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Pia Wurtzbach: I care about the Philippines too

The well-known and bankable Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach has been receiving bulk of criticism on Instagram after she posted a sympathy photo on ISIS-related attack in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday. The Miss Universe 2015 was accused for prioritizing the tragic event that happened in Barcelona rather than showing her solicitude on her fellow countrymen in …

After rejection, Taguiwalo asks CA: Why?

Former Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said she wants the Commission on Appointments (CA) to clarify the reason for the rejection of her nomination. Taguiwalo said in interviews that she is worthy of “candor and frankness” from the commission members who voted against her confirmation on Wednesday. “I did not get any reason …

Legarda condemns Barcelona terror attack

MANILA — Senator Loren Legarda on Friday condemned the recent terror attack in Barcelona, Spain and stood in solidarity with families of the victims following the incident that left four Irish citizens of Filipino descent injured. “We stand with the people of Spain and the international community in condemning the terrorist attack that has claimed innocent …

LTFRB allows Uber drivers to operate under Grab and U-hop

The Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Thursday allowed all accredited Transportation and Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) drivers to operate under two ride-sharing companies, MYTAXI.PH Inc. (Grab) and U-hop during suspension period, allowing Uber drivers to operate again. “Now, therefore, the board resolves to allow Uber’s TNVS, during the period of suspension, taking …

PH a ‘narco-state’, says Duterte

Following the death of 32 drug suspects in bloody Bulacan raids, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday that the Philippines has turned into a ‘narcotic country’. “Now, magtanong kayo, ang Pilipinas. [You ask me, the Philippines] are we or are we not a narcotic country? Yes, we are,” Duterte said in a speech addressed to …

Robredo urges public to ‘express outrage’ over deadly Bulacan raids

Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday called on the public to “express outrage” over the recent anti-drug police operations that left 32 suspects dead in Bulacan. “Ito na ‘yung kailangan nating mag-express ng outrage… Hindi naman tayo ganyan. Hindi tayo ito [This is what we should be outraged about. We are not like this. This …

HRW urges Duterte to withdraw his statement on CHR

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte caught the attention of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday. The New York-based non-government organization expressed dismay on Duterte’s remarks on the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) activists whom he accused of “obstructing justice”. The commander-in-chief publicly instructed the police to shoot CHR personnel if they interfere with the operations of …

Duterte lambasts Joma anew: How can I not be a socialist?

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday took a swipe against his former professor and founding chairman of the Communists Party of the Philippines (CCP) Jose Maria Sison for allegedly saying the former was not a socialist. “Kaya ito si Sison, isa ring ugok…gusto niya siya lang ang sosyalista. Ako daw, peke. Paano ‘ko hindi maging sosyalista? …

Joint exploration in West PH Sea open to all ‘foreign entitites’

A joint exploration in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) is open to all not only to China but also to other countries, said Malacañang on Thursday. “We are open to broader options for partnerships,” Palace Spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a statement on Thursday. “We are not limiting ourselves to exclusive economic …

A new Baron takes the stage on Sept

Controversial actor Baron Geisler will take a different spotlight not in front of the camera, but this time when the curtains open and the audience applaud for his first ever performance in a musical play,  as Tikbalang in “Aurelio Sedisyoso: A Rock Sarswela” In an interview with ABS-CBN News, the actor said it was his …

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