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House bill allowing Duterte to appoint barangay execs needs more scrutiny — Cebu leaders

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A bill seeking to postpone the barangay elections to 2020 and to allow President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint all the country’s village officials must be met with careful scrutiny, even as it is expected to breeze through Congress. “Appointing leaders is controversial. On whether the President or any other person should choose the captains, that […]

Posted: March 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

De Lima denies role in Duterte ouster plot

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“It’s called paranoia. Also insecurity,” detained Senator Leila de Lima said of her alleged involvement in an ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte. The President himself has accused De Lima, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Vice President Leni Robredo of planning to unseat him. “Pranka tayo (Let’s be frank). They want me ousted,” Duterte said […]

Posted: March 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Rama asks Palma for help

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Former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama is not giving up on his plan to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte in order to clear his name from Duterte’s so-called drug list. This time, Rama said that he has sought the help of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma in requesting Malacañang officials to get him an appointment with […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Spoiled brats

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By now, a lot of people have probably grown tired of the week-old road rage case involving one David Lim Jr., who posted bail and had left the dank confines of the Cebu City jail yesterday afternoon. The Lim case drew notoriety and attracted national attention not only because of what the young man did […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Duterte ally demands apology from New York Times

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MANILA — Now, it’s the New York Times destabilizing the Duterte government. An ally of President Duterte on Thursday demanded an apology from the US publication for its profile of the Philippine leader, which he described as an attempt to “destabilize and topple down the government.” Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles, chair of the […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

MAO BA?

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FED UP WITH DUTERTE This city official seems to be fed up with repeated pronouncements by President Duterte on the illegal drug menace and its infiltration of government agencies and barangays all over the country. He said the President’s language and approach seems to be promoting animosity among government agencies and local governments. “Buang man […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Duterte: China vessels near disputed waters not violating PH sovereignty

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DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte said Chinese vessels sailing near disputed waters off the Philippines did not violate the country’s sovereignty, saying ships from other nations would be welcome to dock in Philippine ports. Mr. Duterte made the statement in reaction to reports the Chinese have been setting up radar and other surveillance installations […]

Posted: March 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Brgy polls should proceed – Davide

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AS TALKS about another possible postponement of this year’s upcoming barangay elections continues, the province’s top officials weigh-in on the issue. Gov. Hilario Davide III said that he heard reports that along with the supposed postponement of the barangay elections, the municipal mayors would be given authority to appoint local barangay officials. Davide said that […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Vidal: They will work for the common good

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Cardinal Vidal marks his 61st year as priest, prays for Duterte, gov’t execs Former Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal is praying for government officials especially President Rodrigo Duterte to work always for the common good. Vidal said this during a press briefing after he celebrated Mass to mark his 61st anniversary as a priest. “May […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Palace links Robredo to Digong impeachment try

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Malacañang on Friday linked Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo to the impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte, which it said was part of a destabilization plot against the Chief Executive. “If it is not her personal intent, she may have played into the hands of those who wish to use her as a […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »