Speaking on pandemic, Duterte jokingly looks for ambulance: Baka meron na ako?

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 07/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — As President Rodrigo Duterte began to tout “how well [he] led” the country during the pandemic, he jested about contracting COVID-19 as he jokingly looked for an ambulance during his final State of the…

On final Sona, Duterte repeats campaign promise to ‘kill people who destroy PH’

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 07/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte again mentioned his often-repeated campaign promise to kill people who would “destroy the country,” even telling the International Criminal Court (ICC) to record and use his statements in his last State…

President Duterte’s last Sona: Cebu benefited from Build, Build, Build’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to hold his last State of the Nation Address (Sona) tomorrow, Monday (July 25). And several officials here in Cebu are expecting the Chief Executive to lay bare…

Sen. Gatchalian wants to know how Duterte will revive economy during SONA

Futch Anthony Inso 07/23/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Senator Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian wants President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss his strategies in reviving the country’s economy during his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 26, 2021. Gatchalian said that…

Education gets poor grades under Duterte

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 07/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines—In about a week, President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) uncertain if the state of Philippine education, one of the country’s pressing issues, would be discussed. The country is…

Dignos is newest member of Lapu-Lapu SP

Futch Anthony Inso 07/20/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Former Assistant City Attorney Michael Dignos has formally taken his oath as a new member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Lapu-Lapu City on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Dignos was appointed by President Rodrigo…

Lagman: Duterte wants to be ‘successor-president’ with VP bid

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 07/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s possible vice presidential bid is fueled by his “real intention” of becoming a “successor-president,” Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman said Sunday. Lagman believes that Duterte, who has entertained the notion…

Lawsuits after presidency? Duterte says he could run for VP, get immunity

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday teased about running for vice president in the upcoming elections to get immunity from the lawsuits that he may face once he steps down as chief executive. During the…

Rama had private meeting with Duterte on Tuesday night

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Will Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama be endorsed again by President Rodrigo Duterte? The vice mayor remains mum about it even after he had a private meeting with the President in Malacañang…

Duterte now ‘somewhat sold on idea’ of VP run

Julie Aurelio 07/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is getting to like the prospect of running as Vice President in the 2022 elections, but believes that his future successor should be a “friend” that he can work with, like…

Malacañang’s decision to reject Gwen’s appeal expected –PB member

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/02/2021

CEBU, Philippines — Cebu Provincial Board Member John Ismael Borgonia said he is not surprised and, in fact, expected Malacañang’s decision to reject the appeal of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn “Gwen” Garcia to the national Inter-Agency Task Force…

‘I’m not attacking the President:’ Pacquiao says on fight vs gov’t corruption

Christia Marie Ramos 07/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao has denied “attacking” President Rodrigo Duterte after he criticized government corruption under the current administration, saying he wishes to work with the Chief Executive in cracking down on corrupt officials. “I’m…

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