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The Nation

LOOK: Go shows photos of a healthy Duterte

As he had promised, incoming Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go showed photos of President Rodrigo Duterte after rumors spread on Sunday that the latter had been hospitalized. Go posted the photos on his Facebook timeline. They show him and the President sitting around a table, with the latter pointing to a copy of Sunday ...

Jon Joaquin | 19 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

Duterte fires FDA head

President Rodrigo Duterte has terminated the appointment of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Nela Charade Puno in line with his "continuing mandate to eradicate graft and corruption." The termination order was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on May 15, 2019 and was to be &quo ...

MDM | 3 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

The Nation

Suspected killer of ‘Bata’ Reyes’ aunt arrested in Olongapo

A former police officer accused in the 2005 killing of an aunt of professional pool player Efren “Bata” Reyes was arrested on Monday in Olongapo City as he was on his way to vote in the midterm election. The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) identified the suspect as Elias Gamboa, 45, a former patrolma ...

NCRPO director Major General Lorenzo Eleazar presents suspect Elias Gamboa to the media. Photo courtesy of NCRPO

Jon Joaquin | 4 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

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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

Over 13K teachers report real-time woes via poll monitoring app

MANILA – The lack of pre-election paraphernalia and unavailability of transportation service are the common problems reported by the teachers with poll duties through the election monitoring app, an official of the Department of Education (DepEd) said Monday. In a press briefing in Pasig City, (DepEd) Unders ...

Department of Education Undersecretary Alain Del Pascua says the DepEd Election Monitoring App makes the department and its officials more accessible ...

PNA | 6 days ago