Priest says Duterte’s disapproval weakens controversial divorce bill

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 04/19/2018

A Cebu priest remains hopeful that President Rodrigo Duterte will stand by his decision not to support the divorce bill. Fr. Eligio Suico, head of the Cebu Archdiocesan Commission on Family and Life, said he was elated…

Dino chides Tomas on Duterte’s stance on China

Morexette B. Erram 04/03/2018

Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, Michael Dino took a swipe at Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña for blaming President Rodrigo Duterte’s relationship with China as a reason for the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country. “The…

Gordon: House, not Senate, should probe Duterte’s wealth

Inquirer.net 02/07/2018

SEN. RICHARD Gordon believes that the issue of President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged ill-gotten wealth should be investigated – not by the Senate but by the House of Representatives through an impeachment proceeding. Gordon is chair of the…

Dino warns vs extortionists using Duterte’s name

Benjie B. Talisic 10/11/2017

PRESIDENTIAL Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino has ordered to investigate the presence of a group of extortionists in the region using the name of President Rodrigo Duterte. The office of Secretary Dino received some information that…

NBI-7, CIDG-7 tapped Get extortionists using Duterte’s name — Dino

Morexette B. Erram 10/10/2017

Investigate, go after, and arrest extortionists using the name of President Rodrigo Duterte in the Visayas. This is the request of Secretary Michael Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) to the…

Clash of wills

Editorial 10/02/2017

President Rodrigo Duterte’s challenge to both Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales to resign and allow themselves to be investigated may at first glance be something that should be taken with a ton of…

Understanding Duterte’s attitude towards wealth 

Mike Acebedo Lopez 09/26/2017

(This column was originally posted as a post on my Facebook last Monday; it’s published here with a few changes.) The critics of the President are now fussing about supposed inconsistencies in his statements during the campaign,…

In Duterte’s hands

Editorial 08/14/2017

Despite the generally upbeat mood by the Cebu City Hall administration on last Friday’s approval of the P5.69-billion additional budget for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), there are at least two more obstacles standing in the way…

Paolo Duterte’s name crops up at House BOC inquiry

Inquirer.net 08/08/2017

  The name of the President’s son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, was brought up in the House of Representatives’ inquiry into the P6.4 billion shabu smuggled through the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Customs broker Mark…

Investing in the future

Editorial 08/08/2017

What to make of President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing into law the government subsidy for tuition of students in state universities and colleges (SUCs)? The President himself admitted to the media that he signed the law even if…