Palace denies Duterte has been hospitalized
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Sunday denied that President Rodrigo Duterte has fallen ill and is confined in a hospital. "There is no truth to the rumor circulating that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is confined in Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan," Panelo said in a brief statement. "Th ...
Jon Joaquin | 21 hours ago
CBCP denies call to suspend proclamation of winning senators
DAVAO CITY – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Friday debunked reports that it had called or appealed for the suspension of the proclamation of the winning senatorial candidates, saying it was “fake news." In a press statement, CBCP president D ...
Ayan Mellejor | 2 days ago
PH recalls envoy, consuls to Canada over garbage row
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Monday said government has recalled the Philippines’ ambassador and consuls to Canada as the latter missed the May 15 deadline set by President Rodrigo Duterte to ship out tons of trash it had sent here. “At midnight last night, letters for the recall of ou ...
Jon Joaquin, AFP | 3 days ago
Texas police raid Catholic diocese in sex abuse probe vs Filipino priest
Chicago, United States | AFP | -- Texas police investigating child sexual abuse on Wednesday raided offices of the Catholic diocese in Dallas, after alleging that church officials had not been fully cooperative. Police served search warrants at the headquarters of the diocese, a storage location and ...
Agence France Presse | 3 days ago
After 47 years, Davao produces not one but two senators
DAVAO CITY – After 47 years since the late Alejandro Almendras, two Davaeños have become members of the Philippine Senate: Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and Ronald dela Rosa. Go and Dela Rosa are in the top five of the winning senatorial candidates, along with&nbs ...
Ayan Mellejor | 5 days ago
Mayor Sara admits being ‘nervous’ for HNP Senate candidates
DAVAO CITY -- Mayor Sara Duterte on Monday admitted feeling “nervous” over how the senatorial slate of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) will fare in the midterm polls, saying this year’s election is a crucial exercise for the administration of her father, President Rodrigo Duterte. "I'd like to reques ...
Ayan Mellejor | 6 days ago
Go’s prayer: Good health for President Duterte, enlightenment for himself
DAVAO CITY -- Before heading to the polling precinct to cast his vote on Monday, former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go visited the Carmelite Monastery in Lanang, Davao City to pray and light a candle. And what did he pray for? “Good ...
Ruth Palo | 6 days ago
Election 'relatively peaceful' so far: Albayalde
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief General Oscar Albayalde on Monday said the opening hours of the midterm election was "relatively peaceful" and could "very well describe the orderly outcome of election day" until the closing of polling hours at 6 p.m. In a press statement, Albayalde sa ...
Jon Joaquin | 6 days ago
WATCH: NCRPO busts vote-buying operation in Makati
Eight suspected vote buyers and 52 suspected vote sellers were arrested on Saturday night inside the barangay hall of San Isidro, Makati City. Footage provided by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Public Information Office (PIO) showed police operatives entering the darkened barangay hall and finding boxes fil ...
Jon Joaquin | 1 week ago
Where do you vote on May 13? Find out here
Ready to vote on Monday? Avoid the crowds of people looking for their names and precincts at the polling areas by searching for it in the Commission on Elecions' Precinct Finder. According to Comelec, this online service "attempts to find and display the assigned precinct and ...
MDM | 1 week ago
St. Camillus heart relic visits Davao City
DAVAO CITY -- The relic of St. Camillis ...2 months ago