Governance, In Motion, Mindanao, Nation, News

Yet again, President Duterte has an important message to the CPP-NPA

7 Aug , 2016  

President Duterte has an important message to the CPP-NPA During his visit at the wake of killed in action soldiers at Naval Forces Northern Mindanao in Davao City on August 7, 2016, President Duterte faced the camera, again and sent a very candid and straightforward message to the Communist Party of the Philippines and apparently […]

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Governance, Manila, Nation, News

Duterte call on lawmakers to do part in changing the constitution

4 Aug , 2016  

President Rodrigo Duterte is storngly supportive of changing the constitution to pave the way for his brainchild of federalism. At first he is batting for a constitutional convention (ConCon). But after being briefed on the cost that range between P10 and P50 billion, he is now on the side for a constitutional assembly (ConAss) out […]

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Business, Governance, Manila, Nation, News

Transcript: Media interview of President Duterte at Rizal Hall of Malacañan

2 Aug , 2016  

This is the full transcript of the media interview with President Rodrigo Duterte at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on August 1, 2016: Two urgent matters that I will bring to the attention of the people of the Philippines. One is the lackadaisical attitude of some big business to do away with contractualization. Alam […]

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Business, In Motion, Manila, Nation, News

Duterte threatens big business to stop “Endo” practice or face closure

2 Aug , 2016  

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday sets his eyes on the practice of big business when it comes to employement and contractualization. He issued a reminder to refrain from the practice of contractualization just to cut cost as they would face closure. He said they will lose their permits to operate if caught abusing labor laws […]

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Crime, Human Rights, Nation, News

Latest count, 300 bodies and counting on Duterte’s drug war

1 Aug , 2016  

It is now thirty one days into the 6-year term of President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte. The most brazing accomplishment that splattered the face of national news were the blood and lifeless bodies of suspected drug users and pushers in various parts of Metro Manila and elsewhere in the country. This figure does […]

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Governance, Nation, News, Video

Ultimatum fails, Duterte lifts unilateral ceasefire with NPA

31 Jul , 2016  

It would seem that the ultimatum directed by President Rodrigo Duterte to the Communist Party of the Philippine’s New Peoples Army to declare unilateral ceasefire fell on deaf ears. As the administration deadline lapsed after 5pm of Saturday, the president lifted his order for unilateral ceasefire made on July 25 against the rebels. PNP Director […]

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Mindanao, Nation, News

Duterte tells NPA deadline to declare truce until Saturday only

30 Jul , 2016  

As if part of the present political establishment, the New Peaople’s Army just got word from President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday it has to declare a truce or else. Duterte on Friday gave the ultimatum that the rebels have until Saturday afternoon to declare a truce during his visit to the wake of a CAFGU […]

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Governance, Manila, Nation, News

Pimentel elected Senate President, Alvarez assumed the post of House Speaker

25 Jul , 2016  

Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez handily wins the Speakership of the House of Representatives with 251 lawmakers voting for him during the start of the 17th Congress at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City on Monday. It was Liberal Party (LP) stalwart and outgoing Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. who nominated Alvarez for the […]

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Governance, Nation, News, Video

Watch here the 1st State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte

25 Jul , 2016  

Watch here the full coverage of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address at the Batasan Pambansa complex in Quezon City. Live stream event could start earlier for backgrounders, some behind the scene details and more, but the program proper starts about 2:00 PM, July 25, 2016. One stark contrast on SONA’s […]

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Nation, News, NOAH

Duterte admin seen to implement forced savings program for employees

24 Jul , 2016  

Employed Filipinos can look forward to additional salary or wage deductions from their take home pay very soon. A regular deduction from monthly salary would be set aside as provision for retirement which was provided under Republic Act 9505 or the Personal Equity and Retirement Account (PERA) law. The forced savings program is a priority […]

Governance, Nation, News

Expect these during the 1st SONA of President Duterte

24 Jul , 2016  

On Monday’s first State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, do not expect to see the wives of honorable members of the Senate and House of Representatives, including the lady legislators garbed in pompous terno with matching jewelry. After all, the event is not about the display of wealth and elegance. The […]

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Nation, News

DA to recall devolved personnel from local government units

21 Jul , 2016  

In a move seen as total rebuke on the Local Government Code which caused the implementation of devolution of functions, personnel and agencies to local government units, the Department of Agriculture (DA) could well be the first to rescind the policy. The DA is set to enter into an agreement with the Department of Interior […]

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Governance, Nation, News

Duterte vows to investigate abuse of LGU intelligence, discretionary funds

18 Jul , 2016  

President Rodrigo Duterte is unhappy, and expressed dismay over the inability of mayors and governors to manage garbage in their localities. Last Friday, while at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) office in Davao City, Duterte vowed to create a special body to look into the intelligence and discretionary funds of local officials. He observed […]

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Nation, News

Permanent Court of Arbitration rules in favor of Philippines VS China

12 Jul , 2016  

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was highly favored as the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under the United Nations ruled in its arbitration case against China over the South China Sea dispute. The international tribunal set aside China’s nine-dash line claim over the disputed waters by ruling its invalidity. By coming out with the ruling […]

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Manila, Nation, News

This week is a historic week – Malacanang

11 Jul , 2016  

Manila — The official palace spokesperson is giving an advance information on what news developments everybody can look up to this week. One that interest all and sundry is the landmark decision from the United Nations Arbitration decision on the West Philippine Sea which is up for release on Tuesday, July 12. Presidential Communications Secretary […]

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Governance, Manila, Nation, News

All PNP officers to undergo lifestyle check – DILG

11 Jul , 2016  

Manila — Many supporters, observers and detractors are waiting for this. Now, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mike Sueno finally made an order for the conduct of a lifestyle check for all members of the, hold your breath, Philippine National Police to identify and remove wayward officials involved in illegal activities that is eroding the […]

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Governance, Nation, News

New PNP chief reshuffle senior officials in key posts

2 Jul , 2016  

MANILA – Newly-installed Philippine National Police Chief, Director General Ronald Dela Rosa, on Friday ordered a reorganization of senior officers occupying key positions in the PNP Command Group, Directorial Staff, Regional Police Offices and National Support Units. ”Upon my assumption today I have ordered a reorganization of senior officers occupying key positions in the PNP […]

Election, Manila, Nation, News, Video

Inaugural speech of Vice President Leni Robredo

30 Jun , 2016  

Inaugural Message of Leni Robredo during the Oath Taking of the Vice President of the Philippines at Quezon City Reception House, June 30, 2016 To my beloved countrymen: There are moments in our lives that shine brighter than others. Like when I met Jesse. Or when I saw my children’s faces for the first time. […]

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Nation, News, Video

Watch: The inaugural of the 16th President of the Philippines

30 Jun , 2016  

The Inaugural of Rodrigo Roa Duterte, 16th President of the Philippines. Watch here the live stream video feed direct from the Malacañan Palace on the full coverage of the oathtaking, inauguration of the 16th President of the republic, Rodrigo Roa Duterte. ATPV 1,789

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Media, Nation, News

Pooled Editorial: The President and The Press

29 Jun , 2016  

Regrettably, the conversation between President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and the news media has turned sharp and shrill. All but lost in the noise is the two parties’ common duty in law and tradition to serve and to inform the Filipino people on issues, events and policies that affect their interest and welfare. A president—all at once […]

Election, Manila, Nation, News

SC junking petition vs. resolution on SOCE deadline extension happy news for Comelec

29 Jun , 2016  

MANILA — The Commission on Elections welcomed the ruling of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) denying the petition seeking to nullify the poll body’s resolution extending the deadline for the filing of the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE). Commissioner Rowena Guanzon noted that the ruling is good for them since they will […]

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Nation, News

Livestream: 118th Philippine Independence Day Celebration

12 Jun , 2016  

Watch here the live stream feed of the 118th Philippine Independence Day Celebration direct from the Rizal Monument at the Rizal Park, near Roxas Boulevard, Manila. MANILA – President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed hope on Sunday that the Filipino people would continue to protect and defend democracy even beyond his term which ends on […]

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Governance, Nation, News

Leni Robredo will engage private sector to fulfill campaign promises

12 Jun , 2016  

ORMOC CITY, Leyte — Undaunted with the prospect of holding no Cabinet post designation under the incoming administration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, Leni Robredo will still work on her advocacies. A Robredo spokesperson, Georgina Hernandez, declared that Vice President-elect Robredo would engage the participation of the private sector to fulfill her campaign promises. Hernandez cited […]

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Manila, Nation, News

Simultaneous raising of national flag mark 118th PH independence

11 Jun , 2016  

MANILA — A simultaneous flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies at 8:00 AM on June 12, 2016, in all places of national significance in the country will highlight the 118th anniversary celebration of the proclamation of Philippine independence. Secretary Mel Senen S. Sarmiento of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday called for […]

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