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Solon lauds Duterte’s stand on same-sex marriage

PRO-life solon Lito Atienza yesterday welcomed the pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte that he is against same-sex marriages. Atienza, representing Buhay Party-list, saidsame-sex marriage should not be allowed in our culture, especially since the Philippines is pre-dominantly Catholic. “President Duterte…

Terror plot foiled

FOLLOWING the arrest of a suspected protector of the Maute Group the Philippine National Police yesterday said it has foiled an attempt by the ISIS-inspired terrorists to hit several targets in Metro Manila and embarrass the country before or during…

Gov’t, Reds resume peace talks in April

THE fourth round of peace talks between the Philippine government and the communist-led National Democratic Front (NDF) will be held in Noordwijk, the Netherlands from April 2 to 6, the Norwegian Embassy said yesterday. “I am pleased that representatives of…

Alejano ready to lead ‘jet ski war’ vs China

MAGDALO Rep. Gary Alejano is willing to lead a military offensive against China using a jet ski borrowed from President Rodrigo Duterte. Responding to the President’s recent tirade, Alejano chided President Duterte for not fulfilling his campaign promise of riding…

DFA urged to protest Chinese ‘incursions’

SENATOR JV Ejercito has urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to file a “strong” diplomatic protest against China’s alleged incursions and building activities in Philippine territories in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) and Benham Rise off Aurora province. Ejercito…

Leni eager to get my post — Duterte

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has accused Vice President Leni Robredo of being in a hurry to claim the presidency. The President made the claim during his hour long speech before the Filipino community in Myanmar Sunday night as he took a…

Aquino backs Robredo against impeach plan

DEMOCRATIC institutions, such as the Senate, must fight for freedom and democracy and show that they can operate without succumbing to intimidation and pressure. Senate Deputy Minority Leader Bam Aquino issued this challenge to fellow lawmakers amid plans by the…

Go grab Spratlys from China, Alejano taunted

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte sarcastically told Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano to go and wrest the Spratly and other sites in the West Philippine Sea occupied by the Chinese forces. Alejano was planning to include the issue of Benham Rise in the…

Assert our right to Panatag Shoal — Carpio

SUPREME Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio yesterday called on President Duterte to stop issuing statements that tend to waive -- expressly or impliedly -- the country’s sovereignty over any territory in the West Philippine Sea. The magistrate issued the appeal…

‘Bato’ denies VP’s charges

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa yesterday dismissed Vice President Leni Robredo’s allegations that police are employing the so-called “palit-ulo” scheme in the conduct of its Oplan: Double Barrel Reloaded. He also denied charges…

Group files impeach complaint vs Leni

A GROUP called Volunteers for Good Government yesterday submitted a draft impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo. Led by Atty. Oliver Lozano and Melchor Chavez, the group is requesting Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to endorse the complaint to the Office…

GMA to head Con-com?

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte may yet tap former President and now incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to lead the commission that would pave the way for the federal form of government. In talks with reporters in Myanmar, Duterte said it…

DoJ files murder charges vs Espinosa slay suspects

GOVERNMENT prosecutors have formally charged the police team led by Supt. Marvin Marcos for the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa and a fellow inmate inside their detention cell at the Baybay jail in Leyte last year. In a…

Du30 slams ‘crazies’

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President derides as ‘crazies’ European solons critical of his drug war NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as “crazies” in a salty-tongued rebuttal of criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all…

Party-list not replacing ‘fugitive’ solon

THE 1-Pacman Party-list remains solidly behind its first nominee Reppresentative Michael “Mikee” Romero, who is now considered a fugitive. In a statement, the party-list’s second nominee Rep. Eric Pineda said they have no plans of replacing Romero, who was given…
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