PANELO: Trillanes seditious remark vs. Duterte not covered by immunity

“Parliamentary immunity is not absolute” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said the “remarks” of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV against President Rodrigo Duterte are not covered by the lawmaker’s parliamentary immunity. In his statement posted on Facebook, Panelo said the … Continue reading PANELO: Trillanes seditious remark vs. Duterte not covered by immunity

DUTERTE TO SUPPORT BONG GO SENATE BID

President Rodrigo R. Duterte will fully support Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go “to the hilt” if he decides to join the senatorial race in the 2019 midterm elections, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said on Wednesday. … Continue reading DUTERTE TO SUPPORT BONG GO SENATE BID

SPEAKER ALVAREZ TO FACE A DEL ROSARIO IN DAVNOR FIRST DISTRICT RACE IN 2019

The Del Rosarios will challenge Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in the race to Congress in Davao del Norte’s First District. Governor Anthony del Rosario said he or his father former Governor Rodolfo del Rosario could run against Alvarez, now representing the … Continue reading SPEAKER ALVAREZ TO FACE A DEL ROSARIO IN DAVNOR FIRST DISTRICT RACE IN 2019

Fariñas declared ‘persona non grata’ in Ilocos Norte

Eight members of the provincial board declared on Tuesday, June 27,  Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo “Rudy” Fariñas as “persona non grata.” The declaration, in Laoag City,  stemmed from Fariñas’ House Resolution No. 882 that paved the way for the conduct of investigation by the committee on good government and public accountability into the provincial government’s alleged misuse of tobacco excise funds amounting to PHP66.45 million. The board members who voted to declare the solon as persona non grata are: Vicentito Lazo, Da Vinci Crisostomo, Mariano Marcos II, Ramon Gaoat, James Paul Nalupta, Donald Nicolas, Paulino Baltazar and Rogelio Balbag. Technically, … Continue reading Fariñas declared ‘persona non grata’ in Ilocos Norte

PDP/LABAN, NP BOLT OUT OF AQUINO-LED COALITION; TO SUPPORT DUTERTE FOR PRESIDENT

THE ruling Liberal Party of President Benigno Aquino III has lost two allies in the Nacionalista Party (NP) and Partido Demokratikong Pilipino or PDP-Laban after the two parties agreed to bolt the coalition and form an alliance to back Davao … Continue reading PDP/LABAN, NP BOLT OUT OF AQUINO-LED COALITION; TO SUPPORT DUTERTE FOR PRESIDENT