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Filipino marathoner delivers 1st gold medal in SEA Games KUALA LUMPUR: Mary Joy Tabal fulfilled her promise of delivering the country’s first gold medal when she ruled the women’s marathon event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Saturday morning in Putrajaya. Tabal – the pride and hope of Barangay Guba,…

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But Diokno warns of congestion, increased traffic as construction kicks off The Duterte administration is “on track” to complete the infrastructure projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said, but warned that Filipinos will have to bear with added inconveniences “before things get better.” “Our plan…

25 DRUG SUSPECTS KILLED IN MANILA RAIDS

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday declared that the Philippines has turned into a “narco country” as policemen in Manila shot dead 25 drug suspects in a series of raids overnight. In a speech during his visit to the Ozamiz City police station, Duterte admitted that he made a mistake in…

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THE Commission on Appointments (CA) rejected on Wednesday the nomination of Judy Taguiwalo as secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the third appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte thumbed down by the powerful congressional body. Members of the commission’s labor and social welfare committee junked the appointment…

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Bautista: I’m not resigning
PATRICIA Paz Bautista, estranged wife of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista, claimed on Tuesday her husband received some P500,000 in referral fees from controversial automated election technology provider Smartmatic Corp. Patricia, who is fighting for her legal share of her husband’s wealth, has…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will not fire Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon just yet despite a recommendation from the House of Representatives, but will wait for what the Senate has to say, as well, a Malacanang spokesman said on Tuesday. “The President will wait for the report of both chambers of Congress…

HOUSE PANEL URGES PRESIDENT:

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THE Committee on Dangerous Drugs at the House of Representatives wants President Rodrigo Duterte to dismiss Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon right away for gross incompetence and corruption. “When he assumed office, he centralized all powers by creating a command center. He did not even ask permission from the Secretary of…

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