Category Archives: Breaking News

DSWD stockpiling for rainy season

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 | Written by

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) bared its preparatory efforts for the onset of the rainy season and La Niña. These include the Department’s standby capacities through its stockpiling of relief commodities, human resources, logistical facilities and standby funds. The Department will also beef up its available stocks of food and non-food items. DSWD is Vice-Chair for Response…Read More »

Gov’t, NDF panels agree to resume talks, release pol prisoners

Thursday, 16 June 2016 | Written by

The incoming members of the government’s peace panel signed late Wednesday a joint statement in Oslo, Norway with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NPA-NDF) that calls for the resumption of formal peace negotiations in the third week of July. The Oslo joint statement, which was the product of the two-day talks, also…Read More »

Robredo’s VP seat in limbo as LP fails to declare campaign expenses

Friday, 10 June 2016 | Written by

Vice President-elect Leni Robredo may not be able to assume her post as the Liberal Party (LP) failed to file its statement of contributions and expenditures (SOCE) which is required by law. Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez said in its stated in the law “that if the political party was not able to file the SOCE, their candidates…Read More »

House leaders block SSS pension hike during final session

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 | Written by

A final attempt to push the pension increase for Social Security System (SSS) retirees failed as House leaders blocked the proposal to override President Aquino’s veto on the measure. Up to the final session of the 16th Congress last Monday (June 6), Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares urged his fellow lawmakers to approve the P2,000 SSS pension hike, which…Read More »

Duterte on hot seat over comments vs journalists

Friday, 3 June 2016 | Written by

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is facing mounting criticism over his stance on journalist killings and his catcall to a female reporter during a press conference. On Thursday night, the tough-talking Duterte dared journalists to stop covering him in response to the call by Reporters Without Borders and local media groups to boycott his press conferences. “Kill journalism in this country. Stop…Read More »

LP members sway to Duterte’s side

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 | Written by

With almost a month before presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte formally assumes the post, more lawmakers from outgoing President Aquino’s camp have decided to join the incoming administration’s Coalition for Change. Eighty of the 116 elected Liberal Party (LP) representatives are joining the Duterte bandwagon, relegating LP to the minority in the incoming 17th Congress. This comes as other parties have…Read More »

Youth solon urges probe of Close-Up Forever Summer party deaths

Monday, 23 May 2016 | Written by

Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon today filed House Resolution No. 2704 urging the House Committees on Dangerous Drugs and Youth and Sports to jointly probe the alleged drug-related deaths in the “Closeup Forever Summer Concert” at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds, Sunday early morning. The concert, dubbed by organizers as “the summer’s biggest rave party” was attended by…Read More »

NPC hopeful of better days under Duterte; opposes selection of Panelo as press secretary

Monday, 23 May 2016 | Written by

The National Press Club of the Philippines (NPC), the country’s biggest organization of active media practitioners, is looking forward to “better days” under the leadership of president-elect, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, as it called on all sectors of society to unite behind him. “With his victory in the just concluded presidential election already a foregone conclusion and which is…Read More »

Purisima arrested at NAIA 3, posts bail

Saturday, 21 May 2016 | Written by

Sacked Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima was arrested Friday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 over an anomalous courier service contract for firearms licenses. Members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) served the arrest warrant against Purisima upon his arrival at the airport from Butuan City. Purisima posted bail worth P30,000 within the…Read More »

Duterte picks ex-Davao police chief dela Rosa as next PNP chief

Friday, 20 May 2016 | Written by

Presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen close friend Chief Superintendent Ronald dela Rosa as the next director of the Philippine National Police (PNP). The appointment of Dela Rosa was announced last Wednesday by Bong Go, Duterte’s executive assistant. Dela Rosa, who is former Davao City Police Office director, will take over the top PNP post after Duterte formally assumes the…Read More »

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