'Senator Trillanes is already writing the ending of a story that has yet to start,' Secretary Aguirre says
'Why would a councilor from Davao City be dealing with some brokers? And this Small Abellera is known in Davao City to be very close to Paolo Duterte,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon tells the Senate blue ribbon committee that he was 'all alone' in his agency until people he recommended to key posts assumed office
(UPDATED) Kenneth Dong, the alleged middleman in the P6.4-billion smuggled shabu from China, says he met the presidential son in 2008 but they are 'not close'
Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon initially refuses to answer questions of his former comrade, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, on the existence of corruption in his agency
'I did not accept a single centavo while I’m at the Bureau of Customs,' Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon says amid his alleged involvement in the smuggling of P6.4-billion worth shabu
This comes after presidential son and Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte was implicated in a House probe into the P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, another former military man, says the top commander can't possibly usurp a lower commander's powers
President Duterte's Senate allies say his high ratings in Luzon and the Visayas show staunch support for his martial law declaration in Mindanao
Senator JV Ejercito says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is 'becoming damaging to the institution and becoming destructive to the country'
'Itong Senado na dati ay 'yan yung last bastion of democracy eh ngayon, wala na, para na rin kaming mga tuta nitong administrasyon na ito,' says minority Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the task force is set up to correct the 'miscarriage of justice' in the probe carried out by the Aquino administration
This comes after BBC anchor Stephen Sackur confronted Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on his opposition to President Rodrigo Duterte that is 'out of tune' with public support for the Philippine leader
The Ombudsman says the Philippines' backchannel talks with China during the Aquino administration do not constitute treason or espionage
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the DOJ order is 'proof' that retired Davao cop Arturo Lascañas told the 'truth' about President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with the Davao Death Squad
The Senate minority bloc also urges the public to fight for democracy amid the proliferation of fake news
(UPDATED) Even after the discovery of false claims and an old unrelated photo, Aguirre stands by his Department Order 385 to probe into a supposed destabilization plot by opposition leaders
'Trying to blame others for your blunders unmasks you as a mean-spirited coward,' the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines tells Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II
The Palace says Aguirre still enjoys the 'full trust' of President Rodrigo Duterte
The photo of the alleged plotters turns out to have been taken in 2015 at the Iloilo Airport, and not weeks before the Maute crisis erupted
Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and congressman Gary Alejano call for a preliminary examination to give victims hope 'Duterte’s impunity would soon end'
The joint congressional session is needed to check the 'validity of the proclamation' and to 'prevent abuses,' all 6 minority senators say in a resolution
The opposition senators slam the allegation as 'black propaganda,' saying President Rodrigo Duterte is only seeking revenge against his critics
"'Pag bibigyan mo ng palugit si Duterte, ang susunod nito buong Pilipinas na. Sinasanay niya, kinokondisyon niya isipan ng mamamayan na martial law ay okay lang,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
The House has time-honored processes that protect itself from the tyranny of the majority. But the allies of President Duterte could not be bothered by these when they dismissed the first impeachment complaint against him.
Both senators say there is no rule requiring a complainant to have 'personal knowledge' of accusations, citing the cases of former president Joseph Estrada and former chief justice Renato Corona
'Would these congressmen openly defy Duterte and reject Lopez if they are sure that he really wants her to be confirmed?' asks Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
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'The killings allegedly involving members of the PNP can no longer be ignored as they are clearly not isolated cases but are manifestations of a bigger, systemic problem afflicting the PNP,' says the senator citing, among others, the case of Police Officer 3 Ronald Alvarez
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II makes the request after he ordered an investigation into the gaming tycoon's allegations against him and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr
The minority bloc is keen on requesting the court to allow detained Senator Leila de Lima to attend 'critical' Senate debates and votes
The two senators react to Rappler's exclusive report identifying PO3 Ronald Alvarez as behind alleged drug-related summary executions in Tondo, Manila
(2ND UPDATE) 'The fear is real,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros in response to the decline in public satisfaction with the Duterte administration's controversial campaign
'Ang gawin ni Duterte ay pumirma ng waiver. Marami ka pang drama, marami ka pang arte. Para malaman ng taong bayan ano ang totoo,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV suspects the witness was planted in their camp to weaken their case
Edgar Matobato's lawyer Jude Sabio insists Guillermina Barrido Arcillas was not coached, and the only money given her was intended to help relocate her family for their protection
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is not buying Malacañang's anti-corruption 'excuse' to justify Ismael Sueno's dismissal, citing President Rodrigo Duterte's inaction on complaints against his other appointees
President Rodrigo Duterte says former president Benigno Aquino III and former budget secretary Florencio Abad disregarded a 'constitutional ruling' against DAP
The Vice President says in Filipino, 'Even if there are a lot of things we don't agree on, as long as it is for the country, we will try'
Senators from both the majority and minority blocs oppose the President's idea, saying it is 'unconstitutional and undemocratic.'
'It is a trap to disarm and politically neutralize her at this time that Duterte is facing the biggest political storm yet of his term as president,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
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But President Rodrigo Duterte still discourages the filing of an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo
'Si Leni, apurado masyado maging presidente,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, as he slams his critics in a speech in Myanmar
The Marine soldier who once turned against a president he was tasked to secure leads another fight – this time in Congress
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV slams 'inconsistencies' between the statements of President Rodrigo Duterte and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
'Wala kayong problema sa akin. Delicadeza,' adds President Rodrigo Duterte
'It is the responsibility of Congress to ensure that no government official would be taking advantage of their positions to disseminate fake news,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
Not unlike Pontius Pilate, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II called out to tens of thousands gathered at the Luneta on the evening of February 25 and asked them whom they wanted targeted next, possibly to join Senator Leila de Lima in jail, and they shouted back, 'Trillanes!'
'Bring it on. Game ako diyan,' says an unfazed Senator Antonio Trillanes IV