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Nur meets Digong

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari have reaffirmed their commitment to lasting peace in conflict-torn Mindanao. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that Duterte and Misuari had a “warm and cordial” meeting on Monday…

Bring it on!

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez brushed aside rumors of a plan to oust him as head of the House of Representatives. “Wala akong problema diyan,” Alvarez said when asked to comment on the ouster reportedlyy being hatched against him. “Yung mga nag-iisip…

Marcos prods SC on suit vs Robredo

FORMER Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has asked the Supreme Court to act on his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo amid the reported “well-funded” destabilization plot against President Rodrigo Duterte. Marcos, through his lawyer George Edwin Garcia, has…

SC throws out case vs Ombudsman

THE Supreme Court yesterday junked the disbarment case against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio - Morales for lack of merit. In a news briefing, SC spokesperson Theodore Te said the high court maintained that an impeachable officer like Morales who is a…

‘Duterte can name bgy execs’

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CONTRARY to the opinion of other lawmakers, an administration ally said President Rodrigo Duterte can appoint officials of barangays. According to Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers, the President is empowered by the Constitution to remove all barangay officials …

215 PNP men test positive for drugs

A TOTAL of 208 Philippine National Police Uniformed Personnel and seven Non-Uniformed Personnel who tested positive for substance abuse will be dismissed in line with the ongoing PNP internal cleansing program, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa said…

Drug war not against poor, Palace tells HRW

MALACAÑANG yesterday insisted that the administration’s war against illegal drugs is not targeting the poor. The Palace reacted to remarks of an official of an international rights watchdog that President Rodrigo Duterte has “finally acknowledged” the drive has victimized mostly…

US paper’s ‘demolition job’ on Duterte scored

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MALACAÑANG said yesterday that several individuals, including politicians, had funded a US publication, The New York Times (NYT), to carry out a “demolition job” on President Rodrigo Duterte. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella alleged that the 165-year-old publication appears to be…

Bgy polls on house agenda

THE postponement of barangay elections this year will be on the agenda of Congress when session resumes in May, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said as he assured the public that there is enough time to tackle and pass a law on…

President in Davao for quiet birthday

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will be celebrating his birthday “quietly without fanfare” with his family and close friends in Davao City, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Duterte, who will turn 72 years old today, opted to “veer away…

Passport printing aboveboard — DFA

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said there is nothing irregular with the agency’s contract with Apo Production Unit, the company involved in printing the Philippines passport. “As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing irregular with our contract with…

Protection, management plan for Benham Rise proposed

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A PARTY-LIST solon has filed a measure seeking to create a special technical agency that will protect and manage Benham Rise. Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza underscored the need to protect the Benham Rise as it is part of the…

Setting record straight

Dela Rosa presents figures to refute ‘sensationalized’ reporting of killings ‘wrongly’ linked to drug war THE Philippine National Police leadership yesterday insisted that there is no such thing as State-sponsored killings as they released a full review of all homicide…

Trader dies from lipo breast butt surgery!

AT 29, Shiryl Saturnino believed she already needed surgery to enhance her looks. Last Saturday, the single mother entered The Icon Clinic in Mandaluyong City to undergo liposuction as well as breast and butt surgery. She was dead 11 hours…
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