Duterte: ‘I want to know their opinion on draft federal Charter’ With the administration’s economic managers opposed to the federal Constitution, President Rodrigo Duterte now wants the people themselves to comment on it so this improve and then submitted to Congress. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Thursday that the DepartmentRead More →

Duterte to China: ‘Kung solohin mo, gulo talaga’ President Duterte has warned China against drilling for oil and other resources in the West Philippine Sea, saying it could lead to war.     West Philippine Sea is the local name of the waters within the Philippines’ 370-kilometer exclusive economic zoneRead More →

Duterte in ‘kama’ not ‘coma’ – Bong Go President Rodrigo Duterte’s trusted aide on Monday disputed rumors that the chief executive is in a state of coma. “Nasa kama lang nag rest, kausap ko pa 2 am kaninang madaling araw si PRRD,” Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” GoRead More →

Duterte signs retirement law of Office of the Ombudsman President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the law establishing a retirement benefit system in the Office of the Ombudsman. Meanwhile, Republic Act No. 11059, or the “Retirement Law of the Office of the Ombudsman,” augments the retirement benefits of Ombudsman officials andRead More →

Duterte to go to an opening of federalism — Con-com President Rodrigo Duterte will personally attend the opening of the information campaign on federalism, the Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution (Con-com) said on Sunday. In an emailed statement, the Con-com said Duterte expressed his intent to join theRead More →

Shift to federalism won’t adversely affect the economy- Palace Malacañang on Wednesday stressed that the proposed shift to federalism would not adversely affect the economy after the country’s socioeconomic planning secretary warned about its impact on the country’s finances.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Palace has already discussedRead More →

Alvarez bats for individuals’ drive to delay 2019 surveys House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday reiterated his pitch for a people’s initiative to postpone next year’s midterm elections. Alvarez, who made the same proposal on Monday over a radio interview, said this could be an option in case the SenateRead More →

SC Justice Martires denies composing deal grant for ex-AFP comptroller Garcia Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Martires has clarified that he did not pen the Sandiganbayan decision that granted the plea bargain deal between the Office of the Ombudsman and former AFP comptroller Major General Carlos Garcia, and he wasRead More →

Bongbong can run for transition VP, says Davide Late dictator’s son, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. could run and win the vice presidency during the country’s proposed shift to a federal system of government, a former top magistrate said Wednesday. Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr. said Marcos canRead More →