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April 22, 2017 1:42 PM ‘Truth’ on killings will soon come out, says De Lima

Detained Senator Leila de Lima yesterday said that it is now just a matter of time before “the truth” in connection with the spate of killings in the country comes out amid reports from local and international media. “It is just a matter of time before all of the truth comes out in all its horrifying detail, of how a President took hold of a nation’s 4

April 22, 2017 7:16 AM De Lima: ‘Truth’ on killings will soon come out

Detained Senator Leila de Lima on Saturday said that it is now just a matter of time before “the truth” in connection with the spate of killings in the country comes out amid reports from local and international media. “It is just a matter of time before all of the truth comes out in all its horrifying detail, of how a President took hold of a nation’s 5

April 18, 2017 5:55 AM De Lima hits DOJ's 'substantive outrages' in final plea to SC

'These various due process violations, disregard of constitutional rights, and violations of laws and procedure, reveal a clear and unmistakable pattern of persecution,' Senator Leila de Lima tells the High Court in her memorandum MANILA, Philippines – In her bid to gain temporary freedom, detained Senator Leila de Lima highlighted to the Supreme Court 3

April 18, 2017 5:24 AM De Lima admits faking portion of SC petition

DETAINED Senator Leila De Lima admitted Monday that she did not sign the petition she had filed with the Supreme Court (SC) before notary public Maria Cecile Tresvalles-Cabalo last February 24, contrary to her earlier claim. "Due to the fact of the conditions of incarceration that petitioner was suffering on that day, the act of signing was not done face to face with notary 3

April 5, 2017 3:34 AM Duterte's trust rating dips in March poll

President Rodrigo Duterte suffers his biggest drop in public trust, so far, based on the latest Pulse Asia survey MANILA, Philippines – While President Rodrigo Duterte continues to sustain his popularity among most Filipinos, the results of a new survey show his biggest drop in public trust since he was elected Chief Executive. Based on the results of a survey 4

April 4, 2017 5:16 PM DOJ to investigate Alvarez’s graft complaint vs Floirendo

The lease contract entered into by the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) with a private company owned by the family of Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo should be scrapped for being unlawful, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has told the Department of Justice (DOJ). In a two-page letter, Alvarez sought the intervention of Justice Secretary Vitaliano 3

April 3, 2017 4:36 PM Speaker’s extramarital affair is ‘open secret’

The extramarital affair of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has been an open secret in the House of Representatives, which castigated detained Sen. Leila de Lima for her affair with a former driver, according to a party-list lawmaker. “[E]veryone knew in Congress” about the Speaker’s girlfriend even as his wife chaired the nonprofit foundation of congressional 8

March 31, 2017 7:40 PM Duterte hands off on allies’ quarrel

DAVAO CITY , Philippines – President Duterte is keeping his hands off the war that has erupted between two of his staunch supporters. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. told The STAR yesterday that the President had not talked to them since reports about their bitter feud blew up in public. A source close to the President 9

March 31, 2017 4:52 PM Gabriela cries foul, but Alvarez ethics case won’t prosper, says solon

The Gabriela women’s party-list on Friday hit out at House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for his comments that appeared to support extramarital affairs, even as other lawmakers admitted that unseating him was next to impossible. Alvarez had admitted that he was estranged from his wife of 30 years, Emelita Apostol, and that he had a “girlfriend.” He made the comments 8

March 31, 2017 4:43 PM Don’t fight media, Pangilinan tells Duterte

Presidents come and go, but press is very much around, says opposition Sen. Pangilinan Opposition senators warned President Duterte on Friday against his stinging attacks against two of the Philippines’ largest media outfits, saying an unfettered press was necessary in a functioning democracy. “Our individual freedoms and our democracy are better served 8