“Bong Go is my only presidential bet,” PRRD emphasizes as he endorses his long-time aide for the highest post

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte stressed in an online interview that it was him who pushed Senator Christopher “Bong” Go to run for president after Go withdrew his vice-presidential bid…

Palace sees nothing wrong with dela Rosa’s loyalty to Duterte

MANILA — There is nothing wrong with Senator Ronald dela Rosa’s loyalty to President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacañang said Friday. Speaking to Palace reporters, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said it was natural…

Ninja cops reduced to 4: Duterte

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night said that around four police personnel or officials remain involved in the resale of illegal drugs seized in anti-drug operations. In a…

Duterte threatens to ship garbage back to Canada

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday renewed his call to Canada to pull out tons of garbage which was dumped in the Philippines from 2013 to 2014. Duterte, in a…

Duterte to fire more officials next week

MANILA — There is no stopping President Rodrigo R. Duterte from purging corrupt government officials from office as he threatened to fire more of them next week. “Lessen ang corruption but…

PRRD threatens to fire DAR officials

MANILA — Officials and personnel at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) may face dismissal if they continue to process slow land conversions papers, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Tuesday.…

Duterte open to making parents accountable for kids’ crimes

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is open to making parents accountable for the crimes committed by their children, Malacañang said on Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after…

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PRRD sacks Bacolod chief of police

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has fired Bacolod City chief of police Francis Ebreo for his alleged involvement in illegal drugs, Malacañang said on Sunday. A statement from the Palace…

WATCH: PRRD wants to strike deal on teachers’ pay hike

PRRD wants to strike deal on teachers’ pay hike

MMANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte said Thursday he is willing to strike a deal with public school teachers to increase their pay. In his address to teachers at the groundbreaking…

SNAPSHOT

PRRD’s higher net satisfaction ‘puts a lie to critics’: Palace

MANILA — Malacañang on Friday thanked the Filipinos after President Rodrigo Duterte’s net satisfaction rating jumped by six points, saying the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey “puts a lie to…

PRRD to skip Balangiga Bells’ handover

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte will no longer attend the handover of the Balangiga Bells scheduled on Tuesday in Villamor Air Base in Pasay City, Malacañang said on Monday. Instead,…

Duterte assures OFWs’ taxes well-spent

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has assured Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that the taxes they pay to the government will be protected under his administration. “Do not be so sad about…

PRRD inks Filipino Sign Language Act into law

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into a law an Act declaring the Filipino Sign Language (FSL) as the national sign language of the Filipino Deaf. Duterte signed Republic…

Duterte possible ‘pardon’ of Marcos speculative: Palace

MANILA — Malacañang said on Sunday the concern raised by some analysts that President Rodrigo Duterte would grant pardon to former First Lady Imelda Marcos is “not only speculative but premature…

PRRD urged to expedite full automation of BOC

MANILA — Former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña has asked President Rodrigo Dutere to expedite the full automation of Customs to reduce red tape and corruption within the bureau.…

Duterte to reward cops who killed boss involved in drugs

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has offered rewards to “any policeman” who can catch or even kill a superior involved in illegal drug trade. Duterte made the offer as he commended…

Malacañang hits HRW proposal to probe cops’ liability in drug war

MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday slammed the proposal of Human Rights Watch (HRW) urging the Duterte administration to create an independent commission to investigate the alleged involvement of police personnel in…