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Robredo on 2022 presidential bid: Anything is possible

Vice President Leni Robredo hinted at the possibility of seeking for the presidency in the 2022 national elections, saying that anything is possible. The vice president, however, clarified that she is not yet preparing for the next presidential race. Related [...]

June 26, 2019 Politics

Senators question presence of Chinese ‘friends’ in Philippine EEZ

MANILA, Philippines —A few members of the 24-seat Senate have expressed dissent against the pronouncements of President Rodrigo Duterte that China can continue fishing inside the Philippines' exclusive economic zone since the two countries are “friends”. Sens. Francis Pangilinan and [...]

June 26, 2019 Politics

Southeast Asian lawmakers highlight ‘systematic’ harassment of opposition in report

There are deliberate efforts to harass and muzzle opposition lawmakers in the Philippines through trumped-up criminal charges, threats and intimidation, a report of the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights stressed. The 40-page report released Tuesday pointed out that those lawmakers [...]

June 25, 2019 Politics

Duterte to ASEAN: Combat human trafficking, promote migrants’, PWDs’ rights

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday told his counterparts in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to look into human trafficking and the rights of migrants and of persons with disabilities. “As we facilitate people’s mobility, it is imperative that we promote and [...]

June 23, 2019 Politics

Trillanes arrives Davao to face libel cases

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV arrives at Davao RTC Branch 54 to face the libel case filed by Triad Tattoo King Paolo Duterte and lawyer Manases Carpio. [...]

January 15, 2019 News, Politics

Paolo Duterte unverified list he posted ‘for fun’ only

Former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte this week clapped back at critics of a supposed ouster list that he said he only posted for fun. Screenshots of a supposed “Oust Duterte Movement” list briefly appeared on the Facebook page [...]

December 14, 2018 Politics

Duterte nagpaparinig nga ba kay Maria Ressa ukol sa Time Cover na Magazine? ‘Inyo na’ yan ‘

Ang pagpapangalan ba ng Rappler CEO Maria Ressa bilang Person of the Year ng Time magazine, kasama ang iba pang mga mamamahayag, ay isa bang pahihiwatig ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte habang nagsalita siya noong Huwebes, Disyembre 13, sa Las Piñas? [...]

December 14, 2018 Politics

Pakawalan na si De Lima – UN Human Rights Council

Nakiusap ang United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sa gobyerno na palabasin na ang nakadetineng si Senadora Leila de Lima. Sa dokumento na inilabas ng UNHRC working group sa Arbitrary Detention, kanilang isinaad na ang pagdetine kay De Lima ay [...]

December 13, 2018 Politics

Anti-administration list of Paolo Duterte ‘fake news’ – Lorenzana

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday, December 11, dismissed as “fake news” presidential son Paolo Duterte's list of personalities, groups, and business establishments allegedly conniving to unseat President Rodrigo Duterte. “The first time I saw that posting, I said it's [...]

December 13, 2018 Politics

Churchgoers applaud Catholic bishops amid attacks

During mass at the Manila Cathedral on Monday evening, the public gave bishops a 30-second applause to express support to the church leaders who are being criticized by President Duterte. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle was joined by some [...]

December 12, 2018 Politics