‘Go out, be my guest’: Duterte not afraid rants vs water firms will turn off investors

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte doesn’t mind losing foreign investors after his attacks on Maynilad and Manila Water over the alleged “onerous” water concession deals, stressing that he is only looking for “justice” for Filipino people. “The thought that they will be getting out of the Philippines, (it’s) fine. Go out, be my guest,” Duterte said […]

Angkas rider calls GMA reporter ‘overweight, obese’

MANILA, Philippines — A GMA reporter on Friday claimed she was body shamed by an Angkas rider. Reporter Saleema Refran said she was doing a story on Angkas’ weight safety check when a rider called her “mataba” (fat), “overweight” and “obese.” ADVERTISEMENT Angkas’ recent application update added a “weight safety check” which asks users to […]

Duterte wants drugs, corruption tainted cops out

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte wants a “purge” done within the police ranks to get rid of policeman tainted with corruption and drugs. “I need to purge the PNP (Philippine National Police)…I want those tainted or those who have records on drugs out,” Duterte said in an interview over ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol when asked what’s taking […]

Duterte to NPA: ‘You have no territory’

DAVAO CITY—“You have no territory.” This was the terse message of President Rodrigo Duterte to communist rebels apparently in reaction to rebel claims that soldiers had violated the holiday truce by attacking rebel territory. ADVERTISEMENT “Don’t take my territory,” Duterte said. “You don’t have any territory,” he said. “Let me be clear on that,” the […]

‘Tilapia’ downs family of 7 in Cauayan City

CAUAYAN CITY-A family of seven were hospitalized here on Thursday after eating “tilapia” believed to be contaminated, police said. Investigators identified the victims as Johnny Salgado, 45; his wife, Elizabeth, 41, and children Christopher, 16; Daisy, 15; Jaypee, 12, and twins Angelo and Angela, both 5. ADVERTISEMENT Elizabeth said the family suffered from severe stomach […]

SPD chief’s ‘thug-like’ behavior an attack on press freedom

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) Press Corps denounced on Friday the “thug-like” behavior of Southern Police District (SPD) director Brig. Gen. Nolasco Bathan, who confiscated the cellphone of GMA reporter Jun Veneracion and allegedly deleted the latter’s video of policemen dragging a Black Nazarene devotee to the ground during Thursday’s Traslacion. In […]

Duterte vows to correct all gov’t contracts before stepping down

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to “correct” all contracts entered into by the government before he steps down from office in 2022 amid his administration’s tiff with Manila Water and Maynilad over the alleged “onerous” water concession agreements. “All contracts that are prejudicial to the Filipino people will be corrected. ‘Yan ang maaasahan mo […]

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