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Low pay slowing Cabinet recruitment, Duterte says

MANILA – Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday recruitment for Cabinet positions was being hampered by lower salaries in government compared to the private sector.

Duterte: Joma Sison is coming home

Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte revealed that he has reached an agreement with National Democratic Front (NDF) Secretariat head Fidel Agcaoili on the framework for the peace talks between the two sides.

Duterte: Don't believe my preposterous statements

DON'T READ MY LIPS. Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte told reporters not to take all of his statements seriously, especially those that sound ridiculous.

Death squads under Duterte presidency: Quo vadis?

DAVAO, Philippines - On May 14, five days after voters in the Philippines chose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as their next president, two masked gunmen cruised this southern city's suburbs on a motorbike, looking for their kill.

Don't be a dictator, priest tells Duterte

DAVAO CITY – The highest official of the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) on Wednesday warned incoming president Rodrigo Duterte against getting drunk with power, saying this could turn him into a “monster.”

LTO admits image problem, rejects 'most corrupt' tag

GENERAL SANTOS CITY - Land Transportation Office chief Roberto Cabrera denied Wednesday that the LTO is one of the most corrupt agencies in government, as claimed by presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte.

After Aquino 'kills' FOI, advocates see hope in Duterte

As he bows out of office, Aquino and his allies in Congress, FOI advocates say, actually killed the FOI bill, which was supposed to be the linchpin of his anti-corruption crusade. 

Data scientists, academics debunk Marcos' electoral fraud claim

More than 100 data scientists and academics have joined forces in debunking Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s claim of electoral fraud as he trails Congresswoman Leni Robredo in the vice presidential race.

Incoming justice sec eyes 'shock and awe' style in Bilibid

The incoming justice secretary says he will use a 'shock and awe' approach to clean up the national penitentiary, which he believes has turned into a drug haven.

Why Arroyo declined Duterte's pardon offer

MANILA - A spokesperson of former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo believes incoming President Rodrigo Duterte's offer of pardon is a message to all that the days of her "persecution" are over.