Villar may get the numbers if she vies for Senate presidency — Dela Rosa

07/08/2019

MANILA, Philippines — If Senator Cynthia Villar would run for Senate president, she might get the number needed to have her elected in the post, neophyte Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said on Monday. “She’s not interested…

Duterte dares US: Declare war on China and we will join you

07/07/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — In another rant against the United States and critics of his handling of the maritime dispute between Manila and Beijing, President Rodrigo Duterte dared Washington to declare war on China. He lambasted his…

Duterte dares US to declare war with China

07/06/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday dared the United States, a longtime ally of the Philippines, to send “all their armaments” to the South China Sea and stop Beijing’s militarization in the disputed sea. “Let…

Dela Rosa’s comment on child’s death in police raid hits the fan

07/06/2019

So early in his new career as a lawmaker, Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa’s way of putting his thoughts into words may already be hitting the fan. The former Philippine National Police chief who led President Duterte’s…

Carpio: Duterte-Xi fishing deal unconstitutional and lopsided

07/06/2019

The agreement between President Duterte and China’s President Xi Jinping allowing Chinese fishermen into the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is not only unconstitutional but also lopsided and could lead to a rapid drop in Philippine fish…

Malacañang rejects UN rights investigation of drug killings

07/06/2019

Malacañang on Friday rejected a call by some members of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to probe the growing number of killings in President Duterte’s war on drugs, saying it was interfering in the country’s sovereignty.…

PNP welcomes CHR’s call for probe of collateral damage in police operations

07/05/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday said it is welcoming the call of the Commission on Human Rights  (CHR) to probe police operations that involve collateral damage, including the recent buy-bust in Rodriguez,…

Delgra to TNVS drivers on ‘transport holiday’: Don’t hold public hostage

07/05/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Do not hold the riding public hostage, but instead air out concerns through dialogue. This was the appeal of Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin Delgra on Friday after a group…

LTFRB sets dialogue with TNVS drivers, operators on July 9

07/05/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has set a dialogue with transport network vehicle services (TNVS) drivers and operators on Tuesday, July 9. The dialogue will be held a day after…

House bill seeks to ban classes set for earlier than 8:30 a.m.

07/04/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya has filed a bill banning classes scheduled to start earlier than 8:30 a.m. in schools under the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education. In filing House…

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