LLANESCA T. PANTI, TMT

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The fight ain’t over yet for Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who on Friday stepped up her attack on Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez by urging senators to speak up and expose the House leader’s supposed sinister motives. The feisty daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte made the call a day after she…

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Rep. Antonio Floirendo of Davao del Norte, who is facing graft charges over the 2003 lease deal entered into by the Floirendo-owned Tagum Agricultural Development Co. (Tadeco) with the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), surrendered on Friday and immediately posted bail to regain his temporary freedom. A statement emailed to reporters…

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The bill legalizing divorce in the country does not mean ending marriages based on whims of the couple, a veteran lawmaker said on Friday. Rep. Edcel Lagman of Albay, an author of the Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage bill, was responding to long-standing criticisms that the measure approved by the…

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REP. Antonio Floirendo of Davao del Norte, who is facing graft charges over a land deal, posted bail, after a warrant of arrest was issued against him. A statement to reporters by a certain Gory Aquino said that Floirendo posted P30,000 bail on the same day of his arrest on…

SPEAKER PROPOSES ‘UNITED NATIONS OF ASIA’

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SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez of Davao del Norte called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday to file a diplomatic protest with the United States following a US intelligence community assessment listing President Rodrigo Duterte among Southeast Asian leaders that pose a “threat” to democracy and human rights. The…

PRESIDENT KEEPS HANDS OFF IN BREWING FEUD

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“YOU messed with the wrong girl,” Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte told Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez after the lawmaker called her the “opposition” for forming her own local political party. President Rodrigo Duterte’s outspoken daughter vented her ire on Alvarez in a series of Instagram posts on Thursday noon. “Ano sabi…

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“YOU messed with the wrong girl,” Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte told Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez of Davao del Norte after the lawmaker called her the “opposition” following a move to form her own political party, which included local officials whom Alvarez allegedly excluded from her father’s party. Duterte’s daughter vented…

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State to pay for lawyers, psychiatrists A BILL allowing divorce cleared the House Committee on Population and Family Relations on Wednesday, paving the way for floor debates. The panel unanimously approved the proposal authored by lawmakers of various political stripes, including Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez of Davao del Norte, Rep. Edcel…

‘PRO-ISLAMIC STATE GROUPS INFILTRATING SCHOOLS’

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THE chief of the country’s main Muslim rebel group warned Tuesday that jihadists loyal to the Islamic State group, flush with looted guns and cash, could seize another Filipino city after the five-month siege of Marawi City last year. Murad Ebrahim has billed his Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which…

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