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Sison again says Duterte’s demands to resume peace talks unacceptable

COMMUNIST PARTY of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria C. Sison on Thursday again said President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s conditions for the resumption of peace talks are unacceptable.

Duterte orders cops to track down Lapu-Lapu teen’s killers

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to immediately track down the killers of a teen girl in Cebu, whom he said must be illegal drug users given the brutal nature of the crime.

Duterte vetoes bill on Central Luzon investment, infra hub

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has rejected the bill creating the Regional Investment and Infrastructure Coordinating Hub of Central Luzon (RICH), citing “substantial fiscal risks” to the economy given its provisions on incentives.

Palace: Duterte, Congress leaders to resolve budget

CONGRESS LEADERS were scheduled to meet last night with President Rodrigo R. Duterte to discuss the impasse between the Senate and the House of Representatives on the proposed P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019.

Duterte fires PCSO general manager

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has fired Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander F. Balutan because of corruption allegations, Malacañang said on Friday.

CA justice appointed to SC

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Amy C. Lazaro-Javier as new Supreme Court (SC) associate justice.

Duterte approves order on transition for MILF armed units

MALACAÑANG ON Tuesday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the proposed executive order for the implementation of the next plan for the newly-established Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), which includes the disarming of private armies and former rebels in the area.

Palace denies Duterte arranged for Misuari’s foreign trip

MALACANANG ON Monday denied that President Rodrigo R. Duterte made any arrangement for the provisional liberty of rebel leader Nur Misuari.

Panelo defends Duterte’s doubts on Marcos ill-gotten wealth

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo on Friday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte doubted the Marcoses had ill-gotten wealth because there were no cases that convicted the late strongman Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr.

President vetoes anti-corporal punishment bill

MALACAÑANG announced on Thursday that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has vetoed the bill that seeks to ban corporal punishment on children.

Duterte signs law extending use of ill-gotten wealth for human rights-abuse...

MALACAÑANG ON Thursday announced that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved Joint Resolution No. 04 by Congress, extending until Dec. 31 this year the maintenance, availability, and release of funds intended for human rights-abuse victims during martial law.

Duterte extends terms of special envoys to China for this year

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has extended the terms of five special envoys to the People’s Republic of China.

Duterte questions ill gotten-wealth claim vs Marcos

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday expressed doubts over accusations that the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr. had ill-gotten...

Sison slams Duterte’s claim of ‘gay’ NPA rebels

COMMUNIST PARTY of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria C. Sison took issue with the claim of President Rodrigo R. Duterte that almost half of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels are “gay.”

‘Inday controls the politics’: Duterte says of daughter

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday said his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio, is in control of the family’s political decisions.

Lay off priests, Duterte now says

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday said people should stop using his name to intimidate Church leaders, especially Catholic priests.

Duterte skips EDSA rites but issues message

SKIPPING the EDSA People Power anniversary rites for the third time, President Rodrigo R Duterte nevertheless issued a presidential message saying “I join the Filipino people in commemorating the 33rd Anniversary of the People Power Revolution.

EO designates economic zone in Novaliches

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a proclamation designating as a Special Economic Zone an 18,659 square-meter area at Quirino Highway corner Regalado Avenue in Novaliches, Quezon City.

Gov’t to identify state properties for land reform

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has issued an executive order directing all government agencies to identify government-owned lands “devoted to or suitable for” agricultural use “for the purpose of eventual distribution to qualified beneficiaries.”

Palace: Duterte okay with releasing narco-list ahead of Election Day

MALACAÑANG on Wednesday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte is in favor of releasing a new narco-list ahead of the 2019 midterm elections.

Another retired general appointed to DSWD

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed another retired official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Malacañang announced on Monday.

Bong Go leaps to ‘Magic 12,’ Poe retains lead in Pulse...

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s special assistant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go has leapt to the top 12 in Pulse Asia’s latest survey on senatorial candidates conducted last January.

SC dismisses quo warranto petition vs Duterte

THE SUPREME Court (SC) dismissed, for lack of legal standing and untimely filing, the 2018 quo warranto petition of a suspended lawyer against President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Jon Santos: Politics, entertainment, and more

OFTEN newspapers and online news outlets carry the president’s careless remarks on national issues which the Palace then dismisses as a joke. Last year, impersonator and comedian Jon Santos expressed used these issues to perform political satire, and this year he’s at it again.

Suicide bombing angle seen in Jolo blast

AUTHORITIES INCLUDING President Rodrigo R. Duterte himself are considering the possibility of suicide bombers involved in Sunday’s twin blasts at the Jolo Cathedral, according to their updates on Tuesday.

Misuari ‘not a threat’ to BOL’s success — Palace

MALACAÑANG on Thursday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte does not see Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari as a threat to the success of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), despite the rejection of Sulu province, Mr. Misuari’s turf, of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) on Monday’s plebiscite.

Poll expectations in Duterte’s promises inches up

MORE adult Filipinos expect President Rodrigo R. Duterte to fulfill most, if not all of his promises, the Social Weather Station reported on Friday.

Duterte says dismissed Bacolod police chief a drug lord ‘protector’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday said that dismissed Bacolod police chief Senior Supt. Francisco B. Ebreo “might not be” in the illegal drug trade, but revealed that he is a protector of a certain drug lord in the city.

Duterte to join campaign for BOL approval

COTABATO CITY — Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim expressed confidence in the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) given the vigorous campaign that various sectors have been conducting in the past weeks.

PNP, AFP ordered to secure the BOL plebiscite, elections

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has called on the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to secure the upcoming plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and the National and Local Elections (NLE).

Anti-Corruption Commission gets anti-red tape recommendatory powers

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed an executive order mandating the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) to recommend complaints of violations of the Anti-Red Tape Act to the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA).

President Duterte appoints Ramos-Samaniego as BoI governor

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed Board of Investments (BoI) Management Service Group OIC-Executive Director Marjorie O. Ramos-Samaniego as BoI governor.

Duterte signs law on 300% increase in pension for war veterans

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law increasing the monthly pension of war veterans to “300%” beginning this year.

Duterte signs into law HIV and AIDS Act

MALACAÑANG ANNOUNCED on Wednesday that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act of 2018.

Concern over Dutertre’s health rises in SWS poll

A SURVEY by the Social Weather Stations conducted in the fourth quarter last year found 66% of Filipino adults saying they are worried (22% worried a great deal and 44% somewhat worried) and 34% saying they are not worried (16% are somewhat not worried and 18% are not worried at all) about President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s health.

Palace on China-Taiwan row: ‘It’s between the two countries’

“NEVER MIND them,” said President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s spokesman, in response to questions about China’s latest tension with Taiwan.

DoJ to help speed up cases of rebels

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ), as a member of the national task force formed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte for localized peace processes, will help in the speedy investigation and trial of people involved in the communist armed conflict, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said.

Duterte: Let’s abolish the Road Board

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte himself has said that he wants, and will support the move, to abolish the Road Board.

4 new diplomats appointed

MALACAÑANG ON Friday announced the appointment of three new ambassadors and a special envoy, whose appointment papers were signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Dec. 19.

Duterte wants IP ‘hamlets’ to keep NPAs out

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte said he will “hamlet” indigenous peoples (IP) beginning “this year” to protect them from being attacked or influenced by communist guerrillas.

DILG given power to fill up vacant local gov’t posts

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has authorized Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año to appoint temporary officers for vacant elective local government posts to avoid crippling operations and the delivery of public services.

Localized peace talks a good road — analysts

THE DUTERTE administration’s move towards stronger localized peace talks with communist guerrillas is an “innovation worth pursuing,” but the 2019 target to quash the insurgency is not very realistic, analysts say.

Malacañang calls lawmakers’ treatment of Diokno ‘unparliamentary’

MALACAÑANG on Friday slammed lawmakers at the House of Representatives for their “unparliamentary behavior” towards Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno.

Palace stands by Budget chief

MALACAÑANG on Thursday stood by Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno amid calls from lawmakers at the House of Representatives for President Rodrigo R. Duterte to remove him over alleged irregularities in the proposed 2019 national budget.

Gov’t vehicle procurement simplified

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has issued Administrative Order No. 14, streamlining the approval process for the procurement of government motor vehicles.