It’s official: Bongbong Marcos sworn in as PH’s 17th President

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 06/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos is now officially the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines after he took his oath of office on Thursday noon, June 30, 2022, at the National Museum grounds in…

Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III passes away

Christia Marie Ramos 06/24/2021

(Updated, 10:30 a.m.) MANILA, Philippines – Former President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III has passed away, former Malacañang officials said Thursday morning. He was 61. Aquino died at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Capitol Medical Center…

Nietes wants to meet Duterte

Mars G. Alison 01/03/2019

Donnie "Ahas" Nietes, the Filipino boxer who recently became a four-division world champion, is looking forward to meeting Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.…

Emergency powers

Editorial 10/10/2016

Do we really need the President to exercise emergency powers in order to resolve the country’s traffic congestion? In his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) last July, President Duterte persuaded lawmakers to allow him to…

Mixed reviews for Duterte

Ricky Poca 10/10/2016

  The first 100 days of President Rodrigo Duterte received mixed reviews, though surveys have shown that most Filipinos are satisfied with his performance especially in the area of peace and order. They’ve seen how the administration’s…

Obama congratulates Duterte

05/19/2016

United States President Barack Obama on Tuesday congratulated Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte on his landslide victory at the polls, hailing the country’s “vibrant democracy” — and emphasizing the importance of protecting human rights. In the call with…

Aquino gov’t: a truckload of lies, empty promises, lip service — Moro group

07/27/2015

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Militant groups here called for a stop to human rights violations, which they claimed has remained rampant during President Aquino’s term.  The protesters, led by Suara Bangsamoro, marched through major city streets here…

Robin Padilla film sparks fresh debate on who was 1st president

12/26/2014

  A Robin Padilla film is sparking a fresh wave of public interest in a long-standing historical debate on who is the first Philippine president, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo or Supremo Andres Bonifacio. Transportation and Communication Secretary Joseph…

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