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Batasan ready for Duterte’s SONA

THE red carpet is ready to be rolled out for President Rodrigo Duterte and his entourage on Saturday, the day of his second State of the Nation Address (SONA). In a statement, Atty. Cesar Strait Pareja, House Secretary-General and Task…

Duterte to rehearse 2nd SONA

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IT’S practice time for President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday for his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 24, expected to be over an hour long. Sources said the President was set to practice delivering his speech sans…

PNP braces for more NPA attacks before DU30 SONA

National Police troops across the country have been ordered to brace for more New People’s Army attacks aimed at embarrassing the government ahead of President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address on Monday. “We are expecting that,” PNP chief Director…

NPA rebels ambush PSG convoy, 1 dead, 6 hurt

A CIVILIAN was killed while six troopers were wounded when an estimated 150 heavily-armed New People’s Army guerrillas posing as Army soldiers early yesterday morning ambushed a convoy of the Presidential Security Group on the national highway in Arakan, North…

Casinos now under AMLA

CASINOS are now covered by the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) of 2001. President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Friday Republic Act No.10927 which says that casinos, “including internet or ship-based” ones, are now regarded as “covered persons” under AMLA. Republic Act…

Holidays set for 2018 make for long weekends

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THE public can plan ahead for vacation in 2018 as President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Proclamation 269, declaring 10 regular holidays and eight special non-working days for next year, paving the way for several long weekends. The 2018 regular holidays…

Imee: Don’t hide ‘Ilocos 6’ from Duterte

ILOCOS Norte Governor Imee Marcos has “appealed” to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Majority Floor leader Rudy Farinas not to prevent the so-called “Ilocos 6” from being seen by President Duterte when he arrives at the Batasang Pambansa for his…

Imee, Ilocos 6 go back to SC

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The camp of Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos and the six Ilocos Norte officials yesterday asked the Supreme Court to resolve immediately a petition for the issuance of a writ of amparo to protect their constitutional rights after they have…

Duterte seeks ML extension

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31 this year. In his regular press briefing with Palace reporters yesterday Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the President sought to extend martial law beyond the…

Congress okay certain

THE joint session of Congress this Saturday is expected to grant the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao. Leyte Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez said Congress will empower the President to enable him to finish the…

Congress will grant extension –– ‘Koko’

SENATE President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said Congress will likely grant President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao. Pimentel recalled that during the Monday night dinner meeting in Malacanang he asked Duterte if he wanted to extend…

Romualdez joins ‘Pro-ML extension’ solons

LEYTE Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez yesterday joined lawmakers in expressing confidence that the joint session of Congress this Saturday will grant the request of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao. Romualdez, wife of Philconsa President and…

Senators have mixed reactions to new Mamasapano probe

SENATORS had mixed reactions to the reopening of the controversial Mamasapano massacre in 2015 which took the lives of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos. A possible grilling of former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for his role in the…
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