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Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II remains “on top” of the list of President Aquino’s choices for successor.

President Aquino is ready to meet with senators to discuss the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law but will not back down on its merits and constitutionality while at the same hinting it should not be used for election purposes.

Oil companies announced yesterday a price hike of 50 centavos per liter for gasoline and a rollback of 50 centavos per liter for diesel effective at 6 a.m. today.

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The Philippines’ attaining first world status may soon be imminent if significant reforms initiated by the current administration would be consistently pursued, President Aquino suggested yesterday.

The daughter of one of the Kentex Manufacturing Corp. owners has assured the government that the businessmen are still in the Philippines, contrary to some reports that they have fled the country.

The Department of Education (DepEd) formally activated yesterday preparations for the opening of classes on June 1.

The Philippines will not recognize restrictions on air and sea travel set by China in the West Philippine Sea, President Aquino said yesterday.

Vice President Jejomar Binay should answer corruption allegations being hurled against him despite his strong showing in presidential surveys, President Aquino said yesterday.

Filipinos may have to wait until the second or third week of June for rain, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said yesterday.

The Department of Education (DepEd) approved the applications of more than 1,200 private elementary and high schools to increase tuition and other fees, just days after the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) approved tuition hike in 313 private higher education institutions (HEIs).

Plenary debates on the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill in the House of Representatives are expected to start in the coming weeks after the chamber’s appropriations committee approved the proposed budget of the landmark measure.

Member associations of the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (JFCP) are asking legislators not to pass the cost of overtime of Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel to airline companies and shippers.

After playing the role of one of the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos killed in a clash in Maguindanao, actor Coco Martin has become a fan of policemen.