Palace: Duterte could’ve influenced Catriona’s stand on marijuana use

Inquirer.net 12/17/2018

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is the “single biggest influencing voice” on the country’s push for the legalization of medical marijuana and he could have influenced Miss Universe Catriona Gray’s stance on the issue, Malacañang said…

Return of prized bells seen ringing in more tourists

Inquirer.net 12/16/2018

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is ready for the influx of tourists not just in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, but also in the rest of Eastern Visayas following the return of the iconic Balangiga bells to the quaint…

Palace: No need for Duterte to issue yearly medical bulletin

Inquirer.net 12/03/2018

There is no need for President Rodrigo Duterte to release a yearly medical bulletin, Malacañang said Monday, following the call of eight senatorial aspirants for the President to release medical bulletins about his health. “The question was…

VETERAN LAWYER SAYS: Death squads will give people right to kill on mere suspicion

Ador Vincent Mayol 11/30/2018

Illegal and dangerous. This was the warning posed by veteran Cebuano lawyer Democrito Barcenas on President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to create “death squads” to counter the sparrow units of insurgents. “Neither the law nor the Constitution allows…

Palace: No pardon for 3 cops in Kian slay

Inquirer.net 11/29/2018

  Malacañang on Thursday allayed fears that President Rodrigo Duterte would eventually pardon the three convicted police officers in the killing of teenager Kian delos Santos last year, noting that the chief executive will not tolerate an…

POLITICAL VISIT

Morexette M. Erram and Nestle L. Semilla 10/29/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte to preside over a ‘private dinner’ with political allies in Cebu tonight to preside over a ‘private dinner’ with political allies in Cebu tonight President Rodrigo Duterte arrives in Cebu today for a private…

Legislators urged: Tune out poll noise, pass tax reform packages

Inquirer.net 10/24/2018

THE head of the administration’s economic team is urging legislators to heed the President Rodrigo Duterte’s call and immediately pass the remaining packages of its comprehensive tax reform proposal despite cynical reception by some sectors. “Our legislators…

PRO-7 exec: Slain cop is same cop in narco-list

Nestle L. Semilla 10/14/2018

THE police officer killed in the Oct. 12 Talisay City ambush is the same person included in President Rodrigo Duterte’s narco-list. Supt. Reyman Tolentin, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) said this in an interview with…

Politicians on ‘narcolist’ down to 85 — PDEA

Inquirer.net 10/14/2018

The number of “narcopoliticians” has been trimmed down to 85 after the arrest and death of 8 others, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said. According to PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino, the 85 “narcopoliticians” were included in…

PH gives aid worth $300K to Indonesia for quake-tsunami victims

Inquirer.net 10/10/2018

BALI — The Philippines has sent over US$300,000 in assistance to Indonesia ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s arrival here for the Southeast Asian leaders’ meeting. At a press briefing on Wednesday, Manila’s ambassador to Indonesia Leehiong Wee…

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