Presidential spokesman Panelo says Duterte considering cutting ties with Iceland; Foreign Affairs Secretary Locsin not for it

Government officials are sending mixed messages about how the Philippines should respond to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) order to probe the bloody drug war. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said yesterday that Duterte is “seriously considering” cutting ties with the resolution’s main proponent Iceland, while Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. said that ...

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Duterte signs law that penalizes sexual harassment

Duterte signs law that penalizes sexual harassment

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, infamous for his sexist comments, has signed into law a bill that imposes harsher penalties for “gender-based” sexual harassment...

Former Duterte spokesman Harry Roque belittles UNHRC drug war resolution, calls international body ‘toothless tiger’

Former Duterte spokesman Harry Roque belittles UNHRC drug war resolution, calls international body ‘toothless tiger’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration have been all out in criticizing the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) decision to investigate the...

Government official threatens VP Leni Robredo with impeachment for supporting UNHRC investigation on drug war 

Government official threatens VP Leni Robredo with impeachment for supporting UNHRC investigation on drug war 

A Philippine government official has threatened Vice President Leni Robredo with impeachment, all for expressing support for the United Nations Human Rights Council’s...

Duterte blasts ‘idiot’ critics as UN reviews Philippine drug war

Duterte blasts ‘idiot’ critics as UN reviews Philippine drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Friday branded as "idiots" the governments behind a UN rights body investigation into his narcotics crackdown that has killed thousands and...

Senator de la Rosa says he’s willing to get head cut off if extra-judicial killings are proven to be state-sponsored

Senator de la Rosa says he’s willing to get head cut off if extra-judicial killings are proven to be state-sponsored

Senator Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa dared critics to cut his head off if the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) can prove that the extra-judicial killings...

UN human rights council orders report on Duterte drug war; PH gov’t calls it a ‘travesty’

UN human rights council orders report on Duterte drug war; PH gov’t calls it a ‘travesty’

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) yesterday ordered a report on President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial drug war after the body approved an Iceland-led...

Ang Probinsyano party-list congressman in viral video apologizes for assaulting waiter 

Ang Probinsyano party-list congressman in viral video apologizes for assaulting waiter 

Ang Probinsyano party-list Representative Alfred de los Santos has confirmed that it is him in the viral video attempting to punch restaurant employee Christian Kent Alejo in...

Ang Probinsyano party-list representative assaults restaurant worker in Legazpi City

Ang Probinsyano party-list representative assaults restaurant worker in Legazpi City

Ang Probinsyano party-list Representative Alfred de los Santos hasn’t even warmed his new seat in Congress and yet already finds himself the subject of controversy. The...

Nope, US State Department’s Mina Chang is not new ambassador to PH

Nope, US State Department’s Mina Chang is not new ambassador to PH

Don’t believe everything you read. The United States Embassy in Manila today denied reports that a U.S. Department of State official named Mina Chang will become their new...


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