Local Issues Archive

The first salvo against President Duterte. Gary Alejano files complaint for impeachment. Allegations of killings and graft / corruption.

President too is accountable. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Rate adjustments deferred by BSP. Domestic economy stable enough to sustain inflation. Excise tax under CTRP also being staggered.

BSP defers rate changes. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Trillanes dares Duterte to sue him. Paolo Duterte supports money-collection claim. Lascanas deposition creating doubts in Senate.

Trillanes defiant. * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Transforming guerillas to farmers. Government distributes agricultural tools, farm animals. Proved by UN as part of the Philippines since 2012.

Guerillas giving up arms in exchange for farms. * * * * * * * *

Impeachment against VP likely: Pimentel. Alvarez exploring options against Robredo. LP Senators accuse government of lack of focus.

Impeachment of VP likely. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Intrusion in internal affairs by EU parliament. Ask Philippines to release Leila de Lima. Malacanang asks EU to mind own business.

Inrusion by foreign powers. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Complaint for Duterte’s impeachment. Alejano accuses him of bribing DDS to kill. Undeclared wealth from ghost appointments.

cOMPLAINT FOR IMPEACHMENT. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

China recognizes Filipino ownership of Benham Rise. Chinese spokesperson praises Duterte’s response. We welcome and commend friendly response.

China recognizes Filipino ownership. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Chinese eyes on Benham Rise. Underwater landmass is rich in minerals. Proved by UN as part of the Philippines since 2012.

Benham Rise cannot be claimed by the Philippines. * * * * * * * *

Duterte apologizes to Leni Robredo. Failed to acknowledge her in address at PMA. Blames speech writer for oversight.

President apologizes to VP. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Exports riding a promising period: NEDA Chief. Global recovery fuelling these trends. 22.5% spurt in exports in January.

Exports on the rise. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Duterte orders all-out war against reds! Use all your weapons to eliminate them. 4 policemen massacred in ambush; back-channel talks still on.

Its waragainst the reds. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Yasay Perfecto rejected as Foreign Secretary by Commission Appointments. Lied last year about his American citizenship. Enrique Manalo, Undersecretary DFA is now acting FS.

Yasay Perfecto rejected. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

300,000 Pinoys threatened with deportation. It’s a domestic matter of the US: Yasay. The government will do all that it can.

Deportation staring immigrants in the face. * * * * * * * * * *

Police forces rejoin the war on drugs. About 30 criminals killed in one day. Drive against illegal drugs and gun-running.

Drive against drugs and guns. * * * * * * * * * * *

Death penalty for drug offenses first. We will debate other heinous crimes later: Alvarez. Third and final reading on Tuesday.

Death Penalty nearing re-imposition. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Duterte’s wishes for revival of peace talks. Reds must display sincerity by releasing hostages . Also, stop collection of revolutionary funds.

Sincerity is required for ushering in peace. * * * * * * * * *

Panelo tells US think-tank to keep off ITLOS verdict. The Arbitration ruling is a bilateral matter. Filipinos know what to do and when to do it.

US think-tank tenders free advice. * * * * * * * * * * *

Another big investment by Japan. P14.5 billion being invested by 3 firms. Thousands of jobs being created in the Philippines.

Japan investing again. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Bill to reimpose Death penalty passed. Approval through a voice vote. Majority thwarts attempts to stall.

Death penalty is on the way. * * * * * * * * * *

I was a hitman for DDS: Lascanas. We killed Duterte’s political and personal foes. We presented the captured before Duterte before killing.

Former DDS hitman surfaces. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Jailbreak in PDEA Jail in Central Luzon. 13 high-value drug-peddlers escape. Cut steel bars with chainsaws to escape.

Jailbreak becoming frequent. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Facebook to the rescue of OFW. She was harassed and starved by female employer. Department of Labor, POLO and OWWA help.

Practical use of Facebook. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Cone has the Philippine Cup in sight. Ginebra qualify for finals clash with San Miguel. Most accomplished coach of the PBA.

Finals of the Philippine Cup begins. * * * * * * * * * *