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P16 billion Marawi rehabilitation groundbreaking hits snag
by Christina Mendez - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The groundbreaking for the estimated P16.8-billion rehabilitation program for Marawi City hit another snag after Bangon Marawi Task Force cited tedious negotiations with the contractor Power Construction Corp. of...
US told: 'Who are you to warn us on submarines?'
by Christina Mendez - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte last night rebuked a top US official for saying the Philippines’ plan to acquire big-ticket military systems and weapons from Russia is unhealthy for the alliance with the United States.
‘Ninja cop’ bounty raised to P5 million
by Christina Mendez - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Fed up with the alleged involvement of some police officers in illegal drug shakedowns and protection rackets, President Duterte announced last night that he was raising to P5 million the reward money for every erring...
PNP ‘di susuporta sa military junta
by Christina Mendez - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Hindi umano susuportahan ng Philippine National Police (PNP) ang isang military junta kahit pa man ito ang inindorso ni Pangulong Rodrigo na opsyon sa mga mamamayan na ayaw na siyang manatili sa puwesto.
Duterte: 'Resignation just an afterthought'
by Christina Mendez - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
After raising the specter of a military takeover and brushing aside the constitutional provision on succession, President Duterte yesterday said his announced plan to resign was just an “afterthought”...
PDEA chief still enjoys Duterte’s trust
by Christina Mendez - August 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Director General Aaron Aquino still enjoys the trust and confidence of President Duterte even if the Chief Executive sort of publicly reprimanded him for assuming there was...
Duterte not resigning for now
by Christina Mendez - August 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Despite his frustrations over endemic corruption in government, President Duterte will not step down from office for now, a Malacañang official said yesterday.
Eid’l Adha holiday is on August 21
by Christina Mendez - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The regular holiday in observance of the Muslim feast of Eid-al Adha or Feast of Sacrifice will be on Aug. 21, on the same special holiday commemorating the assassination of former senator Benigno Aquino Jr.
‘Dictator in the offing? It’s Sara, not me’
by Christina Mendez - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
It could have been a joke, but President Duterte insinuated that his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, is a “looming dictator” who gets everything done in terms of governing the city.
Fed up with corruption, Duterte mulls resigning
by Christina Mendez - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Exhausted and frustrated over his failure to curb widespread corruption in government, President Duterte said he is ready to step down before his term ends in 2022.
Duterte: Shabu in magnetic lifters ‘pure speculation’
by Christina Mendez - August 15, 2018 - 12:00am
It is mere “speculation” that P6.8 billion worth of shabu has been released in the streets, President Duterte said yesterday following reports that such shipment slipped past the Bureau of Customs ...
Duterte appoints ex-PBA commissioner to UCPB Board
by Christina Mendez - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Former Philippine Basketball Association commissioner Andres Narvasa Jr. has been appointed as member of the Board of Directors of the United Coconut Planters Bank, Malacañang reported yesterday.
Enforce writ on P83 billion coco levy assets, Sandigan urged
by Christina Mendez - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Malacañang supports the Sandiganbayan’s recent order to turn over the P83 billion in assets acquired through the Coconut Industry Investment Fund (CIFF) to the government for the benefit of coconut...
Duterte to PDP-Laban leaders: Don’t add to my problems
by Christina Mendez - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte, national chairman of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), told party stalwarts that he was facing more serious problems than their infighting, the President’s top aide...
Duterte fails to unite warring PDP-Laban factions
by Christina Mendez - August 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Following a five-hour meeting between President Duterte and members of the fragmented Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan last Thursday evening, the two factions – led by Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III...
Xi Jinping to visit Philippines after APEC
by Christina Mendez - August 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Chinese President Xi Jinping will undertake his first official visit to the Philippines under the Duterte administration possibly after he attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Papua New Guinea...
Palace: Concerted Cabinet effort needed for federalism
by Christina Mendez - August 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Malacañang admitted yesterday that it has to work double time to educate even President Duterte’s economic team on the shift to a federal system of government after Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez...
PSA ensures individual privacy on national ID
by Christina Mendez - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Statistics Authority yesterday gave assurance that the right to privacy of individuals will be respected once the government implements the national identification card.
‘Mocha Uson should apologize, take leave of absence’
by Christina Mendez - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson should issue a public apology and take a leave of absence for her faux pas that stemmed from the viral pepedederalismo video, a government...
Scolded cops leave mark on Palace heritage tree
by Christina Mendez - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The smell gave them away.
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