SC gets 3rd petition to declare OVP’s 2022 secret funds unconstitutional

Tetch Torres-Tupas 12/12/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A third petition has been filed with the Supreme Court  (SC) asking to declare as unconstitutional and void the release of the P125-million confidential funds to the Office of the Vice President (OVP) in…

Imee Marcos supports VP Duterte’s stance against peace talks with NDFP

Maila Ager 12/06/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Imee Marcos supports Vice President Sara Duterte’s stance on the government pursuing peace talks with communist rebels. Like Duterte, Marcos also believes that the government should reconsider its move to return to peace…

Bicam panel: ‘0’ secret funds for OVP, Deped

Melvin Gascon 12/01/2023

Lawmakers comprising the bicameral conference committee on Wednesday sealed the fate of the controversial confidential funds for the offices under Vice President Sara Duterte, retaining the versions of both the Senate and the House of Representatives that…

VP Sara Duterte says any ICC probe in PH is ‘patently unconstitutional’

11/23/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Sara Duterte on Thursday said that allowing the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and any alleged crime in the Philippines is unconstitutional. The Vice President’s father is former president Rodrigo Duterte,…

Duterte: I’ll run for senator or VP if Sara is impeached

11/21/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Former President Rodrigo Duterte said he will be forced to run for vice president or senator if his daughter Vice President Sara Duterte is impeached. Reports have circulated that there are members of the…

Bongbong cites ‘excellent’ ties with Sara: We don’t want her impeached

Nestor Corrales 11/20/2023

HONOLULU, Hawaii — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday (Philippine time) said he does not want Vice President Sara Duterte impeached. “We don’t want her impeached. She does not deserve to be impeached,” Marcos told reporters…

Sara Duterte says she is not interested to run for president in 2028

Faith Argosino 11/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte has expressed her disinterest in running for president in the 2028 national elections. Duterte said her future decisions would depend on “God’s plan,” saying that she did…

Speaker Romualdez denies impeachment moves vs Sara Duterte at House

Nestor Corrales 11/19/2023

SAN FRANCISCO — Speaker Martin Romualdez has denied there are moves to impeach Vice President Sara Duterte following the controversy on her confidential and intelligence funds. “I’m not aware of anything. Nothing filed, no news of that,”…

Pimentel: Duterte’s secret funds may be restored in bicam

Julie Aurelio 11/11/2023

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel III warned on Friday that lawmakers may not have heard the last of the debates over Vice President Sara Duterte’s request for P650 million in confidential funds even after she withdrew the proposed…

VP Duterte gives up P500-M OVP secret fund – Sen. Angara

Charie Abarca 11/09/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Sara Duterte “will no longer pursue” her request for P500 million confidential and intelligence funds for her office next year, Senator Sonny Angara said on Thursday. Angara, chair of the Senate committee…

Dutertes’ anger at secret fund scrutiny, queries opens crack in ‘UniTeam’

Kurt dela Peña 10/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines—With the decision of the House of Representatives to strip Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte of P650 million in confidential funds, her father, Rodrigo Duterte, seemed to have no choice but to come to…

Sara Duterte is country’s caretaker while Marcos is in Saudi Arabia

Jean Mangaluz 10/19/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Sara Duterte will serve as the caretaker of the Philippines while President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is in Saudi Arabia, Malacañang said on Thursday. After Marcos delivered his pre-departure speech at the Villamor…

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