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In addition, De Lima said that with helping Matobato file the charges there was “nothing illegal or wrong.” Matobato, an alleged member of the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS), with former Davao City cop Arturo Lascañas, who previously testified that several Davao killings were the responsibility of the death squad. Likewise, De Lima slammed Sabio, saying he lost conviction due to his decision to withdraw his case against President Rodrigo

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President Rodrigo Duterte called on the Filipinos to be both supportive and helpful in ensuring a better future for the country. Duterte made a statement as he joined the Catholics in the celebration of the Black Nazarene Day. For generations, this dedication to the Nazarene, which achieves its highest expression in the annual Translation, continues to reinforce filipinos’ faith in times of court. Every year, millions of people gather for

Manila Water

Government-authored new water concession agreements have not yet hit Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Co. Inc. Last Tuesday, President Rodrigo Duterte offered water companies Maynilad and Manila Water new concession agreements that do not contain provisions that are allegedly detrimental to the government and the public. In the event that Maynilad and Manila Water refuse to accept new agreements, Duterte will order the cancelation of their current water

Filipinos

The government has sufficient funds to repatriate Filipinos from the Middle East in the midst of escalating tension between the U.S. and Iran, said Wednesday a Budget and Management Department official. Advertising Budget Assistant Secretary Rolando Toledo said that $1.8 billion was earmarked for repatriation in the 2020 national budget. Toledo has also said that the government has a contingency fund worth 13 billion. He has already directed the evacuation

water companies

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) said it is using all the necessary means with Manila Water Company Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. to develop a new 15-year concession contract to 2037. The DOJ plans to finalize its new concession agreements with Manila Water and Maynilad by the end of December. Earlier this month, in the 1997 government concession agreements with Maynilad and Manila Water, the Department of

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte floated the possibility of enlisting military men to run water services operations in Metro Manila as he continued to slam the government’s concession agreements. Speaking Thursday at the birthday celebration of former Senate President Manny Villar in Las Piñas City, Duterte said he spoke before a gathering about the idea of a military takeover. He also warned of a warrantless arrest of people he suspected of economic

Supreme Court's newest judges

The Supreme Court’s newest judges (SC) have taken their oath before Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta, leaving only one vacancy to be filled in the coming weeks by President Rodrigo Duterte. On Thursday, Associate Justice Mario Lopez was sworn in, while Associate Justice Edgardo Delos Santos was sworn in on Friday. They were accompanied respectively by Francis Jardeleza and Antonio Carpio, who retired last September and October. Before their nomination to

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to slap an international activist for human rights opposing his divisive drug war. Duterte took exception to last week’s tweet by Phelim Kine, former Asian deputy director of Human Rights Watch based in New York, that he was willing to come to the Philippines to advise Vice President Leni Robredo on her new role as co-chair of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Inter-Agency Committee. President Rodrigo Duterte threatened

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Former Bureau of Corrections head Nicanor Faeldon has tried to realign to Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm, Occidental Mindoro, senators learned Wednesday, P1 billion fund for the rehabilitation of various prison facilities across the country. Minority Leader Franklin Drilon challenged the delay in releasing funds for the renovation of correctional facilities in Palawan, Davao, Leyte, Zamboanga and the Correctional Institute for Women during the plenary debate on the Department of

President Rodrigo Duterte went against the advice of his doctor to take a break, Senator Christopher "Bong" Go

President Rodrigo Duterte went against the advice of his doctor to take a break, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said on Wednesday, even as the legislator assured the chief executive is in good shape. Go, the former top aide of Duterte said the president will continue to work in his home town of Davao City and fulfill his official functions. The Palace said the president’s doctor had previously advised him to