Drilon: Ruling on Trillanes case restores ‘perception of stability’ in courts

Drilon: Ruling on Trillanes case restores ‘perception of stability’ in courts

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon is relieved by the decision of the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 not to issue an arrest warrant on Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV for his coup d’etat case, saying that the resolution of the case would “help restore the perception of stability in our courts.”

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Roque says ‘stress’ of being Duterte spokesman made him leave Cabinet

The stress of being the official mouthpiece of President Rodrigo Duterte was one of the reasons why he decided to part ways with the administration, senatorial aspirant Harry Roque said Thursday.

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Duterte: I bought clothes in HK

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte refuted rumors that he had gone to Hong Kong for a medical checkup, saying that he was there to shop for clothes. Speaking to reporters in Malacañang on Tuesday night, Duterte said he wanted new clothes that would fit after becoming “one size bigger.” “Bakit ako magpa-check-up-check-up doon? Namili ako ng damit kay […]

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With Duterte directive, anyone can import rice

Anyone may now import rice at any quantity.

President Duterte has issued the directive to fully liberalize rice importation to rein in inflation after he was informed that rising prices of the staple caused inflation to surge to a fresh nine-year high.

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Duterte bares ‘cancer-free’ results to Cabinet, says official

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte revealed to members of his Cabinet that he tested negative for cancer, according to an official who was present during the meeting in Malacanang. Local Governments’ Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año said the news was greeted with applause. “Last night, we had a Cabinet meeting … He was fine, he was good … He […]

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VP out of power succession aims to avoid ‘instability’ in leadership

The move of the House constitutional amendments panel to skip the Vice President as President Rodrigo Duterte’s successor during the transition period towards a federal form of government was done to prevent “instability.”

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UPDATE: Duterte spokesman goes on leave

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman took a leave of absence for a couple of days before the start of the filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 mid-term elections, an official of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) said on Monday. Director Dennis Ting told reporters that Secretary Harry Roque Jr.’s leave would begin today […]

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Sotto: Nothing to worry about President’s health

Sotto: Nothing to worry about President’s health

Senate President Vicente Sotto III said on Saturday that there was nothing to worry about the health of President Rodrigo Duterte, saying having a “growth” is normal for someone aged 60 and up and that hospital could correct that. In any case, the government could rely on an “order of succession,” Sotto said in an interview with AM radio DWIZ

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