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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 […]

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. […]

DepEd Bicol says no major problem during first day of school

For lack of proper monitoring standard, an official of DepEd Bicol summarily said there were no major problems met on the first day of school in various provinces and cities of the region. Spokesperson Mayflor Jumamil said the education department had prepared for “Balik Eskwela” this school year with 973 […]

Duterte wants you to know he got highest award from the Knights of Rizal

Duterte wants you to know he got highest award from the Knights of Rizal. On Thursday night, the Knights of Rizal conferred the highest honor it gives to an individual on President Rodrigo Duterte in a ceremony at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City. He was honored with the […]

Kabayan Party List Harry Roque under fire for sexist comment

Kabayan party list representative Harry Roque got swarmed with negative comments on social media sites Facebook and Twitter. In a press conference Wednesday, Kabayan party list Harry Roque wagged his tongue longer than it should. He uttered a sexist remark towards Senator Leila de Lima. Roque asked why the lady […]

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 […]

Senator De Lima to President Duterte: Do you like me?

This is hilarious. Senator Leila de Lima get back at the recent tirades from President Rodrigo Duterte with this message: “Stop harassing me. What do you want from me? Do you like me?” The lady senator who has become the “apple of the president’s eyes” expressed on Monday that “Duterte […]

Why only now? Albay solon bats for huge impounding dams in Bicol

In the season of change espoused by the President of the Philippines (POTP), elective government officials try to outsmart another with brilliant ideas so they would not be percieved as mere stones gathering moss on the pillars of their four cornered offices. Some fear lurks in their heart that President […]

Sen. Lacson sees flaw in PNP recruitment program

Speaking to PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa during the second day of the Senate inquiry into the extra-judicial killings, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson asked why most of the PNP personnel suspected to be involved in illegal drugs trade were younger, new police officers. Lacson has speculated there must […]

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, […]

No economy is an island, so will PH get hit by BREXIT?

Not yet in and yet, the choice technocrats of the incoming Duterte regime are quick to sound off that the European phenomenon called BREXIT, the departure of the United Kingdom (also known as Great Britain) from the European Union will have no effect on the local economy. While many countries […]

P-Noy’s veto on SSS pension increase a kiss of death on LP bets?

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III has planted a kiss of death on the presidential candidacy of Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas and his vice-presidential teammate Camarines Sur 3rd district representative Leni Robredo. This is the message that reverberates on the social media by concerned netizens after the president […]

Philippines hosting the 35th ASEAN Tourism forum for P169 million

The good news here is that the Philippine Department of Tourism is hosting the ASEAN Tourism Forum from Jannuary 18th up to the 22nd of this year. The other half of the news is way different. After the government foot the bill of P10 billion APEC summit last November 2015, […]

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 […]

DSWD denies hauling of homeless families, points to Manila LGU

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said that the transfer of homeless families from Manila to the Boystown in Marikina City was solely an initiative of the local government of Manila. The DSWD statement was in reaction to allegations that Manila street dwellers were removed in time for the Asia-Pacific Economic […]

Why PH is spending P10- billion for the APEC meet

Malacanang on Friday defended the P10-billion budget for the hosting of the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), by saying it is the country’s economy that will benefit most from the amount that the Philippines invested for the prestigious event. ”For the attendance alone, it is expected that more or […]

Watch Replay: Senate Hearing on ‘Laglag Bala’ scam

Watch Replay: Senate Hearing on ‘Laglag Bala’ scam: The insensitivity and cluelessness of government officials, the hopeless, aggrieved state of Overseas Filipino Workers and NAIA visitors. For the general information of people following the tele-serye on ‘Laglag Bala’ or ‘Tanim Bala’ or ‘Drop Bullet’ scam hounding the visitors and passengers […]

Teachers, nurses to get higher pay in salary standardization 2015

The proposed Salary Standardization law of 2015 will provide public school teachers and nurses higher pay in comparison to their counterpart in the private sector according to the Department of Budget and Management. “Our study revealed that if we compare the median of the market to the median of SSL […]

Across-the-board payhike for 1.5-M state employees seen in 2016

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Monday vowed to immediately enact into law the proposed P226 billion four-year “Salary Standardization Law of 2015,” which offers 14th month pay for 1.53 million state workers and officials on the first year of implementation in 2016. “We will study and pass it in time […]

‘Laglag Bala’ scheme spreads, now also in PH seaport?

‘Laglag Bala’ scheme spreads, now also in Philippine seaport(s)? Nov. 9, 2015. — Many expect that the alleged scam of ‘laglag-bala’ is on the wane with the eyes and ears of Malacanang already appraised. But no. It would seem that the modus operandi is spreading slowly, but surely. On Saturday […]

PH looking at additional 1.3-MT rice imports

The Philippines has no bragging right about rice self sufficiency anytime now until some time next year. The government is looking to import an additional 300,000 metric tons (MT) of rice, bringing total rice shipments to 1.8 million MT during the first half of 2016, to ensure enough supply and […]

DOTC finds no proof on ‘Laglag Bala’ scheme by syndicates?

“We have yet to get any fact that there are syndicates that operate this (scheme),” DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said during a press conference at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. The Department of Transportation and Communication on Wednesday said that there is no proof that the […]

‘Tanim-bala’ scam in NAIA upsets Aquino, probe soon

Malacañang on Saturday said it is upset over the so-called ‘tanim-bala’ or bullet-planting scam happening inside Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals recently and this concern has already reached President Benigno S. Aquino III. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said both President Aquino and Department of Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph […]

DSWD chief denies accusation of campaigning for Malacanang bets

Malacanang on Wednesday defended Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman on the allegation that she was campaigning for the Liberal Party candidates instead of leading from the frontlines for the relief and recovery of those affected by typhoon ‘Lando.” Soliman chided the accusation of Vice President Jejomar Binay’s spokesperson that she was […]

HB 6210: Declare elective officials running for post resigned?

It is interesting that Albay first district Rep. Edcel B. Lagman Jr. has filed a house bill seeking mandatory resignation for all elective officials who wish to run for any position other than the one they are currently holding. Lagman’s House Bill 6210 will amend the provision in the Fair […]

Lacson to run as independent presidential candidate in May 2016 elections

BAGUIO CITY, April 25 – Former Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson, in a press conference here yesterday announced he is running as an independent presidential candidate in the May 2016 elections. ”My platform of government remains to be what I started as a Senator and that is to eradicate graft and […]

Line-item budgeting of P70.7-B fund for Bangsamoro – Escudero

MANILA, April 14 – Line-item budgeting is the way to go for the funding of the proposed Bangsamoro government if Bicolano Senator Francis Escudero will have his way. The senator said on Tuesday he will push for the line-item budgeting of the PhP70-billion that the proposed Bangsamoro government stands to […]

Why President Aquino remind heads of agencies to execute 2015 budget?

MANILA, April 9 — The first quarter of 2015 was over, or three months have passed, and President Benigno S. Aquino III has to issue a directive for all heads of departments and agencies to undertake measures and ensure prompt execution of their budgets for fiscal year 2015 so programs […]

OPPAP’s Deles statement rhymes with MILF’s Iqbal

MANILA, March 29 — OPPAP’s Teresita Quintos Deles on Friday expressed hope that the peace process will emerge stronger despite recent challenges it faced particularly after the tragic Mamasapano incident. “I admit we are bruised and feeling battered but we are here to proclaim we still stand firm (in pushing […]

MILF’s Iqbal positive on passage of proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

MANILA, March 29 -– Chief peace negotiator of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Mohaqer Iqbal on Friday said that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law is “battered but not yet out.” The statement was made by Iqbal at the book launching marking the first anniversary of the signing of the […]

OPAPP Sec. Deles appeals to ASEAN for support on Bangsamoro Law

CEBU, March 20 — Even the experts, or the learned among us sometimes “bark” on the wrong tree. Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Teresita Deles appealed to ASEAN-member states for support on the Bangsamoro Law during the opening of the two-day workshop on “Strengthening […]

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Sen. Lacson sees flaw in PNP recruitment program

Speaking to PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa during the second day of the Senate inquiry into the extra-judicial killings, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson asked why most of the PNP personnel suspected to be involved in illegal drugs trade were younger, new police officers. Lacson has speculated there must […]

Why PH is spending P10- billion for the APEC meet

Malacanang on Friday defended the P10-billion budget for the hosting of the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), by saying it is the country’s economy that will benefit most from the amount that the Philippines invested for the prestigious event. ”For the attendance alone, it is expected that more or […]

OPAPP Sec. Deles appeals to ASEAN for support on Bangsamoro Law

CEBU, March 20 — Even the experts, or the learned among us sometimes “bark” on the wrong tree. Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Teresita Deles appealed to ASEAN-member states for support on the Bangsamoro Law during the opening of the two-day workshop on “Strengthening […]

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. […]

‘Laglag Bala’ scheme spreads, now also in PH seaport?

‘Laglag Bala’ scheme spreads, now also in Philippine seaport(s)? Nov. 9, 2015. — Many expect that the alleged scam of ‘laglag-bala’ is on the wane with the eyes and ears of Malacanang already appraised. But no. It would seem that the modus operandi is spreading slowly, but surely. On Saturday […]

No economy is an island, so will PH get hit by BREXIT?

Not yet in and yet, the choice technocrats of the incoming Duterte regime are quick to sound off that the European phenomenon called BREXIT, the departure of the United Kingdom (also known as Great Britain) from the European Union will have no effect on the local economy. While many countries […]

Watch Replay: Senate Hearing on ‘Laglag Bala’ scam

Watch Replay: Senate Hearing on ‘Laglag Bala’ scam: The insensitivity and cluelessness of government officials, the hopeless, aggrieved state of Overseas Filipino Workers and NAIA visitors. For the general information of people following the tele-serye on ‘Laglag Bala’ or ‘Tanim Bala’ or ‘Drop Bullet’ scam hounding the visitors and passengers […]

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PH looking at additional 1.3-MT rice imports

The Philippines has no bragging right about rice self sufficiency anytime now until some time next year. The government is looking to import an additional 300,000 metric tons (MT) of rice, bringing total rice shipments to 1.8 million MT during the first half of 2016, to ensure enough supply and […]

‘Laglag Bala’ scheme spreads, now also in PH seaport?

‘Laglag Bala’ scheme spreads, now also in Philippine seaport(s)? Nov. 9, 2015. — Many expect that the alleged scam of ‘laglag-bala’ is on the wane with the eyes and ears of Malacanang already appraised. But no. It would seem that the modus operandi is spreading slowly, but surely. On Saturday […]

Line-item budgeting of P70.7-B fund for Bangsamoro – Escudero

MANILA, April 14 – Line-item budgeting is the way to go for the funding of the proposed Bangsamoro government if Bicolano Senator Francis Escudero will have his way. The senator said on Tuesday he will push for the line-item budgeting of the PhP70-billion that the proposed Bangsamoro government stands to […]