Rama is ‘glad’ of BBM-Sara tandem

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama, a member of the country’s ruling party, PDP-Laban, said he was glad of the tandem of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., and Davao City Mayor Sara…

On blessings

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 08/24/2020

My friend, a physician in one of the smaller hospitals in Metro Manila, had a “bad” duty this weekend. He found himself resuscitating a young mother with COVID-19. Not his first COVID-19 patient, but to be so…

‘Bato’: Slap me in public if I’m involved in corruption

Maila Ager - INQUIRER.net 09/10/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Neophyte Senator  Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said he is willing to be slapped repeatedly in public if it is proven that he is involved in corruption. On Tuesday, Dela Rosa expressed his readiness to face any probe…

DOJ chief: ‘Bato’ eyed BuCor authority to release convicts

Maila Ager - INQUIRER.net 09/09/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday bared that then-Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa had requested that the authority to release persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) be delegated to the Bucor head.…

Anakbayan: Bato an ‘utter fool’ for picking on students-activists

08/12/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Youth leftist group Anakbayan on Monday called Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa an “utter fool” for cautioning parents to observe changes in their children, who may have been recruited in communist organizations. “Bato is…

Rough Seas: Some trips from Cebu to Bohol, Leyte provinces cancelled

Rosalie Abatayo 08/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Some trips from Cebu to Bohol and Leyte provinces were suspended today, August 4, because of “rough sea conditions” in these areas. Lieutenant Junior Grade Michael John Encina, spokesperson of the Philippine Coast Guard…

Food not bombs activity in Leyte: How people can create endless ripples of kindness

Immae Lachica 08/03/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— A Cebu-based visual artist shared the story behind the viral video entitled, “Food not bombs spread love and peace.” Soikee, 28, who hails from Leyte but has been based in Cebu since 2017…

Duterte push for death penalty to boost bill’s chances in Senate – Bato

07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s push for the reimposition of the death penalty in the country will boost the measure’s chances in the Senate, Sen. Ronald dela Rosa said Monday. “Malaki laki ang chance,” the former…

‘Rough seas’ cause cancellation of two Leyte province trips

Doris C. Bongcac 07/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) Operations Division announced Monday afternoon, July 15, the cancellation of at least two trips bound for Leyte province because of rough seas. A trip by South Pacific Shipping…

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…

Senator Bato challenges critics to a debate

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senator-elect Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa is challenging critics, or persons who are doubting his intelligence to serve as senator, to a face-to-face debate. “Kinsa nang mga tawhana, iatubang kanako, debatihon nako bisag usa…

Dela Rosa: ‘Senador na ako!’

/INQ.net 05/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — “Masaya ako! Senador na ako!” Senator-elect Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa expressed joy on Wednesday as he spoke briefly to the media at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). This was minutes before the proclamation…

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