DUTERTE SWORN IN AS 16TH PRESIDENT

Surrounded by his children Paolo, Sebastian, Sara and Veronica, President Duterte takes his oath of office before Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes. More »

 

Duterte: Rough ride ahead

MANILA — Tough-talking Rodrigo Duterte warned of a “rough ride” after being sworn in as the 16th President of the Philippines on Thursday, promising a relentless war on crime and corruption, but

Rody’s speech: The long and short of it

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte’s 15-minute inaugural address was presidential, purposeful and persuasive, one senator said, while another described it as simple, brief and understandable. “We all know it won’t be easy

Duterte faces daunting challenges

MANILA — Rodrigo Duterte, who was sworn in as the Philippines’ 16th president on Thursday, has given himself a colossal campaign promise to fulfill: eradicating crime — especially drug trafficking, smuggling, rapes

Cabinet told: No VIPs, stop online gambling

MANILA — Forget special treatment and put an end to online gambling. These are two of Rodrigo Duterte’s first marching orders to the members of his Cabinet as he spelled out his

Davao City pastor urges Filipinos: Rally behind Duterte

DAVAO CITY – A pastor based here asked his fellow Filipinos to throw their support behind Rodrigo Duterte as he formally assumed his post as the 16th President of the Philippines on

Leni cites Jesse as she calls for national unity

MANILA — Leni Robredo sounded a rallying cry for national unity on Thursday as she took her oath of office as the country’s 14th Vice President, becoming only the second woman to

Comelec meeting fails to resolve row

MANILA – Bickering among top officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) seems to be far from over as they failed to settle their differences at a meeting yesterday. In an ambush

Bongbong to file protest vs Leni

MANILA — Losing vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will file today (Wednesday) an election protest against Vice President-elect Leni Robredo in the Supreme Court which shall sit as the

SC junks bid to probe Aquino, et al.

MANILA — The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition that sought to compel the Ombudsman to investigate and, if the evidence so warranted, to file impeachment cases against President Aquino and

Duterte agrees to meet with Robredo

DAVAO CITY – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to a meeting with Vice President-elect Leni Robredo. Christopher Go, Duterte’s executive assistant, said in an interview with TV5 on Wednesday that the meeting

Impeach Duterte? Not a chance–Belmonte

MANILA — Speaker Feliciano Belmonte on Tuesday said there was “zero” chance for impeachment moves against incoming President Rodrigo Duterte, and described talk that Vice President-elect Leni Robredo could benefit from an

41 dead in Istanbul airport suicide attack; PM tags ISIS

ISTANBUL, Turkey — A triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport has killed at least 36 people and injured 239 others, including foreigners, with Turkey’s prime minister saying early

SAF 44 kin set to file raps vs Aquino

MANILA — The relatives of the police commandos killed the controversial 2015 Mamasapano massacre are set to file multiple charges of homicide against former President Benigno Aquino III for the wrongful deaths

Comelec chairman hits back at critics

MANILA — Reeling from criticism of his supposed “failure of leadership” at the Commission on Elections, Chairman Andres Bautista asked Comelec employees on Monday for a “fresh start” in the agency riled

Mendiola march ends inside Palace

MANILA — It was a surreal scene. Activists who staged a rally at Chino Roces Bridge (formerly Mendiola) in Manila on Thursday were not greeted with a phalanx of truncheon-wielding policemen behind

Duterte agrees to meet with Robredo

DAVAO CITY – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to a meeting with Vice President-elect Leni Robredo. Christopher Go, Duterte’s executive assistant, said in an interview with TV5 on Wednesday that the meeting