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On the first anniversary of the peace deal under his watch, President Aquino renewed his call yesterday for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), warning that failure to forge peace would mean counting “body bags.”

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad pledged to look for sources of funds to support the proposal of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to allocate P29 billion as transition fund for teachers affected by the K to 12 program.

Contrary to what romance novel writers would want their readers to believe, there are no perfect marriages in the real world.

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The defense department is holding off repairs and other planned infrastructure projects on Pag-Asa Island, one of seven islets and two reefs occupied by Filipino troops in the disputed Spratly Islands.

President Aquino placed all government agencies on alert for the Holy Week exodus of Filipinos to ensure that ports, airports and terminals would be orderly and safe for travelers.

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago is pushing for a ban on government officials’ “self-serving” practice of naming public works projects after their relatives, which she says is a form of premature campaigning.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has unanimously decided to reverse the disqualification of Smartmatic-Total Information Management Corp. from the bidding for the contract to supply optical mark reader (OMR) machines.

He’s pushing economic growth without raising taxes, and the private sector should do its part, President Aquino said yesterday.

 The nation can now move on as President Aquino has satisfactorily explained his side on the Mamasapano incident for which he even begged for understanding, lawmakers led by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said yesterday.

The committee on public safety and order of the House of Representatives will resume its inquiry on the Mamasapano raid on April 7 and 8 before tackling the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC) have released the revised guidelines to track and monitor climate change adaptation programs of the government.

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno has challenged law schools to improve  their competence in producing high-caliber graduates following the declining passing rates in recent Bar examinations.

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. believes Republic Act 10656’s postponement of the Sangguniang Kabataan elections to October next year will allow Congress to deliberate on various bills seeking to reform the SK system.

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