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Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte still has until October to decide on possible VP run: Palace
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Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte still has until October to decide on possible VP run: Palace

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte still has until October this year to decide on his possible vice presidential bid in the 2022 national elections, Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued the statement, as he admitted that it is still unclear whether Duterte will listen to the public’s clamour for him to seek...

PHL President Duterte pleased with pace of vaccination rollout in the Philippines
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PHL President Duterte pleased with pace of vaccination rollout in the Philippines

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday lauded the pace of the country’s vaccination rollout, saying it is proof that the government is doing its best to ensure that more Filipinos are protected against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In a pre-recorded meeting with Cabinet members, Duterte said he was pleased with the report which...

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Philippine President Duterte granted special powers to address Covid-19 crisis

MANILA — The House of Representatives on Monday night approved on third and final reading a bill declaring a national emergency and granting President Rodrigo Duterte additional powers to address the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The chamber approved House Bill 6616, otherwise known as “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”, with 284 affirmative votes, 9...