Canceled talks

Editorial 11/28/2017

It was only a matter of time before the national government cancelled yet again the peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front-New People’s Army (CPP-NDF-NPA) and it won’t be the last time that…

British paper on Asean handshake photo: ‘Hand in hand with a killer’

Inquirer.net 11/14/2017

British online newspaper published on Tuesday a banner photo of United States President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) traditional handshake with the headline, “Hand in hand with…

East Asia leaders discuss migration, environment, armed conflict issues

Inquirer.net 11/14/2017

Leaders of East Asian nations tackled issues on migration, environmental degradation and armed conflict in the region during the 12th East Asia Summit on Tuesday. “We wish to inform that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as Chair of…

Duterte to NPA rebels: Surrender, get houses, jobs

Inquirer.net 11/01/2017

President Rodrigo Duterte made a fresh call to the communist rebels to surrender as he vowed to “continuously” talk to them even though the fifth round of talks collapsed. Duterte issued the statement at a press briefing…

New messenger

Editorial 10/30/2017

With the appointment of Kabayan party-list Rep. Harry Roque as presidential spokesperson, what can Filipinos expect in terms of conveying President Rodrigo Duterte’s messages on policies, issues and whatnot? It’s not only because Roque is a kababayan…

Observing public satisfaction

Mahar Mangahas 10/14/2017

The new Social Weather Survey, of Sept. 23-27, 2017, observed that 67 percent of Filipino adults were satisfied with the performance of Rodrigo Duterte as president, while 19 percent were dissatisfied, and 14 percent were undecided. This…

Church tells PNP to cooperate on EJK investigations

Futch Anthony Inso 10/09/2017

The Archdiocese of Cebu is urging the Philippine National Police to participate and cooperate with the investigation on the administration’s war on drugs. Msgr. Joseph Tan, spokesperson of the Archidiocese of Cebu, the government should help eliminate…

Trillanes calls for support for Ombudsman probe on Duterte’s wealth

Inquirer.net 10/01/2017

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV has urged the Filipino people and various cause-oriented groups to support Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang on their probe into the President’s wealth. Acting on Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s…

Human rights lawyers urge Duterte to stop killings

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 08/24/2017

A group of human rights lawyers in Central Visayas has joined calls for President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the government’s bloody war on drugs and to create an independent commission to look into the spate of drug-related…

Davide urges Duterte to continue war on drugs

Intern 08/14/2017

CEBU Governor Hilario Davide III said that the Philippine’s problem on illegal drugs can’t be completely eradicated, but assured that the cases have been reduced significantly. Davide’s comments came after President Rodrigo Duterte said last week that…