Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Integrated Bar of the Philippines vetoed on Wednesday a request for legal aid of a man who presented himself as “Bikoy”, a hooded figure who associated President Duterte’s family to the narcotics trade in numerous online viral videos. A press conference held at the IBP last Monday with a Peter Joemel Advincula presented himself as Bikoy, claimed drug money was channeled through the bank accounts of Duterte’s son former Davao

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte recently signed into a law a measure that pursues to institutionalize energy conservation and efficiency in the country or the Republic Act 11285 or the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act on April 12. An Inter-agency Energy Efficiency and Conservation Committee were to be created to evaluate and approve government energy efficiency projects and provide strategic direction in the implementation of the Government Energy Management Program, which aims to reduce


An individual who allegedly uploaded videos accusing President Rodrigo Duterte’s family of getting millions of pesos in kickbacks from the narcotics trade has been arrested, as stated by an official of the justice department last Thursday. Atty. Charito Zamora, officer-in-charge of the justice department’s Office of Cybercrime, confirmed that the man who uploaded the videos was arrested “for cyber libel.” No further details were immediately available pending the report of

President Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana told in an interview on Friday, that after the latest bilateral meeting between President Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping, “there was enough indication that the situation will be addressed and the concerns of the Philippines will be addressed.” As China has sustained to downplay the 2016 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) ruling favoring the Philippines’ territorial


After President Rodrigo Duterte met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the two formal agreements were signed and agreed to further enhance the bilateral relations at the Great Hall of the People. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo in a statement noted the Philippines and China would come up with a project list that will serve as the focus of cooperation between the National Economic and Development Authority and the National Development and


Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison said Sunday said Duterte is only producing a “war panel” with his plan to include more military representatives in the peace negotiations. Sison said that the National Democratic Front (NDF), the alliance of groups under the Communist Party leadership and the negotiators for peace talks, will not recognize this. “The NDF would not want to be baited into accepting


President Duterte, whose promise to eradicate illegal drugs in three to six months helped him capture the presidency in 2016, said the drug problem was “swallowing” the country, He said at a campaign rally in Malabon City on Tuesday evening. “You can read it every day, even in the crawler of the TV networks. There are billions worth of drugs. Before, it was only thousands. Drugs, I cannot control, son

Palace: No slowdown in Manila Bay crackdown

For business establishments in the Manila Bay area that do not comply with environmental laws, Malacañang will not have a slowdown in its crackdown towards with as described by presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo yesterday. “It is not for us to wait until the problem of Manila Bay gets worse. After all, if they are non-compliant, they are the ones who created the mess themselves,” Panelo stated. Panelo was responding to

Palace describes Misuari threat of war as ’blackmail’

The national government will retaliate if ever Moro National Liberation Front leader Nur Misuari enacts on his threat to go to war over federalism, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo addressed Thursday. Panelo canned Misuari’s bluff as a form of “blackmail” towards the current administration, adding he was only “expressing his disappointment” because one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promises was still not in place. Panelo cited the government would not take

MWSS chief: ‘We will fix the problem’

Administrator of Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), Reynaldo Velasco on Wednesday stated he would not step down for now, as he assured to comply with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to resolve the water shortage in Metro Manila. “We are not worried about the water supply until 2037, which is the end of the concession agreement but we have to go beyond that because the directive of the President, and