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Duterte denies Bacolod mayor’s involvement in illegal drugs

Posted on Friday, 22 March 2019 12:33 PM | No Comments
President Rodrigo Duterte denies the involvement of Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia in illegal drugs. A video was posted on the president’s Facebook page, where he reiterated his support for Leonardia...

PNP nabs over 3,000 poll gun ban violators, including cops

Posted on Thursday, 21 March 2019 04:35 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday reported to have arrested more than 3,000 people for violating the election gun ban. Data from the PNP showed that...

Robredo pushes for social media regulation vs disinformation

Posted on Thursday, 21 March 2019 01:26 PM | No Comments
Vice President Leni Robredo is calling on Congress to pass a law to strictly regulate the use of social media in the Philippines. During an interview with reporters in Dagupan...

Sandiganbayan allows Estrada, Napoles to seek plunder case dismissal

Posted on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 07:03 PM | No Comments
The Sandiganbayan has allowed senatorial candidate Jinggoy Estrada and businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles to file for the dismissal of the plunder charge against them. The 5th division of the Sandiganbayan...

Comelec to complete ballot printing for 2019 polls ahead of schedule

Posted on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 05:05 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday assured it will be able to finish the printing of ballots for the 2019 midterm polls earlier than scheduled. Comelec...

Sara Duterte clarifies ‘endorsement’ of Romualdez as next Speaker

Posted on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 02:18 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) chairperson and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has clarified her endorsement of former Congressman Ferdinand Martin Romualdez as the next Speaker of the...

Laguna and Batangas ‘narcolist’ mayors deny drug links

Posted on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 11:25 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Several mayors in Laguna and Batangas are denying involvement in illegal drugs after President Rodrigo Duterte released a narcolist tagging their names. Los Baños, Laguna mayor, Caesar...

Comelec declares entire Mindanao, other areas as 2019 poll hotspots

Posted on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 09:41 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday (March 19) declared the entire region of Mindanao as an election hotspot ahead of the 2019 Midterm polls. Comelec Spokesperson...

Poe, Villar still lead senatorial polls; Bong Go in top 3

Posted on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 03:16 PM | No Comments
Senatorial bets Grace Poe and Cynthia Villar have maintained their lead in the recent Pulse Asia senatorial survey. Meanwhile, former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go has climbed up...

AFP shows evidence linking rights groups to CPP-NPA

Posted on Monday, 18 March 2019 11:57 PM | No Comments
After Karapatan said there is no evidence that supports the accusations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the AFP presented documents linking Karapatan and other rights group to...