President Rodrigo Duterte slams owners of two private water concessionaires in Metro Manila, the Ayala family and Manny Pangilinan, and calls them as the “big fish” in corruption. “You’re asking, where is the big fish? Where is the corruption, the … Continue reading DUTERTE: AYALA, PANGILINAN THE ‘BIG FISHES’ IN CORRUPTION
President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday vehemently denied that he has started his own brand of cronyism in the country during his watch. Duterte made the clarification in a speech delivered in Pigcawayan, Cotabato, as he once again criticized the country’s … Continue reading DUTERTE: I have no crony
Everything that he has started is still constant. It’s still the same. Nothing has changed Braving strong opposition from his critics, President Rodrigo Duterte has kept his promise to protect his fellow Filipinos by continuing his “relentless” campaign against illegal … Continue reading UNCHANGED: Duterte’s relentless war on drugs, corruption, crime
LACSON: PHP16.342 billion for congressmen’s pet projects inserted in budget Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo has assured that President Rodrigo Duterte would wield his veto power to get rid of the funds inserted by lawmakers in the proposed 2020 General Appropriations … Continue reading DUTERTE TO FERRET OUT PORK IN PHP4.1-TRILLION 2020 BUDGET
Malacañang clarified on Tuesday that the executive branch has no hand in the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division’s move to junk the PHP200-billion civil forfeiture case against the family of the late president Ferdinand Marcos. This came after the anti-graft court dismissed … Continue reading Palace denies role in junked forfeiture suit vs. Marcoses
Former President Fidel V. Ramos has defended the contract that his administration signed with Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Co. Inc., which President Rodrigo Duterte called “onerous.” The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported Saturday (December 13) that Ramos wrote … Continue reading RAMOS LECTURES DUTERTE, DEFENDS WATER DEALS
Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, on Friday said the version of the PHP4.1-trillion 2020 budget approved by the bicameral conference committee and ratified by both Houses of Congress contains no pork and no parked … Continue reading UNGAB: No pork in 2020 budget
“Duterte most secretive President when it comes to the details of his wealth” By ROGER M. BALANZA President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to release his 2018 Statement of Assets and Liabilities (SALN), the “first time in the last 30 years … Continue reading PCIJ: WHY IS DUTERTE AFRAID TO BARE HIS WEALTH?
Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar. (Photo courtesy of DOJ Usec. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar Facebook page) Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar on Friday inhibited herself from the agency’s review of the water concessionaire contracts by the government, following reports that President Rodrigo … Continue reading WILL VILLAR’S PRIME WATER TAKE OVER MAYNILAD, MANILA WATER?
AYALAS, PANGILINANS OUT. DUTERTEGARCHS IN Why is President Rodrigo Duterte ganging up on water concessionaires Manila Water and Maynilad Water? The President wants old business elites identified with the opposition kicked out and replaced by his own business cronies, according … Continue reading HEYDARIAN: D UTERTARD OLIGARCHS TAKING OVER PHILIPPINE WATER BUSINESS
Considers expropriating water operations After threatening to file charges of economic sabotage, President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he will expropriate the operation of Manila Water Company and Maynilad Water Services if he is not satisfied with the explanation of … Continue reading DUTERTE MULLS ECONOMIC SABOTAGE RAPS VS. MAYNILAD, MANILA WATER