Duterte blames lawmakers’ pursuit of pork for Q1 slump (video)

Duterte blames lawmakers’ pursuit of pork for Q1 slump (video)

President Rodrigo Duterte blamed the nation’s lawmakers over the weekend for the country’s sluggish gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the first three months of this year. Speaking at a Hugpong ng Pagbabago’s (HNP) miting de avance rally the President said that if the budget had been approved on schedule and disbursements were able to […]

Duterte’s Austerity War Not Limited to Government

Duterte’s Austerity War Not Limited to Government

Newly appointed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody drug war may be grabbing the lion’s share of headlines, but it’s not the only war the straight-talking former Davao City mayor is fighting. The reality is there’s barely an area of government or society the feisty 71-year-old isn’t going to war with. After declaring war on drug […]