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Malacaang belied on Friday the allegations of human rights group Amnesty International (AI) that President Rodrigo Duterte has made the country an even “more dangerous place” for setting aside human rights values.

“There is no truth to the statement of Amnesty International that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has made [...]

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 8:46:00 AM, Continue reading at the source

With sexual harassment stories constantly popping up on our feeds, we can’t help but feel discouraged. But, sometimes, we find a gem that gives us hope. A viral video has been going around from last month. At a bar in Savannah, Georgia 21-year-old waitress Emelia Holden was groped by a [...]

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 8:46:00 AM, Continue reading at the source

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has already submitted on Friday the shortlisted nominees to replace Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.

Morales’ seven-year term will end on July 26. Here is the transmittal letter sent to the President.

…Keep on reading: LOOK: JBC shortlist for next Ombudsman [...]

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 8:29:00 AM, Continue reading at the source

NAGA CITY – Vice President Leni Robredoon Fridayexpressed dismay over some politicians politicizing the distribution of government projects and equipment.

“Don’t sacrifice public service just because of politics like refusal to accept the equipment. Mayor wouldn’t want to accept the equipment because it came from a different party. Those things slow [...]

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 8:27:00 AM, Continue reading at the source

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)has started investigations on some five of its officials after the Commission on Audit (COA) flagged the agency over the P38 million worth of “deficient” disbursements for the 2017 Asean Summit.

In its 2017 audit report, the COA flagged the PCOO for its purchases of [...]

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 8:24:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) legal department has already been looking into alleged irregularities on purchases made for the ASEAN Summit 2017, the agency said Friday. [...]
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 8:19:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Vice President Leni Robredo said that she would still attend President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address on Monday despite advice not to for fear that the chief executive would “insult” her during the occasion. [...]
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 7:35:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has been disqualified from consideration to be the next ombudsman, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said. [...]
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 7:33:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
An opposition congressman on Friday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte who is set to deliver an annual national address on Monday, saying the Philippines has deteriorated since he won the presidency more than two years ago. [...]
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 6:57:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The killing of another media man on Friday received condemnation from Malacanang, lawmakers and media groups. [...]
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 6:29:00 AM, Continue reading at the source