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As Chinese vessels of all sorts come and go through Philippine waters, exactly who among security officials is keeping count, and who's telling whom what to do?
Buhay Representative Lito Atienza's claim that the Dengvaxia scare supposedly caused the return of polio does not sit well with Iloilo Representative Janette Garin
Research Institute for Tropical Medicine's Celia Carlos takes the question seriously and says they have checks and policies in place to prevent 'untoward things' from happening
Senator Panfilo Lacson points out that the House of Representatives' work isn't finished yet – it still has a period of amendments, after which it will finalize its version of the budget bill
The grand floral-themed affair is also graced by tycoon Ramon Ang, senators Bong Go and Sonny Angara, and former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr
(UPDATED) Communication helps them collaborate by understanding each other's problems
The Department of Transportation speaks for its chief, saying Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade 'will not allow himself to be used as props for political theatrics'
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte openly blasts Senator Panfilo Lacson for criticizing him as he floats the lawmaker's possible presidential candidacy
Senator Bato dela Rosa says the Commission on Human Rights will be offering 'something new' by helping end the alleged recruitment by the NPA of minors
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano unsurprisingly takes the side of his ally and Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund Villafuerte instead
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr initially bids farewell to Twitter before leaving for China, where the social media platform is blocked. But the silence doesn't last long.
'Paucity of merit and reason cannot be concealed by unparliamentary language and malevolent innuendoes,' says Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman
After Albay congressman calls the Malasakit Centers a 'partisan tool,' the senator says Lagman's face is 'beyond repair' even by the one-stop shop for government services
President Rodrigo Duterte is guest of honor at the opening of a power plant owned by Zaldy Co, the businessman mentioned in Peter Advincula's retracted allegations about a drug syndicate
Why is a college in a Chinese university named after President Rodrigo Duterte's mother? The answer lies in the President's Fujian connection: Chinese tycoon Jose Kho.
'It will be done,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr assures senators, who suggest reminding Israel of former Philippine president Manuel Quezon's efforts to save Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi regime
This police district director has required the thousands of cops in his jurisdiction to pay P100 each for the renovation of toilets in his headquarters
President Rodrigo Duterte gives 3 Cabinet members a thumbs up for their performance
The Eastern Police District reportedly withdrew an invitation to a businessman – the original event speaker – in favor of the controversial blogger
Moreno does an evident parody of his predecessor, former president and Manila mayor Joseph Estrada, but claims he wasn't referring to anyone in particular
President Duterte also weighs in on his 3 older children – he approves of Sara, is happy Sebastian is into public service, but he doesn't see much of his eldest son Paolo
President Rodrigo Duterte's surprise order is borne of his frustration over supposedly corrupt PCSO personnel resisting their transfers to other sectors, says an insider
People obtain the most basic and mundane government services at the barangay, and its small inefficiencies and petty corruption snowball into a huge challenge for the city's new mayor
While the mayor’s secretary forgot how much they paid, Labella's staff say they pooled their money to pay the order instead of rejecting it
Stripping her office bare isn't one of the things police colonel Royina Garma will do before stepping down as Cebu City police director
'Sa tabi mismo ng opisina ng alkalde...the seat of power of Manila, tapos ito, amoy tae rito, nagkalat,' says Manila Mayor Isko Moreno as he sees the sight of excrement by the hero's monument
During her farewell dinner as House Speaker, Arroyo replies to Duterte: 'It was never my intention to be difficult with you…So I only wish that I had better EQ so I could have second-guessed everything you wanted'
Even retirement has not made the former president ease up on the kinds of questions the media can ask
He has been named to the Philippine Military Academy board of advisers in his former capacity as National Youth Commission chairperson
A left-leaning congressman thinks so, with millions in cash allegedly being used to buy votes among lawmakers to secure the speakership
(UPDATED) In recent weeks, President Rodrigo Duterte has stayed out of the public eye for days on end and has failed to show up at several engagements
While campaigning for gubernatorial bet Jun Evasco in Bohol, President Duterte puts the mayor of Garcia Hernandez town on the spot – talking about her beauty and...her panty
Entertainment and celebrities are the core of Bong Go's campaign
Whether it’s a flair for drama or the need for speed they find reason to set loose their big bikes on the campaign trail
It's a question that has been on many Filipinos' minds since the feisty Conchita Carpio Morales retired from government
Towards the end of 2015, then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte paid his friend Michael Yang a visit in Xiamen
(3rd UPDATE) Transportation Assistant Secretary Goddes Libiran says Secretary Arthur Tugade is 'not a micromanager'
'Peace education starts with having only one girlfriend!' Otso Diretso senatorial bet Samira Gutoc tells high school students in Iriga City
3 months before elections, Panelo says that if opposition candidates win in the Senate race, it's because they're expected to help the President
Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro claims there is a 'gentlemen's understanding' between him and House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr
(UPDATED) Rappler has gathered that the chopper didn't have the permission to land on the track of the Philsports Arena
'Let us greet the new year with gratitude to God for all His blessings,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who has so many things to be thankful for in 2018
What exactly led to the removal of Air Force chief Lieutenant General Galileo Gerard Kintanar ahead of his retirement in January 2020?
President Duterte will not visit the US 'until the Bells of Balangiga are returned,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr recalls telling US Ambassador Nikki Haley
'There are some who make friends and quarrel later, but we quarreled and became friends,' says businessman Peter Tay after patching things up with DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda
DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda says Boracay businessman Peter Tay 'humiliated' himself, but admits to shoving Tay when tensions rose
The chief of staff of ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz says the latter underwent angioplasty surgery last year
The statement urges then-president Benigno Aquino III to grant amnesty to the soldiers as they already 'suffered the consequences of their actions' and 'paid their dues'
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez denies rumors he is unsure of victory in Davao del Norte – even after losing key allies in the region months before the midterm elections