'As we had previously said, we are opposed to war – as we should be. But if threatened by the use of force, we should be ready to inflict, at the very least, a bloody nose on any attacker who is out to harm us.'
(UPDATED) Transportation Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino is accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of being involved in deals with one of his sisters
'Maybe I'll fire the corporate counsel tomorrow. Ang DPWH nga assistant secretary nga akong brad sa law school, ako pong gipa-resign,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza fetches the two policewomen in Jolo and accompanies them to Davao City to meet the President
President Rodrigo Duterte says he hopes Muslims will 'continue to do good deeds for the poor and the marginalized members of society' as Ramadan begins
'Gagawin niya ba tayong probinsiya ng China? ....Eh di sana pala pumunta rin ako kay Xi Jinping,' says ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, as she also mocks President Rodrigo Duterte's China ties
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is asked about discrimination after President Rodrigo Duterte said he is ruling out the appointment of a woman as the next Ombudsman
Asked about Ombudsman applicant Silvestre Bello III, President Rodrigo Duterte says, 'I will assign him as labor attaché in Kuwait'
President Rodrigo Duterte reads the names of at least 13 suspended government employees, from a prosecutor to a former mayor
President Rodrigo Duterte says China's Xi Jinping is proposing a 'bigger share' for the Philippines in a joint development of the West Philippine Sea
In a petition filed before the Supreme Court, 6 senators argue that the withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court needs Senate concurrence
Lawyer Karen Jimeno was once spokesperson of the office tasked to coordinate rehabilitation efforts after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)
The President's son Sebastian Duterte and his closest aide Bong Go ride jet skis around the undisputed Casiguran Bay instead
'We will not allow you to be taken out from your office,' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recalls Chinese President Xi Jinping telling him
'The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law has a direct correlation to peace. It has a positive and direct correlation,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez Jr
(3RD UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte advises Justice Assistant Secretary Moslemen Macarambon Sr and Public Works Assistant Secretary Tingagun Ampaso Umpa to resign 'or face termination for corruption'
(UPDATED) 'Pang-diplomat talaga, which I can never be one, ever,' says President Rodrigo Duterte of the late Edgardo Angara, his former special envoy to the EU
President Rodrigo Duterte says he wanted 'to erase the suspicion' from his candidate-friends on whether he voted for them in the barangay elections
(3rd UPDATE) The voting period ends at 3 pm with President Rodrigo Duterte failing to show up at his polling precinct in Davao City
Out of 20 issues included in the Social Weather Stations survey, Filipinos are least satisfied with government efforts to fight inflation
BIMP-EAGA includes Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia, and the travel tax exemption aims to 'accelerate economic development in Mindanao and Palawan'
The Boracay Inter-agency Task Force is ordered to formulate 'an action plan towards the sustainable tourism development of Boracay'
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte also appoints Tony Lambino as assistant secretary of the Department of Finance
'We see this as part of the Ombudsman's constitutional mandate to ensure public accountability,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
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(UPDATED) Forbes magazine cites President Rodrigo Duterte's 'raw and vulgar vocabulary' and his 'war on crime' that has killed thousands of Filipinos
This comes 4 months after President Rodrigo Duterte named then Rear Admiral Elson Hermogino as commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard
'Tang ina itong Time magazine na 'to, nilagay ako doon sa mga despot,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, who was featured in Time's 'Rise of the Strongman' issue
Malacañang says according to President Rodrigo Duterte, he 'will be bound by the findings' of these 3 experts – all Asians, no Westerners – on whether Dengvaxia 'caused deaths'
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte will send off 50 scientists who will conduct research in Benham Rise, renamed as Philippine Rise
Newly appointed Special Envoy to Kuwait Abdullah Mamao, a San Beda law graduate, is the presidential adviser on overseas Filipino workers
(UPDATED) This comes following a report that President Rodrigo Duterte fired Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo after a Cabinet meeting on May 7
President Rodrigo Duterte directs agencies with frontline services 'to respond to all public requests and concerns within 15 days from receipt thereof'
President Rodrigo Duterte's newest spokesman is a multi-awarded public speaker who just passed the Bar Exams
'If somebody from Malacañang is watching, I am waiting for the President to call me or if I can set an appointment with him, at least hear my side,' says PhilHealth interim president Celestina Ma Jude de la Serna
The government is poised to spend P17.2 billion to rehabilitate the former battle area in Marawi City. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled in June.
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President Rodrigo Duterte claims he never sent anyone critical of his administration to jail
While Duterte signed an EO on contractualization on Labor Day, labor groups who rallied at Mendiola say the order backed employers, not Filipino workers
Malacañang addresses the 'slant' of the TIME feature that tags President Rodrigo Duterte as among the 'strongmen' leaders of the era
(UPDATED) Of the officials President Rodrigo Duterte has fired over alleged corruption or misconduct, two are back in government while two are in jail
Such power may be given if 'Congress is unable to convene,' according to a proposed provision for a new constitution being studied by the Consultative Committee
President Rodrigo Duterte is yet to pursue any corruption complaint against officials he has fired for alleged abuse of public funds
'As far as the Palace is concerned, there is no reason for him to resign,' says Malacañang in response to calls for Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to resign over the deterioration of the diplomatic row with Kuwait
Executive Order 51, released in full on May 2, does not declare direct hiring as the norm in labor arrangements, which groups said would have made it a 'landmark' measure
President Rodrigo Duterte signs an executive order supposedly ending contractualization, but labor groups think otherwise
'ECOP finds worrisome the exact definition of security of tenure, among others.... [But] employers will live with it and comply,' says the Employers Confederation of the Philippines
Metro Manila roads turn red on Labor Day, as thousands of protesters brought to Mendiola their crushed hopes of ending contractualization under the Duterte administration