Rodrigo Duterte (photo by Presidential Communications Operations Office/ Wikimedia Commons)

Drug war to be ‘relentless': Duterte

President Rodrigo R. Duterte began his third and shortest State of the Nation Address (SONA), vowing that his administration’s drug war will be “as relentless and chilling” as it was the day it began.

Rodrigo Duterte (Ervin1118 | Wikimedia Commons)

House leadership change delays 3rd SONA

The third State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday has been delayed for almost an hour after the House of Representatives (HOR) went through a change in House leadership.

Health Justice Philippines

Duterte’s promise to provide universal health care to all draws praise from health group

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group active in tobacco control and health promotion, is in high hopes after President Rodrigo Duterte promised during his first State of the Nation Address that health insurance would be extended to everyone. “The government will also provide universal health insurance to all Filipinos,” Duterte said.