No need to declare European lawmaker persona non grata

MANILA – Malacañan on Wednesday said it sees no need for the government to declare a European Parliament member as “persona non grata” after threatening to revoke tariff perks for Filipino goods over alleged failure to address human rights violations in the country.

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Duterte believes Ombudsman to file raps vs. PhilHealth execs

Roque said Duterte is hopeful that the Ombudsman would “expedite” and “cut delays” in the investigation into massive corruption within the state insurer.

In a taped public address late Monday night, Duterte said the good rapport between the Ombudsman and Executive department aided the probe into irregularities within the PhilHealth.

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