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President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he will “have to be very circumspect in reopening the economy” given the recent spike in coronavirus cases. The firebrand...
LONDON — The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in authoritarian behavior by governments around the world, posing a growing threat to democracy, hundreds of former prime ministers, presidents, Nobel laureates, and lawmakers have warned.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte threatened to declare martial law if communist rebels disrupt the flow of relief goods for people affected by the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, and asked the military to be ready.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will file cases against local government officials who don’t strictly abide with the national government’s guidelines to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
THE majority of Filipinos — 81% — were satisfied by the performance of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll.
The Makati Business Club (MBC) has warned that President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) may affect other security agreements between the Philippines and the United States of America, which the MBC calls a big contributor to the local economy.
THE Palace has said that the process of abolishing the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States of America has begun, this after President Rodrigo R. Duterte called on the US to address a senate ally’s cancelled visa.
CHINESE President Xi Jinping on Thursday refused to recognize the 2016 arbitral ruling that voided China’s claims to more than 80% of the South China Sea even as his “old friend” Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte insisted that the decision was “final, binding and not subject to appeal.”
FORMER Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV denies kidnapping a woman back in 2016 which is alleged to have been part of efforts in bringing down the Duterte administration. Mr. Trillanes said that this is the administration’s way of putting down critics.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has issued an executive order directing all national government agencies to revert all accounts payable which “remain outstanding for at least two years and for which no actual claim has been filed” to the national coffers.
WORKERS’ pay, inflation, employment, and the country’s controversial relations with China are the major issues that Filipinos want President Rodrigo R. Duterte to tackle in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, according to Pulse Asia’s June 2019 Ulat ng Bayan Survey which was released on Friday.
SUPREME Court (SC) Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin said the High Court will look into which particular incident triggered President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s complaint about judges issuing Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) on government infrastructure projects.
DESPITE President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s threat to jail anyone who files an impeachment case against him, fishermen’s group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Friday vowed to pursue his impeachment for “treason and violating the Constitution” for allowing Chinese nationals to exploit marine resources in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to meet with Thai business leaders on the sidelines of the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Bangkok and invite them to do business in the Philippines, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said on Friday.
THE Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expressed concern over lawmakers’ freezing of ABS-CBN franchise bill, saying that it “could signal a bleaker state of press freedom in the country.”
DESPITE winning in the recent midterm elections, politicians on the so-called ‘narcolist’ are not off the hook as the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said it will still pursue administrative charges filed against them.
MALACAÑANG warned on Friday that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will not allow any form of cheating by the election commission in the 2019 midterm elections on Monday, stressing that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) should ensure the integrity of the ballots.
In light of a spate of assassinations of prosecutors across the country, President Rodrigo R. Duterte has urged prosecutors to coordinate with law enforcement agencies in crafting measures that would protect them and their families.
THE International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague has started its preliminary examination of the complaints filed by the National Union of People’s Lawyer (NUPL) against President Rodrigo R. Duterte for alleged crimes against humanity.
AN international consultant at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said public-private partnerships (PPPs) are instrumental in the implementation of the recently signed Universal Health Care Act.
MALACAÑANG has directed all government offices and agencies to join in the implementation of the administration’s poverty reduction program.
IMPORTANCE for women’s rights go beyond laws and should be emphasized especially under the current administration, various stakeholders said as International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8.
THE GOVERNMENT is preparing to issue a memorandum circular mandating concerned agencies to fast-track the processing of land-use conversion applications, Malacañang said on Friday.
THE NET satisfaction rating of President Rodrigo R. Duterte remained “very good” in the fourth quarter, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Friday.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte and King Abdullah II of Jordan on Thursday witnessed the signing of five agreements covering labor, defense and investment, among others.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday witnessed the signing of 21 business agreements in Jerusalem between companies from the Philippines and Israel, Malacañang said, including a number of defense and security deals with Israeli makers of sophisticated surveillance and intelligence products.
By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expecting more terror attacks after the recent bombing incidents in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. “We just had...
President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered the arrest of one of his top critics over a failed mutiny more than a decade ago, in what...
By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter The Philippines and the State of Israel on Monday, Sept. 3, signed bilateral agreements on labor, science, and trade, Malacañang...
By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, Aug. 30, said it would be better for Filipinos to choose a dictator the...
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to sign agreements on labor, defense, trade and investment, among others, when he visits Israel and Jordan next week, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Enersto C. Abella said.
President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to sign agreements on labor, defense, trade and investment, and other bilateral deals with the governments of Israel...
Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol still has the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo R. Duterte despite a call by lawmakers...
THE GOVERNMENT expects to ink about 10 loan agreements for infrastructure projects with China during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit here in November.
Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) reiterated that its deal with Hong Kong-based gaming firm Landing International Development Ltd. complied with all legal requirements, saying that...
THE GOVERNMENT expects to ink about 10 loan agreements for infrastructure projects with China during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit here in November. "Some have...
Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro assured that the Supreme Court will maintain its independence under her few weeks stint as the top magistrate. In a...
THE Philippine Embassy’s possible transfer from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will be raised during President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s visit to Israel, the Jerusalem Post has reported.