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Alvarez backs tax deals

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez has expressed belief that people around President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte should support his preference to accept a very reasonable out-of-court settlements on tax concerns involving big firms to raise money that would be used for social…

No foreign claim over Benham Rise

AT least for now there is no threat of any foreign claim to Bernham Rise, National security adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. said yesterday. “We don’t see [any threat]. There could be; but we don’t see any right now. We are…

DU30 supporters set ‘PalitBise’ rally on April 2

Controversial blogger Movie and Television Review and Classification Board member Mocha Uson and other staunch Duterte supporters are urging the public to join them in an indignation rally dubbed “PalitBise” on April 2 from 4 p.m. to midnight at the…

CBCP dismayed over CA decision blocking Veloso’s testimony

A Catholic bishop yesterday expressed dismay after the appellate court stopped the deposition of Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipino on death row in Indonesia. Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos, chairman of the CBCP Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People, said the…

Feast of Immaculate Conception now special holiday

December 8 or the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary will soon be a special non-working holiday. The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading House Bill 5241 authored by Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas. The bill…

Bello shrugs off ouster calls

LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III yesterday dismissed calls for his ouster following the issuance of the controversial Department Order No. 174 which the labor groups insisted does not totally prohibit contractualization. Bello said his fate is up to President…

UST unveils historical marker for Samurai martyr

THE University of Santo Tomas (UST) unveiled a historical marker on campus Tuesday to memorialize the first lay Japanese Christian missionary in the Philippines. The unveiling took place in front of the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex (TARC) more than a…

Duterte: Authoritarianism to save PH from drugs

Three turbulent decades after the Philippines shed dictatorship, President Rodrigo Duterte is offering a return to authoritarian rule as a solution to all the problems democracy has failed to fix. In a series of recent speeches, Duterte has repeatedly said…

PNP asks public to cooperate with ASEAN summit security measures

THE Philippine National Police leadership yesterday reiterated its appeal to all Filipinos to fully cooperate with their security preparations for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit since the ‘national pride and honor’ will be at stake anew. A 2-star…

PNP told: Explain data on killings

SENATOR Panfilo Lacson yesterday asked the Philippine National Police (PNP) to explain the data on killings to avoid misconceptions on the government’s war against illegal drugs. Lacson, a former chief of the PNP, defended the agency for calling out the…

BBM camp asks PET to act on poll protest

THE camp of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. asked the Presidential Electoral Tribunal to proceed with his case in the midst of a “well-funded and concerted” destabilization plot against President Rodrigo Duterte. In a 25-page Comment/Opposition to the…

China pushes meeting with PH on SCS

THE Philippines and China are expected to discuss the bilateral mechanism on the South China Sea (SCS) issue this coming May Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella told Palace reporters in a statement that during his courtesy call on President Rodrigo Duterte…

Envoy assures PH of US more military support

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US Ambassador Sung Kim has assured President Rodrigo Duterte that the Philippines’ long-time ally is ready to provide more military assistance even as it reaffirmed America’s commitment to the nation’s defense alliance. Kim paid a courtesy call on Duterte in…

Duterte gets visitors and best wishes on 72nd birthday

GUESS who came to President Rodrigo Duterte’s pre-birthday celebration. The ambassadors of both the United States and China, which are two of the country’s most powerful allies. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua gave Duterte a painting of a rooster. The President…

PN receives 2 patrol planes from Japan

THE Philippine Navy (PN) yesterday received two Beechcraft TC90 trainer aircraft from the Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD). Philippine Navy spokesman Capt. Lued Lincuna said the trainer planes were formally received in a transfer ceremony at the headquarters of the…
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