CCPO Director: “Keep off the streets”

Ador Mayol 06/21/2018

Keep off the streets. The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has started warning “tambays” or “bystanders” to stay at home at night or they will be rounded up. Senior Supt. Joel Doria, director of CCPO, said operatives…

Duterte signs PH Mental Health Law

Inquirer.net 06/21/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act No. 11036 or the Philippine Mental Health Law that would secure, among others, the rights and welfare of persons with mental health needs as well as mental health…

‘GMRC’ in the time of Duterte

Rina Jimenez-David 06/19/2018

To Filipinos of a certain generation, the subject is better known as “GMRC,” for Good Manners and Right Conduct. I don’t know what happened in the decades since this was established as part of the public school…

Duterte: I have no interest in Boracay or its half-naked ladies

Inquirer.net 06/15/2018

STA. ROSA CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte said neither he nor anyone on his cabinet has interest in Boracay, the Philippines’ world-renowned beach island that the government recently ordered closed for rehabilitation. Speaking before more than 4,000…

Duterte to visit Kuwait out of gratitude

Inquirer.net 06/13/2018

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has said he would travel to Kuwait to thank the Gulf state after the signing of the memorandum of agreement aimed at ensuring better working conditions for Filipino workers (OFW) there. “I am going…

Duterte ‘shared’ concern about PH fishermen; Scarborough incident ‘sort of barter trade’ – Chinese envoy

Inquirer.net 06/12/2018

KAWIT, Cavite – President Rodrigo Duterte has informed Chinese ambassador Zhao Jianhua about the country’s concern over the action of the Chinese coast guards taking the catch of Filipino fishermen at Scarborough Shoal. Duterte and Zhao had…

Duterte ordered AFP to stop patrolling West PH sea — Alejano

Inquirer.net 06/09/2018

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to stop patrolling the controversial West Philippine Sea, according to Magdalo party-list Representative Gary Alejano yesterday. Alejano said that, according to his military sources, Duterte…

Peace talks with Reds may resume in July – Duterte

Inquirer.net 06/08/2018

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said formal peace talks with communist rebels may resume this July. “I’m talking to (Communist Party of the Philippines Founding Chairman Joma) Sison. We will start the talks maybe mid July, in July,” Duterte…

Duterte solicits help of village chiefs in drug war

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/07/2018

NIP it in the bud. This was the challenge of President Rodrigo Duterte to village chiefs in the wake of the administration’s relentless fight against illegal drugs. Mr. Duterte stressed the “vital role” played by barangay captains…

Duterte now hands off in Uson-Aquino verbal tussle

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/07/2018

LAPU-LAPU CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte is keeping his hands off the verbal tussle between Assistant Communications Secretary Mocha Uson and Kris Aquino. Although he personally acknowledged that he apologized to Aquino through Presidential Special Assistant Christopher…

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