Dark horse in speaker race

Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda said the breakfast meeting called by Davao City Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte with their colleagues and the repetitive statements of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte that his proposed term-sharing agreement in the speakership race was a mere suggestion has been preventing Cayetano from cementing his grip on the hotly contested post.

Duterte delivers 4th SONA today

July 21, 2019
“We can expect that he will tackle the promises he made on fighting corruption, illegal drugs, criminality, and rebellion. We can also expect that he will speak about other major issues, such as that of the West Philippine Sea, ways to sustain the growth in our economy, as well as his legislative agenda,” Panelo said in a statement.

P1M bounty for 4 cops' killers

July 21, 2019
“According to the Chief Executive, a P1 million reward will be given for the capture, whether dead or alive, of the masterminds, perpetrators, and main shooters of the four police intel personnel. A P50,000 reward, on the other hand, will be given for the capture, of all the conspirators involved in this felonious activity,” he added.

Palace congratulates Pambansang Kamao

July 21, 2019
“At the start of the year, Senator Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Pacquiao made the whole country proud as he successfully defended his WBA welterweight belt over American Adrien Broner. Six months later, he doubled this feat as he defeated Keith Thurman today via split decision, even knocking him down in the first round,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

AFP places forces on Red alert for SONA

“While the AFP has not monitored any threat from local terrorist groups, its forces will continue to be on a proactive stance against all threats of violence and will exert every effort to preserve the peace, particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR) where the seat of the government is in,” Detoyato explained.

FLAG denounces lawyers’ ‘harassment’

July 21, 2019
The PNP-CIDG led the filing of the cases sedition against Vice President Leni Robredo and several others including FLAG chairman lawyer Chel Diokno and FLAG Regional Coordinator Theodore Te over their alleged involvement in the viral “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos.

Opportunities for persons with disabilities

“Given the government’s commitment under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability and the department’s agenda on achieving inclusive growth and decent work for all, we shall continue to bring hope to all PWDs by providing them employment and livelihood opportunities,” he said.

PNP keeping high alert

POLICE have not monitored any threats to the 4th State of the Nation Address by President Duterte tomorrow but they are not taking any chances and will tighten security during the event in light of the June 28 “suicide bombings” in Indanan, Sulu, Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde said yesterday.

Duterte readies ‘short’ SONA

July 20, 2019
Assisting the President in the rehearsals, which ended around 10 p.m., were Andanar, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, and Senator Bong Go. Television and film director Joyce Bernal who was tapped to direct Duterte’s fourth SONA was also present.