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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 ...

President Duterte was last seen on May 13, election day, when he cast his vote in Davao City.

Jon Joaquin | 21 hours ago

The Nation

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

The Nation

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 ...

Environment activists rallying outside the Philippine Senate in Manila in this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 to demand that scores of contai ...

Jon Joaquin, AFP | 3 days ago

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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 ...

Catholic priest Edmundo Paredes is believed to have fled to his native Philippines

Agence France Presse | 3 days ago

The Nation

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

The Nation

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 ...

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte talks to the media after casting her vote at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School. Photo courtesy of City Inform ...

Ayan Mellejor | 6 days ago

The Nation

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 ...

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go prays at the Carmelite Monastery before heading to the Buhangin Cen ...

Ruth Palo | 6 days ago

The Nation

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 ...

Photo by Arjoy M. Ceniza

Jon Joaquin | 6 days ago

The Nation

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

The Nation

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