Sandiganbayan allows Marcoses to stage defense in ill-gotten wealth case

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 06/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has allowed the heirs of late former president Ferdinand Marcos, including his son, namesake and now President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., to present their defense for an ill-gotten wealth case, setting aside…

Food crisis, high costs to test Bongbong Marcos as agri chief

Jordeene Lagare, The Inquirer Bureaus 06/22/2022

With just days before he sits as agriculture secretary, President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will have to contend with numerous challenges that threaten the country’s food supply and stymied the growth of the farm sector for decades. Outgoing…

China ‘strongest partner’ in PH recovery – Marcos

Dexter Cabalza, Kathleen de Villa, Nestor Corrales 06/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has called China the country’s “strongest partner” in its efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic despite Beijing’s continued intrusion into Philippine waters which Manila has repeatedly protested against. Speaking…

Bongbong Marcos: China can’t find greater champion in PH than mom Imelda

Christia Marie Ramos 06/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines — “China cannot find a greater champion than my mother in the Philippines,” President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said of former first lady Imelda Marcos. This, as the Association for Philippines-China Understanding (APCU) and the…

Rama invites BBM to Sinulog 2023

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has extended an invitation for President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to attend the Sinulog festival in January 2023. Rama said he took advantage of their brief encounter at…

Bongbong Marcos’ PFP spent P272 million for presidential campaign — SOCE

Neil Arwin Mercado 06/06/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) spent P272 million for the campaign of president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in the 2022 national elections. This was according to the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE)…

SC chief Gesmundo to administer oath of Bongbong Marcos

Nestor Corrales 06/04/2022

Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo will administer the oath of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. during the latter’s inauguration at the National Museum on June 30. “We shall abide by the tradition, the Supreme Court Chief Justice, the Hon.…

Martial law should be ‘open to debate’ – incoming press chief

Nestor Corrales 06/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Amid public fears that the return of the Marcos family to Malacañang would lead to historical distortion, the newly appointed press secretary, Trixie Cruz Angeles, thinks that the martial law period should be “open…

‘Tourism key to revitalize PH’s post-pandemic growth’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As the country’s new Tourism Secretary, Liloan Mayor Christina Frasco vowed to usher an era of ‘effective tourism governance’ to boost the tourism industry here. Frasco, in a statement issued on Tuesday, May…

Imee wants inclusion of ‘pinklawan’ personalities in Marcos Jr.’s admin

John Eric Mendoza 05/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Imee Marcos on Saturday said she is recommending personalities associated with “dilawan” and “pinklawan” to be appointed under the administration of president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. The term “dilawan” is associated with the…

Palace: No issue if Marcos makes Duterte his ‘drug czar’

Dempsey Reyes, Nestor Corrales 05/28/2022

There would be no legal hurdles to President Duterte’s appointment by his successor as leader of the campaign against illegal drugs which he started, Malacañang said on Friday. Mr. Duterte has not indicated that he was still…

Health reform, pay hike: Wish list for Bongbong Marcos grows

Julie Aurelio, Kathleen de Villa, Nestor Corrales 05/28/2022

The wish list continues to grow for President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr., with key sectors adding on proposed measures that they want the new administration to support to improve the lives of ordinary Filipinos. The items presented on…

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