ROQUE SHOOTS DOWN PULONG HAND IN LOBBY VS. ABS-CBN

By ROGER M. BALANZA Davao City Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte has the right to vote in which way he can on the ABS-CBN franchise as a member of the House of Representatives, said presidential spokesman Harry Roque. A bill giving … Continue reading ROQUE SHOOTS DOWN PULONG HAND IN LOBBY VS. ABS-CBN

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Speaker denies threat rumors on voting for ABS-CBN franchise

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday dismissed rumors that certain religious groups and congressional leaders are resorting to threats and intimidation to influence the voting on the franchise application of media giant ABS-CBN.Cayetano made the statement as the House committees… … Continue reading Speaker denies threat rumors on voting for ABS-CBN franchise

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PANELO SLAMS ANTI-TERROR BILL CRITICS

Anti-terror bill critics ‘cerebrally challenged’  Critics and detractors of the anti-terrorism bill are “cerebrally challenged”, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Sunday, saying they were “oblivious” to the consequences of terrorism.In a statement, Panelo defended the proposed law,… … Continue reading PANELO SLAMS ANTI-TERROR BILL CRITICS

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DUTERTE WANTS MORE FANGS IN FIGHT VS. TERRORISM

Certifies anti-terror bill as urgent President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent a bill that will give the country’s anti-terrorism law more teeth. Duterte, in a letter to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday, certified House Bill 6875, as … Continue reading DUTERTE WANTS MORE FANGS IN FIGHT VS. TERRORISM

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No ‘shoot to kill’ order vs. quarantine violators

No ‘shoot to kill’ order  President Rodrigo Duterte has clarified that he never directed authorities to “kill” individuals who would violate the quarantine protocols imposed during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.Duterte clarified his recent pronouncement against troublemakers’ attempt… Read More … Continue reading No ‘shoot to kill’ order vs. quarantine violators

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CAYETANO SNAPS AT LAGMAN OVER ANTI-CORONAVIRUS MEASURE

Special powers law vs. Covid-19 constitutional Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday assured the public that the passage of the law granting President Rodrigo Duterte special powers to address the coronavirus outbreak in the country is constitutional. Cayetano made the … Continue reading CAYETANO SNAPS AT LAGMAN OVER ANTI-CORONAVIRUS MEASURE

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House, Senate okay special powers for Duterte to address Covid-19 crisis

President to exercise powers necessary to fight coronavirus The House of Representatives on Monday night, March 23, approved on third and final reading a bill declaring a national emergency and granting President Rodrigo Duterte additional powers to address the coronavirus … Continue reading House, Senate okay special powers for Duterte to address Covid-19 crisis

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UNGAB ouster won’t affect Duterte’s legislative agenda

NO ADVERSE IMPACT The ouster of Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab as chairman of the House of Representatives  appropriations committee will not have any adverse impact on the legislative agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte, said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on … Continue reading UNGAB ouster won’t affect Duterte’s legislative agenda

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DUTERTE HANDS OFF IN CAYETANO ‘OUSTER PLOT’

President Rodrigo Duterte will not intervene in the internal affairs of the House of Representatives, Malacañang said on Thursday, amid a claim that there is supposed ouster plot against House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte … Continue reading DUTERTE HANDS OFF IN CAYETANO ‘OUSTER PLOT’

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