Rodrigo Duterte

Koko Pimentel

Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) will rule again and regain the speakership in the House of Representatives, PDP-Laban president Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III stated on Sunday. 80 of its members snared congressional seats in the May 13 midterm elections, making it the most dominant political party in the lower chamber, according to Pimentel. PDP-Laban, the President’s ruling political party, would be fielding former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Pampanga Rep.

Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte is said to be visiting Japan by the end of May to appear in the annual Future of Asia conference. With sought out intentions to expand Manila’s bilateral ties with Tokyo. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo confirmed on Tuesday, “What I know is the invitation was personally carried here by the representative of the prime minister and according to what I heard also is that when the President accepted

economy

Malacañang uttered confidence the Philippine economy will still reach the government target of 6 to 7 percent growth by the end of 2019 as seen that the budget impasse has been resolved. Philippine economy cultivated at its slowest pace in 4 years, missing forecasts, pulled by a delay in the enactment of the P3.7-trillion national budget, officials stated Thursday. Salvador Panelo stated President Rodrigo Duterte and the other members of

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

President Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday went to the wake for former Speaker Prospero Nograles in Taguig City. He came to the Heritage Memorial Park and met with the late Speaker’s family, including his son Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles. According to his son, Jericho Nograles, Nograles, the former Speaker died of “respiratory failure, secondary to pneumonia.” passed away on Saturday at the age of 71. Nograles, served as representative of the

arrest

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

Duterte

Duterte admonished Congress last Wednesday to pass legal procedures that would “fully protect” the rights of workers as the country marked Labor Day. Duterte promised during his 2016 campaign to stop “endo,” cited pending legislation on “security of tenure and right to self-organization.” “Endo” is referred to the cyclical hiring and firing of workers to avoid granting them regular employee status with full benefits. On Labor Day last year, Duterte

philippines flag

Under President Rodrigo Duterte, via an independent Philippine foreign policy led, “to a new height of diplomatic relations”. As Malacañang stated on Sunday as the Chief Executive returned from a three-day trip to China. Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo stated Duterte’s presence at the 2nd Belt and Road Forum provided the country an opportunity to work towards a shared goal of inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth and prosperity. “Our countrymen are

Duterte

While at the opening ceremony of the Palarong Pambansa 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte cited his bloody anti-drug campaign when he spoke on Sunday, April 28. He admonished student-athletes assembled at the University of the Philippines Sports Complex in Davao City to swerve away from drugs, which he said would make their families crumble. He added that said parents should do their part by encouraging their children to do sports instead

President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the presence of Chinese ships near Pag-asa Island and came to an agreement to resolve the issue through bilateral talks. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Thursday said “Both agree that the situation can be managed by the mechanism of bilateral negotiations.” Duterte who raised “the issue of the West Philippine Sea, particularly the situation in Pag-asa Island,” cited Panelo. Discussions