‘Hot money’ inflows hit six-week high after Duterte Sona

August 14th, 2017

The net inflow of foreign portfolio investment reached a six-week high in the week when President Duterte delivered his report of accomplishments in his first year in office, the latest Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data showed.

‘Frustrated’ or not, Duterte must be careful with words—CHR

July 29th, 2017

Faced with a threat of abolition, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Saturday said President Rodrigo Duterte should be mindful of his words and maintained that it would continue to be a watchdog against human rights abuses. 

Ombudsman Morales tells Duterte: Anong pakialam niya?

July 28th, 2017

[ventuno id=’OTc0MDIzfHwyMzY4fHwxMTE4fHwxLDIsMQ==’][/ventuno] Updated 2:50 p.m. “Anong pakialam niya?” (What’s his business?!) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales had that to say on Friday when asked for her reaction to President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for the Ombudsman and the Commission of Human Rights (CHR) to seek his clearance first before investigating errant police and military officers. READ: Duterte to CHR, Ombudsman: […]

EU, CHR invited but declined to attend SONA — Palace

July 27th, 2017

The European Union (EU) and Commission on Human Rights (CHR) were invited to President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (Sona) but both institutions declined, Malacanang said on Thursday.

NGO hits Duterte over threats against lumad schools

July 27th, 2017

A nongovernment organization (NGO) took exception Thursday to President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim against lumad schools that operate illegally, which he threatened to bomb for teaching subversion and communism.

Sereno: No TRO on RH Law

July 27th, 2017

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno clarified on Thursday that the Supreme Court had not issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Reproductive Health (RH) Law.

Samar solon urges gov’t to take back Balangiga bells

July 25th, 2017

An Eastern Samar representative has urged government to take steps to get back the three Balangiga bells, echoing the call of President Rodrigo Duterte in the latter's second State of the Nation Address (Sona).

De Lima calls Duterte Sona garbage, cringe-worthy

July 25th, 2017

Detained Senator Leila de Lima had some choice words for President Rodrigo Duterte and his State of the Nation Address

Reds call Duterte ‘madman’ for threat to bomb Lumad schools

July 25th, 2017

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Tuesday blasted President Rodrigo Duterte and called him a “madman” following his threat to bomb Lumad schools in Mindanao.

Not just the bells: Balangiga residents sound off on rehab mess

July 25th, 2017

For all of President Rodrigo Duterte’s talk on the Balangiga bells in his second State of the Nation Address (Sona), residents of Balangiga town in eastern Samar actually have a more pressing demand: For the national government to review “slow-moving and botched” housing projects for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) survivors in eastern Visayas.

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