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Cebu City mayor orders removal of Imee Marcos’ Sinulog tarpaulin
by Ryan Macasero - January 18, 2019 - 7:36pm
Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña ordered the removal of oversized tarpaulin senatorial candidate and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos from a street corner prior to the annual Sinulog parade on Sunday. ...
PNP announces arrest of IS-linked terror suspect in Cotabato City
by Ryan Macasero - January 18, 2019 - 5:33pm
Just ahead of the January 21 Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite, the Philippine National Police announced the arrest of alleged Islamic State-linked terrorist Abu Bakar Pagayao, who is suspected to be a member of...
Diokno: Use of 'shortcut' drug lists should be dropped
by Ryan Macasero - January 18, 2019 - 3:59pm
The government should stop using its "drug lists" because they are "shortcut" measures and are not evidence-based, human rights lawyer Jose Manuel "Chel" Diokno said Friday.
Comelec schedules mock elections for January 19 
by Ryan Macasero - January 17, 2019 - 7:59pm
The Commission on Elections set the mock polls in 60 different precincts across the country for January 19. 
Robredo camp says Marcos 'skirting rules' with petition to examine ARMM precincts
by Ryan Macasero - January 17, 2019 - 6:28pm
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo said the latest petition for a technical examination of votes in parts of Mindanao was her losing rival Ferdinand Marcos Jr. “desperately trying to save his dying election...
Palace on 'word war' between Duterte, Church: Let it be
by Ryan Macasero - January 17, 2019 - 2:27pm
What would it take to end the “word war” between President Rodrigo Duterte and the Catholic Church?  “According to Bishop Soc it does not affect the church. Eh di wala,” Presidential...
Duterte claims sacked Bacolod police chief a ‘drug protector’
by Ryan Macasero - January 16, 2019 - 8:16pm
President Rodrigo Duterte accused recently-fired Bacolod City police chief Senior Superintendent Francis Ebreo of being a drug protector on Wednesday afternoon. 
A look at the Church's 'tirades' vs Duterte
by Ryan Macasero - January 16, 2019 - 2:33pm
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said last week to justify President Rodrigo Duterte's rants against the Catholic Church that "if the men of the cloth can unleash tirades against the president then...
Bishop’s ‘friendly’ challenge to Duterte: Walk around without bodyguards 
by Ryan Macasero - January 15, 2019 - 10:39pm
“It’s simple. You know, we bishops walk around, we don’t have bodyguards, bullet-proof vests, we don’t have security aids or with big entourages or guns.”
Locsin signs order ending birth certificate requirement for passport renewal
by Ryan Macasero - January 15, 2019 - 7:42pm
Birth certificates will no longer be required to renew your passport, according to an order signed by Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.
Diokno denies Bangsamoro plebiscite not funded 
by Ryan Macasero - January 15, 2019 - 5:08pm
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno denied the latest allegations by House Minority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. (Camarines Sur) that the upcoming Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite was not allocated for in the budget...
25 nabbed on first day of gun ban 
by Ryan Macasero - January 15, 2019 - 2:42pm
At least 25 people were arrested on the first day of the gun ban the Philippine National Police said in a statement Monday evening
Biazon files House bill legalizing motorcycle-for-hire services
by Ryan Macasero - January 14, 2019 - 6:34pm
Supporters of motorcycle-hailing app Angkas may get their wish to legalize the service soon if House Bill 8822 filed by Rep. Rufino Biazon is passed. 
Palace says Duterte open to dialogue with Church despite vow to continue attacks
by Ryan Macasero - January 14, 2019 - 5:05pm
President Rodrigo Duterte is still open to having a dialogue with the Catholic Church despite his constant attacks on the faith and its leadership, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said.
Police monitoring student orgs for alleged rebel support
by Ryan Macasero - January 14, 2019 - 2:58pm
Police are monitoring student groups in state-run universities, saying alleged communist rebels claimed students from those schools regularly brought them supplies.
Estrella-Pantaleon bridge closure postponed to January 19 
by Ryan Macasero - January 11, 2019 - 3:45pm
The closing of the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge originally scheduled for closing on January 12 will be postponed to Saturday, January 19.
Duterte ends 2018 with higher approval ratings in Pulse Asia poll
by Ryan Macasero - January 11, 2019 - 2:12pm
President Rodrigo Duterte ended the year with a high approval rating of 81 percent in Pulse Asia’s latest survey released on Friday.
Police, military vow CAFGUs won't be used as private armies during election period
by Ryan Macasero - January 10, 2019 - 6:01pm
The Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines and Commission on Elections vowed to ramp up efforts against private armed groups in the upcoming 2019 midterm elections.
SWS survey shows more people care for Duterte, Palace says
by Ryan Macasero - January 10, 2019 - 3:50pm
A Social Weather Stations survey that found 66 percent of respondents in the fourth quarter of 2018 were worried about the state of health of President Rodrigo Duterte means people care about the president, his spokesman...
Rights defenders not out to 'destroy government,' Karapatan says
by Ryan Macasero - January 10, 2019 - 1:56pm
Human rights group Karapatan said that only tyrants and human rights violators would accuse rights defenders of trying to bring down the government.
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