Duterte hale and hearty

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is “strong” and “upbeat,” Malacañang said yesterday, dismissing fresh speculations that the Chief Executive got seriously ill and was hospitalized amid his prolonged absence from the spotlight since last week.

Big day today?

May 20, 2019
THE Commission on Elections hopes to proclaim today the winners in the May 13 senatorial and party-list elections but was yesterday still awaiting the votes from Jones, Isabela where a special election was held following the burning of voting paraphernalia by gunmen suspected to be members of a private army.

AFP, PNP all set for school opening

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) enjoined all its units to be involved in the nationwide “Brigada Eskwela” from May 20 to 25 while the Philippine National Police is now preparing to secure the students, teachers and parents during the opening of regular classes on June 3.

Raps filed vs top cop et al

May 19, 2019
THE National Bureau of Investigation has filed charges against Calabarzon police regional director Brig. Gen. Edward Carranza and 22 other police officers before the Department of Justice over the killing of Richard Santillan, aide of former Biliran representative Glenn Chong, in Cainta, Rizal last December.

House to get busy in last session days

THE leadership of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is committed to passing more pending legislative bills, hoping to muster enough quorum in the remaining nine session days as the outgoing 17th Congress returns to work this Monday after the midterm polls, a House leader said Sunday.

Trump ‘Pro-Life’ except for rape, incest

May 19, 2019
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday declared himself “strongly Pro-Life” but in favor of exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, after several US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions.

Trump partymate seeks his ouster

May 19, 2019
WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmaker Justin Amash said Saturday that he believed Donald Trump has engaged in “impeachable conduct,” becoming the first politician of his party to call for removing the president from his party.