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No chance Duterte will be impeached, Belmonte says

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Tuesday shot down talk that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte could be ousted via impeachment under the 17th Congress. Belmonte, a leader of Liberal Party, said he did not see any reason for such […]
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Duterte to have 500 guests during oathtaking

By Lilybeth G. Ison MANILA  (PNA) – As promised during his election campaign to have a “simple” inauguration if ever he wins, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will be sworn in by a Supreme Court Justice as the country’s 16th President with […]
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Ex-Gabriela solon to Duterte: Keep ears, feet on the ground regarding women’s issues

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A women’s rights advocate and former lawmaker urged President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday to “keep his feet and ears on the ground” at all times so he will become more sensitive about women’s issues. Despite criticisms about […]
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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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Roxas finally files SOCE

MANILA, June 22 (Mabuhay) – Defeated presidential candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas II finally submitted his statement of contributions and expenditures (Soce) on Wednesday–exactly on the last day of the extended deadline after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) granted his...
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Rizal Hall can’t accommodate media for Duterte’s inauguration, says Palace official

MANILA (Mabuhay) — No media organization will be allowed inside Malacañang’s Rizal Hall for the inauguration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on June 30, because of limited space, incoming Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said. “Yung plano, as of now, dun sa...
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Arroyo backs more powers for Duterte

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal A rroyo is in favor of granting President-elect Rodrigo Duterte additional powers to deal with the deteriorating traffic situation in Metro Manila. Arroyo is set to file a bill seeking […]
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Duterte gov’t eyes truce with NPA rebels before SONA

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The incoming administration is eyeing to declare ceasefire with communist rebels before President-elect Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), incoming chief government negotiator Silvestre Bello III said Tuesday. At a...
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Duterte warns incoming Cabinet: ‘No corruption’

By Lilian C. Mellejor DAVAO CITY  (PNA) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has given his marching order to the members of his incoming Cabinet secretaries during their meeting on Wednesday night at the PICC in Manila. “No corruption,” he told his […]
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Duterte open to ‘cordial relationship’ with Robredo

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte would pursue at least a cordial, professional relationship with Vice President-elect Leni Robredo, his spokesman said. Newly-instated Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said though no meeting is set at the moment between...