President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to slap an international activist for human rights opposing his divisive drug war. Duterte took exception to last week’s tweet by Phelim Kine, former Asian deputy director of Human Rights Watch based in New York, that he was willing to come to the Philippines to advise Vice President Leni Robredo on her new role as co-chair of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Inter-Agency Committee. President Rodrigo Duterte threatened

This image is about argument against Scarborough Shoal

The Philippines should uphold and assert its claim over the Scarborough Shoal by filing corresponding protests against China after a Greek-flagged vessel was harassed by a Chinese naval vessel in the waters under dispute, maritime expert Jay Batongbacal said on Tuesday. He stressed that a protest would not prevent the flag state, which has jurisdiction over the Greek ship, from taking its own legal action. The Philippines has every right

This image is about Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte is “feeling much better” now.  Malacañang stated this as his doctor ruled out any surgical procedure to deal with his back pain. Salvador Panelo, the spokesperson for Duterte, said the President had been diagnosed with muscle spasms and advised his physician to relax, stop standing or walking for a long time, as well as to take medications to relieve him of the pain caused by muscle spasms.

This image is about Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano rejected a proposal for top public officials in Metro Manila on Wednesday to take public transport and encounter crushing traffic. There was an argument made by the people who made the offer. Loud and clear, we see you. Now is the time for acting and stopping na itong mga challenge, challenge, “he told reporters at the November 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the New Clark

This image is about Lacson, a former police chief and PMA alumnus

Hazing was a “type of discipline” in the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) for a long time, but students should shun this practice and begin “innovative,” said Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Monday after the death of one of his students last week. Lacson, a former police chief, and PMA alumnus said students should learn these days that it is no longer appropriate to use “physical contact” to instill discipline on their

This image is shown Duterte is talking about the delays to pass the proposal of the 2020 budget

President Rodrigo Duterte did not want delayed transition to the national budget of P4,1 billion in 2020. President Salvador Panelo stated that this is why Duterte has certified that the budget is urgently needed. He would like the Congressmen to understand how important it was to pass the budget on time to prevent a renewed delay in its transition last year that caused havoc in the administration’s financial agenda and

Salvador Panelo

MANILA–Malacañang said on Saturday that it did not blame arrested Sen. Leila de Lima and the past administration for the “fiasco” created by the contentious GCTA legislation signed in 2013 by former President Benigno Aquino III. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo stated in a declaration that he was about the law “just stating the facts. The President and this representation do not blame the past administration and Senator Leila de Lima,


Malaysian authorities have detained a Filipina at a house in Kota Kinabalu for supposedly trafficking more than 5.9 kilograms of shabu, a press report said. The 32-year-old Filipina, whose name was not recognized in the Malaysian newspaper The Star’s report, could face the death sentence if discovered guilty of the charges. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a declaration that the Philippine government will extend free legal help to the


The Palace calls the resolution grotesquely one-sided and declares that President Rodrigo Duterte will decide whether to allow the United Nations to test drug war murders. Malacañang highly condemned the resolution passed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) setting out activities on murders related to the drug war of President Rodrigo Duterte. The resolution is grotesquely one-sided, outrageously narrow, and maliciously partisan. It reeks of nauseating politics totally

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said on Tuesday that Malacanang’s endorsement of the PHP25-billion Boracay Action Plan (BAP) signifies the Duterte administration’s commitment to sustain the gains from the island’s initial six-month closure. “The Department of Tourism wholeheartedly welcomes President Duterte’s approval of the PHP25 billion Boracay Action Plan to complete the island’s rehabilitation and continue its sustainable tourism development program,” Romulo Puyat stated over a text message. “By essentially institutionalizing