President Duterte meets with his Cabinet Monday, only hours after accepting the resignation of Vice President Leni Robredo as chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council. He dared dissenters to quit the Cabinet. More »


Cabinet dissenters free to quit – Palace

MANILA — Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco scored Vice President Leni Robredo for publicly opposing President Rodrigo Duterte’s policies when she was still a member of his Cabinet. “It is vital for the

No moves to unseat VP

MANILA — President Duterte has lost confidence in Vice President Leni Robredo but would not resort to moves to unseat her from office, a Palace official said yesterday. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin

Robredo was fired, says Alvarez

MANILA – Lawmakers led by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said yesterday Vice President Leni Robredo was forced to quit as a member of the Cabinet. “Considering the situation, I think she was fired,”

Robredo resigns from Duterte Cabinet

MANILA — Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo announced her resignation effective Monday, December 5 as housing secretary, citing differences with the administration. Robredo, in a statement released Sunday, December 4, said

Senators see signs of fabrication in Espinosa drug probe

MANILA — Senators affirmed signs of fabrication in the contradicting statements of the major personalities sought to shed light in the killing of Albuera, Leyte mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. when pressed to

Police rack up an almost perfectly deadly record in PH drug war

By Reuters MANILA — In 51 shootings by police in drug busts, 100 suspects were killed and just 3 wounded. The 97-percent kill ratio, eyewitness testimony and other evidence amassed by Reuters

House prodded on income tax cut

MANILA – Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is prodding his colleagues in the House of Representatives to speed up the passage of the proposal to reduce individual income tax. Pimentel said

Duterte admits it was him who called De la Rosa

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday night admitted that it was he who ordered Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa to reinstate a police official whom the Philippine National Police chief

PH-US ties reboot under Trump ‘a big possibility’

MANILA – A reboot of the ties between Manila and Washington, which were strained by differences over the Philippines’ brutal crackdown on illegal drugs, is highly possible under US president-elect Donald Trump,

Senate defies Ombudsman’s order to sack Villanueva

MANILA — The Senate is not dismissing Senator Joel Villanueva, in defiance of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales’ order last month. Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, who also heads the Senate Committee

Senate ratifies Philippines’ AIIB membership

MANILA — The Senate has concurred with the ratification by President Rodrigo Duterte of the Articles of Agreement of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Twenty senators led by Sen. Loren

Kerwin, Dayan face off in Senate probe

MANILA – Senators intend to find out who’s telling the truth when drug dealer Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa and Sen. Leila de Lima’s former driver and lover Ronnie Dayan face off at the