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Are these narco-personalities shoot to kill on sight after 24 hours?

Are these narco-personalities shoot to kill on sight after 24 hours? The long wait is over. It is because the much anticipated batch of narco-personalities President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned to discloes is now released. On Sunday morning President Rodrigo Duterte made true his promise to expose narco personalities as he […]

DENR secretary on high energy at the State of Mindanao environment day

There is no doubt, the enthusiastic Secretary Gina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is bound to do more positive acts which would benefit the conservation of natural resources and the environment. On the video above, the secretary displayed high energy in front of participants, students, staff, […]

Duterte call on lawmakers to do part in changing the constitution

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 […]

Duterte to release names of 27 local officials in drugs

”My God, you will be shocked,” Presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo said, giving mediamen a possible reaction to the new expose about local executives who will soon be identified by Malacanang. This as President Rodrigo Duterte will soon reveal the names of at least 27 local executives allegedly involved in […]

Duterte defends DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, belittles income from mining

This is the segment of the interview with the press in Malacanang of President Rodrigo Duterte on mining. The transcript of that “conversation” follows below: Second is mining, huwag ninyong anuhin si Gina Lopez by publicity. Hindi siya marunong…She is not an incompetent, she is a bright lady. And she […]

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

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 […]

Copy-cat anti-drug “vigilante” operation gets into the groove in Naga City?

The blood of alleged vigilante killings now spreads in Bicol. This after two bodies were found in separate areas of Naga City on consecutive days, Saturday and Sunday. Both victims were found with packaging tapes around their heads complimented with board signs by their side that warns: “Huwag tularan ang […]

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 […]

Ultimatum fails, Duterte lifts unilateral ceasefire with NPA

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 […]

Duterte tells NPA deadline to declare truce until Saturday only

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 […]

US affirms commitment of $32-M for PH intensified law enforcement

President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry affirmed the long standing relations of the Philippines and the United States at Wednesday’s lunch meeting at the President’s Hall of Malacanang. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella in a pres briefing said that Duterte and Kerry took note of the special […]

This is your quick guide on filing claim for PH SSS retirement benefits

This is how concerned individuals would file their Philippine Social Security System retirement paperworks for flawless and prompt processing of benefits. With 11% of our readers and browsers in the age bracket of age 55 and up, we are sharing the informative video produced by the system for general information. […]

Full text: 1st SONA of President Rodrigo Duterte

Read here the full text of the first State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte: Kindly sit down. Thank you. Allow me a little bit of informality at the outset. You would realize that the three guys in the elevated portion of Congress are from Mindanao. So, […]

Expect these during the 1st SONA of President Duterte

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 […]

Palace drops “His Excellency” in addressing President Duterte

New palace occupant, new rules in the house. Here’s something worth knowing. Today it was known that Malacanang directed all heads of departments, bureaus and other government offices to stop addressing President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as “His Excellency” and the Cabinet secretaries as “Honorable” in official communications. The memo was […]

Carnapping now a non-bailable crime, longer prison term for offenders

This is the law which many could have been waiting for. Carnapping in the country will soon be a non-bailable crime with a longer stay in the prison for offenders. It is because the new anti-carnapping law will soon take effect 15 days after its publication. These are the salient […]

President denies Yasay is quitting as DFA head, for now

President denies Yasay is quitting as DFA head, for now MANILA – It has to be the chief executive himself who has to put off the fire on the persistent rumor. President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday denied the rumor that Perfecto Yasay is on his way out as Department […]

Duterte vows to investigate abuse of LGU intelligence, discretionary funds

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 […]

PH to use diplomacy on the West Philippine sea dispute

The Duterte administration will continue to choose the diplomatic way in addressing the territorial dispute with China, this despite the United Nations (UN) Tribunal decision favoring the Philippines. President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Thursday he will consult several people, including former President Fidel V. Ramos, to help the government […]

Watch: VP Leni Robredo sworn into office by President Duterte

Watch: VP Leni Robredo sworn to office by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Vice President Leni Robredo was at the Malacañan Palace for the nth time. At the President’s Hall Sala of the Palace, the Bicolana leader who hails from Naga City, was formally installed as top honcho of the Housing […]

VP Robredo set to attend her first cabinet meeting as head of HUDCC

Vice President Leni Robredo is set to attend her first cabinet meeting, since first informally notified of her selection into the cabinet by President Rodrigo Duterte himself. It must be recalled that before members of the Malacanang press corps and some cabinet officials, the president called the VP in her […]

This week is a historic week – Malacanang

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, […]

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 […]

No gap, no animosity, pure PR?, not

No gap, no animosity, pure PR?, not. The new Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and new Philippine Vice-President Ma. Leonor Robredo stand side by side for the first time on Friday afternoon in Camp Aquinaldo. The highest elected officials of the land shook hands and shared the stage in Quezon […]

Pooled Editorial: The President and The Press

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 […]

Duterte vows to deliver campaign promises to the people

DAVAO CITY, June 27 — President-elect Rodrigo Duterte vowed to deliver his promises to the people, will be harsh towards criminals, strict to the wrongdoers but caring for the helpless, hopeless and defenseless people. Duterte emphasized a no let up campaign against corruption and criminality in his farewell message during […]

ASG frees kidnap victim in Sulu, Duterte warns day of reckoning

DAVAO CITY — Kidnap victim Marites Flor was finally released in Sulu by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). This as President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Friday warned the ASG against continuing its kidnapping activities, saying the day of reckoning is coming. Duterte’s statement was issued after receiving the kidnap victim from […]

Bicol cops kill suspect drug pusher, collars user

As the President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration rite nears, more drug personalities are either busted or meet their death in the hands of police officers. Is this mere coincidence or cops are upstaging their buddies to be recognized of their loyalty to the new Malacañang tenant? Senior Insp. Bernardo Peñero and […]

Leni Robredo will engage private sector to fulfill campaign promises

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 […]

PDP-Laban beefs party membership with political butterflies, opportunists

MANILA — Without a strong 2-party system, the exudos of political butterflies is apparent. A characteristic most very descriptive of the political landscape much deeply rooted to self-presevation, ambition and political patronage only in the Philippines. Saying this, eleven officers and members of ruling Liberal Party on Thursday joined the […]

More Mindanao politicians, personalities on incoming Duterte cabinet

KORONADAL CITY — Four leaders from the provinces of  (North) Cotabato, Maguindanao and South Cotabato were among the favored faces of the new cabinet of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Foremost among the four was incoming Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol who, after his appointment was made public,  immediately embarked on “Biyaheng […]

Will Marcos Sr. burial in Libingan really wipe hatred?

DAVAO CITY –- Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is ready to pardon former Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and allow the burial of former dictator Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani to “erase” hatred in a divided nation. Duterte disclosed to reporters on Monday night that he has talked […]

Conditional, release of political prisoners if Reds ok to meet for negotiations

DAVAO CITY — Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will release all political prisoners if leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines – National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF) say “yes” to come home and sit down with government for talk peace. Duterte said coming home for the negotiations will be his only […]

Busy Monday for presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte

DAVAO CITY – Presumptive President-elect and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will formally receive well-wishers at the privately-owned clubhouse of Matina Enclaves residential condominium here on Monday. Peter Laviña, spokesperson of the Duterte camp, said he was not sure if the mayor would be meeting the public. He said Monday […]

Duterte, Marcos top choice of overseas absentee voters

MANILA — Filipinos abroad who participated in the overseas absentee voting (OAV) have voted for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., as their president and vice president, respectively, in the recently concluded May 9 polls. According to the data released by Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner […]

Results: Philippine Election 2016

Results: Philippine Election 2016, the Unofficial count of Cbanga360-Bicol Street Journal based on the Comelec-GMA mirror server. PRESIDENT DUTERTE, RODY 15,951,891 VOTES 38.58% ROXAS, MAR DAANG MATUWID 9,695,934 VOTES 23.45% POE, GRACE 8,934,418 VOTES 21.61% BINAY, JOJO 5,316,392 VOTES 12.86% DEFENSOR SANTIAGO, MIRIAM 1,424,422 VOTES 3.44% VICE PRESIDENT ROBREDO, LENI […]

What’s cooking in Comelec? Automated with turtle paced result update

Trust and confidence in the poll body was bolstered with the quick upload of partial but unofficial results through poll watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible voting and print media entities mirroring returns on their websites. But the national and local elections was held on May 9, 2016, and four […]

What to look forward to from newly-elected president of the Philippines

With opponents having conceded defeat, the elected, new president of the Philippines (POTP) is Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte. The maverick candidate from Mindanao garnered 15,763,349 votes, Manuel Roxas II with 9,595,188 votes, Grace Poe with 8,857,728 votes, Jejomar Binay with 5,263,232 votes and Miriam Defensor Santiago with 5,263,232 votes. […]

Binay, Duterte ends presidential campaign in high spirits

At the miting de avance at Quirino Grandstand of Rizal Park, Manila Saturday, PDP-LABAN standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte vowed to enforce all laws of the land if elected in the May 9 presidential elections. Mdanwhile, United Nationalists Alliance (UNA) standard bearer and Vice President Jejomar Binay called for a clean […]

Will Roxas or Poe cancel candidacy to forge a coalition win?

Will Roxas or Poe cancel candidacy to forge a coalition win? Is there a last minute looming coalition between presidential candidates, former front runner Grace Poe of independent Partido Galing at Puso and Mar Roxas of the ruling Liberal Party? Who will offer self as sacrtifice? Will one of the […]

Anti-Duterte political ad flares up the social network sites with varied reactions

This is the anti-Duterte, PDP-Laban presidential standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte, ad that was aired on Thursday evening on national television. The TV ad was allegedly paid for by independent vice-presidential candidate Antonio V. Trillanes, IV. Netizen supporters of Duterte reacted harshly to the political ad in various social networks. Because […]

LP’s Leni Robredo tops tv ads campaign spending

These candidates who trace their roots to Bicol have spent a total of P.979 billion already from February 9 to April 27, 2016 for television advertisement alone according to the Nielsen Media data. The list is topped by Liberal Party vice presidential candidate and Camarines Sur 1st district freshman representative […]

Watch: The 3rd presidential debate with town hall format in Pangasinan

DAGUPAN CITY, – The third and last presidential debate under the auspices of the Commission on Elections will follow a town hall format on Sunday from 6 PM to 9 PM at the student plaza of the University of Pangasinan Phinma in Dagupan City. Prepared questions would range from very […]

Presidential candidates Poe, Binay clash over issue of corruption, citizenship

Leading presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe engaged Vice President Jejomar Binay in heated debate on Sunday over issue of corruption that tainted the candidacy of the vice president. During the second Presidential Debates 2016 held at the University of the Philippines (UP) Performing Arts Hall inCebu City, Poe was asked […]

Second round of PH presidential debates tonight at UP-Cebu auditorium

Are you watching the second round of the presidential debates? Today, March 20, the candidates will again have their verbal clash with one hour extension as compared to the last. The Visayas round still under the auspices of the Commission on Elections will happen at the auditorium of the University […]

Salceda to junk LP bets because of Bicol International Airport

Salceda to junk LP bets because of unfinished Bicol International Airport, which may tip the balance of LP’s winning or losing in his province even as Roxas said he is not afraid to lose Albay. On Thursday, Salceda said his province may junk the administration ticket after the failure of […]

No fisherfolk should be left behind – Mar Roxas

Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II vowed on Sunday that he will take concrete steps to modernize the country’s fisheries system if he is elected in the May 9 national polls. Roxas shared his plans during the first Presidential Debate organized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in […]

Duterte vows to deal decisively with crime, rice cartels

If elected to the presidency in the coming May 9 elections, PDP-Laban standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Sunday to eliminate crime and rice cartels within the first few months of his six-year term. He made the statement during the second round of the first Pilipinas Debates, which was held […]

The qualities of the next president according to Sen. Miriam Santiago

Presidential candidate and Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said the next leader of the country should have moral excellency apart from being excellent academically and professionally. In her statement during the Presidential Debate held in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, the lawmaker said she believes that it is important that […]

Presidential candidates start campaign with generous promises

The campaign promises start to pour. It all began yesterday. We heard the candidates talk, fast talk about what they intend to do, the promises each will leave in every campaign podium around the country, just before election day of May 9, 2016. To our readers, you can play with […]

The Race to Malacanang opens, campaign season begins

The Race to Malacanang opens, campaign season begins. Happening now are the opening salvo of all five presidential, vice presidential and senatorial teams and candidates for the May 9, 2016 elections. Five separate proclamation rallies are being held on strategic places around the country, also based on political preference and […]

Commission on Elections OK’s presidential candidacy of Duterte

The Philippine Commission on Elections OK’s candidacy of Duterte. This after the Comelec First Division unanimously denied the four disqualification cases filed against presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for lack of merit. Dismissed petitions include one filed by Ruben H. Castor. The Petition to Deny Due Course and/or […]

Presidential candidates now spent billions in campaign. Here’s the update

Update. This is how much the presidential candidates for 2016 elections have spent so far. 1. Liberal Party presidential hopeful Manuel Roxas topped as the biggest ad campaign spender, so far. Roxas has spent P774 million covering the expenses for political advertisements from January to December 2015 2. United Nationalist […]

Unsolicited opinion: Let the people decide – FVR

Unsolicited opinion: Let the people decide – Ramos If former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos will have his way, he will allow the candidacy of Grace Poe Llamanzares and Rodrigo Duterte unhampered. He made the statement when asked about the cases filed on disqualification for Senator Poe and Davao city […]

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No presidential run for Mayor Duterte, will seek 2016 re-election instead

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Monday afternoon announced with finality that he is not running for president. “..this is indeed a beautiful day to end a wild dream,” Duterte said at the end of his unsigned press statement. But for his supporters in Davao, Duterte said he will seek a re-election […]

Duterte call on lawmakers to do part in changing the constitution

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 […]

Malacanang designates interim caretaker for Department of Agrarian Reform

President Rodrigo Duterte has designated Undersecretary Rosalina Bistoyong as Officer-In-Charge of the Department of Agrarian Reform. She will occupy the vacated post of Rafael Mariano whose nomination was rejected by the powerful joint congressional Commission on Appointments last September 6. Bistoyong is a career executive service professional in the government […]

Will Marcos Sr. burial in Libingan really wipe hatred?

DAVAO CITY –- Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is ready to pardon former Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and allow the burial of former dictator Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani to “erase” hatred in a divided nation. Duterte disclosed to reporters on Monday night that he has talked […]

ASG frees kidnap victim in Sulu, Duterte warns day of reckoning

DAVAO CITY — Kidnap victim Marites Flor was finally released in Sulu by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). This as President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Friday warned the ASG against continuing its kidnapping activities, saying the day of reckoning is coming. Duterte’s statement was issued after receiving the kidnap victim from […]

PDP-Laban beefs party membership with political butterflies, opportunists

MANILA — Without a strong 2-party system, the exudos of political butterflies is apparent. A characteristic most very descriptive of the political landscape much deeply rooted to self-presevation, ambition and political patronage only in the Philippines. Saying this, eleven officers and members of ruling Liberal Party on Thursday joined the […]

This week is a historic week – Malacanang

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, […]

4 year old girl is latest collateral fatality in war on drugs in Negros

As the war on illegal drug enters the third month under President Rodrigo Duterte, dead bodies continue to be included in the on-going count of fatalities and collateral damage of the operation. In Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, a four year old girl is the latest inclusion to the body count. Althea […]

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Salceda to junk LP bets because of Bicol International Airport

Salceda to junk LP bets because of unfinished Bicol International Airport, which may tip the balance of LP’s winning or losing in his province even as Roxas said he is not afraid to lose Albay. On Thursday, Salceda said his province may junk the administration ticket after the failure of […]

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Friday evening bomb blast in Davao City kills 10, injured dozens more

A bomb blast kills 10 and injured dozens more in Davao City about 10 in the evening of Friday at the Roxas night market near Ateneo de Davao University. Police authorities confirmed the incident but has yet to verify the actual number of casualties. Witnesses disclosed they saw at least […]

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 […]

What to look forward to from newly-elected president of the Philippines

With opponents having conceded defeat, the elected, new president of the Philippines (POTP) is Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte. The maverick candidate from Mindanao garnered 15,763,349 votes, Manuel Roxas II with 9,595,188 votes, Grace Poe with 8,857,728 votes, Jejomar Binay with 5,263,232 votes and Miriam Defensor Santiago with 5,263,232 votes. […]

Ultimatum fails, Duterte lifts unilateral ceasefire with NPA

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 […]

Bicol police drive against illegal drugs add more fatalities

If the count of persons daily placed inside body bags is a certain measure of success, then the Duterte administration-driven campaign versus the proliferation of illegal drugs is a calculated success in Bicol. It seems. The rising death count is becoming a source of accomplishment for police officials in the […]

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 […]

Unsolicited opinion: Let the people decide – FVR

Unsolicited opinion: Let the people decide – Ramos If former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos will have his way, he will allow the candidacy of Grace Poe Llamanzares and Rodrigo Duterte unhampered. He made the statement when asked about the cases filed on disqualification for Senator Poe and Davao city […]