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Solons hail Duterte over ASEAN meet

LAWMAKERS have commended President Rodrigo Duterte and those behind the successful hosting of the recently-concluded 31st Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) In separate statements, Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas, Citizens Battle Against Corruption (Cibac) Rep. Sherwin Tugna and…

Batasan blast suspect jailed

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THE former driver of a Filipino politician was jailed for life Friday over the assassination of a rival congressman in a bombing a decade ago, officials said. Ikram Indama was found guilty of the November 13, 2007 murders of House…

Unsafe

EXPRESSING grave concern over the rising incidence of rape-killings cases, a women’s party-list group urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to exert more effort to protect women and children. Gabriela Rep. Emmi de Jesus offered their sympathies to the family…

Missing Marian statue recovered after 4 decades

A REVERED statue of the Blessed Mother that disappeared mysteriously from a shrine in southern Philippines almost 42 years ago has been recovered and will be returned to church authorities. Señora de Triunfo de Ozamiz is a 17th century image…

Terror plot foiled

SECURITY agents foiled an alleged plot by the Abu Sayyaf to bomb some targets in Metro Manila before the start of the 31st ASEAN Summit and other Related Meetings last week with the arrest of three suspected members of the…

‘Comfortable house’ for Russ drug suspects

THE Department of Justice is now coordinating with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on the transfer of two Russian drug suspects to a “comfortable house” as promised by President Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte had committed to Russian Prime…

Mocha in PDP-Laban senatorial ‘dream slate’

NEWLY-APPOINTED presidential spokesperson and controversial assistant secretary Mocha Uson will be part of the administration’s senatorial slate for the 2019 elections. This was announced by no less than House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Laban (PDP) Secretary General, during the…

Who’s protecting drug queen and daughter?

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte wants to throw the book at suspected government officials protecting convicted drug trafficker and drug queen Yu Yuk Lai and her daughter Diane Yu Uy. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said an investigation is now ongoing to identify…

‘Careful’ statement

NOTING the improving relations between the ASEAN and China, the regional bloc has issued a statement that avoided mentioning China’s reclamation activities in the South China Sea (SCS). In the Chairman’s Statement of the 31st ASEAN Summit released yesterday, the…

ASEAN meet hosting ‘tremendous success’

MALACAÑANG thanked all Filipinos for their contribution to the “tremendous success” of the Philippines’ hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in a press briefing, said the country’s Chairmanship of ASEAN 2017…

China open to joint oil exploration

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APART from the 14 cooperation documents signed between President Rodrigo Duterte and People’s Republic of China Premier Li Keqiang during his two-day official visit in Manila, China is now open to joint oil and gas exploration in the contested territory…

Senators hail Duterte

SENATORS commended President Rodrigo Duterte and certain government agencies for the success of the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Sen. Vicente Sotto III said the effort by the present administration toward the success of the event reflects…

Good news

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“THAT’S good news,” Malacañang said as it welcomed the 6.9 percent growth of the Philippine economy in the third quarter of the year. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said at a briefing in Malacañang that the third quarter growth could be…

Trump aid welcomed

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MALACAÑANG yesterday hailed the White House announcement that the US would pour in $101.3 million, or P5.1 billion, to support the initiatives of the Duterte administration. Earlier, the White House announced, upon President Trump’s return from his 12-day Asian swing,…

Davao beckond to Duterte

AFTER a grueling and punishing job of hosting the 2017 ASEAN Summit, President Rodrigo Duterte is yearning for his city by the sea, and the embrace of his grandsons and youngest daughter in Davao City. At a press conference after…
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