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Hell hath no fury: Lady senators slap down Duterte after attack on the press

Two lady senators have defended the media after President Duterte’s latest expletive-filled tirade accusing them of bias. As we reported yesterday, the president singled out TV channel ABS-CBN and newspaper The Inquirer for his fury, accusing them of being the tools of powerful elites. (Read more here) In a hand-written…


Duterte tightens grip on power with purge of jailed De Lima’s senate allies

President Duterte has tightened his grip on power by stripping allies of jailed senator Leila de Lima of senior roles in the government. In a motion led by boxer-turned-senator Manny Pacquiao, a close ally of the president, three senators lost their leadership of house committees and one was ousted as pro-tempore,…