President Rodrigo Duterte

This image is about illegal drugs a ‘big problem’ in Bicol

Saturday, Vice President Leni Robredo said illegal drugs in her home province of Bicol was “one of the big issues.” Robredo, the co-chair of the anti-illegal drugs inter-agency committee, cited details from her tenure in Congress when she served as chair of the national advisory board of police. Illegal drugs are really one of the big issues. The transshipment area in Naga, Legazpi, in particular. These are big cities, so

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Vice President Leni Robredo acknowledged on Friday that, according to a report by JP Soriano on “State of the Nation with Jessica Soho,” her home town of Naga City has a “big” drug problem. Asked if the drug problem in her hometown was greater than that in other places, the vice president said they could not be compared as she had no information on it. Last year, in a speech

This image is about Duterte tells Pacquiao to mull

On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Sen. Manny Pacquiao to carefully focus on any presidential plans. This should be considered carefully by politicians. Manny, I think Manny’s fun, well, it’s good… Feeling tired is the only thing you get out of this job. In the event, the boxer-turned-senator was one of the guests. Duterte reiterated his opposition to any effort to get his wife, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, to

This image is about Chinese passports despite ‘propaganda’ sea map

After Manila’s reversal of a 7-year-old policy opposing Beijing‘s expansive maritime claim, the Philippine immigration office declared on Wednesday that it would start stamping passports of visiting Chinese nationals. Immigration officers have now been directed to put arrival and departure stamps on Chinese passports next to Philippine visas, Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement. Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte gave the go signal to stamp Philippine visas on such passports

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The members of the tribe of Agta-Dumagat-Remontado in Quezon and Rizal, the Kaliwa Dam project sites, asked President Rodrigo Duterte to regard them as human beings. This is in response to Duterte’s statement on Monday, October 29, that he would use all the presidency’s powers to see the Kaliwa Dam project through and put an end to Metro Manila’s water shortage. According to Duterte, he will use the presidency’s extraordinary

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Sen. Grace Poe verified Wednesday that the government has dropped its bid for emergency powers to tackle the worsening traffic condition in metropolitan centers in the country. Poe said the Department of Transportation announced its decision to withdraw its application for emergency powers to tackle traffic congestion during Monday’s technical working group session with the Senate Committee on Public Services. That’s what they said at the session of the TWG.

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The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) on Saturday said it has suspended its parallel investigation into the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) mess, which had allowed the early release of heinous crime convicts. In a statement, the PACC said the move is in deference to the probe currently conducted by the Senate and the Office of the Ombudsman. “However, considering the gravity and magnitude of the issue, and particularly when attempted,

This images about Duterte and ex-mayor Loot

Malacañang rejected the previous comment of President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday that last year he ordered the ambush on former Daanbantayan, Mayor of Cebu Vicente Loot. “Let’s be evident and categorical: the President did not order Gen. Loot’s ambush,” he said. Duterte claims he ordered a hit on the ex-Daanbantayan mayor he labeled as a drug protector Loot, an ex-police officer named Duterte as a drug ring protector, who survived

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The Department of Labor and Employment does not have the authority to employ illegal foreign employees over Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs), its chief said Wednesday. Despite his department being able to inspect POGO activities, Labor Secretary Silvestro Bello III said that disciplining them remains “toothless.” We’re arrogant, we can inspect and say ‘ you don’t have a license, you get a license, ‘ but we can’t do anything if

President Rodrigo Duterte

The militant Islamic State group is using social media to “glorify” suicide bombing, a tactic used in the southern province of Sulu last weekend, an analyst said Friday. In the Sept. 8 attack near a army detachment in Sulu, a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, a group of activists who had promised loyalty to ISIS, a suspected suicide bomber was murdered. It has been the fourth suicide bomb since 2017