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Change is coming? Human Rights Watch says ‘justice is coming’ for Duterte

Justice is coming for President Rodrigo Duterte, the Human Rights Watch said, after the Philippine leader announced he is pulling his country out of the International Criminal Court amid strong calls for an external probe into his deadly drug war. [...]

March 17, 2018 Politics

ICC withdrawal will have no effect on the investigation charges leveled against Duterte – Drilon

Several senators on Wednesday said the cases filed against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court (ICC) will push through despite the country's withdrawal from the treaty. Citing Article 127 of the Rome Statute, Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said [...]

March 15, 2018 Politics

Duterte: PH to withdraw from International Criminal Court ‘immediately’

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will ignore the one-year period for the effectivity of the withdrawal, claiming the Philippines was deceived when it signed the Rome Statute.  President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Wednesday, March 14, that the Philippines will withdraw [...]

March 14, 2018 Politics

Maganda ang takbo ng ekonomiya ng PH, ‘wag sanang masira – Recto

Maganda ang takbo ng ekonomiya ng PH, ‘wag sanang masira – Recto Makibahagi: Ano ang masasabi mo sa balita na ito?   [...]

March 12, 2018 Politics

De Lima granted furlough for medical checkup

A Muntinlupa court has granted detained Senator Leila De Lima a one-day furlough for a medical checkup. In an order dated March 6, Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 206 allowed De Lima to leave her detention facility at the national [...]

March 11, 2018 Politics

Handa na ang mga Pinoy sa pederalismo – Palasyo

Naniniwala ang Malacañang na handa na ang mga Filipino sa isinusulong na pederalismo ng Duterte administration. Sinabi kahapon ni Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, isa ang pe­deralismo sa mga isyung dinala ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte noong panahon ng kampanya at nanalo naman ito. Kung hindi aniya handa ang mga botante [...]

March 4, 2018 Politics

Dugo dadanak pa! ayon kay Digong

Nagbanta si Pangulong Duterte na kapag nahalal sa darating na barangay elections ang mga kandidatong sangkot sa illegal drugs ay marami pa mamamatay at magi­ging madugo ito. Sinabi ng Pangulo sa kanyang mensahe sa National Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) [...]

March 3, 2018 Politics

Ride a jetski to Spratlys? Kalokohan! Duterte confirms campaign promise a joke

Duterte confirms campaign promise a joke: President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans of making good on his campaign promise to ride a jetski to the Spratlys Group of Islands in the West Philippine Sea to plant the Philippine flag. In [...]

March 2, 2018 Politics

Sereno average lang ang IQ

Kinumpirma ng isang psychologist na humarap kahapon sa House committee on justice na average lang ang IQ o intelligence quotient ni Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at mas mataas pa ang IQ sa kanya ng ibang naging aplikante [...]

March 1, 2018 Politics

President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans of staying in office beyond 2022

President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans of staying in office beyond 2022, Malacañang said Tuesday (February 27). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the clarification after China’s Communist Party moved to abolish term limits for the presidency, paving the way for [...]

February 28, 2018 Politics

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