Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, 71, is head of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ church, founded in 1985. The church claims to have 6 million members in about 200 countries.
A lawyer of the 76-year-old Rodrigo Duterte filed his senatorial candidacy at the Commission on Elections before the deadline for last-minute contenders in May's nationwide elections.
Classic street language used by rowdies. But these sentences were used by the President of a country. And in public.
Marcos Jr. filed his papers at the Commission on Elections last month. His party, Partido Federal ng Pilipinas, named Sara Duterte on Saturday as his running mate.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee noted that Ressa’s Rappler news site which was set up in 2012 has put a spotlight on Duterte’s “controversial, murderous anti-drug campaign” in the Philippines.
Her reporting has unleashed what media advocates say is a grinding series of criminal charges, two arrests and a deluge of online threats against her and Rappler.
On Saturday, President Rodrigo Duterte, 76, announced that he was retiring from politics, less than a year before the next presidential race.
Pacquiao, who entered politics in 2010 as a congressman before being elected to the Senate, said last week that he will make a tilt for the country's highest office.
The Hague, Netherlands-based international court had earlier authorised an investigation into Duterte's anti-drugs campaign, saying it could not "be seen as a legitimate law enforcement operation.
Duterte’s popularity has remained strong despite the Philippines' struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic, with rising infections and death rates and a slow vaccine rollout.
The maneuver widely seen as an effort to keep the popular leader near the center of power while avoiding constitutional term limits.
Congratulating Diaz on her performance, the president pledged to reward her with three million pesos ($60,000) out of his own pocket, and told her to "forget" about "bad things" from the past.
Duterte's televised remarks Monday night were the strongest sign that he is considering calls by ruling PDP-Laban party allies for him to run for the vice president post.
The Philippines is one of the worst-hit countries in South East Asia with more than one million cases and over 20,000 deaths linked to COVID-19.
A human rights lawyer, Edre Olalia, raised concerns over Duterte’s threat, saying the president could not order the arrest of anybody who has not clearly committed any crime.