

13 people are still missing.

Meanwhile families and relatives of the 15 people who drowned in the boat accident buried the bodies on their loved ones at a mosque today.

6 Sep 2016
10:01 am

The explosion occurred in front of Ban Taba school in Tak Bai during a  routine patrol by security officials to give protection to teachers.

EOD team was called in after the explosion and traffic on the road in front of the school was sealed as security officials feared more bombs might be planted in the vicinity.

 All the injured were admitted to Tak Bai hospital centre.

2 Sep 2016
12:57 pm

EOD has used a robot to collect a bomb placed inside the stolen school milk delivery truck and detonate it.

Before sending in the robot, EOD and security officials sealed the road to traffic for safety reason.

The milk delivery truck hijacked by four men in two motorcycles three days ago in Saiburi was abandoned on the roadside in Wang district of Narathiwat province.

Security authorities are checking all CCTVs in the area to track down the escapees who were believed still in the area.

25 Aug 2016
2:45 pm

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2:14 pm

18 Aug 2016
11:56 am

Two Thai taekwondo athletes won two medals Thursday (Thailand time) in Rio 2016 Olympic games.

Tawin Hanprab won silver medal after losing to China’s Shuai Zhao in taekwondo men’s 58 kg final.

While Panipak Wongpattankit won bronze medal after beating Mexico’s Itzel Adilene Manjarrez Bastidas in women’s 49 kg.

Tawin Hanprab is the first ever Thai taekwondo male athlete to win medal at Olympic games and Panipak Wongpattankit is the 4th Thai taekwondo female athlete.

15 Aug 2016
3:46 pm

Rescue teams have finally found the bodies of five army officers who were on board the fatal UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopter that crashed into a cliff near Doi Inthanon mountain in Mae Chaem district of Chiang Mai late this afternoon.

The body of Maj Gen Noppaul Ruanjahn was found inside the wreckage of the fatal helicopter while two bodies found about 100 metres away.

Two other bodies were also found later.

15 Aug 2016
2:00 pm

Rescue teams searching for the UH-72 A Lakota army light utility helicopter which went missing while on the way back from Mae Hong Son to Phitsanulok have found the helicopter debris at a location 2,445 metres above mean sea level.

Several documental papers were also found at the scene near Doi Inthanon mountain range but there were no traces of the five army officers on board.

The team are still searching the area for survivors.