Palace mourns death of former Senate President Nene Pimentel

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 10/20/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Sunday mourned the death former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. Calling Pimentel the “Father of the Local Government Code,” the Palace remembered the former Senate President’s efforts for a stronger local…

Former Senate President Nene Pimentel passes away

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 10/20/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — Former State President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. passed away at 5 a.m. on Sunday, October 20. “Our beloved Tatay Nene has joined his Creator at 5 a.m. today, Oct. 20, 2019. We thank…

Robredo to Marcos camp: Your lies are contagious

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 10/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday lamented how the alleged lies of the camp of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on the 2016 vice presidential poll results have become contagious. “Ang hindi ko…

Marcos lawyer reminds Robredo camp: Caguioa’s draft decision was junked

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - INQUIRER.net 10/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines – The lawyer of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos on Friday reminded the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo that the Supreme Court had junked the draft ruling of Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa on the…

Año explains as Duterte says Espenido ‘free to kill everybody’

Melvin Gascon - Philippine Daily Inquirer 10/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte was just “exaggerating” when he ordered controversial Police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido “to kill everybody” in his new posting as deputy chief of police of Bacolod City, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año…

NAMRIA says Philippines has over 500 new islands

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 10/18/2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has over 500 new islands, making the total number of islands in the archipelago to over 7,600 from the “outdated” 7,107, the national mapping agency said. In a Facebook post from the…

‘Go there, you are free to kill everybody,’ Duterte orders Espenido

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 10/18/2019

MANILA, Philippines — “Go there, you are free to kill everybody.” This was President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to controversial police official Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido who was recently assigned to Bacolod City which is “badly hit” by…

5 persons killed by 6.3 magnitude quake in Mindanao

10/17/2019

DAVAO CITY –– The 6.3-magnitude quake that jolted Mindanao Wednesday night has killed five people, three of them children, in Magsaysay town in Davao del Sur; Datu Paglas town in Maguindanao, and Mlang town in Cotabato province.…

PNP understands Duterte’s ‘utmost disappointment’ amid ‘ninja cops’ issue

Cathrine Gonzales 10/17/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) said Thursday it understands the reported “utmost disappointment” of President Rodrigo Duterte for the police force, amid the controversy of alleged drug recycling hounding the police organization. Quoting…

Marcos lawyer: Votes gained by Robredo in recount proof of 2016 poll flaws

Cathrine Gonzales - INQUIRER.net 10/16/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s lawyer on Wednesday stressed that the reported 15,000 votes gained by Vice President Leni Robredo in the vote recount in three provinces is proof that irregularities marred the…

Villar still richest senator, De Lima is poorest

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 10/16/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Cynthia Villar remains the richest member of the Senate while Senator Leila de Lima is the poorest, their latest statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) showed. As of June 30, 2019,…

Palace: Up to MTRCB, DFA chief to pull out ‘Abominable’ from cinemas

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 10/15/2019

MANILA, Philippines — It is up to the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) whether or not animated film “Abominable” should be pulled out from cinemas over a scene featuring China’s “nine-dash line” in the…

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