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Increased military presence in the war-ravaged city may rile up residents' cultural and religious sensitivities, and take up land that has historic meaning to the Maranao people, the petitioners say
The Gem-Ver fishermen were abandoned many times, once at sea, but over and over in politics and government positions taken
'All of the ailments, I have them because I am already old,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
'Why the hesitance to share information as to high-value drug lords and related matters with VP Leni? Are they hiding something?' asks detained opposition senator Leila de Lima
President Rodrigo Duterte prohibits Vice President and now Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs co-chair Leni Robredo from aiding foreign investigations against his so-called war on drugs
Vice President Leni Robredo says she is aware that her job as anti-drugs body co-chair is limited to policy-making: 'At the end of the day, it's the President who calls the shots.'
The Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge, pegged at P187 billion, is the most expensive of all new infrastructure projects on the Duterte administration's revised list
Various groups opposing the dam project say there are viable alternatives to end Metro Manila's water shortage
'What we're saying is that maybe the original 75 flagship projects were not well-thought-of so that we revise them in the middle of the stream,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
Just a few days ago, President Duterte says the famous river is already 'clean'
Moving goalposts is ill-advised. Not only does it render BBB practically impossible to evaluate, it also serves as a convenient excuse for the economic managers’ sloppy conception and implementation of the program.
Duterte's new list of infrastructure projects features about 100, but he won't finish almost half of them during his term. Most construction activities are also expected to start by 2022, his last year in office.
There are dozens of new Build, Build, Build projects, including the Cebu Monorail System, Kanan Dam, and another MRT line. Some appear to be scrapped, including a huge chunk of the Mindanao Railway.
Rappler obtains the revised list of the Duterte administration's infrastructure projects. The government needs a whopping P4.3 trillion to implement all 100 projects.
President Rodrigo Duterte says increasing taxes on cigarettes and alcohol would 'generate additional revenue' for universal health care
President Rodrigo Duterte pays his last respects to tycoon John Gokongwei Jr and PAL Holdings president Lucio 'Bong' Tan Jr
After earlier saying President Rodrigo Duterte will take a 3-day 'rest,' his spokesman Salvador Panelo now says Duterte will just work at his Davao City home
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea will be caretaker of the government. Asked why not Vice President Leni Robredo, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says, 'She is so busy with the drug war.'
Her high-stakes gambit puts her in the lion's den with little experience, knowledge, and cunning to help her
President Rodrigo Duterte's version of historical time is one of unending trauma, where experience outstrips expression
It has been nearly a month since Philippine National Police General Oscar Albayalde quit as the country's top cop over a drug-related scandal
Vice President Leni Robredo is thrust into a world run by men as she helms the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs. She would risk everything just to save a life.
President Duterte may have been prodigious at making a mess, and far from done with it, but his is only the latest in a rarely broken run of messy Philippine leaderships
The Vice President has accepted the President's dare to go in and fix what she thinks is wrong with the drug war. Now, the anti-drug chief wants her to check out the frontlines and say exactly what needs fixing.
With the operators of the war on drugs seated around her, the Vice President wonders aloud whether it is time for an anti-drug program in which 'no one dies senselessly'
‘That is good, if he decides to be serious about it,’ one netizen writes
Retired SC justice Antonio Carpio urges UP law alumni to practice their profession in the service of Filipinos, which is practicing law 'in the grand manner'
The Court of Appeals refuses to act on the petition of Leyte 3rd District Representative Vicente Veloso to have his name stricken off President Duterte's narco list
President Rodrigo Duterte floats the idea during a Cabinet meeting, but is still deciding which alternative materials can be used in place of single-use plastics
Duterte’s kill mentality has emboldened every angry person with a gun
Presidential adviser Vince Dizon says the Duterte administration is now more open to public-private partnerships, but would get rid of deals that fail to 'promote public interest'
In the September 27-30 SWS survey, the Duterte administration gets the highest net rating in helping the poor, and the lowest in fighting inflation
'Tinatanong nila kung handa ba ako para sa trabahong ito. Ang tanong ko: handa na ba kayo para sa akin?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo
(UPDATED) 'Dahil kung mayroon akong maililigtas na kahit isang inosenteng buhay, ang sinasabi ng prinsipyo at puso ko ay kailangan ko itong subukan,' Vice President Leni Robredo says
(UPDATED) Pressed further if Vice President Leni Robredo is rejecting the post, spokesperson Barry Gutierrez says they are 'not yet responding' to President Rodrigo Duterte's offer
Kabataan party-list representative Sarah Elago is misquoted. She only said that the youth have no bright future because of the administration's policies but made no mention of President Duterte.
If she accepts, Robredo will be co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs until June 30, 2022 or when the President revokes the designation
'Duterte’s culture of fear ultimately comes from his own fears. If Duterte wasn’t afraid then he should have no problem with dissent.'
The two leaders also take up the Japan-funded Metro Manila Subway and plans to develop the Subic Bay area
'The President said he doesn't want it anymore and you cannot attack a crisis with emergency powers when you're in the middle of it already,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
If you were Robredo, you would know your boss is messing with your head and setting you up to fail
But if the opposition comes across as mainly defending liberal democracy, this is not going to make a dent in Duterte’s popularity
President Rodrigo Duterte also calls on ASEAN countries not to choose sides between China and the United States, all while pursuing his 'independent foreign policy' which involves the Philippines' pivot to China
'If they are now being called to account for their failure to deliver, they should not blame VP Leni for it,' says Vice President Leni Robredo's Spokesperson Barry Gutierrez
(UPDATED) The updated proposal is to ‘dispel all doubts on the sincerity of the Chief Executive’s offer’ for the Vice President to be his drug czar, says Malacañang
The President 'deems it appropriate to refrain from personally inspecting the disaster-stricken areas' because government agencies are already dealing with the situation, says Malacañang
Prior to privatization in 1997, water was distributed, not by private corporations, but by a government agency called the MWSS. It did a crappy job.
Labaw pa niani, saksi na sab sila sa imong kahadlok sa mga kusganong babaye...Pastilan, maski ang mga Barretto di nimo kayang ipag-uli, inay gasagpaay sa imong atubangan ug way kay nabuhat?
The Philippine leader who ordered a bloody house-to-house crackdown on illegal drugs is now a Halloween mask