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SONA 2019: Watch 4rth address of President Duterte

This is a replay of President of the Philippines’ (POTP) State of the Nation Address (SONA), July 22, 2019. Very notable on this event was a delayed start of the program caused by the late arrival of President Rodrigo Duterte at the House of Representatives (Batasan Pambansa building). Out of […]

GARBAGE SHIP Return to Manila and containers of rotting waste gone!

Whatever happened to the Canadian garbage loaded on the ship destined to be on its way back to Vancouver? Remember how Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte was so “infuriated” and postured for media consumption he declared (garbage) war on Canada and Trudeau. Well, as always, it was all more of posturing […]

Camalig town in Bicol wants to build an international convention center

Imagine this. A handsome building rising on Quituinan Hill fronting the majestic Mount Mayon would be a sight to behold. That prospect emboldens the municipal council committee on infrastructure of Camalig in Albay coming forward with the plan. They proposed to build a P3.5 billion Bicol International Convention Center located […]

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 […]

Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check

RODRIGO R. Duterte’s presidency has altered and controlled the public discourse so radically in its favor in ways rude and bold. One tragic result: it has restricted and narrowed the celebrated freedom of the Philippine press and the people’s cherished right to know. Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep […]

Despacito gets a version out of Duterte’s speeches, and it’s hilarious

Already, the two hour tedious speech of President Rodrigo Duterte during his second State of the Nation Address, was history. For one, his address was more of impromptu and unscripted, having deviated from the one running on the teleprompter. The chief executive dismissed the prepared speech as “walang kwenta” or […]

Watch: The Second State of the Nation Address of President Duterte

Watch. Live, the Second State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte. Thru the facilities of RTVM, we are sharing here the full live coverage of the proceedings and speech of Philippine President Duterte. The 50-minute speech or so will emanate from the Batasan Pambansa (the current House of […]

President Duterte douse cold water on claims of fake news site VS Robredo

What’s next when truth is twisted and served as fake news? On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte doused cold water on the fake news article published maliciously by a dubious, fake news web site, obviously supportive of the administration but into overdrive attack against critics, particularly vice-President Leni Robredo.

VP Robredo denies knowledge, involvement in oust Duterte effort

Vice-President Leni Robredo denies awareness and involvement in any effort to oust President Duterte. On Friday, the website www.lenirobredo.com posted a statement from the vice-president herself: 30 December 2016 I am not aware of, much less am I involved in, any effort to “oust” the President. Furthermore, I categorically deny […]

President Duterte appoints Martin Diño as new SBMA chief

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Sept. 30 — Former May 2016 presidential candidate Martin Diño was appointed chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority or SBMA. The appointment was dated September 23, 2016. The new SBMA head will take the place of chairman Roberto Garcia, an appointee of former President Benigno S. […]

President Duterte visits Bicol military camp in a breeze

It was a brief whistle stop. The President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte arrived Wednesday afternoon at Camp Elias Angeles at the headquarters of the 9th Infantry Division (ID) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Barangay San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur. Duterte’s scheduled visit was anticipated originally […]

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

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 […]

This is what happens when VP Leni visits President Duterte in Malacañang

Leni meets Rody. Watch first “formal meeting” of Vice President Leni Robredo with President Rodrigo Duterte. VP Leni had her first courtesy call with the newest of Malacañang tenant. The Bicolana leader seemed awed by the power that be in the Palace, just watch her demeanor. She mostly showed utmost […]

POTP defends Kris Aquino using the Malacanang-marked choppers

True being a brother, President of the Philippines (POTP) Benigno Aquino III on Thursday defended the use of presidential chopper by movie star and TV host sister Kris Aquino in the launching of a project in Negros Occidental last Tuesday. In a media interview in Lipa City, President Aquino explained […]

Aquino forms West Philippine Sea task force to advance PH national interest

Malacanang has formed a task force to advance the country’s national interests in the disputed West Philippine Sea which will be under the chairmanship of National Security Adviser Cesar Garcia Jr. The task force will handle planning and synchronizing the employment of the different national government agencies’ capabilities to achieve […]

High Court extends suspension order of plunder trial against former POTP Arroyo

The Sandigan Bayan First Division has been stopped, again, from proceeding with its trial on the plunder case against former President of the Philippines (POTP) Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, now on her second term as the 2nd district congressional representative of Pampanga. The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) has extended […]

Clueless POTP: Aquino wants high court to clear rules on citizenship

This is, again, more of being a clueless President of the Philippines (POTP). President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday said the Supreme Court of the Philippines, which has allowed Senator Grace Poe to run in the presidential elections in May, should clarify the rules on citizenship. “Sana iyong ating […]

President Aquino attends US-ASEAN summit in California

President Aquino leaves for US-ASEAN summit in California. President Benigno S. Aquino III has vowed to further solidify the Philippines’ stand for the peace process during his attendance in the two-day ASEAN-US Leaders’ Summit in the United States this week. The Summit, to be held in Sunnylands, California, aims to […]

After his presidency, P-Noy wants to be remembered as ‘bringer of hope’

After his presidency, P-Noy wants to be remembered as ‘bringer of hope,’ not of the difficulties brought about by natural and man-caused calamities as Typhoons Pablo and Sendong, Supertyphoon Yolanda, Zamboanga siege, Bohol earthquake, Manila hostage incident and the SAF44 Mamasapano massacre. Less than a year before he steps off […]

P-Noy sees greater prosperity in Philippine-Mexican ties

P-Noy sees greater prosperity in Philippine-Mexican ties Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III said a broader cooperation between the country and Mexico could lead to greater prosperity. “It is about time for us to expand our ties beyond the realm of history,” Aquino said of recognizing the enduring friendship of […]

We Will Remember the Campaign Promise of the President in Calabanga

During the campaign period for the mid-term elections, President Benigno S. Aquino III. Aquino III, made whirlwind visits of cities and municipalities in the Bicol region. These video coverage courtesy of RTV Malacañang highlights the president’s campaign visit in the municipality of Calabanga at the Octagon multi-purpose hall. President Benigno […]

Maricel Delen: A Human Rights Worker, a Widow, Now a Victim of Persecution

How can the government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines claim that it respects human rights when human rights defenders themselves are being the target of attack? How can there be claims of “change” when the lives of the majority remain the same, and even getting worse, and those who defend the rights of the poor and the oppressed are still being treated as “enemies of the state”?

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SONA 2019: Watch 4rth address of President Duterte

This is a replay of President of the Philippines’ (POTP) State of the Nation Address (SONA), July 22, 2019. Very notable on this event was a delayed start of the program caused by the late arrival of President Rodrigo Duterte at the House of Representatives (Batasan Pambansa building). Out of […]

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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 […]

After his presidency, P-Noy wants to be remembered as ‘bringer of hope’

After his presidency, P-Noy wants to be remembered as ‘bringer of hope,’ not of the difficulties brought about by natural and man-caused calamities as Typhoons Pablo and Sendong, Supertyphoon Yolanda, Zamboanga siege, Bohol earthquake, Manila hostage incident and the SAF44 Mamasapano massacre. Less than a year before he steps off […]

Aquino forms West Philippine Sea task force to advance PH national interest

Malacanang has formed a task force to advance the country’s national interests in the disputed West Philippine Sea which will be under the chairmanship of National Security Adviser Cesar Garcia Jr. The task force will handle planning and synchronizing the employment of the different national government agencies’ capabilities to achieve […]

Camalig town in Bicol wants to build an international convention center

Imagine this. A handsome building rising on Quituinan Hill fronting the majestic Mount Mayon would be a sight to behold. That prospect emboldens the municipal council committee on infrastructure of Camalig in Albay coming forward with the plan. They proposed to build a P3.5 billion Bicol International Convention Center located […]

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

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 […]

We Will Remember the Campaign Promise of the President in Calabanga

During the campaign period for the mid-term elections, President Benigno S. Aquino III. Aquino III, made whirlwind visits of cities and municipalities in the Bicol region. These video coverage courtesy of RTV Malacañang highlights the president’s campaign visit in the municipality of Calabanga at the Octagon multi-purpose hall. President Benigno […]

Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check

RODRIGO R. Duterte’s presidency has altered and controlled the public discourse so radically in its favor in ways rude and bold. One tragic result: it has restricted and narrowed the celebrated freedom of the Philippine press and the people’s cherished right to know. Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep […]

President Duterte appoints Martin Diño as new SBMA chief

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Sept. 30 — Former May 2016 presidential candidate Martin Diño was appointed chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority or SBMA. The appointment was dated September 23, 2016. The new SBMA head will take the place of chairman Roberto Garcia, an appointee of former President Benigno S. […]

P-Noy sees greater prosperity in Philippine-Mexican ties

P-Noy sees greater prosperity in Philippine-Mexican ties Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III said a broader cooperation between the country and Mexico could lead to greater prosperity. “It is about time for us to expand our ties beyond the realm of history,” Aquino said of recognizing the enduring friendship of […]

President Duterte visits Bicol military camp in a breeze

It was a brief whistle stop. The President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte arrived Wednesday afternoon at Camp Elias Angeles at the headquarters of the 9th Infantry Division (ID) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Barangay San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur. Duterte’s scheduled visit was anticipated originally […]

VP Robredo denies knowledge, involvement in oust Duterte effort

Vice-President Leni Robredo denies awareness and involvement in any effort to oust President Duterte. On Friday, the website www.lenirobredo.com posted a statement from the vice-president herself: 30 December 2016 I am not aware of, much less am I involved in, any effort to “oust” the President. Furthermore, I categorically deny […]

Watch: The Second State of the Nation Address of President Duterte

Watch. Live, the Second State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte. Thru the facilities of RTVM, we are sharing here the full live coverage of the proceedings and speech of Philippine President Duterte. The 50-minute speech or so will emanate from the Batasan Pambansa (the current House of […]

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After his presidency, P-Noy wants to be remembered as ‘bringer of hope’

After his presidency, P-Noy wants to be remembered as ‘bringer of hope,’ not of the difficulties brought about by natural and man-caused calamities as Typhoons Pablo and Sendong, Supertyphoon Yolanda, Zamboanga siege, Bohol earthquake, Manila hostage incident and the SAF44 Mamasapano massacre. Less than a year before he steps off […]

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President Duterte douse cold water on claims of fake news site VS Robredo

What’s next when truth is twisted and served as fake news? On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte doused cold water on the fake news article published maliciously by a dubious, fake news web site, obviously supportive of the administration but into overdrive attack against critics, particularly vice-President Leni Robredo.

Camalig town in Bicol wants to build an international convention center

Imagine this. A handsome building rising on Quituinan Hill fronting the majestic Mount Mayon would be a sight to behold. That prospect emboldens the municipal council committee on infrastructure of Camalig in Albay coming forward with the plan. They proposed to build a P3.5 billion Bicol International Convention Center located […]

High Court extends suspension order of plunder trial against former POTP Arroyo

The Sandigan Bayan First Division has been stopped, again, from proceeding with its trial on the plunder case against former President of the Philippines (POTP) Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, now on her second term as the 2nd district congressional representative of Pampanga. The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) has extended […]

Clueless POTP: Aquino wants high court to clear rules on citizenship

This is, again, more of being a clueless President of the Philippines (POTP). President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday said the Supreme Court of the Philippines, which has allowed Senator Grace Poe to run in the presidential elections in May, should clarify the rules on citizenship. “Sana iyong ating […]

President Aquino attends US-ASEAN summit in California

President Aquino leaves for US-ASEAN summit in California. President Benigno S. Aquino III has vowed to further solidify the Philippines’ stand for the peace process during his attendance in the two-day ASEAN-US Leaders’ Summit in the United States this week. The Summit, to be held in Sunnylands, California, aims to […]