Senator Grace Poe says she has no plans to run again for president in 2022

Philippine Senator Grace Poe today dismissed the idea that she will be running again for the presidency in 2022. In an interview at the Blumentritt Market in Manila where she’s campaigning for re-election, Poe told the media, according to GMA News: “You know I think that’s done because I was already given a chance [to run ...

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Duterte wants to rename the Philippines ‘Republic of Maharlika’

Senator JV Ejercito’s ‘lucky’ car destroyed in auto repair shop fire

Senator JV Ejercito’s ‘lucky’ car destroyed in auto repair shop fire

Poor little rich Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito’s isn’t having such a great day since his “lucky” car was destroyed in an auto repair shop...

Department of interior orders local officials to remove campaign materials from gov’t properties

Department of interior orders local officials to remove campaign materials from gov’t properties

Another government department has it out for those pesky campaign posters. The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) today instructed officials of local governments...

UPDATED: Duterte threatens to slap columnist for writing about his health issues

UPDATED: Duterte threatens to slap columnist for writing about his health issues

(UPDATED), 1st UPDATE. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte just threatened someone with physical assault. Duterte yesterday slammed former senator and columnist Francisco Tatad...

Duterte says no attack on media amid outrage over Maria Ressa arrest 

Duterte says no attack on media amid outrage over Maria Ressa arrest 

I have got nothing to do with that. That’s the gist of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s response when reporters probed him yesterday about the recent arrest of...

These sweet V-Day cards also throw shade at PH politicians

These sweet V-Day cards also throw shade at PH politicians

Valentine’s Day cards don’t usually come as witty — or as political — as these ones. Facebook user Angelo Arnaldo shared a post today which shows an array...

Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo posts bail for illegal possession of firearms; will resume post

Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo posts bail for illegal possession of firearms; will resume post

Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is going to be free. Baldo, who was imprisoned for illegal possession of firearms, was granted bail yesterday afternoon by the Legazpi City...

Duterte spokesperson defends president’s endorsement of controversial senatorial candidates

Duterte spokesperson defends president’s endorsement of controversial senatorial candidates

Salvador Panelo to the rescue — again. President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesperson yesterday defended the chief executive’s decision to endorse the senatorial bids...

In a nutshell: The 2019 Philippine midterm elections 

In a nutshell: The 2019 Philippine midterm elections 

It’s Feb. 12, which means it’s officially campaign season for candidates running for national positions in this year’s Philippine midterm elections. Election...

Duterte wants to rename the Philippines ‘Republic of Maharlika’

Duterte wants to rename the Philippines ‘Republic of Maharlika’

How does the “Republic of Maharlika” sound? Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said in a speech in Maguindanao yesterday that the country should be named “The...


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