Calabarzon police ops highlight need for UN to address Philippine human rights situation — HRW

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) — International group Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday (PHL time) said the police operations in Calabarzon that led to the arrests and deaths of activists show the need for member countries of the United Nations to look into the...

Economic managers insist on further economic reopening to accelerate recovery, job creation

MANILA, Mar 9 (Mabuhay) — The Duterte administration’s economic managers are still pushing for the further reopening of the economy despite the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, emphasizing that this could be done safely and that the vaccination program is already underway....

Over 38K add’l doses of AstraZeneca vax arrive in PH

MANILA, Mar 8 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines received another 38,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines on Sunday night. The delivery from Amsterdam via a KLM Asia flight arrived around 7 p.m. National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said...

Duterte says ABS-CBN franchise renewal bid ‘piece of garbage’

MANILA, Mar 6 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said it is useless to give local media giant ABS-CBN Corp. a new 25-year legislative franchise. During the joint meeting of national and regional task forces to end local communist armed conflict (ELCAC) in...

Duterte ‘undecided’ on VFA fate, seeks public opinion

MANILA. Feb 25 (Mabuhay) — “Undecided” on the fate of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States (US), President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants public input on the controversial defense deal. In a public address delivered Wednesday...

‘Time to be hopeful’:PRRD optimistic of brighter days in 2021

MANILA, Jan 1 (Mabuhay)– New Year’s Day is a “time to be hopeful”, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday as he welcomes 2021 with optimism. “Today is a joyful day, a time for new beginnings and a time to be hopeful. We ended the previous year with...

Duterte says he never killed anyone, ‘magtanong ka sa pulis’

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday claimed that he never killed anyone after saying on several occasions during his administration that he had personally taken lives. Duterte made the statement in a televised address from Malacañang after assuring...

Duterte to undergo COVID-19 swab test on Sunday — Nograles

MANILA,July 25 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to undergo COVID-19 swab test on Sunday, July 26, a day before his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA), Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Saturday. “Baka tomorrow din siguro,” Nograles said when...