Monthly Archives: December 2016

Duterte draws flak for comment on martial law

MANILA — “This is not a battle we will take sitting down,” Vice President Leni Robredo said on Friday, joining her voice with those of lawmakers and victims of military abuses alarmed

Duterte: Congress, SC should have no say on martial law

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte wants to amend the provisions in the 1987 Constitution that check a president’s power to declare and implement martial law. The chief executive noted that he cannot

Duterte: UN rights chief a joker, idiot

MANILA – After a day of silence, President Duterte yesterday lashed out at the United Nations human rights chief for saying that he should be investigated for murder, calling the UN official

Lam sued for using dummies

MANILA – The anti-corruption watchdog Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) filed charges of violation of the Anti-Dummy Law against casino operator Jack Lam and other officials before the Department of Justice

De Lima to Cabinet: Save nation from a madman

MANILA — Save the nation from a “madman.” Sen. Leila de Lima on Friday called on the Cabinet to declare President Duterte “unfit” to serve, citing his recent tirades against the United

DND studying China’s $500M loan offer for boats, drones

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines is eyeing the acquisition of fast boats, drones, night-vision goggles and communications equipment from China under a soft loan offered by the Beijing government.