President Détente said Congress must tackle federalism first before passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), saying only under a federal system can the constitutional questions on the BBL be resolved. More »


Malacañang backs SolGen’s call to file homicide raps vs Aquino

MANILA — The Office of the Solicitor General’s (OSG) move to charge former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III with homicide over the Mamasapano operation that left 44 police commandos dead has the

Gascon takes aim at Roque: What world do you live in?

MANILA — Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chair Jose Luis “Chito” Gascon took aim at Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday for labelling as “fake news” journalists’ claims that the Securities and

Duterte to Suu Kyi: Ignore human rights criticisms on Rohingya issue

NEW DELHI — President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he had advised Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to ignore criticisms from human-rights groups over her government’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims. “Do

Duterte jokes about ‘42 virgins’ to promote tourism

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte, who had been criticized for casually talking about rape, joked that he would like to lure tourists to the Philippines with virgins during his last day in

Lahar, floods threaten Albay as Mayon spews ash, lava

LEGAZPI CITY — Residents near the restive Mayon Volcano in Albay should brace for possible onslaught of lahar as occasional heavy rains loom over the Bicol Region due to a low-pressure area

Palace to VERA Files: Prove allegations on Duterte wealth

MANILA — Malacañang on Monday dismissed as rumor a VERA Files report that President Duterte and his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte had failed to fully disclose P100 million worth of