Duterte on PH court win over China: ‘That’s just paper; I’ll throw that in the wastebasket’

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The victory of the Philippines over China at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague is just a “piece of paper,” trash to be thrown away, President Rodrigo Duterte said in his pre-recorded…

CCPO’s food pantries effectively following health protocols 

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 05/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With organized scheduling and monitoring, the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) says that their food pantries under their Barangayanihan program is effectively implementing minimum health protocols.  This Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy…

4K antigen kits readied for Victory at Mactan attendees in case President Duterte shows up

Futch Anthony Inso 04/23/2021

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government has already prepared 4,000 antigen testing kits for detecting Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for the visitors and participants of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan, in…

Banzon: We are prepared to secure the President

Futch Anthony Inso 04/22/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) is prepared to secure President Rodrigo Duterte in case he decides to attend the upcoming celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on April…

Palace declares April 27 ‘Special Working Day,’ 2021 as ‘Year of Filipino Pre-Colonial Ancestors’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Malacañang has declared 2021 as the ‘Year of Filipino Pre-Colonial Ancestors’. With it, April 27, 2021 will be a Special Working Day to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Datu Lapulapu’s triumph in the…

Cebu City seeks holiday for April 14

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/09/2021

The area near the Magellan’s Cross will host the reenactment of the First Baptism in the country which happened 500 years ago on April 14. | CDN Digital file photo CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City…

Duterte OKs use of 525,600 AstraZeneca vaccines as first dose for health workers

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation to use all currently available AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in the country as the first doses for healthcare workers amid the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. This means…

Duterte-Duterte in 2022 is a ‘bit too much,’ PH is not Davao City, says Lacson

Maila Ager 03/19/2021

MANILA,  Philippines — Filipinos are not only ready for a Davao-City-like political situation but it is also a “bit too much” to see a Duterte-Duterte tandem in 2022, Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Friday, March 19, 2021.…

Fake ID with President Duterte’s photo seized by police in California

Ian Biong 03/12/2021

A fake driver’s license bearing President Rodrigo Duterte’s photo was seized recently by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in California, USA. Vice police officers from LAPD Rampart spotted the fake ID, the said station announced on…

‘Now is not the time for politics:’ Pacquiao tells PDP-Laban party mates

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 03/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Now is not the time for politics, PDP-Laban president Senator Manny Pacquiao told his party mates in the ruling party following a resolution urging President Rodrigo Duterte to run for the vice presidency in…

4,468 Covid-19 cases recorded so far among learners, DepEd staff – official

Christia Marie Ramos 03/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has so far recorded 4,468 cases of Covid-19 among its personnel as well as students, an official told senators Wednesday, March 3, 2021. “We, in DepEd, have been monitoring…

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…

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