Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

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

“I will be harsh”- Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao

Click here: Know your rights under Martial Law What makes me happy.. I’m sad, but what makes me happy that I was able to have a last minute.. Hindi last minute but it was almost an hour, a last minute meeting with President Putin and I was able to communicate all the things that I […]

May 24, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance  2 Comments

Justice Carpio tells Duterte to bring to UN Xi’s threat to go to war

Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio said today the Philippines can to bring to the United Nations the matter of China’s President Xi Jinping threatening President Duterte that China would wage war if the Philippines starts drilling oil in disputed areas in the South China Sea. In a statement, Carpio said: “The threat of China […]

May 20, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Governance  No Comments

Duterte forgoes EU aid, sticks to his ‘kill, kill’ policy

President Duterte’s solution to the country’s problems is “kill, kill.” The 28-member state European Union has made it clear that they will not allow their money to be used to kill people. Anticipating a removal of the Philippine’s favored status under EU’s Generalized Scheme of Preferences wherein tariff on Philippine goods for export to the […]

May 19, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Governance  4 Comments

ICC will be the next battleground

It was not surprising that the Malacañang-friendly congressmen killed without much fuss the impeachment complaint against President Duterte filed by Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano Monday. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, also a member of the Magdalo group (which started as a group of young military officers advocating for reforms in the military), lamented the quick dismissal […]

May 17, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance, Human Rights, Illegal Drugs  4 Comments

Mocha Uson and Duterte deserve each other

Why are the non-fans of President Duterte protesting the appointment of dancer – singer Mocha Uson as assistant communications secretary? They deserve each other perfectly. Why are they questioning the appointment citing lack of qualification of Uson for the job that pays between P87, 000 and P106, 000 a month? Uson’s qualification is unassailable: she […]

May 12, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Media  10 Comments

The curse of the mistresses

When news reports about the feud between House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. was brought into open and was traced to the quarrel of the Davao lawmakers’ mistresses, my initial reaction to suggest that they be given a copy of Jullie Yap’s book, “Etiquette for Mistresses.” But I […]

April 5, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Governance  4 Comments