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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the opening ceremony of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, People's Republic of China on August 30, 2019. With the President is People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PRRD ‘not satisfied’ with Xi’s rejection on PH’s arbitral win

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte said he was disappointed Chinese President Xi Jinping did not recognize the country’s arbitral victory in the West Philippines...
Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III

SC upholds junking of Mamasapano charges vs Aquino

MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the Office of the Ombudsman’s verdict to dismiss the reckless imprudence resulting in homicide...
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

Panelo ready to face Senate probe over Sanchez links

MANILA – Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said he is ready to face the upcoming Senate hearing on the supposed release of convicted...
Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri

‘Alcatraz-like prisons’ for heinous crime convicts pushed

MANILA – Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri has proposed for an establishment of a separate “Alcatraz-like” prison facility for those convicted of heinous...
Supreme Court spokesperson Brian Keith Hosaka says the High Court dismisses a petition that seeks to legalize same-sex marriage in the Philippines on the basis of technicality. PNA.GOV.PH

SC junks same-sex marriage petition

MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday unanimously dismissed a petition that seeks to legalize same-sex marriage in the Philippines on the basis...
President Rodrigo Duterte will wait for the outcome of the Senate’s investigation into the controversial release of heinous crime convicts before deciding on the fate of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon and other officials, according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. PCOO

Duterte won’t fire Faeldon, BuCor execs, yet – Panelo

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will wait for the outcome of the Senate’s investigation into the controversial release of heinous crime convicts before deciding...
Interior secretary Eduardo Año says the agency has no policy to address the bereaved families but they are free to seek government assistance. GMA NETWORK

DILG: Gov’t has ‘no responsibility’ to families of killed drug war suspects

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said the government is not responsible to help the families of suspects killed...
“My commander-in-chief has spoken. I am a marine and a marine does as he is told, I most humbly bow to the appointing authority’s order without any hard feelings,” says Nicanor Faeldon. ABS-CBN NEWS

BuCor chief Faeldon ‘won’t quit’ amid ouster calls

MANILA – Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon said he will not resign from his post amid growing calls for his ouster following...
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping pose for posterity prior to the start of the bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on August 29, 2019. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

‘Duterte won’t raise PH arbitral win again’

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will not raise the Philippines’ arbitral victory in the West Philippines Sea in his future meetings with Chinese President...
“Since there are laws to be followed, I have asked your government to help us on this,” says President Rodrigo Duterte. WU HONG/REUTERS

Help address crimes against Chinese citizens, Duterte urged

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte urged China’s cooperation in addressing the crimes committed against its citizens – workers or tourists – while in the...

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