President Duterte announces retirement from politics

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 10/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — In a sudden plot twist, President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Saturday that he will retire from politics, shelving aside his plans to run for vice president in the 2022 national elections. Duterte made the…

Bong Go files candidacy for vice president in 2022 polls

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 10/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Bong Go on Saturday filed his certificate of candidacy for the position of vice president in the 2022 national elections. Go arrived with President Rodrigo Duterte at about 3:25 PM at the Harbor…

CHED-7 expects several HEIs to apply for limited face-to-face classes

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/29/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Commission on Higher Education in Central Visayas (CHED-7) is expecting several higher education institutions (HEIs) to apply for limited face-to-face classes following the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte for other degree programs…

Hontiveros: United opposition is surefire way to beat Duterte candidate

Carla Gomez 09/28/2021

BACOLOD CITY—Opposition Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Monday expressed hope there would be a united front for non-administration candidates to defeat whoever is fielded by President Rodrigo Duterte, who is stepping down after the May 2022 elections. Hontiveros,…

DepEd-7 targets inoculating 75% of teachers, personnel

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) is yet to receive formal orders from the national government requiring teaching and non-teaching personnel who will be deployed for the pilot implementation of face-to-face…

‘No more face shields outside’ – Duterte

Daphne Galvez 09/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Wearing face shields outdoors is no longer required except in closed and crowded places, President Rodrigo Duterte announced in a taped briefing aired late Wednesday night, September 22, 2021. Duterte said he had approved…

52 schools in Region 7 ‘ready’ for return of face-to-face classes

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Selected public schools in Central Visayas are ready to resume face-to-face classes, according to the Department of Education (DepEd-7) here. DepEd-7 on Monday, September 20, 2021, welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to approve…

‘Napapaso ba kayo?’: Gordon hits ‘Atty. Duterte’ for defending Yang, others in Pharmally deals

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Richard Gordon on Friday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for his repeated defense of his former economic adviser, Michael Yang, and other personalities being tagged in the government’s controversial deals with a foreign-led company.…

ICC pre-trial chamber authorizes start of probe into Duterte’s drug war

Zacarian Sarao 09/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved the start of the probe into the crimes against humanity cases filed against President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with the drug war…

A preview of Duterte as VP: Auditing COA, forgetting it’s not his job

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher/Writer / @CeBacligINQ 08/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines—I will audit COA. The statement could lead to several conclusions—lack of knowledge about constitutional duties, hyperbole bordering on a lie and bravado which one senator said was by now all too familiar. President Rodrigo Duterte,…

Dino ‘glad’ with Duterte’s acceptance of nomination to run for VP

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/26/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) said he is glad that President Rodrigo Duterte accepted the “clamor of the people to sustain the…

Diaz, other Tokyo medalists to meet Pres. Duterte on Monday

Glendale G. Rosal 08/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hidilyn Diaz, the country’s first Olympic gold medalist as well as the country’s other Tokyo Games medal winners will pay a courtesy call on President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang Palace on Monday, August…

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