It seems like BBM's fight for the VP seat is far from over. As a matter of fact, his electoral protest case against VP Leni Robredo is looking to be very hopeful for the ex-Senator. According to insiders of the Comelec, despite Chairman Bautista's support for Leni Robredo's win, the evidences being gathered, like the recall of the electoral returns province by province is very strong that BBM might be the REAL WINNER after all. There are still gaps and loopholes that needed ironing, though, the insider said. It looks like the LP party is doing its very best to cover up these evidences so that they do not fall into the hands of BBM and his supporters. Tens of millions of voters still believed that Marcos is the true winner because they all voted for him and not Leni. Some evidences also show videos and pictures showing that vote-buying was very rampant during the last two days before the May 9 elections in some provinces in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Marcos, in his part, vows not to give up his fight for justice and truth. He promises his supporters that he will not let the year pass without him being announced legally as the true Vice President of the Philippines.

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  • Duterte’s first order to all agencies was to reduce the amount of time it took for the public to apply for and get their government-issued documents. Even no less than the Office of the President streamlined its operations. The Offices of the Cabinet Secretary and Executive Assistant now have more supervision powers over departments and bureaus.
  • Free entrance at the National Museum for everyone starting July 1.
  • PNP Chief dela Rosa subjected top police officials to a surprise drug test. Eleven cops tested positive for illegal drug use.
  • MalacaƱang declared July 6 a non-working holiday in observance of the Muslim tradition of Eid’l Fitr.
  • President Duterte instructed DepEd to improve drug literacy. The current curriculum will be revised with drug education lessons starting with Grade 4 students.
  • President Duterte named five high-ranking police generals allegedly involved in drugs. He also revealed the Triad Group of druglords in the country. More names of policemen and public officials will be disclosed soon.
  • The Department of Tourism (DOT) is now in talks with the Miss Universe organizers for the Philippines to host the Miss Universe pageant for next year. The DOT plans to do a massive tourism campaign not only in Luzon but also in Visayas and Mindanao using the pageant as a vehicle.
  •  The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) opened its main gates to rallyists after nearly two decades. The Hacienda Luisita case will be resolved in 30 days (finally!).
  • Despite his busy schedule, President Duterte attended the opening and even performed the ceremonial toss during the Gilas-France game for the Olympic qualifiers.
  • President Duterte finally offered Vice President Robredo a position as Housing Secretary (HUDCC). How did he offer the job? Via a phone call in one of his presscons.
  • The President instructed the Aviation Security Group (ASG) not to arrest, detain, or file charges against passengers who were found possessing ammunition in the airports (yes! no more laglag-bala schemes). And yes, cleaner toilets (expenses shouldered by airline companies), full CCTV and free wifi in the airports (thank you DOTC).
  • The Board of Investments (BOI) has stated that there’s a surge of investments in Mindanao. It is credited to the Duterte-effect, the showing of confidence to the new administration. How much? Almost 900 billion pesos (and counting).
  • The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act will become effective not via the legislative body, but thru an executive order. Its effectivity is expected to happen next week.
  • The PNP’s ‘Oplan Tokhang’ is so successful (drug pushers and users voluntarily surrendering themselves) that they now have a new problem: sufficient drug-rehabilitation facilities. Even LGUs are overwhelmed on how to go about this particular issue.
  • The Presidential Communications Office will be revamping the People’s Television Network (PTV4). Duterte will have his own tv and radio program every week (which hopefully will be curse-free). Social media and a newspaper will also be used to inform the public about government programs. PTV4 will also have a tv segment for Muslim and Indigenous Peoples' and the Youth. Target date for implementation will be in August.
  • The DPWH will be doing intensive infrastructure projects and construction 24/7 not only in Luzon but also in Visayas and Mindanao. And the best part? There’s already a budget allocated, stated by no less than DBM head Ben Diokno.
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ) is looking to create an Alcatraz-like penitentiary for hard-core criminals. Somewhere in Palawan where there are no mobile signals.
  • The DENR has suspended the license of four mining companies due to violations of government regulations.
  • 911 (emergency response) and 8888 (for public complaints and concerns) hotline numbers will go effective by August and it will be nationwide.
  • And last, but not the least, President Duterte goes home to Davao using an ordinary commercial flight to spend the weekend with his family and attend the Hari Raya festival.
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The rusty BRP Sierra Madre ship that has been holding the fort for the Philippines in Ayungin, Scarborough is a pitiful, if not laughable, sight. It has been there ever since the Philippine government stood its ground for the ownership of the territory that is widely known as West Philippine Sea.

After the ruling of the International Tribunal in the Hague in favor of the Philippines, China has been so headstrong about not packing up and leaving the Scarborough Shoal. Other countries have sent their congratulations to the Philippines and felt irritated that China is not honoring the ruling. France, UK, Australia, Japan and Germany, among others have offered to extend their support to fight China in case they will wage a war against the Philippines.

In this connection, the US government sent an envoy to the Philippines and sought to speak with an undisclosed cabinet member to relay the message to President Duterte that they are offering their warship USS Bataan. According to this link, the ship is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship commissioned in 1997. The ship is named to honor the defense of the Bataan Peninsula on the western side of Manila Bay in the Philippines during the early days of US involvement in World War II (refer to the left picture above). Check out its general characteristics below:

Class and type:Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
Displacement:40,358 long tons (41,006 t) full load
Length:844 ft (257 m)
Beam:106 ft (32 m)
Draft:27 ft (8.2 m)
Propulsion:Geared steam turbines
Speed:exceeds 20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h)
Troops:1,894 Marines
Complement:104 officers, 1,004 enlisted
Aircraft carried:

This friendly offer by the US government, one of the Philippines' best and strongest allies in the world, would definitely help boost the confidence of not just the soldiers stationed in Ayungin, but also the entire Filipino community. There is still no confirmation, though, whether the Philippine government is amenable to this offer, that seems to be free of obligations or repercussions from the Philippines, or not.

BREAKING NEWS: De Lima Campaign Funds came from Yolanda and One Undisclosed Rich Chinese Businessman!

Now it can be told. There have been a lot of rumors going around about De Lima. This includes her senatorial seat win despite being unpopular with the voting public last campaign period and even towards the Elections. De Lima reportedly spent almost 200 million for her campaign ads alone. One wonders where she got the money from her not so affluent background. People have also been suspicious of the Daang Matuwid government led by no other than the ex-President himself, Noynoy Aquino. There was a total of 40 billion pesos or more donated by several countries who reached out to help. This does not include medicines, food, clothes, etc. 

This also does not include the government's emergency fund which should be more than 1 billion pesos. Rumors are saying that most of the LP party's candidates got their campaign money from Yolanda funds. When they failed to beat the deadline in submitting their SOCE last month, more people believed that the Daang Matuwid are having a hard time balancing their accounting because they need a reason for every cent they stole from the Yolanda funds for their lavish campaign. With De Lima, another source of her campaign funds may have come from a very rich and powerful "businessman."

Could this be Herbert Colangco? The well-known druglord in Bilibid? One can only wonder yet again and shudder at the thought. God help the Philippines and President Rody Duterte in making sure no more corrupt officials will live to see the day. Good luck na lang sa inyong lahat, mga magnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan!

DU30 TO GIVE BBM COMELEC CHAIRMAN post after 1 year BAN because he wants MARCOS to PROBE DEEPER into the alleged VP electoral cheating!

If the rumor is true that President Duterte is seriously eyeing Bongbong Marcos for the Comelec Chairman position next year after the 1 year ban is lifted, then it probably will create a lot buzz from everyone. It has been "an inside knowledge" that Duterte was very skeptical when VP Leni Robredo won the elections two months ago. He was aware that BBM was leading the surveys by a huge margin against all other candidates, including Leni. So, it was such a very surprising result to see Robredo win the VP seat instead of his good friend BBM. There had been a lot of talk that the Daang Matuwid party might rig the election by way of the VP seat. A lot of people wanted her to win and voted for Leni but everybody knew that Marcos would win. And they knew that if the result showed Leni as the winner, then electoral fraud was in place. On his part, BBM has already filed for an electoral protest to the Comelec. God knows if it will ever favor on his side. Duterte's plan to put him as Comelec Chairman may change BBM's fate. This still remains to be seen since everything about this bold plan is speculated and under wraps.


President Duterte was the guest speaker at the 69th anniversary of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) earlier today. Instead of sticking to his prepared speech about "motherhood statements", President Rody talked about corruption, drugs and criminality. He named General Marcelo Garbo, retired police general Vicente "Vic" Loot ( who is now a Cebu municipality Mayor), former regional director NCRPO General Joel Pagdilao, former QCPD director General Edgardo Tinio and the former regional director of Region 11 Bernardo Diaz. Duterte issued an order to relieve them of their duties and the police commission question them. He would also like to personally talk to them. There is no further information whether or not there will be more names Duterte will drop in the future. He said he may not be able to clean up the country from drugs within 3 to 6 months, as promised, but he swore that on the sixth month and 1st day, the job would be almost done by then.