The administration’s biggest, most brazen lie

Solita Callas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 03/13/2021

The biggest, most brazen lie ever, at least in the history of the current administration, was told by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque in a recent press briefing. Oh, you might say, Reader, smothering your yawn, doesn’t he…

Duterte admits eradicating corruption ‘impossible’

Krissy Aguilar 02/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Eradicating corruption is “impossible,” President Rodrigo Duterte admitted  in his pre-recorded speech that aired Wednesday night. “I have promised the nation, I said, I would dedicate the remaining months of stay in the Office…

Terror bill critics march despite quarantine

the Inquirer staff 06/05/2020

For the first time since the nearly three-month ban on mass gatherings was imposed, hundreds of human rights and political activists held a protest march on Thursday, this time against the proposed antiterrorism law, warning that it…

Gov’t rolls out P27-B package vs COVID-19

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 03/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte administration’s economic team has announced a P27-billion package to provide economic relief to businesses and workers affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. “Mula po sa economic cluster, headed by (Finance)…

Gov’t is ‘on top of the situation’ – Go on nCoV outbreak

Inquirer.net 02/05/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — “Since day one, the whole Duterte administration has said that it has been on top of the situation and is doing everything it can to address the issue,” Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go…

Visa requirement for Americans seen harming PH tourism, trade

Roy Stephen C. Canivel - @inquirerdotnet 01/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Requiring Americans to get a visa to visit the Philippines might hold back an entire tourist market and discourage potential investors from entering the country, a potentially high price to pay over an issue…

De Lima: UPV students’ cheer reflects ‘brutal reality’ under Duterte admin

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 10/23/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Opposition Senator Leila De Lima lauded Wednesday a cheering group from the University of the Philippines Visayas that has gone viral for its satirical attack on social and political issues, which the lawmaker said…

PNP: Only 253 cops face raps in 6,600 drug slays

DJ Yap - Philippine Daily Inquirer 09/14/2019

MANILA — A majority of police officers involved in operations that killed more than 6,000 suspects in President Duterte’s war on drugs since 2016 have not been criminally charged, the Philippine National Police told House members on…

Business strategic advisor: 10 more years of growth for real estate

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/23/2018

REAL estate growth is expected to continue in the next 10 years as the Duterte administration rolls out more infrastructure projects that will benefit both public and private sector endeavors. This was the view of strategic business…

Colmenares: Gov’t, AFP should be held responsible for Negros massacre

Inquirer.net 10/21/2018

Former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said the Duterte administration and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) should be held responsible for the massacre of nine sugarcane workers inside a farm in Sagay City, Negros Occidental…

Malignant forces

Editorial 09/10/2017

The Duterte administration may have some reason to believe there are “malignant forces at work” to undermine it since the three teenage victims were killed barely days apart. Kian Loyd delos Santos and Carl Angelo Arnaiz, both…

Customs corruption

Editorial 08/27/2017

In truth, former mutineer and now former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon would still remain at his post were it not for that P6.4 billion worth of smuggled drugs that went through under his watch early this year.…

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