Duterte team calls for revival of mining industry

Ben O. de Vera - Reporter 06/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines –Outgoing President Duterte’s economic team has pushed for the revival of the mining industry—sidelined these past few years by the lack of a fiscal regime as well as policy continuity—to generate more jobs and develop…

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…

Solving the party-list fiasco

Artemio V. Panganiban - @inquirerdotnet 05/23/2022

In “Talk to the People” days ago, President Duterte asked his successor (without naming who) to abolish the party-list system. THE PARTY-LIST WAS BORROWED BY OUR 1987 CONSTITUTION from the parliaments of Europe and imbedded it into…

Wishful thinking

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 05/17/2022

Soon after his election into office in 2016, I wrote hopefully — and with hindsight, naïvely — of President Duterte’s potential to be a unifying, bridging leader. I cited that even with a mere 39 percent plurality…

President Duterte cites Legarda for gov’t workers pay hike, free college education

Doris C. Bongcac 05/06/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Citing notable contributions of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda like the salary hike for soldiers and policemen, universal healthcare, free college education and irrigation for farmers, President Rodrigo Duterte said the veteran lawmaker was…

Duterte declares May 3 as regular holiday for Eid’l Fitr

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 05/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 3, 2022 as a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadan. Duterte signed Proclamation No. 1356 on Sunday but was released by Malacañang…

Duterte inaugurates CCLEX on historic day

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inaugurated the iconic Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) through a unique car ribbon-cutting ceremony in the middle of the bridge. Instead of cutting the ribbon using the traditional scissors, the…

Cebu marks 2 milestones in history today, Apr. 27

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Futch Anthony Inso, Morexette Marie Erram, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 04/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — On April 27, 2022, Cebu will be the site of two historical events in the Philippines. The national and local governments will be leading the 501st Anniversary of the Victory at Mactan, and…

Duterte-backed PDP Laban wing cries foul after some posts flagged by Facebook

Neil Arwin Mercado 04/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) wing backed by President Rodrigo Duterte cried foul Monday after some of its posts were allegedly flagged and taken down by Facebook. The party wing’s…

Duterte vetoes SIM Card Registration bill

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed the bill seeking to mandate the registration of all SIM cards and social media accounts in the country, the Palace announced Friday. Acting presidential spokesperson Martin Andanar said Duterte vetoed the…

Duterte puts reclamation applications on hold

Ador Vincent Mayol, Nestle Semilla 04/02/2022

CEBU CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a stop to the processing of applications for reclamation projects in the country due to reports of corruption. Speaking to top government officials from Central Visayas on Thursday night,…

Rama and Barug bets get Duterte’s endorsement

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, Councilor Raymond Garcia, and other Partido Barug candidates were officially endorsed by President Rodrigo Duterte on March 31, 2022. Rama and Garcia, who are vying for mayor and…

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