Game over

July 18, 2019
IT’S game over for Japanese pachinko king Kazuo Okada following separate successive adverse court rulings in Japan and the Philippines.

‘Twisted’ reports decried

THE Panay Electric Company (PECO) is appealing to some quarters of the mainstream media to “stop twisting” President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements to make it appear that he is involving himself in legal matters involving private parties.

Palace to Pacquaio: Best of luck vs Thurman

July 18, 2019
Malacañang is wishing eight-division world boxing champion Sen. Manny Pacquaio luck in his World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight title fight against undefeated American Keith Thurman on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

‘You must be stupid’

July 17, 2019
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will not face an international tribunal after the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution seeking to look into the human rights situation in the country, stressing that he will only answer to a Philippine court.

Duterte worries about Pinoys in Iceland

July 17, 2019
CUTTING diplomatic ties with Iceland, which filed a resolution urging the UN to look into the human rights situation in the Philippines, may adversely affect the estimated 2,000 overseas Filipino workers in the European nation, President Duterte admitted on Wednesday.

PET junks Leni’s ‘gameover’ petition

July 17, 2019
THE Supreme Court of the Philippines sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) in a resolution dated July 2, 2019, has junked the urgent motion of Leni Robredo asking the court to resolve the pending election protest filed against her by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr due to prematurity.

Go pushes Medical Services System, emergency hotline

July 17, 2019
CITING the need for a 24-hour emergency hotline for Filipinos, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go filed Senate Bill 394 or the “Emergency Medical Services System (EMSS) Act of 2019” to institutionalize an emergency medical services system in the country to respond to emergency needs of Filipinos nationwide.

Duterte most trusted

July 17, 2019
Senate President Vicente Sotto III meanwhile obtained a 77 percent approval rating and a 73 percent trust rating while former House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who got the lowest ratings, had 26 percent approval rating and a 22 percent trust rating.