Duterte: It's better not to have a first lady

Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte said it is better to not have any first lady to avoid any trouble.

Life is better in Duterte's Davao, say residents

DAVAO, Philippines - Life in the slums of Davao became much easier after a fearsome drugs crackdown enforced by mayor-turned president Rodrigo Duterte, awed residents say, offering an insight into what the Philippines can expect under its new leader.

It's Alvarez vs Belmonte for Speakership battle

MANILA - It's going to be Pantaleon Alvarez versus Sonny Belmonte for the Speakership of the 17th Congress.

Joma Sison claims of 'threats' against his return

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison on Wednesday warned that there are some people in the government who have "always sabotaged" peace agreements between the party and the government.

Arroyo allies back Duterte's bet for Speaker

Various lawmakers from different political groupings converged Wednesday to discuss a possible coalition that may thwart the ruling Liberal Party in Congress.

Why Joma Sison backs critical Left 'honeymoon' with Duterte

Both the legal national democratic movement and underground leftist groups should welcome a honeymoon with the country’s next president, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Ma. Sison told a big gathering of progressive forces Tuesday afternoon.

De Lima to Duterte: Rethink stand on death penalty

Senatorial aspirant Leila De Lima, who is currently in the 'Magic 12', has urged presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte to rethink his stand on death penalty, as she emphasized that Philippines still has a weak justice system.

Villar son faces legal hurdles over Cabinet post: lawyer

MANILA - Newly reelected Las Piñas Representative Mark Villar may not be able to sit in the Cabinet of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte right away due to legal complications, a veteran election lawyer said Wednesday.

Duterte spokesperson explains offer of Cabinet posts to Reds

MANILA - Presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte is against the armed struggle of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), his spokesperson stressed Tuesday.

Duterte's Speaker bet: Federalism ASAP on agenda

MANILA - Presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte's bet for House Speaker in the 17th Congress on Tuesday appealed to the public to give federalism a chance, even as he revealed plans to submit it to a plebiscite during the 2019 mid-term elections.