Nilo Divina gives “fat commissions” to COMELEC Chair, says ex-wife

Is Andy Bautista getting fat commissions from his close friend Nilo Divina, founder of Divina Law? Is it illegal for the head of the Commission on Elections to get commissions from third party lawyers like Divina? Of course. Yet what Patricia Paz Bautista, estranged wife of Chairman Andy Bautista of the COMELEC believes is that... Continue Reading →

Comelec Chief amassed billions–ex-Wife

Is this another revenge story of an ex-wife going around town showing her husband's dirty linen in public or as what the accuser alleges, her responsibility to the country? We will never know. Whatever this is, Patricia Paz Bautista's revelations are truly astounding. Thirty five passbooks, bonds, investments abroad all amounting to unspecified billions of... Continue Reading →

Waning US influence on ASEAN?

Donald Trump won the presidential elections by severely criticising Barack Obama for opportunities lost in the foreign affairs department. Trump lamented how the US lost its previous position as the world's "top cop," a role which the North American power thinks it had after the Berlin wall collapsed and Bush instigated a war on terror... Continue Reading →

US State Secretary to meet Pres. Duterte on Human Rights, terror and West Philippine sea

Expect fireworks today as United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets Philippine president Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Malacanan palace. Tillerson, who arrived on Saturday due to the ASEAN summit of Foreign Ministers now being held in Manila, wants to discuss the human rights situation in the Philippines with Duterte, an issue which Duterte... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Trending Topics in Philippines: Drugs, Killings, Corruption and….Baby Boss?

After three days, Filipinos are still talking about the gruesome killing of Ozamis mayor Rey Parojinog, his wife and several others by PNP operatives. There are mixed reactions about the killing. Some thinks that Parojinog knew some involvement of several narcopoliticians, and was probably "silenced". While most think that the raid was an appropriate response... Continue Reading →

Customs Chief survives the axe

Former Captain Nicanor Faeldon who now serves under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is still the head of the Philippines' customs department. Finance secretary Carlos Dominguez III says Faeldon was with him and Bureau of Internal Revenues (BIR) chief Tony Dulay when they met Duterte inside Malacanan palace. The two beleaguered chiefs of the finance's departments... Continue Reading →

Duterte warns possible outbreak of violence in 3 Mindanao cities–Sotto

At least three areas in Mindanao are now being secured to prevent an outbreak of violence there by extremists. Senator Tito Sotto III, a political ally of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte attended a Tuesday security briefing held in Malacanan. Sotto recalls Duterte disclosing new information on possible outbreak of violence in three areas in Mindanao.... Continue Reading →

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