politics

Grade school

A four-story college building that has become a victim of local politics in San Juan will lastly open this Monday, July 29, almost four years after it was constructed. San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora said the P38.8 million West Crame Elementary School, the first public school in San Juan’s most strongly populated barangay, will lastly open its gates after building was completed on December 8, 2015. Zamora said the

Imee Marcos

MANILA – Senator Imee Marcos wants the Philippines to immediately cut ties with Iceland, after the Iceland has filed a resolution seeking a comprehensive report on the human rights situation in the Philippines. The United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) adopted in a vote held in Geneva on Thursday the resolution that was sought after by Iceland. Sen. Imee said the Philippines should “cut diplomatic ties with Iceland ASAP. She

COMLEC

COMELEC to hold the declaration of winning senators and party-list groups on Wednesday, May 22. Comelec stated early Wednesday that Senatorial bet’s proclamation is at 10 a.m., while the proclamation of party-list groups will be at 7 p.m. at the Philippine International Convention Center. The Comelec initially scheduled the proclamation on Tuesday, but had to reschedule for a second time as the poll body was still canvassing election returns from

Tito Sotto

Vicente “Tito” Sotto III Senate President of the Philippines on Thursday stated that Malacañang and several tagged in the hypothetical oust-Duterte matrix should have not made a big deal out of a “piece of paper.” “You can come up with any matrix that you want. It’s a piece of paper, it does not mean a thing. Pinapatulan kasi (It’s being made a big deal). You should have dismissed it e,”

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte said the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) would “never gain a foothold” in the Philippines. He also assured to continue the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Modernization Program, on his speech give on April 9. The president in his Day of Valor speech last Tuesday in Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Jolo, Sulu, Duterte extolled the military’s accomplishments against the Abu Sayyaf Group, a known ally

Arrest

Trying to enter the country with a fake Philippine passport, an American national was detained at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Sunday. Grifton Medina, BI Port Operations Division chief said 49-year-old Elmer Doller was seized early Saturday at the NAIA Terminal 3 after alighting a flight from Doha, Qatar. Medina noted that an immigration officer noticed that Medina’s passport had no security

Narco-list release before polls up to Duterte: police chief

The succeeding release of further named politicians allegedly involved in illegal narcotics will be up to President Rodrigo Duterte. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Saturday said he will meet with police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency about broadcasting the narco-list before the local election campaign period that starts on March 30. PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde stated, “It will be up to the decision of the Commander-in-Chief. If he