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Pray, Duterte tells Carandang

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“MAGDASAL ka lang,” President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday night told Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang, who is leading the investigation into the first family’s alleged multi-billion-peso bank accounts. “Imagine this Carandang, magdasal ka lang Carandang. I’m not threatening you.…

Let’s quit!

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has dared Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to resign with him. “I now challenge Carpio to resign with me, at itong si Supreme Court Justice, sige nga,” Duterte said during Saturday night’s installation…

Comelec announces poll period, gun ban

EVEN as President Rodrigo R. Duterte is yet to sign the proposed bill postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections from Oct. 23 to May next year, the Commission on Elections has announced that the Election Period in connection with…

Duterte not keen on fresh talks with Reds

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“GASTOS lang yan,” President Rodrigo Duterte said of resuming peace talks with the communists. “Wala namang mangyari diyan,” he said when asked if he would still send Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza and chief government negotiator…

US-PH group vows assistance to Manila

THE US-Philippines Society assured the Philippine Government of its assistance to make the US public and leaders understand President Rodrigo Duterte’s governance agenda. In a wide-ranging discussion of bilateral and regional issues, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano provided an overview…

PH ready to help address HR, other issues

FOREIGN Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano yesterday conveyed Manila’s readiness to work with the United Nations in addressing sustainable development issues including human rights. Cayetano met with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutteres at the UN Headquarters in New York…

Snub probe, face arrest

Duterte warns Ombudsman officials PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to order the arrest of officials from the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) who would not cooperate in an investigation into alleged corruption in the agency. Duterte has said he would…

Just kidding about Sara — Digong

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SARA for President? “It started with a joke,” President Rodrigo Duterte said, adding the public should not take seriously his earlier statement that his eldest daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, should be his successor once he steps down. In…

9K cops involved in drugs — Duterte

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte disclosed that about 9,000 policemen are linked to the narcotics trade even as he lamented the difficulty of solving the illegal drug problem. “There are about 9,000 policemen all over the country into drugs. Hindi ganu’n kadali…

Bistek pledges support for common rail station

QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista has assured the city government’s support for the orderly construction of the Grand Central or Common Station Project in North EDSA. Bautista made the commitment as the construction will surely create traffic problems in the…

Why not independent body to probe EJKs? — Lagman

INSTEAD of a commission that will investigate the Office of the Ombudsman, the President should create an independent body that will look into the unabated extrajudicial killings. Opposition leader made the suggestion, as he objected to the plan of President…

Trump coming

US leader meets admirer President Duterte in November ASEAN summit A HISTORIC meeting between United States President Donald Trump and President Rodrigo Duterte is set this November in Manila after Malacañang confirmed yesterday the US leader’s plan to attend the…

Robbers throw uber driver off a cliff

AN UBER partner-driver lost his wagon to three still unidentified armed men who booked him for a ride in Santolan, Pasig City and asked that they be brought to SM Masinag in Antipolo City early morning Thursday. However, instead of…

St. Benilde student falls to death from 20th floor

A 20-YEAR-OLD student from St. Benilde fell off a balcony at the 20th floor of a condominium tower in Malate, Manila early yesterday morning. Javier Villareal, a resident at Unit 3829 of Manila residences II, located at No. 2310 Taft…

Duterte praises U.S.

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte, a fierce critic of the United States, is now singing Washington’s praises for helping him fight pro-Islamic State group militants. “There are so many factors involved. But I’d rather be friendly to them now,” Duterte told residents…
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