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Tit for tat? Vice president impeachment bid filed days after Duterte complaint

A lawyer who used to represent Ferdinand Marcos has slapped an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo after she publicly criticised Duterte’s war on drugs. The complaint for “violation of the constitution and betrayal of public trust” was sent by Oliver Lozano to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, a close ally…


International Criminal Court? Bring it on, says defiant Duterte

President Duterte has welcomed the prospect of the International Criminal Court (ICC) trying him for crimes related to his war on drugs, saying his campaign would continue and be “brutal.” Self-confessed assassin Edgar Matobato, who claims he was a foot soldier in the former mayor’s Davao Death Squad is set…




Palace hits back at EU condemnation of Senator De Lima’s arrest

The European parliament has condemned the Philippines for arresting Senator Leila de Lima, President Duterte’s staunchest critic, for allegedly being involved in the Bilibid Prison drugs trade. A resolution passed by European Union lawmakers said they had serious concerns that the charges against Senator De Lima — who is imprisoned…



Germany retains top spot in list of world’s most powerful passports

German travellers carry the world’s most powerful passports, while Britain, which shared top billing for three years, has now fallen to number four, below the USA. With visa-free access to 176 countries, Germany tops the annual travel freedom ranking, despite losing visa-free admission to one country. Sweden retains its second place with…


Corrupt US navy officers used MacArthur’s iconic pipe as sex toy during orgy

A retired rear-admiral and eight other US naval officers have been charged with trading classified information for sex, stays at luxury hotels and lavish meals worth thousands of dollars. The officers are accused of corruption and accepting bribes including the services of prostitutes from “Fat” Leonard Francis, a defence contractor…


Ten Pakistanis detained trying to reach Abu Sayyaf stronghold without papers

Ten Pakistanis have been apprehending while attempting to reach the Abu Sayyaf stronghold of Basilan without any documentation, it was revealed today (Thursday, March 16). Coast guard spokesman Lieutenant Commander Alvin Dagalea said the Pakistanis, who identified themselves as businessmen and their wives, were about to catch a ferry from…


Mutineer-turned-lawmaker launches bid to impeach “criminal” Duterte

An opposition lawmaker has filed an impeachment complaint in the Philippine Congress against President Duterte, calling for his removal for “high crimes, betrayal of public trust and abuses of power”. Lower house representative Gary Alejano has accused the president of a long list of impeachable offences, including conflicts of interest,…