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Miriam D. Santiago

Miriam D. Santiago: All my life I have tried to excel

Presidential candidate Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago was at the hangar before the appointed time, having left home in her silver Mercedes-Benz sedan before the sky started to lighten. Running mate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., came a few minutes later and [...]

April 30, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
President Benigno Aquino III

Aquino fears return of another dictatorship

President Benigno Aquino III has warned that the Philippines is on the edge of another dictatorship, in a thinly veiled reference to controversial Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the front-runner in next month’s presidential election.   In speeches at two [...]

April 30, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Diging

Group urges voters: ‘Don’t be deceived by Duterte’

CEBU CITY—“Do not be deceived by Digong.” – This was the message conveyed by a former martial law detainee and a former governor during a forum aimed at “unmasking” presidential frontrunner, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.     Rafael Coscolluela, former governor [...]

April 30, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Manuel “Mar” Roxas II

Roxas thanks Filipinos for rise in latest Pulse survey

Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II expressed his gratitude on Saturday to Filipinos for his rise in the latest Pulse Asia survey.     “I say this to you: Maraming maraming salamat sa inyong buo at walang sawang pagtitiwala [...]

April 30, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics, Videos
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

Exposé on Duterte accounts a ‘calculated risk’, says analyst

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Aries Arugay, Political analyst  believes that the exposé of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on the alleged hidden wealth of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte had been a “calculated risk.”   [...]

April 30, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics, Videos
Palapag, Northern Samar

Municipal secretary shot dead in Northern Samar

The municipal secretary of Palapag, Northern Samar was shot dead early Friday morning today in what could be the latest of election-related violence in Samar island.   Photo Credit: GMA News   Police identified the fatality as Emil Go, 44, [...]

April 29, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte on birthday deposit allegations: ‘Ibig sabihin niyan marami akong kaibigan na mayaman’

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April 29, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Miriam Defensor Santiago

Miriam’s wish: Money to hide in bank account

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago agrees that all presidential candidates must open their bank records and come clean with the electorate.   “He (Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte) should. All of us should,” Santiago said in an ambush interview shortly before [...]

April 29, 2016 Business, News, Politics
Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr.

Bongbong Marcos says ready to sign bank secrecy waiver

Senator and vice-presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos on Friday said he is ready to sign a waiver allowing his bank account to be scrutinized.     In a press conference in Daet early Friday morning, Marcos said he only has one [...]

April 29, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte on a final debate major challenge

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte, nicknamed Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician of Visayan ancestry. Duterte is one of the longest-serving mayors in the Philippines and has been mayor of Davao [...]

April 24, 2016 Headlines, Politics, Videos