THE HOUSE justice committee junked the impeachment complaint filed against President Duterte for “lack of substance.” There was just no way it could prosper. If there was “substance,” it would have been murdered anyway.
President Duterte had a productive meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. China is going to lend the Duterte government 167-billion dollars or 8-trillion pesos for its infrastructure projects in the next six years. Xi has been heaping praises on Duterte for achieving its goals like China did – particularly, in terms of GDP, GNP, and human rights violations.
China Visit II
President Duterte met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing recently. Things got a bit awkward when Duterte described China as the country’s newest best friend and Xi responded by describing the Philippines as China’s newest province.
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales vows to block attempts to make alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles a state witness. As expected, the Ombudsman’s statement dismayed Napoles, her family, and the Department of Justice.
In her first six months in office, Vice President Leni Robredo’s net worth dropped from 11 million pesos to 8.8 million pesos. She lost more than 2 million pesos. The disinformation campaign against Robredo is so effective even her own money is abandoning her.
A Cebu City RTC judge allowed road rage shooting suspect David Lim Jr. to travel abroad for a week-long cruise with his family in the US and Canada. But before granting the suspect’s request to travel, the judge allegedly asked him, “Who are you travelling with?” “When do you intend to return?” and “Do you need my savings account number? Charot lang!”
On Facebook, MMDA general manager Tim Orbos defended Mocha Uson from critics who questioned her appointment as Presidential Communications Operations Office assistant secretary. “Ms Mocha is a patriot, always ready to lend a helping hand for genuine change for our country. She is also very much qualified for the job she was appointed to with her more than 4 M social media followers,” the MMDA chief said in a lengthy post he composed while stuck in a monstrous traffic jam on EDSA.
Have you been following Sharon Cuneta’s series of emotional (and oftentimes, cryptic) posts on Facebook and Instagram? She’s got so many issues, I am about to cancel my subscription.
Amid persistent rumors she and Sen. Kiko Pangilinan have separated, Megastar Sharon Cuneta, who is vacationing alone in the US, denied there was a “third party” – totally disappointing Ka-DDS, and BBM fanatics who thought they could blame it on the Liberal Party.
“When you get in debt you become a slave.”
“As [far as] the prosecution is concerned, she is one of the principal alleged malefactors. We don’t find her to be a candidate for being state witness.”
~Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales
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[Photos: Duterte: GMA News; David Lim Jr.: ABSCBN News; Sharon Cuneta on Instagram]