Duterte orders PNP, AFP medical corps to be ‘on deck’

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday appealed to the medical personnel of the police and the military to help hospitals that are struggling with the influx of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “I am ordering the medical corps of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, if you are listening to me now, […]Read More

Duterte signs law taxing POGOs

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure imposing additional taxes on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs), Malacañang said on Thursday. Duterte on Wednesday inked Republic Act 11590 or An Act Taxing POGOs, as part of the government’s efforts to regulate all forms of legal gambling and prohibit illegal gambling operations, Presidential Spokesperson Harry […]Read More

CA approves nomination, promotion of 32 military officers

The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed the ad interim appointments and gave its consent to the promotion of 32 Generals and Senior and Reservist Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday, September 22 at the Senate of the Philippines, Pasay City. The CA confirmed the ad interim appointments of Rear Admiral […]Read More

US donates anti-terrorism equipment, vehicles to PNP

The United States Embassy donated various police equipment to the Philippine National Police (PNP) on September 22, 2021, at the PNP Grandstand, Camp BGen Rafael T Crame, Quezon City to further assist the PNP in combatting terrorism and improve security in the country. Through the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance (DS/T/ATA), led […]Read More

‘I will be a healing president’: Isko declares presidential bid

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso formally announced on Wednesday his bid for the presidency in the 2022 national elections with Dr. Willie Ong as his running mate under the Aksyon Demokratiko party. Domagoso, who made the announcement at the city’s Baseco Housing project, said he would be a “healing president”. “I will be a […]Read More

Duterte vows to punish drug operatives ‘acting beyond bounds’

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday promised that he would hold accountable anti-drug operatives who will act “beyond bounds.” Duterte made the vow as he told the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that he has ordered the review of his administration’s relentless anti-narcotics drive. “I have instructed the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Philippine […]Read More

Australia’s security pact with US, UK to benefit Southeast Asia:

The Philippine government has welcomed Australia’s decision to establish a trilateral partnership with the United States and the United Kingdom, citing its benefit to maintaining peace and security in Southeast Asia. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the proximity of an ally to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) allows it to respond […]Read More

Duterte wants DOH probe on Red Cross’ alleged ‘false positive’

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night asked the Department of Health (DOH) to investigate the reported complaints about “false positives” Covid-19 tests conducted by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC). During his Talk to the People, Duterte said he received reports that there are false-positive results in the swab testing processed in various molecular laboratories of […]Read More

Roque says no evidence linking Duterte to Davao Death Squad

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday said there is no proof linking former Davao City mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte to the vigilante killings led by the Davao Death Squad (DDS) in his hometown. “I investigated the Davao Death Squads. I concluded, that while the Davao Death Squad does exist, there was no evidence […]Read More

Armed Forces chief visits Marine Headquarters

General Jose C. Faustino Jr. AFP, the 56th Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, visited the Headquarters of the Philippine Marine Corps on September 16, 2021. He was welcomed by Marine Commandant Maj. Gen. Ariel R. Caculitan PN(M) with traditional military honors. This was followed by a meeting where they discussed […]Read More