Drilon questions ‘P50-million kaldero’ for SEA Games

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 11/18/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has questioned the P50-million estimated cost for the design and construction of a stadium cauldron for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, saying the budget could have been used to…

Duterte to remove Robredo from anti-drug post if she shares state secrets with foreign entities—Palace

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 11/17/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will remove Vice President Leni Robredo from her post as co-chair of the government’s anti-drug body should she disclose state secrets to foreign individuals and entities, Malacañang said Sunday. “The President…

2020 Philippine holidays out

Nestor Corrales - INQUIRER.net 11/16/2019

MANILA, Philipines — Plan your vacations now.  President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday signed Proclamation 845 declaring the list of regular holidays and special non-working days for 2020. The regular holidays are: New Year’s Day- January 1 (Wednesday)  Araw ng…

No need for Robredo to attend Cabinet meeting if drug war not on agenda – Palace

Nestor Corrales - INQUIRER.net 11/14/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President and newly-appointed anti-drug czar Leni Robredo need not attend Cabinet meetings if the war on drugs is not on the agenda, Malacañang said Thursday. “I will invite her as long as it…

Lacson gives Robredo classified tips on dealing with big-time drug dealers

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 11/09/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo got classified tips from Senator Panfilo Lacson on dealing with big-time drug dealers and importers. Lacson, a former chief of the Philippine National Police, disclosed this in a phone patch…

DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 11/09/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said it targets to create at least one treatment and rehabilitation facility for illegal drug dependents in every region of the country. “Our target is to ensure…

Palace: Give Robredo space, let her do her job as anti-drug czar

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 11/09/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — Give Vice President Leni Robredo space, and allow her to perform her assigned task as co-chair of the Philippines’ anti-illegal drugs body, Malacañang said on Saturday. “We call on everybody to give VP…

Palace to Robredo: After joining drug ops, ‘plan how to succeed’

Nestor Corrales - INQUIRER.net 11/08/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Is the Palace expecting Vice President Leni Robredo to join anti-illegal drug operations? It would seem so as presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said Friday, “Let her do her job. When she joins the raid…

SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case

Tetch Torres-Tupas - INQUIRER.net 11/08/2019

MANILA, Philippines–The Supreme Court has given Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 221 Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes a one-month extension to resolve the decade-old Maguindanao massacre case. “There are so many accused and victims. We allowed her to…

BREAKING: Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - INQUIRER.net 11/06/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo has finally accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s invite for her to be the co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD). Robredo said this Wednesday, a day after Malacañang sent…

DFA chief sends expletive to PDI reporter for Asean tweet

Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet 11/06/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — An Inquirer reporter who tweeted on Monday that President Duterte had skipped the last event of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Thailand drew the ire of Foreign Secretary…

Duterte move hit: Robredo ‘being set up to fail’

the Inquirer staff 11/06/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Vice President Leni Robredo as co-chair of an interagency committee against narcotics, but a spokesperson for the country’s No. 2 says the vice presidency does not see the offer…

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