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Social News Network Rappler CEO Maria Ressa arrested for cyber libel
Social News Network Rappler CEO Maria Ressa arrested for cyber libel

Culled from the online news portal itself, Rappler reports agents from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa early Wednesday evening, February 13. The arrest was done in connection with a cyber libel case filed by the justice department. NBI officers in civilian […]

Bong Revilla off the hook on pork barrel fund plunder case
Bong Revilla off the hook on pork barrel fund plunder case

As many expected, former Philippine senator Bong Revilla on Friday was acquitted by the Sandiganbayan of the plunder case in relation to the misuse of P224 million pork barrel funds. Pork barrel funds were coated as Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of previous administrations. His co-accused, bussinesswoman Janet Lim Napoles […]

Napgate: President Duterte is neither Sleeping Beauty nor Snow White
Napgate: President Duterte is neither Sleeping Beauty nor Snow White

Why President Duterte is neither Snow White nor Sleeping Beauty? But of course, there could never be another Snow White nor Sleeping Beauty except the originals from the rich imagery of Disney. In the case of the Philippine president, it is funny how local media made full take, nay a […]

Office of VP Robredo issues statement on Chinese President Xi Jinping state visit
Office of VP Robredo issues statement on Chinese President Xi Jinping state visit

On November 21st, 2018, the Office of the Vice President issued a statement which addresses concern on the issues hounding the 2-day state visit  of Chinese President Xi Jinping  upon the invitation of President Duterte. Read the full statement below: “We call on the administration to be transparent with all […]

Palace denies hand in summons against Rappler CEO and 2 others
Palace denies hand in summons against Rappler CEO and 2 others

The Malacanang palace on Saturday made known an official denial it has got no hand in the subpoenas issued by the National Bureau of Investigation to online xocial news network publisher Rappler chief executive officer (CEO) Maria Ressa and two others over cybercrime raps, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on […]

BDO Unibank registers P13B net income in first half of 2017
BDO Unibank registers P13B net income in first half of 2017

In its disclosure with the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Monday, the Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. (BDO) registered a P13.3-billion net income in the first half of 2017, much higher than the PHP11.7 billion in the same period in 2016. The leading unibank of the country traced the improvement of […]

Peso seen to breach the 54 level to a US dollar in 2018
Peso seen to breach the 54 level to a US dollar in 2018

This should confirm the long suspected plunge of the peso vis-à-vis the US dollar. Now the peso is seen to weaken further beyond the range of 48-50 until the end of year 2017. If it does, which is srongly possible, President Rodrigo Duterte’s economc managers are missing something. Yet, it […]

Heaven  teardrops:  Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers?
Heaven teardrops: Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers?

Heaven cries, Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers? As supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte flock around the venue of his second SONA, rainshowers is predicted to prevail in Metro Manila this Monday. The southwest monsoon also affects the western section of Luzon and the Visayas, state weather bureau PAGASA disclosed. […]

Military, local police ready to secure President Duterte on Second SONA
Military, local police ready to secure President Duterte on Second SONA

Military, local police ready to secure President Duterte on Second SONA. Yes, securing President Redrigo Duterte on his second State of the Nation Address today is the primary focus of the Armed Forces of the Philippines this Monday, more than ever. the Armed Forces of the Philippines announced it has […]

NPO officials face raps over anomalous P74M printing deal
NPO officials face raps over anomalous P74M printing deal

Three current and previous officers of the National Printing Office are in hot water. This after the National Bureau of Investigation has asked the Office of the Ombudsman to file graft charges over alleged anomalous P74-million printing deal with four private companies. The NBI said NPO Director Sherwin Prose Castaneda, […]

Poe OKs filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III
Poe OKs filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III

Poe OKs recommendation of filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III. Yes , you read it right. Senator Grace Poe welcomes the decision of the Ombudsman in recommending the filinng of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III and other identified keyplayers of the Mamasapano massacre of SAF44. […]

Raagas takes over as new OIC of BuCor
Raagas takes over as new OIC of BuCor

On Monday Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre named Rey M. Raagas as officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), replacing Benjamin Delos Santos who resigned from the position last week. Raagas is currently BuCor’s administrative division chief. Delos Santos file his irrevocable resignation last July 13 after Aguirre ordered the National […]

Agriculture Secretary Pinol admits garlic cartel exists, bans 43 traders
Agriculture Secretary Pinol admits garlic cartel exists, bans 43 traders

On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol disclosed the banning of 43 importers who failed to use their import permits. The DA official came forward with the announcement in the midst of rising prices of garlic in the local markets. The ban on 43 traders would leave 111 more players in […]

Duterte wants Marawi conflict to end before his second SONA
Duterte wants Marawi conflict to end before his second SONA

Wanting to be at the Batasan Complex for his second State of the Nation Address free of the Marawi conflict baggage, President Duterte expressed his wishful command to end it sooner between 10 to 15 days. During his personal appearance gracing the 10th anniversary listing of the Phoenix Petroleum at […]

Opening salvo: Preliminary conference on Marcos poll protest VS. Robredo starts July 11
Opening salvo: Preliminary conference on Marcos poll protest VS. Robredo starts July 11

Opening salvo: Preliminary conference on Marcos poll protest VS. VP Robredo starts July 11 The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) will start the preliminary conference on the election protest of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday. […]

Why Bongbong Marcos wants Leni Robredo out as Vice President
Why Bongbong Marcos wants Leni Robredo out as Vice President

Why Bongbong Marcos wants Leni Robredo out as Vice President. This is why defeated vice presidential candidate and former senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., wants Leni Robredo out as the duly elected vice president during the elections of May 2016. Marcos is contesting the results of 36,465 clustered precincts in 30 […]

AFP to create workforce unit to defend military cyberspace
AFP to create workforce unit to defend military cyberspace

The Armed Force of the Philippines (AFP) is coming up with a Cyberspace Strategic Plan expected to be finalized within the upcoming third quarter of 2017. “The development of the AFP Cyberspace Strategic Plan is one of the thrusts of the AFP in attaining information security. It will provide the […]

Prospects looking good for VP Leni Robredo VS electoral protest of Marcos?
Prospects looking good for VP Leni Robredo VS electoral protest of Marcos?

Are prospects and options turning favorable for Vice-President Leni Robredo? The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday said the Preliminary Conference Brief submitted by former Senator Ferdinand Marcos before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) clearly exposed he was merely fishing for evidence and […]

Ex-PNP chief Purisima facing charges for P29M ill-gotten wealth, more
Ex-PNP chief Purisima facing charges for P29M ill-gotten wealth, more

Due to the unexplained wealth amounting to P29.2 million, former Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima and his family will soon face forfeiture proceedings. This came up after the Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of a petition before the Sandiganbayan to initiate the recovery of ill-gotten […]

BI Chief reminds personnel of no special treatment for travellers after NAIA incident
BI Chief reminds personnel of no special treatment for travellers after NAIA incident

On Wednesday Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente directed its personnel to strictly enforce its policy declaring as off-limits to unauthorized persons immigration areas in international airports nationwide and prohibiting the giving of special treatment to passengers. The immigration chief issued the directive after reports claiming that a well-known […]

Duterte assures justice for victims of Bulacan massacre
Duterte assures justice for victims of Bulacan massacre

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday assured that justice will be served to the five members of the Carlos family who were brutally murdered in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan last week. The President expressed the assurance after personally extending his condolences to Dexter Carlos whose wife, mother-in-law and three children […]

Supreme Court favors the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao
Supreme Court favors the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) on Tuesday ruled in favor of Proclamation 216 placing Mindanao under martial rule. Spokesman Theodore Te announced the directive was issued following Tuesday’s regular en banc session of the magistrates. Voting 11-3-1, the high court dismissed the three consolidated petitions challenging the constitutionality […]

Duterte’s PDP-Laban continue sucking in political turncoats
Duterte’s PDP-Laban continue sucking in political turncoats

In the on-going term of President Rodrigo Duterte, there is always that seasonal spring of opportunity to grab one or be sucked into it. This time around, becoming part of the political party of the president’s affiliation is the best option for opportunity to spring an opening. So here we […]

Surface and underground mine workers can retire at age 50 – SSS
Surface and underground mine workers can retire at age 50 – SSS

The Social Security System (SSS) lowered the age for optional and technical retirement of both surface and underground mine workers from the previous retirement age of 55 years old to 50 years old. Tis is in compliance with Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE) Department Order (DO) No.167 S-2016. SSS President […]

Cayetano to represent PH at UN human rights council universal periodic review in Geneva
Cayetano to represent PH at UN human rights council universal periodic review in Geneva

As the new dawn opens up in Geneva, Philippine senator Peter Alan Cayetano may have gotten a good night sleep already and has freshen up for his appearance at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) Universal Periodic review today. Cayetano co-leads the country’s delegation with Senior Deputy Executive Secretary […]

Palace confirms suspension of ERC chairman
Palace confirms suspension of ERC chairman

Malacañang Palace on Thursday confirmed the suspension order issued by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea against Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) chair Jose Vicente Salazar. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella confirmed on Thrusday that the Office of the President has placed ERC chair Jose Vicente Salazar on preventive suspension pending investigation of the […]

DA to restock Laguna lake with indigenous, non-invasive commercially viable fish
DA to restock Laguna lake with indigenous, non-invasive commercially viable fish

The Department of Agriculture has unveiled a plan to restock Laguna and other lakes, rivers and creeks in the country with indigenous fish and non-invasive but commercially viable species. The initiative tagged as Project BASIL (Balik Sigla sa Ilog at Lawa) aims to revive inland bodies of water where decline […]

Law grad from University of San Carlos Cebu tops 2016 bar exam
Law grad from University of San Carlos Cebu tops 2016 bar exam

A law graduate from the University of San Carlos in Cebu topped the 2016 Bar exams while a janitor at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) also passed the Bar. These two are part of the 3,747 who passed out of the 6,344 examinees who took the 2016 Bar examinations, or […]

The alarming grim end of year 2016 AIDS outlook for the Philippines
The alarming grim end of year 2016 AIDS outlook for the Philippines

Is there a grim end of year 2016 AIDS outlook for the Philippines? Consider this alarming facts that already a total of 758 new HIV cases have been recorded by the HIV/AIDS and ART Registry of the Philippines (HARP) as of November, bringing the current total to 38,872. The breakdown […]

Drug-related, Extra judicial killing ends December 31st 2016, and reboots on January 1st, 2017
Drug-related, Extra judicial killing ends December 31st 2016, and reboots on January 1st, 2017

Drug-related and extra judicial killing ends December 31st 2016, and reboots on January 1, 2017. Yes. In the Philippines, under the leadership of ‘Punisher’ POTP Rodrigo Duterte, all national police operations with relation to drug-related and extra judicial killing by “viglantes” will officially terminate on December 31st 2016. But “Double […]

Supreme Court clears burial of Marcos at Libingan
Supreme Court clears burial of Marcos at Libingan

MANILA, Nov. 8 — In a 9-5 vote, the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) dismissed all petitions seeking to block the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in the City of Taguig. This spells victory for burial proponent, President Rodrigo Duterte. The SC […]