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Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:09 AM

(UPDATED) The US President says Obamacare – which survived an attempt to have it repealed – 'will explode' and 'is not sustainable'

Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

Andanar asks Bacolod crowd: Who would you believe, cops or Western media?

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:35 PM

The head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office takes a swipe at The New York Times for writing 'just to throw negativity against the President,' Rodrigo Duterte

Andanar asks Bacolod crowd: Who would you believe, cops or Western media?

Palace confirms Duterte's dinner invite to Robredo, family

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:03 PM

The President extends the invitation to the Vice President during Friday's Philippine National Police Academy graduation rites

Palace confirms Duterte's dinner invite to Robredo, family

Koko Pimentel: His father's son, the President's 'protector'

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Ciriticized for supposedly bending over backwards for President Rodrigo Duterte, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III maintains he's no 'clone' of the popular Chief Executive

Koko Pimentel: His father's son, the President's 'protector'

Duterte hits critics who say he 'kills the poor'

Mar 25, 2017 - 5:04 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says: 'I'm sorry. You say you're poor; that's not an answer. I have a problem: 4 million addicts. Do you want 4 million more?'

Duterte hits critics who say he 'kills the poor'

Koko Pimentel to seek reelection in 2019 amid legal issues

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:56 AM

He expects his candidacy to be questioned before the Supreme Court but says he is 'confident' he will win as he did not finish his 1st 6-year term

Koko Pimentel to seek reelection in 2019 amid legal issues

Nearly 2,000 Filipinos deported from Sabah – DSWD

Mar 24, 2017 - 10:22 PM

Out of the 1,987 deportees from Sabah from January to March, 1,706 have been sent back to their places of origin, mostly in Mindanao

Nearly 2,000 Filipinos deported from Sabah – DSWD

Free medicines for poor families available in 6 hospitals

Mar 24, 2017 - 7:33 PM

The DSWD's Libreng Gamot Para sa Masa program receives P1 billion from President Rodrigo Duterte's social fund

Free medicines for poor families available in 6 hospitals

PH deposits signed Paris climate deal to UN

Mar 24, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Senator Loren Legarda says the Paris climate deal will enter into force for the Philippines on Earth Day, April 22

PH deposits signed Paris climate deal to UN

Duterte prefers 'compromise' with tax evaders over filing cases

Mar 24, 2017 - 6:22 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is still convincing Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and BIR chief Cesar Dulay to let tax evaders settle with the government instead of filing cases against them

Duterte prefers 'compromise' with tax evaders over filing cases

Ex-Cebu mayor Loot faces graft charges

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Former Mayor Ma Luisa Loot of Daanbantayan, Cebu, is the wife of retired police general Vicente Loot, whom President Duterte has tagged as a narco-general

Ex-Cebu mayor Loot faces graft charges

Duterte, Nur Misuari to talk peace over dinner in Davao City

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:14 PM

The President says he and MNLF leader Nur Misuari also talked on the phone about a 'preparatory document' for a proposed federal structure

Duterte, Nur Misuari to talk peace over dinner in Davao City

Duterte to attend Belt and Road summit in China

Mar 24, 2017 - 4:37 PM

The Philippine President's attendance to the Silk Road Initative summit in May will be his second visit to China

Duterte to attend Belt and Road summit in China

Belgica files disbarment case vs Ombudsman Morales

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:34 PM

(UPDATED) Lawyer Oscar Franklin Tan points out, however, that the Ombudsman may only be disbarred after impeachment and conviction, as the Constitution allows removal of the Ombudsman from office only through impeachment

Belgica files disbarment case vs Ombudsman Morales

Duterte thinks Robredo, De Lima, or Trillanes behind 'ouster try'

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:35 PM

But President Rodrigo Duterte still discourages the filing of an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo

Duterte thinks Robredo, De Lima, or Trillanes behind 'ouster try'

China vowed not to build on Scarborough, says Duterte

Mar 23, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte also again brings up the possibility of joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)

China vowed not to build on Scarborough, says Duterte

Koko Pimentel favors termination of barangay execs if polls reset

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:56 PM

(UPDATED) Senate President Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III says he would discuss the proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte with his fellow senators

Koko Pimentel favors termination of barangay execs if polls reset

Duterte supporters to stage 'Palit Bise' rally on April 2

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:30 PM

'We are asking the people to show indignation towards the actions of our Vice President,' says pro-Duterte lawyer Bruce Rivera

Duterte supporters to stage 'Palit Bise' rally on April 2

Criticizing doesn't mean seeking presidency, says Robredo

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:15 PM

'Wala po tayong ganoon na pangarap. Ang gusto lamang natin ay mapakinggan ang ating mga boses,' Vice President Leni Robredo says in a meeting with supporters

Criticizing doesn't mean seeking presidency, says Robredo

WATCH: Duterte caps off ASEAN tour

Mar 23, 2017 - 4:49 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte wraps up his ASEAN tour. This year, he will be the Summit's chairman

WATCH: Duterte caps off ASEAN tour

Alvarez calls Robredo 'shameless' for criticizing drug war

Mar 23, 2017 - 3:55 PM

'Kauna-unahan sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas na mayroong isang napakakapal ng mukha na isang official ng gobyerno ay nagpadala ng [video] clip... para sirain ang ating bansa,' says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Vice President Leni Robredo

Alvarez calls Robredo 'shameless' for criticizing drug war

Duterte says he would 'die' for Manny Villar

Mar 23, 2017 - 3:14 PM

'Puwede ako magpakamatay sa kanya. Kasi mabait eh,' says the President of former senator Manny Villar, who accompanies Duterte during his Thailand trip

Duterte says he would 'die' for Manny Villar

YEBC 2017: PH youth urged to go into business

Mar 23, 2017 - 3:08 PM

'We focus on entrepreneurship because we need to, in order to develop our country,' Senator Bam Aquino tells students at the Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

YEBC 2017: PH youth urged to go into business

WATCH: Duterte supporters in heated exchange with reporters

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Radio reporter Jill Resontoc asks the Impeach VP Leni Team who is funding them, prompting a heated exchange between Duterte supporters and reporters covering the event

WATCH: Duterte supporters in heated exchange with reporters

'Robredo peddling lies,' says Impeach VP Leni Team

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:05 PM

A group of pro-Duterte lawyers and bloggers claims the Vice President is using her position to spread 'distortions of reality'

'Robredo peddling lies,' says Impeach VP Leni Team

Robredo's 'UN statement' not an impeachable offense – Nene Pimentel

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:05 PM

'Dapat siguro tignan nila ano nagawa ni Leni na labag sa Saligang Batas, hindi labag sa kanilang pag-iisip,' says the founder of ruling party PDP-Laban

Robredo's 'UN statement' not an impeachable offense – Nene Pimentel

Robredo video not played at UN meeting, DFA says

Mar 23, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's video was instead screened in one of a hundred side events and exhibits mounted by NGOs, the DFA explains

Robredo video not played at UN meeting, DFA says

Duterte's birthday wish: Strength for 'overtime' work of presidency

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:20 AM

'I only ask God that [he] give me a little bit of time, a little strength to surmount the problems of the country,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, who turns 72 on March 28

Duterte's birthday wish: Strength for 'overtime' work of presidency

Duterte on impeachment vs Robredo: 'Stop it'

Mar 23, 2017 - 9:56 AM

(UPDATED) 'Guys, lay off....You can do other things but do not tinker with the structure of the government. I will not countenance it,' the President tells those seeking to impeach Vice President Leni Robredo

Duterte on impeachment vs Robredo: 'Stop it'

Duterte tells Robredo, 'Want me out? Marry me instead'

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:31 AM

The President stuffs his long speech in Bangkok with jokes and insults of his critics, to the delight of many in the Filipino community present at the event

Duterte tells Robredo, 'Want me out? Marry me instead'

Why Duterte reminds Thais of Thaksin and his drug war

Mar 22, 2017 - 11:48 PM

Thailand's ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra also waged a deadly and controversial drug war in 2003. Here's how it's similar to Duterte's.

Why Duterte reminds Thais of Thaksin and his drug war

China denies plans to build on Scarborough Shoal

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The Chinese Foreign Ministry denies Beijing will set up an environmental monitoring station on the shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)

China denies plans to build on Scarborough Shoal

Keeping 'endo' alive: DOLE’s Department Order No. 174

Mar 22, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The labor department's dilly-dallying is in stark contrast to the President’s consistent and unequivocal stand against contractualization

Keeping 'endo' alive: DOLE’s Department Order No. 174

Duterte wants to appoint barangay OICs if polls reset

Mar 22, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says President Rodrigo Duterte wants handpicked appointees in every barangay in the Philippines to rid the country of drugs

Duterte wants to appoint barangay OICs if polls reset

Sueno hits Robredo for criticizing drug war, 'hurting' trade deals

Mar 22, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says Vice President Leni Robredo's criticism of the drug war is affecting the Philippines' standing in the international community

Sueno hits Robredo for criticizing drug war, 'hurting' trade deals

Tourism chief Teo asks Robredo, media to 'tone down' statements on killings

Mar 22, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Strong statements against extrajudicial killings in the country are making it difficult for the tourism department to promote the Philippines, says DOT chief Wanda Teo

Tourism chief Teo asks Robredo, media to 'tone down' statements on killings

PH asks China to clarify building plans on Scarborough

Mar 22, 2017 - 1:27 PM

The Philippines will decide on its next move after China replies to its March 20 letter, says Acting Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo

PH asks China to clarify building plans on Scarborough

BIR files P9.56-B tax evasion case vs Mighty Corp

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:45 PM

(UPDATED) The amount Mighty Corporation allegedly owes the government is thrice the P3 billion President Rodrigo Duterte had offered the cigarette company to pay as settlement

BIR files P9.56-B tax evasion case vs Mighty Corp

Army colonel is new Presidential Security Group chief

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Brigadier General Rolando Bautista, the outgoing PSG chief, is deployed to Mindanao to help in the fight against terror groups

Army colonel is new Presidential Security Group chief

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 22, 2017

Mar 22, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 22, 2017

Aquino, Hontiveros seek probe into PNP, funeral homes conspiracy

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Senators Risa Hontiveros and Paolo Benigno Aquino IV say there is a need to protect victims' families from excessive funeral expenses that benefit corrupt cops

Aquino, Hontiveros seek probe into PNP, funeral homes conspiracy

Duterte, Thailand's Prayut affirm defense, economic cooperation

Mar 21, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The joint committee on military cooperation is expected to address the two leaders' concerns on transnational crimes, including the spread of illegal drugs

Duterte, Thailand's Prayut affirm defense, economic cooperation

Duterte urges completion of South China Sea rules

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Amid his warm approach to China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte emphasizes respect for freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea

Duterte urges completion of South China Sea rules

LIST: Duterte appointees announced on March 21, 2017

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Among the new appointees is retired chief superintendent Conrado Capa who is now a member of the governing board of the Philippine Coconut Authority

LIST: Duterte appointees announced on March 21, 2017

Australia vs Duterte? 'Just difference in perspective,' Abella says

Mar 21, 2017 - 6:12 PM

There 'was no contradiction' between President Rodrigo Duterte and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says

Australia vs Duterte? 'Just difference in perspective,' Abella says

If the VP is impeached, who takes over?

Mar 21, 2017 - 6:01 PM

(UPDATED) The 1987 Constitution says the president can nominate a member of Congress to assume the vice presidency in the event the position becomes vacant

If the VP is impeached, who takes over?

Why Dela Rosa didn’t get Robredo's letter to PNP

Mar 21, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Is a clerical error to blame?

Why Dela Rosa didn’t get Robredo's letter to PNP

Singapore says it respects Philippines' drug war

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Singaporean Ambassador Kok Li Peng also sees in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte the 'political will and determination' of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore says it respects Philippines' drug war

Quimbo confident Alvarez will be prudent on impeachment complaint

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:53 PM

LP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says the House of Representatives should just focus on important legislation and not on the impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo

Quimbo confident Alvarez will be prudent on impeachment complaint

Impeachment complaints vs Duterte, Robredo 'doomed,' says LP leader

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says there are many smart lawmakers in the House who will refuse to be used in political infighting

Impeachment complaints vs Duterte, Robredo 'doomed,' says LP leader