Family planning bolsters economic, social success: UN

MANILA (October 18)– Effective family planning is key to a country’s economic and social development, an official of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said Wednesday. “Economic progress will arise if couples have the power to choose having fewer children,” UNFPA Country Representative Iori Kato said in a press briefing in Pasay City. Citing the State …

152 senatoriables, 185 party-lists aspire in 2019 mid-term polls

MANILA — A total of 337 aspirants for the Senate and party-list seats have filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) and Certificates of Nomination and Acceptance (CONAs) during the five-day filing period for the May 13, 2019 mid-term polls, an official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Wednesday. Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said a total …

Roque files Senate bid; hopes to get PRRD endorsement

MANILA — Former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is hoping to get the endorsement of President Rodrigo Duterte in his bid for a Senate seat in the 2019 mid-term elections. This, after the former government official on Wednesday filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Manila. “Sana po …

Cabinet Secretary Evasco files COC for Bohol Governor

DAVAO CITY (October 16) —  Cabinet  Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco this morning filed his Certificate of Candidacy  for Bohol Governor under the Nationalist Peoples Coalition party. The Evasco family  accompanied him  and some supporters who are mostly members of the Alyansang Bol-anon Alang sa Kausaban (Abaka) movement in going to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). …

Nobody can use gov’t resources, not even Bong: Duterte

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday assured that nobody, including Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, can use government resources during the election campaign. Duterte made this assurance as he also appealed to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) not to get involved in …

Duterte accompanies Go in filing his COC for senator

DAVAO CITY (October 15) —  President Rodrigo Duterte accompanied his longtime aide Christopher Lawrence “Bong” to the Commission on Elections Monday afternoon to file his Certificate of Candidacy for senator. Duterte was with Go until he finished filing his COC. Go started to serve Duterte in September 1998. Prior to the filing, Go has repeatedly …

Duterte mikuyog kang Go sa Comelec aron mo-file sa iyang kandidatura

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (Oktobre 15) — Gikuyugan  mismo ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ang iyang  Special  Assistant nga si  Christopher Lawrence “Bong” GO, sa iyang pagpasa sa iyang Certificate of Candidacy (COC) didto sa Commission on Elections dili pa lanang dugay. Alas 4:30 sa hapon niabot ang Presidente ug si Go sa Comelec, Naa  sa atubangan …

No pressure on court to rule vs. Trillanes: DOJ

MANILA — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Sunday denied allegations that the government is pressuring the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to issue an arrest warrant and hold departure order against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Guevarra said the Department of Justice (DOJ) “does not interact with the judge except through the pleadings filed and …

Gov’t ‘open’ to suspending fuel excise tax: SAP Go

MANILA — Suspending excise tax on fuel is an option being considered by the government to tame inflation, Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go said Sunday. In a statement released to the media, Go said while the Duterte administration is “open” to suspending the excise tax on fuel, lawmakers and other stakeholders should …