MANILA ━ Former senator Bongbong Marcos Jr. announced that he is planning to be president of the Philippines, only a few years after he failed to become the country’s vice president.
Category: Philippine Politics
There appears to be a growing animosity towards journalists in the Philippines, as demonstrated by top political leaders.
“NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER” Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno strikes a defiant pose while speaking at ang Araw ng Kagitingan event. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno warned the country’s lawyers: One-man rule is already here.
He criticized Australian government for ‘human rights’ violations. It turned out that it was President Duterte himself who ordered the arrest and detention of Australian nun for what he considered ‘disorderly conduct.’ He admitted that he ordered the Bureau of Immigration to investigate Sister Patricia Fox which led to her temporary detention.
Lalong napasama ang masama ng pagkatao ni Duterte…
Still recovering from the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to conduct preliminary examinations into his extra judicial killings (EJKs), President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to have ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda arrested if she sets foot in the country to proceed with her probe.
The Ateneo de Manila University President called on the Supreme Court to dismiss a petition by the Solicitor General to nullify Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s appointment. Sereno, an economics graduate of the university, can only be removed through impeachment, said Ateneo president Fr. Ramon Villarin, SJ. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on […]
He came. He cursed. He conquered ? The Congress. Whatever Duterte wants, Duterte gets. The dull and duly elected Philippine Senators and Congresspersons are behaving as the Romans did, who were in awe of Julius Caesar’s successful military campaigns to keep the empire intact. That’s a cautionary tale, however, as some of those same senators […]
There is an on-going fierce battle between the President and Senator Leila de Lima. How it will end is anybody’s guess. Each one has thrown accusations at each other.
“I was part of the entourage when the body of the former President Ferdinand Marcos was flown from Hawaii to Ilocos Norte. He has long been buried beside his beloved mother, Doña Josefa Edralin Marcos. What many people are seeing in Ilocos is the refrigerated wax replica of Marcos patterned after Lenin’s open museum at […]
Finance chief speaks in retrospect. Midway into the interview, the 71-year-old Mr. Carlos Dominguez, who grew up in the same neighbourhood in Davao City as president Rodrigo R. Duterte but has long been based in Manila, hesitated as candid shots were taken of him. Quickly looking at his casual shirt, he said maybe it would […]
Not all Davaoeños are for Duterte. Mostly because we know who he really is.