No need: Comelec won’t postpone 2022 elections despite lawmaker’s urging

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) today said it sees no need to postpone the 2022 presidential elections despite the urging of a lawmaker who claimed that his constituents were fearful of voting because of the pandemic. “We will not do that. The mandate of the Comelec is very clear and that is to conduct an ...

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‘Wild idea’: Roque takes sarcastic dig at US lawmaker’s plea to halt PH military aid

‘Wild idea’: Roque takes sarcastic dig at US lawmaker’s plea to halt PH military aid

American Congresswoman Susan Wild’s bill which seeks to suspend police and military aid due to the alleged human rights abuses of the Duterte government is just so wild, a...

US lawmaker seeks to remove aid for PH police, military over human rights record

US lawmaker seeks to remove aid for PH police, military over human rights record

A United States congresswoman announced today that she has filed a bill seeking to withhold American aid for the Philippine military and police due to President Rodrigo...

UN’s ‘biased’ experts don’t need to probe human rights case in PH, says Malacañang

UN’s ‘biased’ experts don’t need to probe human rights case in PH, says Malacañang

There’s no need for the “very biased” United Nations (UN) to investigate the human rights situation in the Philippines because the Duterte government won’t...

Duterte hits critics for ‘weaponizing’ human rights in first speech at UN General Assembly

Duterte hits critics for ‘weaponizing’ human rights in first speech at UN General Assembly

In his first-ever speech before the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, President Rodrigo Duterte said he will continue to protect human rights from the “scourge” of...

Spraying ‘pesticide’ over Manila, waiting for COVID vax not enough, Robredo tells Duterte

Spraying ‘pesticide’ over Manila, waiting for COVID vax not enough, Robredo tells Duterte

Sarcastically recommending to spray pesticide over Manila from an airplane and waiting for a coronavirus vaccine is not enough to curb the spread of the pandemic, Vice President...

Never Forget: Robredo urges Pinoys to reject ‘lies’ on 48th anniversary of martial law

Never Forget: Robredo urges Pinoys to reject ‘lies’ on 48th anniversary of martial law

Vice President Leni Robredo today urged Filipinos to push back attempts to rewrite the human rights horrors that transpired during the Marcos regime, as the country marks the 48th...

Trouble Brewing: Paolo Duterte confirms plans to oust Cayetano from speakership post

Trouble Brewing: Paolo Duterte confirms plans to oust Cayetano from speakership post

Deputy Speaker and presidential son Paolo Duterte has confirmed plans to oust his father’s ally, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, as complaints from lawmakers mount over...

EU Parliament urges gov’t to drop charges against Maria Ressa, grant ABS-CBN franchise

EU Parliament urges gov’t to drop charges against Maria Ressa, grant ABS-CBN franchise

The European Parliament, which said it was “alarmed over the deteriorating level of press freedom in the Philippines,” has urged the Duterte government to drop all of...

Not Their Problem? Supreme Court junks plea to mass test Pinoys for coronavirus

Not Their Problem? Supreme Court junks plea to mass test Pinoys for coronavirus

The Philippine Supreme Court has dismissed a group of frontliners’ petition urging the Duterte government to conduct free COVID-19 mass testing for Filipinos. In a Sept. 1...


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