Duterte urges Congress to pass Trabaho bill

07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called on Congress, during his fourth State of the Nation Address, to pass the second tranche of his planned tax system overhaul. The President was referring to the Tax…

Duterte push for death penalty to boost bill’s chances in Senate – Bato

07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s push for the reimposition of the death penalty in the country will boost the measure’s chances in the Senate, Sen. Ronald dela Rosa said Monday. “Malaki laki ang chance,” the former…

Villanueva ‘keen’ to look into Duterte’s call in passing law on teachers’ salary hike

07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Joel Villanueva on Monday said that he and his office is “very keen” to look into President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to pass a new law regarding a pay hike for public school teachers.…

Duterte warns LBP: Fulfill mandate or be abolished

07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to shut down state-run Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP). “What the heck is wrong with you? You are supposed to finance agricultural enterprises and endeavors,” Duterte said in his fourth…

‘It sounded like the State of China’s affairs in PH,’ Hontiveros on Duterte’s 4th Sona

07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — “It sounded like the State of China’s affairs in the Philippines.” This was how opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros described President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona). “Tungkol sa West Philippine Sea,…

Duterte renews push for death penalty on drug-related crimes

Inquirer.net 07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has made another push for the reimposition of the death penalty in the Philippines. In his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, Duterte recounted the May 2017 Marawi…

WATCH: VIPs walk on SONA 2019 red carpet in classic, political fashion

07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Not to be outdone by celebrity guests, senators, congressmen, and other top-level invitees on Monday walked at this year’s State of the Nation Address red carpet in the Batasang Pambansa clad in dresses and…

Duterte finally arrives at Batasan Complex for 4th Sona

07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte arrived Monday afternoon at the House of Representatives in Quezon City for his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona). Duterte was supposed to address the nation at 4 p.m. but…

Hontiveros tells Duterte: Don’t turn Sona into ‘China’s educational channel’

07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte should not turn his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona) into “China’s educational channel,” opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros said Monday. The senator said the President should show the Filipino people…

Go: Duterte could have skipped Sona if Speakership row wasn’t resolved

07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte earlier threatened not to attend his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona) if the House of Representatives did not settle the Speakership issue, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go revealed Monday. Go…

Militants occupy Cebu City’s main streets to protest Duterte policies

07/22/2019

CEBU CITY –– Hundreds of protesters on Monday occupied the major streets of downtown Cebu City to protest President Duterte’s 4th State of Nation Address. The militant groups marched from Fuente Osmena Circle and converged at a…

If and only if: Recounting the many times Duterte cried ‘I will resign’

07/22/2019

President Rodrigo Duterte considered resigning from the presidency numerous times, and the conditional statements that followed were varied. He would resign, yes, if his son, Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte, vied for House speakership.…

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