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Draft federal charter 'irrepealable,' ex-Bayan Muna solon warns
by Audrey Morallo - July 20, 2018 - 6:17pm
The proposed federal government Constitution drafted by President Rodrigo Duterte's consultative committee is "irrepealable," a former militant lawmaker warned.
Robredo ready for Duterte insults at SONA
by Audrey Morallo - July 20, 2018 - 3:35pm
Vice President Leni Robredo said that she would still attend President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address on Monday despite advice not to for fear that the chief executive would "insult" her during the...
'True state of the nation': Philippines worse since Duterte became president, says Alejano
by Audrey Morallo - July 20, 2018 - 2:57pm
An opposition congressman on Friday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte who is set to deliver an annual national address on Monday, saying the Philippines has deteriorated since he won the presidency more than two...
Philippines free to enter into arms purchase with Russia, Roque says
by Audrey Morallo - July 19, 2018 - 8:55pm
The Philippines is a sovereign state and can enter into contracts as it pleases, the Palace said, amid concerns that its planned purchase of Russian military hardware could strain relations with its long-time ally...
Duterte wants 2019 elections to push through — Roque
by Audrey Morallo - July 19, 2018 - 6:06pm
President Rodrigo Duterte will not be involved in efforts to postpone the elections slated for next year, according to the Palace, as it thumbed down speculations that the chief executive might run with former Sen....
Drilon doubts BBL to result in good governance in Bangsamoro
by Audrey Morallo - July 19, 2018 - 5:23pm
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said that he had low expectations that it would result in improved governance.
Davide: Duterte can run as transition government head under draft charter
by Audrey Morallo - July 18, 2018 - 7:44pm
President Rodrigo Duterte is not barred from running as the head of the transition government under the proposed federal constitution, former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. said.
'Inday' strengthens, may become tropical storm in 24 hours
by Audrey Morallo - July 18, 2018 - 6:10pm
Tropical Depression Inday intensified further as the state weather bureau warned that the weather system could become a tropical storm within the next 24 hours.
Drilon: No need for Cha-cha to achieve federalism's benefits
by Audrey Morallo - July 18, 2018 - 4:19pm
The Bangsamoro Basic Law is a proof that charter change is not needed for the benefits of federalism to be felt and for self-governance to be achieved, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Wednesday.
Alvarez bats for term extension if charter change proceeds
by Audrey Morallo - July 18, 2018 - 3:21pm
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said they are proposing for the extension of the terms of government officials if the proposed shift to a federal form of government would push through.
Pimentel: House going alone on ConAss just on Alvarez's mind
by Audrey Morallo - July 17, 2018 - 7:27pm
The House of Representatives cannot convene Congress into a constituent assembly to amend the constitution without the cooperation of the Senate, former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr. said.
Chinese envoy: Philippines not our province, not now, not ever
by Audrey Morallo - July 17, 2018 - 5:24pm
The Philippines has never been and would never be a province of China, the Chinese ambassador to the Philippines said, as President Rodrigo Duterte stressed that Beijing did not ask Manila to cede even "one square"...
ConCom defends proposed federal charter amid questions on timing, need
by Audrey Morallo - July 17, 2018 - 4:33pm
President Rodrigo Duterte's consultative committee discussed before the Senate the salient features of its proposed federal constitution, amid questions over the need to change the current charter and the public's...
Philippines This Week: Duterte, Robredo clash as VP takes opposition mantle
by Audrey Morallo - July 16, 2018 - 4:17pm
The Philippines This Week gives you a summary of the stories that will shape the week ahead, July, 16, 2018.
Both parties knew of PET probe into outing, says Robredo camp
by Audrey Morallo - July 13, 2018 - 5:49pm
Both camps of Leni Robredo and former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos knew about the Supreme Court's probe into a controversial outing of its recount personnel, according to the camp of the vice president.
Analyst: Too early to judge Duterte success, failure in courting Chinese FDIs
by Audrey Morallo - July 13, 2018 - 4:55pm
Assessing President Rodrigo Duterte's success or failure in courting Chinese foreign direct investments is too early and should be done at the end of his term, an expert said.
Proving Robredo camp's statement, PET denies Marcos plea to probe Pansol outing
by Audrey Morallo - July 13, 2018 - 2:57pm
The Presidential Electoral Tribunal denied the motion of the camp of former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos urging the PET to investigate a swimming party of its personnel involved in the manual recount of votes...
Philippines should support freedom of navigation in South China Sea to protect own rights
by Audrey Morallo - July 12, 2018 - 6:12pm
The Philippines should encourage freedom of navigation and overflight operations in the South China Sea as these could strengthen the enforcement of the historic arbitral ruling, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio...
With mere words, Duterte can lose to China rights Philippines won in arbitral ruling
by Audrey Morallo - July 12, 2018 - 5:29pm
President Rodrigo Duterte may bind the Philippines if he unilaterally declares that he is waiving the country's rights stemming from the 2016 arbitral ruling, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio warned.
Robredo warns: Philippines losing arbitral ruling advantage in South China Sea
by Audrey Morallo - July 12, 2018 - 11:49am
Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday urged the Philippines to start planning how it could move forward in protecting its sovereignty in the South China Sea, two years after the landmark ruling invalidating...
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