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Imelda Marcos: Guilty of 7 counts of graft; court orders her arrest

The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan convicted Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos of 7 counts of graft related to private organizations created in Switzerland while she was a government official from 1968 to 1986. “Wherefore, premises considered, this Court finds the [...]

November 9, 2018 Politics

Ejercito defends ‘Santo Rodrigo’ — ‘He’s joking… He’s a respectful Catholic’

Ejercito defends ‘Santo Rodrigo’   Administration Senator JV Ejercito laughed off President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest remarks attacking the Catholic faith, saying he was not being serious. Reacting to Duterte’s comments calling Catholic saints “stupid” and asking Filipinos to worship “Santo [...]

November 3, 2018 Politics

Duterte calls saints ‘gago, drunkards’ on All Saints’ Day

After calling on Filipinos to “emulate” the saints, President Rodrigo Duterte questioned the Catholic's commemoration of All Saints' Day and called saints “gago (fools)” and “lasenggo” (drunkards). He said this on the evening of All Saints' Day on Thursday, November 1, while in Cauayan, Isabela. [...]

November 2, 2018 Politics

Kagandahan ng Mayor ng Sultan Kudarat Umakit sa Mga Netizens

Mayor ng Sultan Kudarat Umakit sa Mga Netizens Perhaps the only thing more appealing than a beautiful woman, is a beautiful woman with a beautiful heart. Sure, good looks may play a big role with how we captivate people but [...]

October 29, 2018 Politics

Binuweltahan si Kiko Pangilinan sa pakikialam sa Batanes caretaker

Binuweltahan ni Deputy Speaker at Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero Pichay si Sen. Francis ‘Kiko’ Pa­ngilinan bunsod ng pagkontra nito sa pagtatalaga ni Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ng bagong legislative caretaker sa Batanes. Matatandaan na nauna ng tinawag ng senador na [...]

October 15, 2018 Politics

Duterte kay Roque: Edi mag-resign ka!

Sinagot na ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang pagtatampo ni Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque makaraang hindi ipinaalam sa kanya ang pagpapaospital nito sa Cardinal Santos Hospital noong nakalipas na linggo. Sinabi ng Pangulo na may mga bagay na limitado lamang sa [...]

October 15, 2018 Politics

Duterte nais na i-appoint ang Chinese businessman bilang hepe ng NFA

Sinabi ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte noong Martes na magtatalaga siya ng isang long-time na negosyanteng ng bigas ng Tsina bilang bagong pinuno ng National Food Authority (NFA). “Naghahanap ako ng ibang tao para sa NFA. Naghahanap ako ng isang Intsik [...]

October 12, 2018 Politics

Lalaki na nag-aangking naging ex-lover ni Mocha seeks Senate seat

Ex-lover ni Mocha seeks Senate seat Ang isang lalaki na sinasabing dating kasintahan ng opisyal na si Mocha Uson ay nag-file ng kanyang sertipiko ng kandidatura para sa senador noong Huwebes. Sinabi ni Agi Tuana ng Maynila na gusto niyang [...]

October 12, 2018 Politics

Duterte goes on unannounced Hong Kong trip

Duterte goes on unannounced Hong Kong trip ‘Kailangan ding magpahinga ng Pangulo,' Special Assistant to the President Bong Go says in a Facebook post   President Rodrigo Duterte went on an unannounced trip to Hong Kong on Saturday, October 6. [...]

October 7, 2018 Politics

After resignation, Mocha says she is open to running for Congress

Resigned Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson said she is “open” to running in the 2019 midterm polls, but has yet to decide on whether to seek a seat in the Senate or the House of Representatives. Uson said this [...]

October 3, 2018 Politics