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The Duterte administration seeks P4.5 billion for the Office of the President's confidential and intelligence funds, a P2-billion hike from the previously requested P2.5 billion
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
The anti-subversion law was the dictator Ferdinand Marcos' tool of choice in strangling the opposition and crushing legitimate dissent. Groups fear its planned revival under President Rodrigo Duterte will lead to the same – or even worse.
'If I am not allowed as a president of [a] sovereign nation to talk [about] whatever I want to talk about, then let us not bother to talk altogether,' says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
The bills, recommended by Cabinet clusters for prioritization, will be discussed during the next full Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council meeting
President Rodrigo Duterte, whom critics describe as a dictator-in-the-making, calls on Filipinos to protect democratic freedoms and rule of law which Ninoy Aquino fought for
The defense chief says the license to get compliance from unauthorized vessels even through an ‘unfriendly manner’ gives security forces authority to enforce the law
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar also slams the Urban Dictionary, saying its process leads to 'inaccurate, illegitimate, and defamatory' definitions
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.
'Either we get compliance in a friendly manner or we enforce it in an unfriendly manner,' says Malacañang
But not all LGBTQ+ rights advocates, including Gretchen Diez, think 3rd restrooms are the solution to discrimination
The government is also eyeing an 'LGBTQ+ convention', says Senator Bong Go
'I spoke with families of the dead who told me their kin were shot while watching TV at home, playing video games in a shop, dealing cards at a friend’s wake, singing karaoke on the sidewalk, or buying bananas from a stall.'
The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism points out the exit of seasoned poll commissioners means the appointment of newer ones who have limited experience running national automated elections
...President Rodrigo Duterte decides to revive the peace talks with the Left
'We are now finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,' says transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez, who earlier urged the President to certify the SOGIE equality bill as urgent
The crowdsourced dictionary also defines 'Trump' and 'Imeldific'
'This is not the authoritarian martial law which is of the Marcos period where when someone is arrested and not heard of, and then suddenly he's dead,' says DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya
The Palace calls Lopez one of President Duterte's 'most passionate Cabinet members whose environmental advocacy and legacy remains unparalleled to this day'
Roughly half of Duterte's original Cabinet remains at the midway point of his presidency, while the number of retired military or police in the Cabinet has tripled
'Unang-una, wala naman kaming pakialam sa ginagawa [niya]. We will not intrude into anything that does not concern the Palace,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
'Where did they come from? Where are they going? Obviously they are going back to China pero ang mas malaking question, saan sila galing at bakit sila dumadaan sa Sibutu Strait?' asks the defense chief
But the Palace is vague on whether it would certify as urgent the SOGIE bill pending in Congress
Commission on Human Rights spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia says automatically linking expression of dissent and criticism to efforts against the government is a 'very limited view of how a democracy works'
The declaration pays tribute to 'student activism' yet the Duterte administration has been criticized for using its crackdown on the Left to quell legitimate dissent in campuses
The new hospital is supposed to provide comprehensive health care services to PCG personnel, employees, their dependents, and retired personnel
(UPDATED) Once established, PhilSA will be the main government agency to take up activities and issues related to space science, space technology, and applications
With the new law, electricity consumers will soon no longer have to pay the universal charges for stranded contract costs and stranded debts in their electricity bills
'As a matter of policy, employees under the DILG, including police officers, will be held criminally and administratively liable,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año
'The giving of the gift is simply an appreciation by a thankful community for a job well done performed by the law enforcers,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
President Rodrigo Duterte orders a probe into the death of a Chinese national who was allegedly abused by his Chinese employer
President Rodrigo Duterte says Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his own son is 'one of the most remarkable demonstrations of faith of all time'
'We always explain to the public that there is no need for them to give gifts as we are just doing our job and we get paid by the Filipino people through our salaries,' the Philippine National Police says in a statement
The Senator and former police chief criticizes the President for condoning 'petty graft' that could lead to 'insatiable greed'
'Spend it so that you can solve the problem,' says President Rodrigo Duterte to an audience of police officers
'If there is generosity in them, sabi ng anti-graft law, you cannot accept gifts? Kalokohan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority can only initiate the exploration for natural gas and oil in Liguasan Marsh through an executive order, says Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
Asked who is 'delaying' the completion of the South China Sea Code of Conduct, President Rodrigo Duterte says, 'It could be China. Nobody else is asking us to wait.'
A common theme seems to thread all these policies: not only do they tend to hurt economic efficiency, they’re also often anti-poor
President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants to hear what local scientists and doctors have to say about the controversial dengue vaccine
Bong Go goes with the President to post-earthquake inspections and meetings with beauty queens. How is this affecting his role as senator?
President Rodrigo Duterte gives 3 Cabinet members a thumbs up for their performance
'Let us salute him and assure him of the support of all Filipinos,' says former foreign secretary Albert Del Rosario, who was among those who led the filing of the Philippines' historic case against China
President Rodrigo Duterte plans to watch the FIBA World Cup in China this August, in the company of Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan
'I will never declare martial law, except in Mindanao because it is really needed there, because of rebellion,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, as he ruled out a martial law declaration in Negros Island
This is in keeping with Mayor Sara Duterte's proposal, which she made last June after her discussion with ambassadors and officials of other countries
'So tit for tat,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte also wants to discuss the proposed joint exploration for oil and gas with Chinese President Xi Jinping
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte agrees to end the implementation of a 7-year-old Philippine government policy that served as a form of protest against China's inclusion of its 9-dash line in its e-passports
The Department of Education, followed by the public works, transportation, and health departments get the biggest allocations in the Duterte administration's 2020 budget proposal