Over the past days, quite a number of lawmakers have called me as they expressed their disappointment and consternation over the fate of their respective allocations and budgets from the hands of the current House leadership. Although I am an ex officio member being a Deputy Speaker, I have respectfully and clearly told them that […]

Bong Go tells Filipinos not to worry about the President’s health: “He will finish and live beyond his term”

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go has dismissed speculations regarding the health of President Rodrigo Duterte following the latter’s remarks on his Barrett’s esophagus. “Alam ninyo, mahigit 22 years na kaming magkasama ni Pangulo at halos taun-taon ko nang naririnig ang Barrett’s esophagus na ‘yan. Naikukuwento niya kung kani-kanino, ‘di naman ganun kalala. Nakukuwento niya na habang […]

Rep. Paolo Duterte on mass resignation of HoR staff

Davao City 1st District Representative and House Deputy Speaker Paolo Z. Duterte issued a short statement regarding the supposed mass resignation of his congressional staff at the House of Representatives. The presidential son’s statement came on the heels of the statement of ACT-CIS Rep. Eric Yap who admitted that he was the one who asked […]

Davao City sets off contact tracing of ‘grand wedding’ party guests

The Davao City government has set off its contact tracing of the people present during the grand wedding of the scions of two well-known families in Davao City after one of the guests later tested positive of the deadly coronavirus. Contact tracing follows case investigation and is a process to identify, monitor, and support individuals […]