Congress proclaims Duterte, Robredo as president, VP

THE Congress convened Monday to proclaim Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo as president-elect and vice president-elect, respectively. The Senate and House of Representatives convened the joint session past 3 p.m. to take More »

Duterte should attend Monday’s proclamation for his voters – Macalintal

ELECTION lawyer Romulo Macalintal believes that president-elect Rodrigo Duterte should attend his proclamation by both houses of Congress for the millions of Filipinos who voted for him in the May 9 polls. More »

Marcos camp congratulates Robredo

THE camp of Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has congratulated Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo for winning in the vice presidential race. Marcos’ legal counsel George Garcia said their camp will not prevent More »

Leni excited to work with Rody

MANILA — Vice President-elect Leni Robredo on Friday said she is excited to work with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte after Joint Congress sitting as National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) declared them winners in More »

Final tally: Duterte, Robredo win in May 9 polls

MANILA (Updated) — After three days of canvassing, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo emerged winners in the presidential and vice presidential races, respectively, in the May More »

Duterte warns power firms to shape up

INCOMING President Rodrigo Duterte warned power industry players to shape up, otherwise, he will open the market to foreign investors to pave way for reliable and less costly electric rates. In a More »

Netizens report violations thru Sumbongero group

SUMBONGERO, a Facebook group created by Sun.Star Publishing Inc. to help the Commission on Elections (Comelec) monitor campaign violations, has received a number of reports not just from Cebu but from other More »

 

Congress proclaims Duterte, Robredo as president, VP

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President-elect Leni Robredo (Sun.Star file)

THE Congress convened Monday to proclaim Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo as president-elect and vice president-elect, respectively.

The Senate and House of Representatives convened the joint session past 3 p.m. to take up the report of the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC). (READ MORE)

Drilon: Duterte’s absence in proclamation will have no legal consequences

INCOMING President Rodrigo Duterte will not face any legal consequences if he will not attend his proclamation on Monday, Senate President Franklin Drilon on Sunday said.

“This attendance of proclamation is personal. There would be no legal effect to him if he would not attend the proclamation,” Drilon said in a radio interview. (READ MORE)

Anti-smoking group urges Duterte to adopt plain-packed cigarettes

AN ANTI-SMOKING group called Monday on incoming president Rodrigo Duterte to back the international push for the adoption of plain and standardized packaging of tobacco products.

In a statement, New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) president Emer Rojas said that given the political will of incoming president Rodrigo Duterte, they are confident that having plain packaging is highly possible in the country. (READ MORE)

Comelec: Two weeks left to file SOCE

WITH less than two weeks before the June 8 deadline, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has reminded winning and losing candidates in the last May 9 polls to file their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE).

Commissioner Christian Robert Lim, head of the Comelec – Campaign Finance Office issued the reminder as they are not inclined to extend the deadline. (READ MORE)

Duterte should attend Monday’s proclamation for his voters – Macalintal

MANILA. Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte talks to the media before boarding his flight for his hometown of Davao City Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. in Pasay City. (AP)

ELECTION lawyer Romulo Macalintal believes that president-elect Rodrigo Duterte should attend his proclamation by both houses of Congress for the millions of Filipinos who voted for him in the May 9 polls.

“I still believe that incoming president Rody Duterte will attend his proclamation before the joint public session of Congress to observe that long-age tradition of election winners being personally present to receive his certificate of proclamation and the traditional raising of his hand by the members of the board of canvassers,” he said in a statement. (READ MORE)

Duterte picks Briones for DepEd, Diokno for DBM

DAVAO CITY — Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte is set to name more members to complete the incoming administration’s would-be Cabinet but announced on Saturday night he already offered positions to former National Treasurer Leonor Briones for the Department of Education (DepEd) and Benjamin Diokno for the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

On Tuesday, he promised to name more for the Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Land Transportation Office, Department of National Defense, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Science and Technology, and Department of Tourism. (READ MORE)

Duterte, Robredo top May elections

RODRIGO Duterte is officially called president-elect of the Republic of the Philippines as the national canvassing of the certificate of votes ended Friday night by the joint congressional canvassing committee.

The tough-talking Davao City mayor won the 2016 elections by a landslide against four other renowned rivals. (READ MORE)

Duterte to skip Joint Canvass Committee proclamation

DAVAO CITY — Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte is not attending the proclamation for President-elect and Vice President-elect by the Joint Canvass Committee (JCC), which acted as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), on Monday afternoon.

Duterte said he has never attended any proclamation in his life or in all of his political aspirations. (READ MORE)

Junk Edca, militants challenge Duterte

THE League of Filipino Students (LFS) in Northern Mindanao challenged incoming President Rodrigo Duterte to junk the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) once the tough-talking Duterte assumes office on June 30.

Jennifer Gorgonio, LFS-NMR secretary general said the youth group believes Duterte can easily scrap Edca being an executive agreement. (READ MORE)

Group urges Duterte to empower barangays

A NON-GOVERNMENT organization in Cagayan de Oro City is counting on the incoming administration to further empower barangays in the next six years.

Helping mold barangays for twenty years now, Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc. president Kaloy Manlupig said prioritizing barangays is key towards good governance. (READ MORE)