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Pres. Duterte had more votes than reported

By now, we ought to leave the issue of the ouster of Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno behind and move forward to focus on more important matters of the state......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

Meeting with the top people of Pres. Duterte

It’s not everyday that we are able to meet with the top leaders of our government and that’s exactly what we did last weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News16 hr. 52 min. ago

What’s Wrong With Appointing Another Female Ombudsman?

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales' term will end this July. She is one of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte's staunch critics and many are wondering who he will appoint in the position once she steps down. In a recent interview with Malacaang reporters, he made it crystal clear: "Gusto ko 'yung bilib ang tao sa integrity niya. Of course, it could not be a politician, lalo na hindi babae." (I want people to believe in their integrity. Of course, it could not be a politician, especially not a woman.) Hold up, that criteria doesn't sound quite right.What is with the emphasis on not getting a woman to do the job? Duterte added that the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) will give him a shortlist of n...Keep on reading: What’s Wrong With Appointing Another Female Ombudsman?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Duterte skips village polls; Robredo votes in Naga City

Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go, special assistant to the president, confirmed reports that the president, who was supposed to vote in Davao City, was a no-show, but did not state the reas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Duterte skips village polls; Leni votes in Naga

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte did not vote in barangay (village) elections on Monday, his aide told reporters. Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go, special assistant to the President, confirmed re.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Polls generally peaceful – PNP

But vote-buying, harassment, other non-violent incidents reported YESTERDAY’S synchronized Sangguniang Kabataan and Barangay elections were generally peaceful nationwide although there were reports of vote-buying, harassment, overcrowded polling centers, missing voters’ list and other incidents which typically happen when Filipinos cast their votes. PNP chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde said….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Duterte skips barangay, SK polls

President Rodrigo Duterte did not cast any votes during the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

DU30 to sit in ‘memorable’ chair when he votes

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will use today the same wooden armchair he sat in when he voted in the 2016 national and local elections. Arlene Pernes, principal of the Daniel R. Aguinaldo High School in Matina, Talomo district in Davao, said the wooden armchair would be taken out of its glass….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

ERC approves P1-billion worth of capex applications

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved applications for capital expenditure projects amounting to around P1.15 billion as of April this year, the agency said on Thursday, May 10, citing its report to the President. “We (the ERC) have achieved meaningful milestones, and we owe it to Pres. Duterte with the continuing guidance and support […] The post ERC approves P1-billion worth of capex applications appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

New DOT chief expected to continue Boracay rehab

DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DOT-6) regional director Helen Catalbas said she expects new tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat to continue the rehabilitation efforts of the national government in Boracay Island in the province of Aklan. Puyat was named as the new DOT chief by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte on May 8, 2018, after former Sec. Wanda Teo […] The post New DOT chief expected to continue Boracay rehab appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Explaining What the Duterte EO Missed

CHEERS TO two news media organizations for explaining on Labor Day what was missing in President Duterte's executive order (EO) supposedly ending "endo."While most media accounts reported on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Explaining What the Duterte EO Missed

CHEERS TO two news media organizations for explaining on Labor Day what was missing in President Duterte's executive order (EO) supposedly ending "endo."While most media accounts reported on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Senators set China missile probe at WPS

are setting the stage for a full-blown inquiry into the reported Chinese missile installation within the West Philippine Sea (WPS) territories, even as they acknowledged the Duterte administration&.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

US-Philippine war games launched under Duterte

The US and Philippine militaries launched major exercises yesterday aimed at fighting global terrorism, while staying mostly quiet on Beijing's reported installation of missiles in the dispute.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

US-Philippine war games open under China-leaning Duterte

MANILA: The US and Philippine militaries launched major exercises Monday aimed at fighting global terrorism, while staying mostly quiet on Beijing's reported installation of missiles in the di.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Duterte orders probe of PhilHealth OIC for alleged excessive trips

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered an investigation into the reported excessive trips and allowances of the interim president of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), Malacaangsaid on Monday. "Well, alam ko po iimbestigahan din po iyan ng Presidente," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing. [Well, I know that the President is having that investigated.] The Commission on Audit (COA) had earlier askedPhilHealth officer-in-charge Celestina Ma. Jude de la Serna to explain her travels amounting to P627,293.04 in just one year despite the agency's massive net income loss of P8.92 billion. Roque said the President was serious in cleaning the...Keep on reading: Duterte orders probe of PhilHealth OIC for alleged excessive trips.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Who ll make amends for the Kuwait fiasco?

FRANCISCO S. TATAD IN a bold and unprecedented move, an undetermined number of career officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs were reported to have asked President Rodrigo Duterte to relieve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Duterte defends China amid missile deployment report

China has not asked for anything in return for its assistance to the Philippines, President Duterte said as he allayed concerns of some groups over Beijing’s reported deployment of missiles on disputed areas in the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Who’ll make amends for the Kuwait fiasco?

IN a bold and unprecedented move, an undetermined number of career officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs were reported to have asked President Rodrigo Duterte to relieve Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and his non-career deputies of their posts, following the diplomatic fiasco in Kuwait, arising from the DFA-authorized special operations to rescue allegedly [...] The post Who’ll make amends for the Kuwait fiasco? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Robredo slams China missiles in West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday, May 6, slammed China's reported installation of missile systems on 3 islands in the West Philippine Sea, part of the South China Sea that belongs to the Philippines.  In a statement, Robredo urged the Duterte administration to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Palace: No blaming but China’s reclamation work happened under Aquino admin

Malacañang on Saturday denied blaming the past administration over the reported escalation of China’s maritime encroachment in waters claimed by the Philippines, but it said the militarization of the disputed area already happened even before the Duterte government took over......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018