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From juice tester to rice gatekeeper: Duterte wants DA Usec Berna Romulo to take charge of rice imports

President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to put Agriculture Undersecretary Berna Romulo-Puyat in charge of all rice importations in the country. “The President is considering the approval of rice importation to be centralized under the Office of DA Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, [...]

April 6, 2018 Politics

Aguirre resigned due to public’s loss of trust in him – official

Just-resigned Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II had left his position not because of his supposed involvement in the controversial dismissal of the complaint against alleged drug lords but because of the people’s loss of trust in him, an anti-corruption official [...]

April 6, 2018 Politics

Vote recount in Marcos poll protest vs Robredo begins

Vote recount in Marcos poll protest vs Robredo begins: The vote recount for the electoral protest that former Senator Bongbong Marcos filed against Vice President Leni Robredo has officially started. Initially scheduled in February and later on moved to March [...]

April 2, 2018 Politics

Anti-Duterte senatorial ticket aarya sa 2019 – Bam

Anti-Duterte senatorial ticket aarya sa 2019 – Bam Ano ang masasabi mo sa balita na ito? [...]

March 26, 2018 Politics

May 14 barangay and SK polls ‘tuloy na tuloy na’

After two postponements, the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections will push through on Monday, May 14, this year. “Mga kababayan, tuloy na tuloy po ang barangay at SK election ngayong ika-14 ng Mayo,” said Martin Diño, Department of the [...]

March 24, 2018 Politics

Pacquiao sumablay sa pakikipagsiklab sa media

Nabansagan na Pambansang Clown si Senador Manny Pacquiao dahil sa mga kapalpakan sa debate at diskusyon sa committee hearing subalit pati na sa pagpapasiklab sa media, sumablay pa rin ang tinaguriang Pambansang Kamao. Muntik na kasing malipasan ng gutom ang ilang mamamaha­yag sa [...]

March 22, 2018 Politics

Korina Sanchez to DU30 Admin: Kung Inosente Kayo, Bakit Takot Kayo sa ICC

Muling binatikos ng batikang broadcast journalist at television news anchor na si Korina Maria Sanchez-Roxas o mas kilalang Korina Sanchez ang kasalukuyang Administrasyon. Sa sinulat niyang artikulo sa Pilipinas Star Ngayon, kanyang binahagi ang kanyang pagkadismaya sa pag-alis ng Pilipinas [...]

March 20, 2018 Politics

Duterte urges other nations to quit ICC

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged other nations to follow his move to quit the International Criminal Court, which is examining his deadly drug war. Duterte lashed out at the war crimes tribunal days after his government notified the [...]

March 18, 2018 Politics

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