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19 senators stand by parliamentary immunity for speeches
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 21, 2018 - 8:35pm
Nineteen out of 23 senators filed a resolution Wednesday, asserting that the absolute parliamentary immunity for speeches delivered in the upper chamber must be upheld and protected at all times.
Duterte adds provisions on draft deal with Kuwait to protect OFWs
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 21, 2018 - 4:39pm
President Rodrigo Duterte bared some of his demands to the Kuwaiti government in a bid to protect overseas Filipino workers and uphold their rights.
Hontiveros: Libel case won't deflect calls for Aguirre's resignation
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 21, 2018 - 3:20pm
Sen. Risa Hontiveros was unfazed by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II's threat to file a libel case against her, saying it would not deflect criticism of his office.
Poe renews call for creation of transport safety board after Mindoro bus crash
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 21, 2018 - 12:10pm
Sen. Grace Poe once again underscored the need for the creation of a safety board that would probe transportation-related accidents, following the bus crash in Occidental Mindoro that killed at least 19 people....
Duterte to women rebels: You ‘multiply the problem’ if you bear children
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 21, 2018 - 11:40am
President Rodrigo Duterte, who is repeatedly criticized for his anti-women remarks, said that female members of the New People’s Army should not bear children because they “multiply the problem...
Panelo says Philippines ousted 2 presidents without ICC
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 20, 2018 - 7:46pm
The Philippines does not need the International Criminal Court because the country ousted two presidents without its help, chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo stressed Tuesday.
Poe to DOTr: Don't ignore plight of drivers, operators
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 20, 2018 - 7:23pm
Sen. Grace Poe once again prodded the Department of Transportation to find sustainable solutions to concerns raised by drivers and operators who will be affected by the government's jeepney modernization progra...
Despite everything, Panelo insists on publication rule for ICC treaty
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 20, 2018 - 4:11pm
The president's chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo on Tuesday insisted that the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court is not binding because it did not comply with the publication rule, a requirement...
House passes bill to postpone barangay, SK elections
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 19, 2018 - 10:00pm
The House of Representatives on Monday approved the bill postponing the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls slated on May 14.
Senate OKs National ID bill
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 19, 2018 - 6:40pm
Voting 17-2, the Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading the bill creating a national identification system.
Roque stands by past posts but having opinions not part of new job
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 19, 2018 - 4:42pm
His previous opinions are irrelevant now.
Fire out declared at Manila Pavilion Hotel; death toll rises to 5
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 19, 2018 - 12:43pm
The fire that engulfed Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino in Ermita, Manila, which has killed five individuals, has been declared out Monday morning.
Piston holds another transport strike against jeepney phaseout
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 19, 2018 - 11:02am
Transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) staged its first strike in 2018 against the government’s plan to scrap old jeepneys—icons of the post-war era.
EU expresses concern over drug war killings anew
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 16, 2018 - 6:49pm
The European Union, repeatedly slammed by President Rodrigo Duterte for supposedly meddling with the country’s affairs, named the rights situation in the Philippines as one that requires the attention of the...
Cooperate with ICC, CHR tells government
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 16, 2018 - 5:58pm
The Philippine government should demonstrate good faith and cooperate with the International Criminal Court as quitting in the international tribunal would not have effect on the ongoing proceedings, the Commission...
‘Failure to uphold justice’: Solons slam move turning Napoles into state witness
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 16, 2018 - 4:01pm
Oppositions solons criticized the Department of Justice for supposedly failing to uphold justice in the country after it granted Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind behind the pork barrel scam, provisional...
Duterte admin urged to drop petition for terror tag on UN rapporteur, others
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 16, 2018 - 11:43am
The United Nations Environment Programme called on the government to drop the accusations of terrorism levelled against a UN rapporteur and hundreds of individuals including activists and human rights defenders...
Timeline: Logging bans from Cory to Rody
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 15, 2018 - 9:55pm
Despite government bans on timber harvesting and crackdowns on logging that started during the term President Corazon Aquino, illegal logging continues to this day.
DOTr turns down MIASCOR plea to reconsider non-renewal of airport contract
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 15, 2018 - 6:22pm
The Department of Transportation on Thursday rejected the appeal of the MIASCOR Aviation Services to reconsider the termination of its contract as the ground handler in several airports in the country.
Philippines’ withdrawal from ICC a ‘cowardly option’ — Amnesty
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 15, 2018 - 3:35pm
Amnesty International slammed the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to withdraw the Philippines’ inclusion in the International Criminal Court, calling the move “misguided” and “deeply...
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