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March 24, 2017 6:55 PM Rody to Leni, kids: Let’s have dinner

But tags VP, Leila, Trillanes in ouster plot DAVAO CITY, Philippines – In public, President Duterte accused Vice President Leni Robredo of being part of a triumvirate plotting to oust him. But in private, the President yesterday invited Robredo and her children to dinner, according to a reliable source. The nation’s two highest officials sat beside each other 3

March 24, 2017 3:26 AM Koko notes sustained attacks vs Duterte to ‘terminate presidency’

Citing the “sustained” attacks against President Rodrigo Duterte, Senate President Aqulino “Koko” Pimentel III could not help but suspect that there really is indeed an effort to “terminate this presidency at the soonest possible time.” Unlike the President, however, Pimentel said he has no information or intelligence report to support his own suspicions 7

March 23, 2017 5:30 PM Speaker ready to act on Robredo impeachment case

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez seems hell-bent on impeaching Vice President Leni Robredo, suggesting he’s prepared to defy President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to his allies to “let her be,” and describing her as a thick-skinned official who has betrayed the public trust. “We respect the opinion of the President, but we are mandated by the Constitution to process 5

March 23, 2017 3:26 AM Manila is world's 92nd most expensive city: The Economist

MANILA – The Philippines is the 92nd most expensive city in the world, according to a study by The Economist magazine. Singapore is the world’s most expensive while Alamaty in Kazakhstan is the last expensive out of 133 countries in the publication’s 2017 World Cost of Living survey. Manila was tied with Athens and Bandar Seri Begawan and trailed Lima, Bahrain 5

March 22, 2017 5:26 PM Becoming Duterte: The making of a strongman

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte relishes the image of killer-savior. He boasts of killing criminals with his own hand. On occasion, he calls for mass murder. Speaking of the drug addicts he says are destroying the Philippines, he said, “I would be happy to slaughter them.” Mr. Duterte and his friends have long cultivated legends of his sadistic 5

March 22, 2017 10:34 AM FACT CHECK: Was Robredo's UN video a basis for EU warning?

President Rodrigo Duterte, not Vice President Leni Robredo, is the highest official mentioned by the EU Parliament in its resolution against extrajudicial killings MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration partly blamed Vice President Leni Robredo after the European Parliament issued a resolution that "strongly condemns" extrajudicial killings 3

March 21, 2017 4:10 PM De Lima faulted for technicalities

Justices of the Supreme Court on Tuesday hinted that detained Sen. Leila de Lima’s petition questioning her arrest might be headed for an outright dismissal due to violations of court procedures, including the principle of the hierarchy of courts. At the continuation of the oral arguments on De Lima’s petition, several magistrates centered their questioning 7

March 21, 2017 7:11 AM De Lima hits SolGen, denies fabricating pleading

Senator Leila de Lima on Tuesday denied fabricating a document in one of her pleadings at the Supreme Court, saying the Office of the Solicitor General’s (OSG) allegation was just “borne out of desperation.” “The OSG attack is obviously borne out of desperation,” the senator said in a statement issued by her office. In a manifestation before the Supreme 6

March 21, 2017 6:26 AM Supergirl Season 2 Episode 17: Sneak Preview for Kevin Smith's Distant Sun

Clerks and Mallrats filmmaker, Kevin Smith, directed his first Supergirl episode earlier this season. It was ninth episode, titled "Supergirl Lives," aired in January, and was about Kara and Mon-El traveling to Slaver’s Moon to rescue a missing girl (played by Smith's daughter, Harley Quinn Smith). A large bounty is put out on Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) 6

March 21, 2017 4:10 AM Perfect storm in wild, wild Philippines

First, there was the filing last Friday of the impeachment complaint against President Duterte by Representative Gary Alejano of the Magdalo party list. The timing was perfect, with Congress having just adjourned, surprising the Duterte administration and its supporters. Second, there was news earlier in the week that Jude Sabio, the lawyer of Edgar 2