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 →

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AFP’s Red October ‘fairy tale’ a flop CPP says Duterte HK trip ‘vomit-inducing,’ The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has slammed President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent “shopping spree” in Hong Kong, saying it showed “cruel indifference” to Filipinos’ affected by the rising prices of commodities. In a statement posted onRead 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 →

DOT chief : Tourist arrivals up by 8.4 pct in August Tourist arrivals in the country increased by 8.4 percent in August despite the closure of Boracay, the Department of Tourism said Saturday. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the agency is targeting 7.4 million tourist arrivals this year from 6.6Read 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 →

Duterte negative for tumor, has ‘battery syndrome’ President Duterte has admitted he has polyps and joked that he has “battery syndrome,” as he assured the nation that he is healthy and cancer-free after tests on his Barrett’s disease came out negative. “Hindi pa ako (I’m not yet) cancerous. Do notRead More →

Reds calls Duterte a ‘mass killer’ over spate of killings in Mindanao The National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Mindanao has called President Rodrigo Duterte as mass murder over the spate of unabated killings that targeted the indigenous people and Moro people in Mindanao. “Duterte, the first president fromRead 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 →