Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. said he rejected a revived offer to auction the four immovable assets of the Philippines in Japan purchased as World War II reparations. Locsin stated that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) submitted a position paper against the sale to Congress, which he contrasted with another World War II attack launched on our own heritage by the Philippines. He said those behind the

Jolo Blasts

Police will use the new Anti-Terrorism Act to file cases against the suspects’ coconspirators behind Monday’s twin bombings in Jolo even though the law enforcement rules were not passed, several senators. Sen. Panfilo Lacson, the measure’s key supporter, said the legislation could already be put into effect. The law is already relevant, so it can already be applied in the recent Jolo bombings to file cases against the coconspirators and

President Rodrigo Duterte

Duqueshared that the president is eyeing to name Morales’ replacement within the week in a press briefing in Laguna after the launch of a COVID-19 mega quarantine facility over there. Hopefully will have a new president of PhilHealth within the week. Following Duterte’s advice, Morales resigned to step down because of his medical condition. Duque, who also serves as Chairman of the PhilHealth board, said the President’s office is searching

Rodante Marcoleta

Lawmakers threatened to propose corruption charges against a former Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), the Archdiocese of Manila, and the hospital it operates over allegedly one hundred seventy million pesos missing funds. Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta disclosed that in 2011, PhilHealth allegedly requested two hundred forty million pesos from the Cardinal Santos Medical Center because the hospital allegedly was under-deduced from the patient payment balances. Citing records, Marcoleta said the

President Rodrigo Duterte

Here’s something interesting, If President Rodrigo Duterte declares and heads a revolutionary government (RevGov), a veteran elector a lawyer said that Vice President Leni Robredo will become President. In view of this, Romulo Macalintal noted that Duterte ‘s supporters who seek to create a revolutionary government to be also led by Duterte himself -might be in for a major, if not shocking, surprise. He clarified that if Duterte declares and

Lock down

The Department of the Interior and Local Government ( DILG) filed criminal complaints against 49 barangay officials before the Ombudsman’s Office for suspected corruption in the allocation of financial assistance to citizens under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) and infringements of health protocols during the quarantine period COVID-19. According to Interior Undersecretary Martin Dino, they filed a complaint in the office of the ombudsman. The complaint includes not only the

Manny Pacquiao

Senator Manny Pacquiaothumbed down the planned privatization of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), and recommended instead that the agency’s crooked officials be thrown into jail. The boxer-turned-politician said in a statement that privatizingPhilHealthwould go against its very intent of providing socialized health care for all Filipinos, especially the poor. According to Sen. Manny, the best thing to do is to imprison its corrupt officials, ratherthanprivatizePhilHealth. His statement comes after Marikina

Neri Colmenares

Bayan MunaParty-list wants to file criminal charges against President Rodrigo Duterte at the International Criminal Court ( ICC) for the recent spate of activist killings. Bayan Muna chairman Neri Colmenares said that Duterte and his administration could be blamed for the death of Negros-based activist Zara Alvarez and other events, as he continued to taunt his critics. According to Colmenares, he encourages Prosecutor Fatou Bensoda, of the International Criminal Court,

President Rodrigo Duterte

Malacañang assured the public that President Rodrigo Duterte health was good adding that the Chief Executive undergoes regular COVID-19 testing while remaining in “perpetual isolation.” He undergoes routine PCR [polymerase chain reaction] studies. He complains about the pain of the swab tests and they think it’s also a requirement of Davao City Mayor Sara whenever he goes back to Davao to meet the requirements of the local government. In a

President Rodrigo Duterte

Amid a request by President Rodrigo Duterte, the House Committee on Justice on Wednesday started debating bills asking for the resumption of the death penalty for certain heinous crimes, as well as the country’s battle against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The House panel started hearings on 12 bills on the extremely divisive legislation less than two weeks after Duterte again requested Congress to reintroduce capital punishment by lethal injection