5,745

Top Stories

Drug test for mentors, students eyed

AS part of its effort to promote a drug-free school environment, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chair Director General Aaron N. Aquino yesterday said they want teachers and students in Grade 4 and up to undergo mandatory drug testing.“Iyung mga series…

Duterte signs vital mental health law

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill providing for basic mental health services to all Filipinos including at the barangay level, his top aide said yesterday. Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go confirmed that the President…

Duterte statement on justice clarified

  • Written by
  • Read: 95 times
THERE is nothing wrong with the remark of President Rodrigo Duterte that families of “bullshit” drugs suspects killed in police operations will not get justice, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said President Duterte was referring only to those…

Digong to ex-mayor: ‘I will really kill you!’

“PATAYIN talaga kita.” President Rodrigo Duterte thus reiterated his threat to kill former Iloilo City mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog if he would return to the country even after getting implicated in the illegal drug trade. Duterte repeated the threat while…

PH leader won’t do a Trump — Palace

  • Written by
  • Read: 94 times
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte won’t do a Trump and withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) . Duterte may have spoken against the UNHRC on several occasions but Malacañang said the Philippine government will not follow the…

Church, priests reassured

“HINDI ko kayang magpatay ng pari. I respect the Church,” President Rodrigo Duterte said as he refuted allegations that his government has been inciting violence on priests, who he has roundly criticized for alleged misdeeds. Duterte, in a rare conciliatory…

Over 200 churchmen want to carry guns

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday said that at least 246 Roman Catholic priests and other religious ministers, preachers and pastors have applied for Permit-to-Carry-Firearms-Outside-of-Residence or PTCFORs which will allow them to carry their licensed weapons…

Carpio not interested in Chief Justice post

ACTING Chief Justice Antonio Carpio yesterday said he will decline all nominations to replace Ma. Lourdes Sereno whose removal from her post via quo warranto was upheld by the Supreme Court last Tuesday. Speaking on ANC’s Headstart Wednesday, Carpio said…

Tatay Digong not enemy of Church—Kuya Bong Go

SPECIAL Assistant to the President Bong Go assured the Catholic Church that President Rodrigo Duterte is not their enemy. SAP Go told the members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) general membership monthly meeting in Makati City…

Massacre partial ruling eyed

  • Written by
  • Read: 227 times
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte ordered the prosecution panel in the Maguindanao massacre case to ensure partial ruling on some of the accused by the end of the year. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque gave the update on the case in his press…

Ombudsman raps 'Noynoy'

THE Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to charge former President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III over the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) issue. In a resolution dated May 22, 2018 which was approved by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio…

Ex-CJ hit over ‘fabrication’

A HOUSE leader asked yesterday ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno not to fabricate stories at the expense of lawmakers and justices just to boost her reported senatorial bid next year. House Majority Floor Leader and Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo…

DU30 slams ‘tambay’ crackdown critics

  • Written by
  • Read: 237 times
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has slammed the critics of his directive for police to round up “tambays” (loiterers), as human rights groups warned of abuse of authority by the police. “Ngayon, itong human rights (groups), do not tell me what to…

Journos support China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’

BEIJING, China -- Some 100 de­legates representing various media groups from 50 different countries of three continents formally convened yesterday at the International Convention Center of the Communication University of China (CUC), for the second round of the ‘Belt and…

Australian nun still faces deportation

  • Written by
  • Read: 158 times
AUSTRALIAN nun Patricia Fox is still facing deportation proceedings despite the Department of Justice’s decision to nullify the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) order forfeiting her missionary visa, Malacañang said yesterday. “She’s not off the hook. Ongoing po ang deportation proceedings.…
Subscribe to this RSS feed