ALVAREZ DEFIES DUTERTE; HOUSE TO PUSH NO ELECTION IN 2019

By ROGER M. BALANZA Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is locking horns with President Rodrigo Duterte over a proposal to scrap the 2019 midterm elections. Even as Duterte is strongly against it, Alvarez in an apparent act of defiance,  is pushing through … Continue reading ALVAREZ DEFIES DUTERTE; HOUSE TO PUSH NO ELECTION IN 2019

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DUTERTE FORMS OWN FEDERAL PARTY

QUO VADIS PDP-LABAN? President Rodrigo Duterte has created a new party called Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), as a political party separate from Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). Duterte run under the banner of the PDP-Laban in the 2016 … Continue reading DUTERTE FORMS OWN FEDERAL PARTY

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Bicam approves final version of Bangsamoro Basic Law

The congressional bicameral conference committee on Wednesday night approved the final version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which was renamed as the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The bicameral panel, under the leadership … Continue reading Bicam approves final version of Bangsamoro Basic Law

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BATO GEARS UP FOR BATTLE IN DAVAO DEL SUR GUBERNATORIAL RACE VS. GOV. DOUGLAS CAGAS

Bureau of Corrections Director Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa confirmed on Tuesday that he will run for governor of Davao del Sur in the upcoming 2019 polls.  The former Philippine National Police chief, who led the administration’s war on drugs, made … Continue reading BATO GEARS UP FOR BATTLE IN DAVAO DEL SUR GUBERNATORIAL RACE VS. GOV. DOUGLAS CAGAS

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DUTERTE NOT SUPPORTING ALVAREZ’S ‘NO ELECTION’ PROPOSAL

PALACE HANDS OFF ON POLL POSTPONEMENT President Rodrigo Duterte, like the Senators, is cool on a proposal by House Speaker Alvarez to postpone the 2019 mid-term election. The President is keeping his hands off in the proposed “no election” scenario … Continue reading DUTERTE NOT SUPPORTING ALVAREZ’S ‘NO ELECTION’ PROPOSAL

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Duterte hails Pacquiao victory vs. Matthysse

President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday thanked Filipino boxing icon Senator Manny Pacquiao for giving the Philippines pride and honor after winning the WBA welterweight title via a technical knockout win over Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “Daghang salamat (thank … Continue reading Duterte hails Pacquiao victory vs. Matthysse

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Duterte to issue EO for ‘localized’ peace talks with NPA

President Rodrigo Dutere will issue an executive order for “localized” peace talks with the New People’s Army (NPA) if the peace talks between national government and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) will not push through, Malacañang said on … Continue reading Duterte to issue EO for ‘localized’ peace talks with NPA

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