Where is sanctuary when the earth shakes? TOMORROW marks the fifth anniversary of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 2013 that hit Bohol and Cebu, killing 227 people in Central Visayas. Cebu better prepared today for another big temblor? Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) Chief Baltazar Tribunalo saidRead More →

SSS contribution climb awaits Duterte nod A proposal raising the contribution rate of the Social Security System waiting to sign into law by President Rodrigo Duterte, the agency’s president Emmanuel Dooc said Sunday. Last week, senators and congressmen approved the proposal to raise the membership contribution by one percent everyRead More →

Seat at U.N. rights body validates drug war -PH ‘Getting a seat in the UN Human Rights Council is a repudiation of the critics and detractors on President Duterte’s unrelenting war against illegal drugs,’ says Palace Spokesperson Salvador Panelo Malacañang on Saturday, October 13, claimed that the country’s reelection toRead More →

PNP sacks cops in President Duterte drug matrix The cops allegedly learned drug recycling from recently sacked PDEA deputy chief Ismael Fajardo The Philippine National Police has sacked cops named in President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called drug matrix, PNP spokesperson Chief Superintendent Benigno Durana announced on Thursday, October 11. According toRead More →

Paolo Duterte running for Davao City congressman The President’s son seeking the seat to be vacated by Karlo Alexei Nograles President Rodrigo Duterte’s eldest son, Paolo Duterte, filed on Friday, October 12, his certificate of candidacy (COC) for congressman of Davao City’s 1st district, the seat to be vacated byRead More →

Carpio looking for CJ post Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has accepted his automatic nomination to the post of Chief Justice vacated by Teresita Leonardo-De Castro who retired last week. The Supreme Court public information office, quoting Carpio’s head of staff, lawyer Teresa Sibulo, said Carpio had already sent hisRead More →

The Unraveling of Mr. Harry Roque A “deviation” from the arrangement. This was the means by which Harry Roque portrayed a progression of occasions that debilitate to wreck an arrangement one year really taking shape – his 2019 senatorial offer. Incidentally, it was the man for whom he had putRead More →

‘Red October’ removes Pres. Duterte plot sputters The “Red October” plot allegedly being brewed by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is fizzling and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Friday he was looking forward to a “White Christmas” instead. “That [Red October plot] will not prosper anymore sinceRead More →

7 senatorial to run under Duterte’s party President Rodrigo Duterte’s political party will only field seven candidates for its senatorial slate in the 2019 midterm elections. On Thursday, PDP-Laban President Senator Koko Pimentel — who seeks to win one of the 12 vacant Senate seats — gave the names ofRead More →