Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

Duterte clutches at fake news to get back at Trillanes

In his desperation to get back at Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, President Duterte resorts to fake news. In last Thursday’s Senate investigation of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee of the 604 kilos of shabu that slipped through the Bureau of Customs, Trillanes presented bank accounts of presidential son Paolo Duterte, vice mayor of Davao City […]

September 12, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Graft and corruption  No Comments

Who the Filipinos trust most

Filipinos’ trust in the government dramatically increased in the past two years as church and media, two institutions often lambasted by President Duterte, continued to be regarded highly by the public. These were part of the findings of the survey conducted by the EON Group from March to April 2017 on the levels and drivers […]

August 30, 2017  Tags:   Posted in: Governance, Media  2 Comments

Vera Files fact checks Duterte’s SONA

What’s Duterte’s speech without his trademark slogan, “Putang Ina?” I’m bit disappointed that he spewed out only nine putang ina in his State-of-the Nation address Monday. That’s way below his usual 20 or so Putang Ina in one speech. And he spoke for two hours! In his 2017 SONA, regaled the Filipino people with his […]

July 27, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance  2 Comments

‘Martial law pa more’

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said he will be pushing for a five-year extension of Martial Law in Mindanao declared by President Duterte last May 23 and is supposed to end on July 22, two days before he delivers his second State-of-the Nation address. Alvarez, who has proven himself valuable to Duterte for shepherding a docile […]

July 10, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance, House of Representatives  14 Comments

The dissenting voices

Of the four members of the Supreme Court who dissented from the majority decision upholding President Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the whole of Mindanao, three ( Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio, and Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin […]

July 7, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Military, Peace and Order, Supreme Court  2 Comments

President Duterte is alive!

After a six-day absence, President Duterte re-appeared at the Eid-al-ftir celebration in Malacañang Tuesday evening. That ended grim speculations that prompted Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella to assure the public earlier in the days that the President is “alive and well.” In a press briefing, Abella allayed concerns about the Duterte’s prolonged absence from public activities […]

June 28, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Health  3 Comments

Video of Pres. Duterte June 15 departure for Davao

June 17, 2017  Tags:   Posted in: Governance, Health  6 Comments

Malacañang releases photo to prove Pres. Duterte is not sick and is working

Malacanang press statement: PRRD at the Villamor Air Base and Bahay ng Pagbabago President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Philippine Air Forces officials during his visit at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on June 15, 2017. Moreover, to quell rumors that the President is sick, Special Assistant to the President Bong Go shared […]

June 16, 2017  Tags:   Posted in: Governance, Health  2 Comments

Magdalo: No affiliation with Maute

Update May 31, 2017: Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV “During the security briefing, I asked Sec. Lorenzana based on their intel reports, if I or the Magdalo group is linked in any way with the Maute? He answered, ‘No, Mr. Senator. Na receive din namin ang information na galing daw kay Abe Purugganan. Hindi totoo yun. […]

May 28, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Governance, Magdalo, Military  2 Comments

Duterte: Maute Group committed act of rebellion in Marawi City

This story first came out in VERA Files. Please click here to see complete Martial Law declaration Report. For more VERA Files report about Martial Law in Mindanao please click to links below: Martial Law in Mindanao: A timeline VERA Files Fact Sheet: Explaining Martial Law Duterte allies in Congress support Martial Law; opposition calls […]

May 27, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance, Military  No Comments