Poor families suffer for almost half of the year, as they are left with no choice but to buy regular and well-milled rice
Duterte: God is ‘stupid’, Sereno on Midas Marquez and Bongbong Marcos' ambitions
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says the Chinese plane landed in Davao City, hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte, for a 'refueling stop'
(UPDATED) In a now-deleted post, the actress said: 'This is a reflection of you, Mr President. You only respect yourself'
By arresting all the tambays, President Duterte is enforcing a crackdown against a vast, grassroots community that is a potential hotbed for resistance against his dictatorial governance. This is textbook tyranny.
After ranting about the Catholic Church, the President now has a beef with the concept of 'original sin' in the Genesis creation story
For President Rodrigo Duterte, there are just some jobs you can't leave to women
To defend his order against loiterers, the President cites parens patriae, the power of the state to act as parents of individuals needing protecting
Datu Dulphing Ogan, secretary general of the Kalumaran organization, says indigenous peoples will benefit the most from the talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines as this will bring peace
The Consultative Committee made sure the 'fears of the people' about charter change are addressed in the draft constitution, says former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr
The Department of Education says the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act only authorizes drug tests on students of secondary and tertiary schools
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Most Filipinos already 'accept' President Rodrigo Duterte's propensity to use cusswords and hurl insults at his critics, claims Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
'This law will address the lack of scientists in the country, so we can catch up with our Asian neighbors, which has more people working for research and development,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, author of the measure
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A 10-member transition commission headed by President Rodrigo Duterte will complete the shift to a new system of government by June 30, 2022, according to the transitory provisions drafted by the Con-Com
(2nd UPDATE) 'Help is finally here,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros, author and principal sponsor of the landmark measure that provides affordable and accessible mental health services
The World Council of Churches urges government 'to end the culture of impunity' as around 23,000 people, including Father Richmond Nilo and two other Catholic priests, get killed in the Philippines
The National Democratic Front says in a statement on Thursday, June 21, that it agrees 'to continue peace negotiations and to overcome obstacles and impediments'
President Rodrigo Duterte says he is in the process of choosing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales' successor from a shortlist full of 'men'
Yet President Rodrigo Duterte has described the Catholic Church as 'full of shit' and has continued verbal attacks against it amid the recent killings of priests
But police say roughly 3,000 have been arrested for loitering while violating ordinances on curfews, public smoking, public nudity, and drinking in the streets
Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo is named Sandiganbayan associate justice while Emily Aliño Geluz is Court of Appeals associate justice
Rice supply, salary increases for teachers and soldiers, briefings on Chinese harassment in Ayungin Shoal, ban on Rappler – these are just some of the issues over which the President didn't seem to consult his alter egos before speaking
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says his department will coordinate with the Food and Drug Administration to finalize implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte's order in the next few months
A court decision on Akmad 'Tato' Ampatuan Sr and Anwar Ampatuan Sr is expected to be handed down this year
With Casquejo's appointment, President Rodrigo Duterte has one more new Comelec member to appoint
Yet President Rodrigo Duterte has a record of reappointing government officials accused of corruption or abuse of power
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The bigger issue for the Church hierarchy is that for many of its faithful, its institutional credibility is in doubt. This situation Duterte clearly exploits.
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Here is an explainer on the Duterte government's new anti-criminality thrust: going after 'tambays' or people who stand idly and loiter in public places
'Because he is President, he should not speak like that,' says former St Scholastica's College president Sister Mary John Mananzan
President Rodrigo Duterte uses the term 'barter' to describe the uneven 'exchange' of goods between China Coast Guard and Filipino fishermen, a word also used by Chinese envoy Zhao Jianhua
Outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Erik Førner pushes for the resumption of peace talks with communist rebels
Matt Dimaranan, who was part of the group detained in Makati City, remembers a policeman saying, 'Basta sinabi ng Pangulo, batas 'yun'
Top presidential aide Bong Go says President Rodrigo Duterte called Bishop Sofronio Bancud on June 14 to convey his condolences for the murder of Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo
Vice President Leni Robredo says allowing barangay captains to carry firearms is not a guaranteed way to bring about peace and order
There are forces competing for our attention, pushing us to believe in thing or another. There is, in fact, a hidden war going on beneath the surface of our lives. It's a war between 'living within the truth' and 'living within the lies.'
During the June 11 Cabinet meeting, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno questions the 3-week period for other developers to challenge the proposal of the China-led Bangon Marawi Consortium
President Duterte’s persistent attacks against the Catholic Church, even after these killings, leave us with only one thought: that beyond his insensitivity, he is out to silence an institution that has now become his fierce critic
We feel deeply sad because it appears that he is being used as a propagandist precisely since he has the reputation of being straight as an arrow
The stand-down agreement was supposed to take effect on June 21 and the formal peace talks would resume on June 28, according to a timeline provided by the National Democratic Front
The alleged source of the invitation is a 'Filipino aide' of the US ambassador to the Philippines
The marsh in central Mindanao is believed to have oil reserves
"'Pag hindi naman tayo nagka-aregluhan, eh ako nasa gitna, mahirapan ako, sino'ng barilin ko?' asks President Rodrigo Duterte
Over 300 people are rounded up for violation of bans and ordinances on drinking, smoking, and loitering half naked in public
'I would not be where I am now if I did not have you as a father,' says President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest daughter