DOJ looks into criminal aspect of Rappler case

Vitaliano Aguirre II —JOAN BONDOC

In accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision revoking Rappler’s corporate registration, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Tuesday said his office had started looking into the criminal liability of the news website.

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Duterte: Prove Go meddled in acquisition of warships and I’ll fire him

Duterte: Prove Go meddled in acquisition of warships and I’ll fire him

President Rodrigo Duterte will fire special assistant to the president Christopher “Bong” Go if the allegations that he intervened in the P15.5-billion project of the government to acquire warships for the Philippine Navy could be proven true. But Duterte defended Go as he slammed a report on Go, saying it was “pregnant with falsity.”

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Duterte denies having hand in SEC ruling on Rappler

Rodrigo Duterte - 16 Jan 2018

“I don’t give a shit,” said President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday as he denied that he had a hand on the ruling of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)revoking the registration of news website Rappler to operate. Duterte made the remarks as Rappler CEO Maria Ressa claimed that Malacañang was behind the controversial SEC decision.

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SEC orders closure of Rappler site

SEC orders closure of Rappler site

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has moved to shut down Rappler Inc., which operates a news website critical of the Duterte administration, claiming it violated the Constitution’s restriction on foreign ownership of local media. The corporate watchdog also accused Rappler of violating the antidummy law, the Corporation Code and the Securities Regulation Code. Rappler, […]

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Palace had special interest in Navy’s selection of weapons system supplier

Robert Emperad

Malacañang Palace took special interest in the Philippine Navy’s controversial selection of the weapons system supplier for the P15.7-billion frigate program as early as January 2017, the Inquirer learned recently.

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Roque: Talks with communists ‘closed for now,’ but ‘anything can happen’

Roque: Talks with communists ‘closed for now,’ but ‘anything can happen’

“Anything can happen” on the government’s peace talks with the communist rebels even after President Rodrigo Duterte issued a proclamation classifying them as terrorists. “Anything can happen in this world, I guess ‘no. But for now it is closed,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing on Monday.

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Duterte serves as sponsor at Pimentel-Ortega wedding in Baguio

Pimentel-Ortega wedding with sponsors

President Rodrigo Duterte went to Baguio City on Wedesday to serve as the principal sponsor at the wedding in Baguio City of Director Gregorio Pimentel, head of the Directorate for Intelligence of the Philippine National Police (PNP). and Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Michelle Ortega, a former singer.

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Gatchalian ‘delighted’ by Duterte’s stand vs firecrackers

Gatchalian ‘delighted’ by Duterte’s stand vs firecrackers

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Wednesday expressed support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for Congress to enact a law that would ban firecrackers and other pyrotechnic products nationwide. 

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67 erring police officers face dismissal; harsher punishment set

67 erring police officers face dismissal; harsher punishment set

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to fire 67 police officers, including a senior superintendent, this month for various offenses, the Philippine National Police chief said on Monday.

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