Mindanao solons: High time for OFW dep’t to be created

Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. (From Rodriguez’s FB page) CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—The latest tragedy befalling Filipino domestic worker Jeanelyn Villavende in Kuwait is instructive that a government department focused on overseas Filipino workers should be created, two Mindanao lawmakers said. According to Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, the proposals […]

4 killed in 2 separate Bulacan drug busts

CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, BULACAN, Philippines — Four suspected drug peddlers were killed in two separate police operations on Friday (Jan. 3) and Saturday (Jan. 4) in the City of San Jose del Monte in Bulacan. Ricardo Donsol and a suspect identified only as Jonas were killed in a shootout with undercover police officers at […]

Despite skipping events, Duterte is ‘alright now,’ says Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte and Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo. TOTO LOZANO / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — There is nothing to worry about President Rodrigo Duterte’s health despite skipping his scheduled events because of not feeling well, Malacañang said Saturday. “[President Duterte] was under the weather for two days due to work load, attending […]

Alvarez says granting ABS-CBN franchise ‘privilege, not a right’

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano with House Deputy Secretary-General Brian Raymund Yamsuan (left) and Palawan 1st district Rep. Franz Alvarez (right) MANILA, Philippines — Palawan 1st district Rep. Franz Alvarez, chair of the House Committee on Legislative Franchises, said allowing television broadcast giant to continue its operations is a “privilege”, not a “right,” noting that they […]

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