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Dawn Zulueta throws full support behind Duterte

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Actress Dawn Zulueta is throwing her full support behind Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who is now the country’s presumptive president. Zulueta said she personally witnessed what the tough-talking mayor can do, citing her experience living in...
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Duterte tells Obama he may opt for bilateral talks with China

DAVAO CITY  (Mabuhay) – Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte revealed early Wednesday morning that he personally told US President Barack Obama that he is open to have bilateral talks with China over the disputed West Philippine Sea. Duterte told reporters that […]
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PNP chief to offer resignation once Duterte assumes presidency

MANILA  (Mabuhay) –  The chief of the 160,000-strong Philippine National Police will file a courtesy resignation after President Benigno Aquino III turns over the highest post in the land to presumptive president-elect Rodrigo Duterte. “As a matter of courtesy, I […]
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Duterte: I don’t care who hates me

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte said he would be a “working president” who would pay no mind to criticisms against him. “I have been in politics for 23 years, I’ve learned to accept garbage and divine light from […]
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MILF top official calls on Duterte

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A top official of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) expressed confidence in the incoming administration of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte after the latter vowed to address the problems of the Bangsamoro people. MILF vice chairman for […]
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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...
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Duterte: Call me ‘Mayor of the Philippines’

DAVAO CITY  (Mabuhay) – Do not call him Mr. President. Call him Mayor of the Philippines. Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte told reporters late Sunday that he is not comfortable with being addressed as “President”. Rather, he wants to retain the […]
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Duterte economic team vows to ease restrictions on foreign investments

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte will focus on easing restrictions on foreign direct investments specifically on land ownership and share of capital, Ernesto Pernia, one of the members of his economic team, said on Monday.  “He’s willing to […]
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Trillanes disputes Duterte’s claim, says Scarborough Shoal still part of PHL

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday disputed presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte’s claim that the country has lost Scarborough Shoal to China after a tense standoff in 2012. Citing statements made by senior defense officials during two Senate […]
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Duterte offers DPWH post to Mark Villar

MANILA, May 17 (Mabuhay) — Las Piñas City Rep. Mark Villar may sit in the Cabinet of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte. The camp of Villar said Duterte offered the post in a meeting with on Monday evening. Villar, who had […]