Because it apparently had to be said, VP Robredo clarifies she’s not part of rally to oust Duterte

While it’s no secret that President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo do not have a warm relationship, the VP today clarified that she is by no means part of a Feb. 22 protest calling for the resignation of the temperamental chief executive. Robredo counseled that any form of public expression which was aimed to ...

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‘I will sink and swim with him’: Dela Rosa has no plans to support senators’ VFA petition out of loyalty to Duterte

‘I will sink and swim with him’: Dela Rosa has no plans to support senators’ VFA petition out of loyalty to Duterte

Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is no longer President Rodrigo Duterte’s police chief, but even now it seems like the boss man still has him on a pretty tight...

Trillanes claims he refused political asylum in two countries following sedition charges

Trillanes claims he refused political asylum in two countries following sedition charges

Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV today said he’s unfazed by multiple cases filed against him by the government, including a conspiracy to commit sedition charge in...

Amnesty International urges Calida to withdraw ‘dangerous’ ABS-CBN gag order petition

Amnesty International urges Calida to withdraw ‘dangerous’ ABS-CBN gag order petition

The international human rights group Amnesty International yesterday urged Solicitor General Jose Calida to withdraw a Supreme Court filing seeking to impose a gag order on...

Calida asks Supreme Court to issue gag order against ABS-CBN over alleged ‘propaganda’

Calida asks Supreme Court to issue gag order against ABS-CBN over alleged ‘propaganda’

Solicitor General Jose Calida today showed that he means business, asking the Supreme Court (SC) to issue a gag order against ABS-CBN, which he claims has been engaged in a...

What’s That? Duterte sporting white wristband (not bandage) for ‘peace,’ says spokesman

What’s That? Duterte sporting white wristband (not bandage) for ‘peace,’ says spokesman

President Rodrigo Duterte’s health has long been a subject of much speculation, so it came as no surprise this week when people started wondering whether the president was...

Cayetano accuses ABS-CBN of ‘deception,’ but insists license row not a free speech issue

Cayetano accuses ABS-CBN of ‘deception,’ but insists license row not a free speech issue

ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal woes have nothing to do with press freedom, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano maintained yesterday, as journalists, activists, and celebrities...

Senator claims billion-peso corruption scheme facilitated entry of Chinese ‘VIPs’

Senator claims billion-peso corruption scheme facilitated entry of Chinese ‘VIPs’

Senator Risa Hontiveros today accused corrupt officials at the Bureau of Immigration of receiving an estimated PHP1 billion (US$19.771 million) in bribes through a scheme allowing...

Warrant of arrest issued against Trillanes, 10 others for sedition in connection with ‘Bikoy’ videos

Warrant of arrest issued against Trillanes, 10 others for sedition in connection with ‘Bikoy’ videos

A Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court issued a warrant of arrest today against former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and 10 others for allegedly conspiring to commit sedition. A...

Duterte refuses to lift coronavirus travel ban on Taiwan despite plea

Duterte refuses to lift coronavirus travel ban on Taiwan despite plea

President Rodrigo Duterte is standing by his decision to implement a coronavirus travel ban on Taiwan even after the self-governed island insisted that it was not part of China,...


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