President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he was giving Interior and Local Government officer-in-charge Eduardo Año the authority to investigate local government officials who demand bribes in exchange for the speedy release of business permits.Read more
President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to form a revolutionary government sounded familiar to two prominent individuals who had been up close to what a revolution meant — former President Benigno Aquino III whose mother was the country’s first revolutionary government leader and Jose Ma. Sison who founded a communist movement that continues to wage a countryside revolution.
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Malacañang welcomed on Saturday the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing that most Filipinos supported President Rodrigo Duterte’s proposal to extend martial law in Mindanao until Dec. 31.
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President Rodrigo Duterte said he had been offended by former Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chief Dionisio Santiago’s comments on the government’s approach to rehabilitate drug suspects, which the latter should have discussed with him instead of bringing these up before the media.
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Mayor Mariano Blanco III of Ronda town was dumbfounded when he received a report from the National Police Commission (Napolcom) that he was allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade. “I’m really shocked. I have been serving the town for 22 years now, and my name was never besmirched until this issue came,” he said in a phone interview on Wednesday.
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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), have assured Vice President Leni Robredo that the military will not support any move placing the country under a revolutionary government.
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President Rodrigo Duterte agrees with Sen. Antonio Trillanes’ misgivings about the filing of a usurpation of authority case against former President Benigno Aquino III over the botched Mamasaapano operation that killed 44 Special Action Forces police commandos.
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Malacañang on Monday said President Rodrigo Duterte was working on a “complete conciliation” with the influential Catholic Church after thousands joined its prayer rally against extrajudicial killings on Sunday.Read more
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque denied Monday that he was using his position to campaign for the 2019 midterm elections. In his first Palace briefing last Thursday, Roque said he would conduct weekly press briefings in the provinces. On Sunday, he held a press briefing in Cebu City.
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BAGUIO CITY — Instead of scrapping the P900-million budget for the antidrug “Oplan Double Barrel,” the Senate should realign it to train and arm policemen for counterterrorism operations amid evidence that foreign terrorists were behind the attempt to turn Marawi City into an Islamic State (IS) province, according to Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito.Read more