Category: Politics

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Army provides food to abandoned, hungry anti-SONA rallyists

MALAYBALAY CITY–Some 70 participants invited to a protest action against the 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday were seemingly abandoned and left hungry by organizers, prompting the Army to give them food and water. A statement by the Army’s 403rd Infantry Brigade Tuesday said the rallyists were bused in from rural villages...

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Gov’t not stopping foreign probe on drug war: Palace

MANILA – The government is not stopping international organizations from investigating the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs but emphasized that it could still be considered an “assault to sovereignty”, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after a recent survey showed that majority of Filipinos believe that the administration should allow...

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Poverty a challenge to all admins, not just Duterte’s: Palace

MANILA — Lifting Filipinos out of poverty is not just a challenge to the Duterte administration but for all previous and subsequent administrations, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after Senate President Ralph Recto said that of all the challenges Duterte laid out, the hardest is the liberation of six million...

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DOJ to probe raps vs. VP Leni, et al. over ‘Bikoy’ videos

MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) will form a prosecution panel to handle the criminal complaints filed by the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) represented by Police Lt. Col. Arnold Thomas Ibay in connection with the revelations made by Peter Joemel Advincula alias “Bikoy”. In a statement Thursday, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra...

DUTERTE’S 4TH STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA) WILL BE ‘SHORT’
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DUTERTE’S 4TH STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA) WILL BE ‘SHORT’

MANILA – The fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte to be delivered on July 22 will be “short”, Malacañang said on Tuesday. “I asked him (Duterte) about the SONA this morning, he said ‘Oh, it will be short’. Yun na nga exact words niya(Those were his exact words),” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in...

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ICELAND MAY HAVE BEEN FED WITH WRONG INFO: PALACE

MANILA — Iceland may have been fed with wrong information, which convinced its government to sponsor a resolution before the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and seek a probe into the Philippines’ human rights situation, in relation to the government’s campaign against illegal drugs. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said he and President Rodrigo Duterte...

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Duterte may have been warned about possible coup: Panelo

MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday said that top military officials may have warned President Rodrigo Duterte about a possible coup. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark a day after Duterte bared that the military was getting restive over problems, particularly, corruption within government. “Could be, dahil otherwise hindi sila nagsasalita ng ganoon eh. Meron siguro siyang info, very reliable...