Opposition Senator Leila de Lima accused the administration using Vice President as a “scapegoat” and the threat of impeachment against her as a “diversionary tactic” to cover up the guilt of President Rodrigo Duterte. The former senator said that presidential anti-corruption commissioner Manuelito Luna was only attempting to gain the president’s brownie points when he (Luna) issued the impeachment threat against Robredo. Calling for the Vice President’s impeachment is also
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Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV slammed the sedition charges lodged against him and several other opposition figures, including Vice President Leni Robredo, and urged public prosecutors not to allow themselves to be used in politics. Trillanes labeled the filing of instances in a declaration Thursday as a definite act of political persecution and harassment by the Duterte administration to stifle democratic dissent. Trillanes said he was prepared to face the
Due to the monsoon being enhanced by tropical storm and low pressure area, rains will remain in most areas of Luzon. Tropical Storm “Falcon” retained its power as it moved northward, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. In Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, and southern Palawan, including the Calamian and Cuyo Islands, moderate to sometimes heavy rains will be encountered. Manila and the remainder
He may be cold towards Iceland, but President Rodrigo Duterte said that severing connections with the Nordic country could impact some 2,000 Filipinos employed there. The president stated that he is seriously considering that it could influence the relationships between filipinos and the host nation. Iceland submitted a resolution to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) seeking a thorough review of the human rights situation in the Philippines, including
Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) landed in Gattaran, Cagayan at 12:30 on Wednesday, July 17, and is now heading towards the Babuyan Group of Islands. In a newsletter published on Wednesday 5 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Falcon is already over the coastal waters of Aparri, Cagayan, en route to Babuyan’s direction. It mildly accelerated, now moving southwest at 35 kilometers per hour (km /
Tropical cyclone alert signal No. 1 was raised over southern Isabela, Cagayan and Batanes in anticipation of the impacts of Tropical Depression Falcon. Falcon may intensify into a tropical storm as it approaches extreme Northern Luzon on Wednesday afternoon or evening. Small vessel owners and crew are recommended against sailing on the eastern seaboard of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Albay, Masbate, Sorsogon and Northern Samar will
The government can produce a report on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs and give a copy to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but not allow a UN investigation of the thousands of killings in the crackdown on narcotics, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said. The sentaor stated that they can produce a comprehensive report on what the lowdown really is, what is happening in our drug war and we
SURIGAO DEL NORTE, Philippines – There are 25 confirmed people that were hurt and properties, buildings and established damaged after a 5.5-magnitude quake hit the town of Carrascal, in Surigao. The tremor, struck during the wee hours of the morning at 4:42 a.m., with its epicenter recorded nine kilometers southeast of Carrascal. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) have confirmed this. A 3.8-magnitude aftershock followed at 5:15 a.m.
A total of 20 combined international and domestic flights were delayed yesterday afternoon due to a red lightning alert that was issued by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). The weather bureau had issued the red lightning alert at 4:49 p.m, said The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa). It was then downgraded to yellow alert at 5:29 p.m. and was lifted completely at 5:37 p.m. Miaa would like to reitirate
Business hours at Metrobank’s Santo Cristo branch in Manila’s Binondo district start at 9 a.m. But the robbers entered the bank at 8:43 a.m. on Thursday. It wasn’t a forced entry. One of the seven men knocked on the door of the bank at Santo Cristo Street and Claro M. Recto Avenue, and a security guard let the group in. The Police said that there was no resistance and that