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People’s initiative eyed for 2019 ‘no-elections’
by Delon Porcalla - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am
If the Senate will not agree to postpone next year’s elections, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and his allies may initiate a people’s initiative so voters can directly propose a constitutional amendment that...
Aquino to skip Duterte’s SONA again
by Delon Porcalla - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
For the third time in a row, former president Benigno Aquino III will not attend President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address on July 23.
Local exec says increased IRA won’t hurt economy
by Delon Porcalla - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Batangas Gov. Hermilando Mandanas has refuted the Department of Finance’s claim that the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of local government units’ increased Internal Revenue Allotment could result...
Philippines is Asean laggard in FDI
by Delon Porcalla - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Vietnam has overtaken the Philippines in terms of foreign direct investments, with booming Hanoi getting double-digit FDI levels while Manila lagged behind its Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) nei...
BBL may be signed next week
by Delon Porcalla - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Senators and congressmen deliberating as a bicameral conference committee may finally resolve this week conflicting provisions in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and have the peace measure ratified before...
Bicam won’t water down BBL — Muslim leader
by Delon Porcalla - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Deliberations being conducted by senators and congressmen in the bicameral conference (bicam) committee on perceived conflicting provisions in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will definitely not produce a...
Leftist lawmakers ready to work with Leni
by Delon Porcalla - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Members of the progressive Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives yesterday expressed willingness to form a coalition with Vice President Leni Robredo, who declared that she would now be the voice of the...
New law protects tamaraws, increases protected areas
by Delon Porcalla - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
A new law that President Duterte signed will help protect the vanishing breed of endangered species tamaraw – the dwarf buffalo that can be found only in Mindoro province – and expand as well protected...
Duterte signs law banning hazing
by Delon Porcalla - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte has signed into law a consolidated bill that declares hazing by school fraternities as a criminal offense.
Speaker Alvarez proposes no-elections in 2019 for federalism
by Delon Porcalla - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
If the administration wants to keep its focus on shepherding the country to federalism, it should cancel the midterm elections in May next year to make sure lawmakers would be available to tackle the necessary changes...
‘Global leaders should be fearless in climate fight’
by Delon Porcalla - July 5, 2018 - 12:00am
An environmentalist member of the House of Representatives has called on global leaders to be fearless in addressing threats of climate change to ensure the desire of nations to achieve climate justice as espoused...
‘Better for jueteng lords to operate STL’
by Delon Porcalla - July 2, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s plan to meet with jueteng operators is a step in the right direction, according to an administration lawmaker.
IBP backs Carpio’s CJ nomination
by Delon Porcalla - June 27, 2018 - 12:00am
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines yesterday endorsed the nomination of acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio for the top judicial post to replace Maria Lourdes Sereno, who was ousted by the Supreme Court.
‘Drug-positive lawmakers should be removed’
by Delon Porcalla - June 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Members of the House of Representatives who are reportedly included in President Duterte’s narco list should be stripped of their positions if they are proven to be involved in the illegal drug trade, an administration...
Ombudsman post: Silvestre Bello may still qualify if…
by Delon Porcalla - June 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The pending complaints against Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III at the Office of the Ombudsman may only lessen his chances of being appointed as the next ombudsman but won’t totally disqualify him from the...
DOLE exec summoned over phone ‘theft’
by Delon Porcalla - June 15, 2018 - 12:00am
A prosecutor from Quezon City has issued a subpoena to Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras in connection with the theft charges filed by Akbayan party-list Rep. Tom Villarin against the labor official who allegedly...
Philippines 3rd largest contributor to ocean plastic
by Delon Porcalla - June 15, 2018 - 12:00am
An administration lawmaker yesterday revealed that the Philippines has become the world’s third largest source of plastic leaking into the ocean and has among the highest trash collection rates in Southeast...
Duterte urged to sign mental health bill
by Delon Porcalla - June 15, 2018 - 12:00am
An official of the House of Representatives is urging President Duterte to sign the Mental Health bill into law as soon as possible in light of two recent suicide incidents involving high-profile US personalities....
Top internet users: Philippines ranks 12th
by Delon Porcalla - June 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Sixty-seven million out of the 104 million Filipinos – or 63 percent of the total population – are social media savvy and have been using the internet despite its slow speed, making Filipino netizens...
Economic managers dared: Try living on P10,000 a month
by Delon Porcalla - June 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Militant lawmakers yesterday challenged the economic managers of President Duterte to try living on a P10,000 monthly budget if only to find out for
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