Philippines Report
Boracay

Boracay honeymooners in trouble for alleged ‘tanim-bala’

A young couple, who had just spent their honeymoon in Boracay, was detained at Caticlan Airport on Thursday after 15 bullets were found in their hand-carried luggage.   Rochelle Sulit and her husband, Jerome, were also allegedly asked to pay [...]

April 29, 2016 Headlines, News
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’

[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”] Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte remained coy on Friday when questioned directly regarding the supposed multi-million peso deposits to his bank account during his birthday in 2014 as alleged by Sen. [...]

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
elections

More than 40% of voters may still change minds before elections

[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”] Despite the lowest percentage of voters declaring they are still undecided, over 40 % are ready to change their minds weeks prior to the elections, based on survey results. During [...]

April 25, 2016 Headlines, News, Videos
#PILIPinasDebates2016

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT: Presidential Town Hall Debate – #PILIPinasDebates2016

Contenders for the presidential race turned up for the Commission on Elections' #PILIPinasDebates2016 on April 24, 2016 at the Phinma University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City. Below is the full transcript of the Presidential Town Hall Debate with the country's [...]

April 25, 2016 Headlines, News
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

#DuRiam2016: What Duterte asked Miriam

[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”] Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was the perfect gentleman towards Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago during the face-off round of the final leg of the PiliPinas Debates held in Pangasinan on [...]

April 24, 2016 Headlines, News, Videos
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

Roxas dares Duterte to withdraw; Digong taunts Mar’s survey standing

Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas on Sunday dared Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to withdraw from the presidential race if he can prove that Davao City residents benefitted from the government's health insurance program. Roxas posed the challenge after [...]

April 24, 2016 Headlines, News, Videos

Jejomar Binay 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”] Jejomar “Jojo” Cabauatan Binay, Sr. was born November 11, 1942. He is the 15th Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines under President Benigno S. Aquino III and is [...]

April 24, 2016 Headlines, News, Videos

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