Duterte: Cocaine-using presidential bet eludes cops by doing drugs on yacht, plane

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 11/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the unnamed presidential aspirant, whom he accused of doing cocaine, was able to escape apprehension because he does the illegal act in places like on a yacht or…

After Duterte revelation, Moreno wants all presidential aspirants to undergo drug test

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 11/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — All presidential aspirants must undergo drug testing and it is better that it is conducted by government authorities, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said a day after President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that one…

Duterte ally Apollo Quiboloy indicted for sex trafficking in US

Reuters 11/19/2021

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday announced sex–trafficking charges alleging that girls and young women were coerced to have sex with the founder of a Philippines-based church who is a friend and adviser to Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte. A 74-page indictment charges Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, founder of…

Comelec grants Marcos’ appeal to extend deadline to reply on DQ case 

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 11/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez said the poll body’s second division granted the appeal of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s camp to extend the deadline for the submission of their response to the…

PH to continue asserting sovereignty after latest ‘illegal’ acts of China Coast Guard in WPS

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 11/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will continue to insist on its “sovereignty, sovereign rights, and jurisdiction over our territory” despite reports that the China Coast Guard recently “blocked and water cannoned” Philippine supply boats in the West…

Stop bringing unvaccinated kids in malls, says medical group exec

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 11/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Parents, especially those with kids aged 11 years old and below, should still refrain from bringing their children to malls, or any indoor public spaces that are frequented by a lot of people, said…

Duterte’s possible VP run a show of dismay for Sara Duterte’s candidacy

Daniza Fernandez - @inquirerdotnet 11/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said he may run as vice president in the 2022 elections to show his dismay for his daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio’s participation in the race for the country’s second-highest position, a move…

Duterte claims Bongbong Marcos, Robredo ‘pro-communists’

Daniza Fernandez - @inquirerdotnet 11/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has claimed that presidential aspirants Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Leni Robredo are pro-communists. In an interview with pro-Duterte vlogger Byron Cristobal, known online as Banat By, that aired…

Duterte says he will run for vice president in 2022

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 11/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said he will be running for vice president in next year’s elections. Duterte, who accompanied senators Bong Go and Bato dela Rosa to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office…

Bongbong Marcos, Sara Duterte in talks about ‘working together’ for 2022 polls — Romualdez

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 11/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos are in talks about the possibility of working together for the 2022 national elections, Lakas CMD president Martin Romualdez said Friday. Romualdez…

Senate security teams to arrest ex-DBM exec Lao in Davao, Cebu

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 11/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate Sergeant-at-Arms will be sending teams to the known addresses of former Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) head Lloyd Christopher Lao in the cities of Davao and Cebu…

Sara Duterte resigns from HNP

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 11/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has resigned from her regional party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), an official of the political group revealed Thursday. HNP Secretary-General Anthony del Rosario said Duterte-Carpio tendered her resignation at…

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