Duterte finds Iceland criticism too hot

July 13, 2019
“Anong problema ng Iceland? Ice lang. That’s your problem, you have too much ice, and there is no clear day or night there... You can understand no crime, there is no policeman either and they just go about eating ice,” he said in a speech during the 28th anniversary of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

Cut my head off -- ‘Bato’

July 12, 2019
FORMER Philippine National Police chief-turned Senator Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa yesterday said he would have his head cut off if the United Nations Commission on Human Rights will be able to prove state-sponsored killings stemmed from the government’s three-year-old war on drugs.

Fight vs invasive ‘aliens’

In welcoming the delegates, Environmental Secretary Roy Cimatu emphasized the need for these regions to work together and come up with solutions that would reduce the negative impact of these species to biodiversity and the environment in general.

No security threat to SONA

“That’s why we initiate ‘yung direct na contact with the NICA (National Intelligence Coordinating Agency), ISAFP (Intelligence Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines) and other intelligence units to see kung meron talagang connection or possibility na umabot dito. But as of this time, wala naman kaming nakikita pa,” Prestoza added.

Duterte brushes off coup plot at House

July 12, 2019
The President had endorsed his former running mate Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano for the speakership of the 18th Congress for the first 15 months, to be followed by his PDP-Laban party-mate Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco for 21 months. Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, meanwhile, will be the majority leader.