Ilocano millennials hail SONA

LAOAG CITY — Many young residents of this city watched as President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday afternoon, and expressed their approval…

QCPD in full alert for SONA

MANILA — The entire Quezon City Police District (QCPD) will be on full alert Monday as President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his second State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) at the House of Representatives…

AFP chief recommended ML extension till yearend to Duterte

MANILA — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief, Gen. Eduardo Año, on Saturday admitted that he recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte the extension of martial law in Mindanao until…

Duterte’s SONA won’t exceed 50 minutes — Andanar

  MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) before the joint session of Congress on July 24 would not exceed 50 minutes, Malacañang said Friday.…

Duterte wants public officials’ photos removed from gov’t offices, schools

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he wants his picture, and that of other government officials, removed from all public offices and schools. In his speech during the…

Duterte committed to bringing normalcy to quake-torn areas

MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday assured that President Rodrigo Duterte is committed to bringing areas affected by the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit parts of Leyte last Thursday to normalcy…

Duterte to Communists: Show sincerity in peace talks

Hagonoy, Davao del Sur — President Rodrigo Duterte encouraged the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), on Wednesday, July 5, to show its sincerity to continue the peace talks between…

Duterte denies initiating talks with Maute group

  MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday denied reports that he pushed for talks with the Maute group in Marawi City. “No I did not… he’s a pretender. I…

Duterte vows justice for Bulacan massacre victims

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday assured that justice will be served to the five members of the Carlos family who were brutally murdered in San Jose del Monte,…

Arroyo lauds Duterte for boosting gov’t troops’ morale

MANILA — As President Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office, his predecessor commended the sustained efforts of the current administration to boost the morale of Filipino soldiers and…

Duterte kept promise to use presidential plane as air ambulance — AFP

  MANILA, June 21 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday expressed gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for fulfilling his promise to use his presidential plane to…

‘State of health is immaterial’ — Duterte

DAVAO CITY – “Do not worry. There is the Vice President who will take over. My state of health is immaterial.” This was the response of President Rodrigo Duterte to…

Pres. Duterte urges Filipinos to be responsible citizens as PHL marks 119th Independence Day

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte joined the nation on Monday in celebrating the country’s 119th anniversary of its independence calling on Filipinos to become responsible citizens. “I join the entire…

SC merges 2 mandamus petitions vs martial law

MANILA — The Supreme Court on Thursday announced that it will consolidate the two mandamus petitions asking the high court to order the Senate and the House of Representatives to…

Smoking ban in PHL also covers foreigners

DAGUPAN CITY –The smoking ban as provided for in an executive order signed by President Rodrigo Duterte covers not only Filipinos but also foreigners staying in the country. Francisco de…

President Duterte submits to Congress report on martial law declaration

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte submitted Thursday night to Congress his report on martial law declaration in Mindanao after a special Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Guest House in…

Duterte arrives in Misamis Oriental airport

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte arrived at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental at around noon Friday on a visit to Iligan City. Duterte is reportedly set…

Gov’t releases ‘Martial Law Fast Facts’

MANILA — To prevent misinformation and allay fears of chaos, the government has released a video explaining the basic facts about President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao.…

Constitution provides safeguards vs abuses during martial law — Panelo

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte’s chief legal counsel on Thursday said the public have nothing to worry over the proclamation of martial law in Mindanao as the Constitution provides sufficient…

Pres. Duterte asks Putin for arms

MOSCOW — President Rodrigo Duterte has requested Russian President Vladimir Putin for a soft loan for weapons which will be used by the Philippine government in its fight against terrorism.…