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Malacañang believes the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will not be approved in the next administration.

Instead of filing an opposition, ombudsman prosecutors filed a manifestation yesterday expressing belief that there is no urgent need for Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. to visit his son at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center.

Former lawmaker Mark Cojuangco wants Vice President Jejomar Binay to be the presidential candidate in 2016 of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), of which his father, Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. is chairman emeritus.

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The Philippine Rheumatology Association (PRA) expressed concern over the rising number of Filipinos suffering from gout, a painful form of arthritis that could gravely affect a person’s quality of life.

Colleagues of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao at the House of Representatives backed yesterday a proposal to exempt his earnings from his May 2 fight with American Floyd Mayweather from income tax.

The Senate yesterday approved a resolution giving President Aquino special powers to address the expected power shortage in the summer months of this year.

Manila’s port congestion has been resolved, Malacañang said yesterday, noting the various measures that the government and the private sector have implemented to address the problem.

The Department of Education (DepEd) has reminded school officials to keep graduation ceremonies simple but meaningful.

Days will start to become longer than nights after the vernal equinox, which will happen on March 21, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said yesterday.

Congressional leaders believe they can meet their target for approving the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), except for Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who leads the Senate panel deliberating on the controversial measure.

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was not conducting a loyalty check when many of its members converged in several villages in South Cotabato, raising worries among some officials, the rebel group’s chairman Ghadzali Jaafar said yesterday.

Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile should be allowed house arrest since he is already 91 years old and suffering from pneumonia.

Local petroleum players yesterday announced a rollback in the prices of diesel but would increase gasoline rates effective today.