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Minority senators: Low approval means Filipinos don't see federalism's benefit
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 16, 2018 - 3:20pm
The results of a survey on charter change show that ordinary Filipino citizens don't see the benefit of charter change in their daily lives, Sen. Francis Pangilinan said Monday.
Palace to educate Filipinos on federalism amid low approval rate
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 16, 2018 - 12:39pm
Admitting that there is little awareness for the proposed shift to a federal form of government, Malacañang vowed to exert more effort in educating and informing Filipinos about the proposal.
China's continued blocking of Reed Bank drilling could cost Philippine development — expert
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 16, 2018 - 9:53am
China's continued blocking of oil and gas drilling on Reed Bank in the West Philippine Sea may bring economic repercussions for the Philippines, a maritime law expert warned.
Liberal Party to Duterte: We do not desire power
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 13, 2018 - 5:22pm
In response to President Rodrigo Duterte's accusation of destabilization, a Liberal Party executive called on the administration to stop blaming the opposition.
Duterte still most approved, trusted gov't official – Pulse Asia
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 13, 2018 - 10:30am
Majority of Filipinos approve of and trust the government's top three officials, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey released Friday.
Philippines should urge Chinese cooperation in Scarborough rehab, says expert
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 13, 2018 - 9:20am
The Philippine government should demand that China cooperate in restoring the damaged marine environment of Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea, a maritime law expert said.
Pulse Asia: 7 in 10 Filipinos want Duterte to assert rights in West Philippine Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 12, 2018 - 4:15pm
A significant majority of Filipinos believe that the Duterte administration should assert the country's rights and protect its sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea, according to a Pulse Asia survey released...
Philippines now 'willing victim' in South China Sea dispute, Del Rosario laments
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 12, 2018 - 10:55am
"What may we call one that acquiesces to the abuses against it? Answer: a willing victim," former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario said.
Palace: Duterte's satisfaction ratings still higher than his predecessors
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 11, 2018 - 10:07am
Justifying the drop in President Rodrigo Duterte's satisfaction rating, Malacañang pointed out that the president's last three predecessors suffered lower ratings.
Why the draft charter's transitory provisions are raising alarms
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 10, 2018 - 4:10pm
Critics have raised concerns over the draft federal constitution's transitory provisions as it promotes indefinite term extension in case an election in May 2022 would not push through.
How the draft charter distributes power to federated regions
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 10, 2018 - 1:31pm
The Philippines will be divided into 16 federated regions, the Bangsamoro and the Federated Region of the Cordilleras under the proposed federal constitution.
Senate minority wants probe into Chinese planes in Davao, Chinese shows on PTV
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 9, 2018 - 12:21pm
Members of the Senate minority have filed resolutions seeking for an inquiry on the presence of Chinese military aircraft in Philippine airspace, as well as the airing of Chinese shows on state-run PTV.
US Congress: No funds for Philippines' drug war
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 6, 2018 - 9:49am
The United States government may stop extending assistance to the Philippine National Police if its anti-drugs campaign would not be consistent with international human rights.
CPP affirms wishes to oust Duterte
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 4, 2018 - 3:02pm
Following the cancelation of peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the communist rebels affirmed its position on opposing the Duterte administrat...
Draft Charter asserts sovereign rights over Philippine Rise
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 3, 2018 - 12:40pm
Establishing clear and distinct sovereignty over the country's territory was among the highlights of the proposed federal Constitution.
Lorenzana backs 'localized' peace process with communist rebels
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 2, 2018 - 4:34pm
The government will pursue localized peace processes amid National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultant Jose Maria Sison's statement that peace talks would be pointless, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana...
Palace tells Joma: Go home if you want to help
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 2, 2018 - 2:46pm
Malacañang insisted that the Philippine government was not at fault for the continuous termination of peace negotiations with communist rebels.
US: China will miss out on building ties in RIMPAC
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - June 29, 2018 - 5:23pm
China would mostly miss out on building relationships with other countries as it has been disinvited from this year's Rim of the Pacific Exercise, the world's largest naval drill.
US RIMPAC exercises not directed at any country
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - June 29, 2018 - 4:44pm
Despite China's militarization of man-made islands in the South China Sea, this year's Rim of the Pacific Exercises remain to be a venue for building relationships.
ASEAN, China agree to pursue South China Sea code consultations
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - June 29, 2018 - 11:56am
Senior officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China have agreed to move forward with consultations on the proposed Code of Conduct in the South China Sea.
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