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Customs execs given chance to defend selves
by Christina Mendez - July 20, 2019 - 12:00am
They may have been tagged in alleged corruption, but President Duterte is giving over 50 officials and personnel of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) a chance to defend themselves before the proper forum.
Palace denies hand in sedition complaint
by Christina Mendez - July 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Malacañang yesterday washed its hands of the filing of sedition and other criminal charges against Vice President Leni Robredo and dozens of prominent opposition figures and Roman Catholic clergy, in connection...
TV5, CBCP franchises allowed to lapse into law
by Christina Mendez - July 19, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte has allowed a measure that will extend the franchise granted to ABC Development Corp., presently known as TV5 Network Inc., for another 25 years to lapse into law.
Duterte meets with BOC personnel tagged in corruption cases
by Christina Mendez - July 19, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte met last night with about 50 personnel from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) who were summoned upon his order over alleged corruption activities in the agency.
Duterte: Face international trial? You must be stupid
by Christina Mendez - July 18, 2019 - 12:00am
He’s a Filipino and he will only face Philippine courts.
Law institutionalizing good governance award signed
by Christina Mendez - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
A law institutionalizing the award of the Seal of Good Local Governance to push more provinces, cities and municipalities to operate with more efficiency, effectivity and accountability has been signed.
Duterte first to obey ‘Bawal Bastos’ law – Panelo
by Christina Mendez - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Lambasted on multiple occasions over lewd jokes directed at women, President Duterte will be the first to obey the recently signed “Bawal Bastos” law, which imposes stiffer penalties on gender-based...
Palace hits critics for using survey to attack Duterte
by Christina Mendez - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Malacañang slammed critics of the administration for intensifying their attacks on President Duterte using a recent survey showing most Filipinos wanting the government to assert the country’s rights...
Customs crooks to clean up Pasig — Duterte
by Christina Mendez - July 13, 2019 - 12:00am
To teach them a lesson, President Duterte wants the entire administrative section he tagged for corruption activities at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to remove the waterlilies in Pasig River.
Government condemns UN rights review
by Christina Mendez - July 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The international community does not understand the illegal drug problem in the Philippines and should keep its hands off the way the government is addressing the scourge, President Duterte and other administration...
Duterte alarmed over rise of Pinoy suicide bomber
by Christina Mendez - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte finds it alarming that a Filipino militant went to the extent of becoming a suicide bomber to propagate extremist Islamic beliefs.
Duterte, BARMM chief tackle Piñol’s transfer to MinDa
by Christina Mendez - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte has met with Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) chief Al Hajj Murad Ebrahim over their concerns on the appointment of resigned agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol...
Duterte to fire 64 BOC execs, workers
by Christina Mendez - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
To cut corruption by a third or by half, President Duterte is ready to fire a total of 64 top officials and employees of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) after they were linked to the web of corruption at the agency...
Duterte on UN review: It won’t prosper
by Christina Mendez - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte expressed confidence last night that any investigation of the human rights situation in the Philippines by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will not prosper.
Political icon: Rody pays tribute to GMA
by Christina Mendez - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte paid tribute to former president and speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, calling her an icon in politics and the epitome of strong political will.
Duterte: I see a very dangerous time ahead
by Christina Mendez - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
“Dangerous times” are on the horizon, with a possible spillover of the suicide attacks in Sulu late last month, President Duterte warned on Tuesday as he cited the urgent need for stronger military and...
Clooney to defend Ressa
by Christina Mendez - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Prominent rights lawyer Amal Clooney has said she will join the legal team defending Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose news site has repeatedly clashed with President Duterte.
Duterte on Bato, Go: I take full responsibility
by Christina Mendez - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte assured the public yesterday that two of his allies – former presidential assistant Christopher Go and former police chief Ronald dela Rosa – would be competent in their new roles as...
Duterte has last card to solve nation’s problems — Palace
by Christina Mendez - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte has not closed his doors on the possibility of using his constitutional powers to declare martial law, put up a revolutionary government or invoke his emergency powers to solve the problems of the...
Duterte: GemVer incident small because nobody died
by Christina Mendez - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
While investigators have described the June 9 sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese vessel in Recto Bank as a serious concern, President Duterte dismissed it as a “very small” incident because...
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