Duterte's P1M reward offer

September 18, 2019
“Ang totoo talaga niyan ‘yang heinous crime, pati one other — wala sa enumeration. Recidivist, pati a guy who would go in and out repeatedly. Well, actually it’s under the broad term recidivist. Kaya ‘yang nasasabit diyan ngayon because there is a variance in the law,” Duterte said.

Freedom for old convicts eyed

September 18, 2019
“‘Yung mga may sakit na at talagang matatanda na. Ako mag-set ako. 70 years old o 75. Hindi na marunong mang-holdup ‘yan. ‘Di na makatakbo ‘yan,” Duterte told reporters Tuesday. “Wala na ‘yan eh. Lalo na ‘yung mga 80s. What’s the use of keeping them there?

Overhaul BuCor, Duterte orders

September 18, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a total revamp of the Bureau of Corrections in the wake of the controversy arising from the early release of heinous crime convicts and other anomalies, Malacañang said Wednesday.

China Red party members in PH

September 17, 2019
Philippine government officials present during the meeting were PDP-Laban President Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, Energy Secretary and PDP-Laban Vice Chairman Alfonso Cusi, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority Secretary and PDP-Laban Vice President for International Affairs Raul Lambino, Foreign Affairs Acting Secretary Jose Eduardo Malaya III, and Senators Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and Francis Tolentino.

Heads will roll

September 13, 2019
“When the Secretary of Justice himself, si [Menardo] Guevarra, said, ‘We will ask for a clarificatory question or for the Supreme Court to explain,’ that law becomes in doubt and questionable. Then, you cannot convict a person for the rule that he must be proved to be guilty beyond reasonable doubt,” Duterte said.

Arbitral ruling may be set aside

September 11, 2019
“Set aside your claim. Then allow everybody connected with the Chinese companies,” he said in a press briefing after the oath-taking of the Malacañang Press Corps, Malacañang Cameramen Association, and Presidential Photojournalists Association.

All-out war vs Reds pressed

September 11, 2019
Proclamation 360 stated that the peace negotiations were terminated because “despite the best efforts of the administration, the communists failed to show sincerity and commitment in pursuing genuine and meaningful peace negotiations as it engaged in acts of violence and hostilities, endangering the lives and properties of innocent people.”

No more gov’t post for Faeldon

September 10, 2019
Faeldon was one of Duterte’s first appointments, taking the key post as commissioner of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in June 2016. A year later, he would find himself embroiled in a controversy after P6.4-billion worth of shabu that managed to slip past Customs.

Moro rebels assured of gov’t aid

September 08, 2019
“As we proceed with the decommissioning process, let me assure the MILF combatants that the government will assist you as you reintegrate into the society, and enjoy fruitful and productive civilian lives,” Duterte said during his speech at the second phase launch of the MILF decommissioning in Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao.