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Andanar: Duterte is not capable of Senate witness’ accusations

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte is not capable of the accusations against him by a Senate witness on allegedl extrajudicial killings. “I don’t think he is capable of giving those...
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Koko to make sure Senate undistracted by De Lima-Duterte spat

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Tuesday denied that he was deliberately shying away from the “word war” between President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Leila de Lima. “Di naman ako tahimik (I am not being silent […]
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Duterte to CHR: Crime or human life?

CAMP GENERAL MATEO CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal  (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte urged the Commission on Human Rights to consider the safety of the 104 million Filipinos before criticizing his intensified anti-illegal drugs campaign. ”Itong mga human rights, mamili kayo: Is […]
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Duterte’s ‘drugs matrix’ tags De Lima, others

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte early Thursday morning released a “matrix” showing links between Senator Leila de Lima and several others allegedly involved in illegal drug activities at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) under the previous...
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Duterte: Death penalty is for retribution Not intended to deter crime

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday stood by to his plan to push for the reimposition of the death penalty despite claims by Catholic church leaders and human rights advocates that executions are not a deterrent to crime. […]
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Nancy Binay: Respect for rights must prevail over law enforcement

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Nancy Binay has expressed alarm over possible human rights violations in light of the renewed enforcement of curfew, anti-vice and decency laws and ordinances in the country. “Tinatawagan natin ang pulisya at ang mga national authorities […]
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Pacquiao may head two Senate committees: Sotto

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Boxing champ and Senator-elect Manny Pacquiao may head two committees when he assumes his Senate post in July. On Thursday, Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, the prospective majority leader, said Pacquiao will likely chair the Senate committee […]
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CHR finds Duterte guilty of violating Magna Carta of Women for rape joke

MANILA, May 25 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has found incoming president Rodrigo Duterte guilty of violating Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women in connection with the infamous rape joke he said during one […]
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Duterte willing to offer legal advise to Tanauan mayor

MANILA, May 24 (Mabuhay) – Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte said he is willing to give legal advise to Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, who parades suspected drug pushers and rapists. “I have not done that sort of thing during my […]
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CHR, CBCP to block Duterte’s plan to revive death penalty

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the Catholic church will oppose presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to ask Congress to revive the death penalty in the Philippines. “Aantabayanan natin ang [magiging] deliberasyon sa Kongreso, at kami...