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Senate ethics body junks complaints vs De Lima

For lack of jurisdiction, the Senate committee on ethics has rejected the three ethics cases filed against detained Senator Leila de Lima. The committee headed by Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III unanimously approved the motion of Senate Minority Leader [...]

February 20, 2018 Politics

Palace: ICC cannot demand records from Phl for preliminary examination

The International Criminal Court cannot compel the Philippine government to provide documents on its war on illegal drugs because there is no formal investigation on it yet, Malacañang said Sunday. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the ICC has announced that [...]

February 18, 2018 Politics

After AMLC’s refusal to cooperate, Trillanes seeks Duterte wealth probe anew

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Friday urged the Senate's Committee on Banks to conduct a probe into the alleged P2-billion wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte. The senator's renewed call for the Senate comes after the Office of the Ombudsman, on [...]

February 16, 2018 Politics

Duterte kay Trillanes: Walang gamot sa pagka-estupido!

Kinantiyawan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang kanyang mortal na kaaway na si Senador Antonio Trillanes IV sa harap ng umiiinit na isyu sa inihaing reklamo laban sa kanya sa International Criminal Court o ICC. Sinabi ng Pangulo na hindi siya [...]

February 14, 2018 Politics

Duterte orders importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice amid ‘shortage’

President Rodrigo Duterte has allowed the importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice in the face of reports that the buffer stock of the National Food Authority is fast depleting, an official said Thursday. Secretary to the Cabinet and NFA [...]

February 8, 2018 Politics

ICC to set initial review of accusations vs Duterte, drug war

ICC to set initial review of accusations vs Duterte: President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed the move of the International Criminal Court to open a preliminary examination into the alleged extrajudicial killings linked to the government’s brutal war on drugs, Malacañang announced [...]

February 8, 2018 Politics

Duterte: If I don’t use ‘dictatorial style,’ nothing will happen to PH

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said nothing would happen to the Philippines if he would not impose a dictatorial style in running the country. This, he said after his critics slammed him for his dictatorial tendencies in his bid to [...]

February 8, 2018 Politics

Pagtanggal sa scholarship progran ng mga estudyante na sumasama sa mga rally laban sa gobyerno, kinatigan ng Youth Sector.

Mas gugustuhin ng Duterte Youth Movement na hindi na isama sa scholarship program ang mga kabataang sumasama sa kilos protesta at nananawagang ibagsak ang Duterte administration. Ayon kay Ronald Cardema, Chairman ng Duterte Youth, dapat alisin sa listahan ang mga [...]

February 3, 2018 Politics

Gordon on Duterte’s ‘warning’ to protesting UP students: That was just advice

Sen. Richard Gordon said President Rodrigo Duterte’s stern warning to University of the Philippines (UP) students to stop joining street demonstrations or be replaced with bright students from the indigenous peoples (IP) sector was just “payo’’ (advice). Gordon argued that, since they [...]

February 3, 2018 Politics

Another judge inhibits from De Lima’s drug case

Another judge from the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) inhibited herself from hearing a drug case of detained Senator Leila de Lima. In her order dated January 23, Muntinlupa RTC Branch 203 Judge Myra Quiambao recused herself given her “very [...]

February 2, 2018 Politics

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