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The General Assembly is the highest body in the UN.
President Rodrigo Duterte will address for the first time the UN General Assembly, the world body's highest-level meeting that is expected to tackle the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of his aides said Monday.Top story: Miriam Defensor-Santiago Is Not InsaneAll of the UN's ...
 
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He also said all funds used in the fight against COVID will be accounted for.
President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he would make sure that those behind corruption in state-run PhilHealth would be sent to jail. He also assured the nation that he would account for all funds spent to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.Top Story: The 13 Asian Monarchies That Are Still in PowerDuterte said ...
 
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The telco promises “super-fast” data connection in certain areas starting July 30.
Days after President Rodrigo Duterte issued a warning to the country’s telecommunications companies to improve their consumer services, Smart Communications announced its 5G mobile phone network is going live as a commercial service starting Thursday, July 30. In a disclosure to the Philippine ...
 
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Jacinto has quite a background in ICT.
Ramon Jacinto has replaced Eliseo Rio Jr. as undersecretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology. The announcement came from Malacañang on Tuesday, May 26, although the appointment letter was dated May 22. According to reports, Rio was surprised about the announcement ...
 
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The government gave updates on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.
President Rodrigo Duterte held a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at 11:34 PM on Tuesday, May 19, to discuss updates on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.Present at the meeting to give reports were DTI Secretary Ramon ...
 
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This P1.6-million three-wheeler is getting popular in Visayas and Mindanao
From riding burly Harley-Davidson motorbikes and midsize cruisers, lately President Rodrigo Duterte has found himself favoring a 400cc three-wheeler.Senator Bong Go, a friend of the chief executive, posted a photo of Duterte trying out different two-wheelers to relieve stress. Incidentally, Duterte recently figured in a ...
 
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The network’s franchise is set to expire in March next year.
ABS-CBN has said it is unable to comment on a news item that came out on Wednesday, June 12, about Congress supposedly freezing its legislative franchise. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Thursday, the broadcasting giant said “it is neither ...
 
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One year later and a few hours before his next, look back at our president’s 2016 SONA.
Hours ahead of President Duterte's second State of The Nation Address, here are some of the most memorable quotes from his first.We cannot move forward if we allow the past to pull us back.I heard the people on the streets complain that ...
 
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But is he a good influence?
Every year TIME Magazine’s readers vote for who they believe to be the most influential people in the world, choosing from a list of personalities who have made an impact on culture and politics.In 2016, U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders topped the ...
 
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Or are we just fans of Davao Digital Signage? Data Delivery Service? Dewey Decimal System?
People Power is turning 31 this year, but don’t expect a big celebration. This year’s anniversary on February 24 will be "sober and simple" according to Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra, which would make it the saddest birthday bash hashtag ever.  Remember ...
 
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Objection sustained.
Retired policeman admits to killing for Duterte.    In a stunning reversal of his previous court testimony, former police officer Arthur Lascañas admitted to being a member of the Davao Death Squad, testifying that he killing people for then Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte. While he ...
 
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Let's all pray for Sweden.
PNP Chief offers De Lima safe custody at Camp Crame.While drug charges were filed against Senator Leila De Lima on February 17 by the Department of Justice, there have been no further updates on her possible arrest. However, the dismissal of charges against ...
 
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Trillanes wants to follow the money trail.
Supreme Court upholds Marcos poll protest.The investigation into the alleged poll irregularities in the vice-presidential election is now set to proceed with the Supreme Court's Presidential Electoral Tribunal ruling against Vice President Leni Robredo. While the PET recognized Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s protest ...
 
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The Catholic Church would like to have a word with Duterte, too.
U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns over Russia dealings.In a presidency which has been marred by its close relationship with Russia, Flynn’s resignation from his top advisory position represents the most significant red flag so far. Prior to the election, Flynn had ...
 
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Beyoncé was robbed, people!
Duterte agrees with DENR decision to close mines.On a visit to earthquake-struck Surigao City, President Duterte expressed his support for Environment Secretary Gina Lopez’s decision to shut down 23 mining operations, many of which are located in Surigao. Witnessing firsthand the apparent environmental ...
 
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North Korea's getting better at launching nuclear missiles.
Earthquake in Surigao City causes state of calamity.A 6.7-magnitude earthquake, with an apparent epicenter in Surigao City, struck the city last Friday causing several deaths and more than 200 injuries. The tremor, which was felt throughout the city, also led to infrastructural damage ...
 
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Also: Congress doesn't think plunder is a heinous crime.
Trump strikes friendlier tone in letter to Chinese president.Trump’s conciliatory letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping comes at a time of dramatic change in U.S.-China relations. While containing “standard diplomatic pleasantries,” it is nevertheless a positive gesture after Trump’s relationship with China ...
 
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Trust the man who oversaw the capture of Pablo Escobar.
A drug war is fought by a country against its own people and as such it can’t be contained within a physical battlefield. There’s no obvious enemy and no clear path towards victory. There are no victors, only victims, and in a ...
 
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At least Yolanda victims will finally receive help.
Duterte insults former Colombian President.The former president of Colombia, who presided over his country’s violent war on drugs, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times in which he warned President Duterte not to “repeat my mistakes.” Addressing the Philippine President, Cesar Gaviria ...
 
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At least our rivers will be clean.
AFP declares “all-out war” on NPA.The peace negotiations between the government and rebels are effectively over after both parties officially broke the ceasefire. With distrust now prevailing on both sides, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana compared the NPA’s activities to Abu Sayyaf’s and ...
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