Politics

(L-R:) DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, Agriculture Usec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, and Carmen Hiosa founder of Pinatex Leather, made of pineapple fiber. (Photo courtesy of Malacañang) March 7, 2017, during a Department of Agriculture event held at the...

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo and Senator Leila de Lima Photo of Salvador Panelo by Paul San Juan Photo of De Lima courtesy of Rappler Panelo on De Lima’s admission of affair: ‘She must voluntarily resign’After Sen. Leila De Lima admitted once having an affair with former driver and bodyguard Ronnie...

Determined to strengthen relationship with the eastern super nations, President Rodrigo RoaDuterte flew to Japan last week to seal deals with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The two leaders first met in Laos during the ASEAN Summit last September. Duterte, who’s known for his preference for simpler cuisine,...

Former Senator and three-time presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago passed away this morning, after a long battle with cancer. The news was confirmed by her husband, Atty. Jun Santiago. “She died peacefully in her sleep this morning,” he said to GMA News. This comes a shock after her announcement in 2015 that...

Senator Leila de Lima was officially ousted as the chair of the Senate committee on justice yesterday, September 19, after a Senate majority vote of 16-4. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo tells Asian Dragon his thoughts on Senator De Lima’s ouster as Senate justice committee chair. “The ouster of...

Atty. Vitaliano Aguirre II was already a familiar figure to television viewers prior to his appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte as Secretary of Justice. He was that lawyer who was publicly castigated by Senator Miriam D. Santiago, who, on live television, confronted him during the impeachment proceedings of the...

Only two months into the job, and already, PNP Chief Ronald ‘Bato’ De La Rosa has charmed Filipinos with his candor and self-deprecating humor. Talk about drugs and crime, though, and you’ll see why there’s no one better for the job of tearing the bad guys down. Detractors can say all they want about the seemingly...

Asian Dragon Magazine congratulates the new president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte. We are honored to have had him grace the cover of our July-August 2015 issue, when he was still the “Reluctant Candidate.” Asian Dragon Magazine’s shoot with President Duterte for the July-August 2015 issue has gone a long way,...

Do you recall last year when a bakery in Tomas Morato went viral on social media because of its promise to give out 5-million pesos worth of cakes if President Duterte won in the 2016 elections? Jack Labang’s dare (via Jimbo de Panadero’s Facebook) Well, we never forget bets. In November last year, Jack Labang, a pastry...

Asian Dragon‘s publisher Olivia Limpe-Aw was able to get up-close with now President Rody Duterte when he was still undecided to run for the presidential post in 2015. Rody Duterte was on the cover of Asian Dragon Magazine July-August 2015 and we ran the full story on him here. Duterteisms is a series of snippets from...