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House ratifies Bangsamoro Organic Law

House ratifies Bangsamoro Organic Law

July 24, 2018, 5:36 pm

MANILA -- A day after the ouster of former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, the House of Representatives on Tuesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). This was the first item completed on the agenda of newly-elected Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.… Read More

Carpio declines nomination for CJ post

Carpio declines nomination for CJ post

July 24, 2018, 5:33 pm

MANILA -- Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Tuesday formally declined his automatic nomination for the country's top judiciary post. “I am declining the nomination for Chief Justice,” Carpio said in a brief letter sent to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). By tradition, the five most… Read More

Retiring chief graft buster reflects on feats in 7-year watch

Retiring chief graft buster reflects on feats in 7-year watch

July 24, 2018, 5:22 pm

MANILA -- Outgoing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has showcased all the accomplishments of her office during her seven-year term as head of the anti-graft body. During her last press conference Tuesday, Morales, who is set to retire as chief government graft-buster on Thursday, beamed with… Read More

Man nabbed for illegal use of military uniform during SONA

Man nabbed for illegal use of military uniform during SONA

July 24, 2018, 4:36 pm

MANILA -- Police authorities arrested a man clad in army regalia along Commonwealth Ave. on Monday. Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director, Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel Jr., said the suspect Daniel Magtira, 57, a resident of No. 1035 New Antipolo St., Barangay 213, Zone 20, Tondo, Manila,… Read More

Duterte can still endorse draft charter 'at other times': Pimentel

Duterte can still endorse draft charter 'at other times': Pimentel

July 24, 2018, 4:24 pm

MANILA -- Although President Rodrigo R. Duterte failed to endorse the proposed Federal Constitution to Congress during his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, a member of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to draft the new charter said he was not at all disappointed. ConCom… Read More

PRRD submits proposed P3.757-T 2019 nat’l budget

PRRD submits proposed P3.757-T 2019 nat’l budget

July 24, 2018, 4:17 pm

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte has submitted to Congress the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 National Budget that seeks to boost the government’s efforts to “effectively and efficiently” build a bright future for the Filipino people.“For Fiscal Year 2019, we submit for your perusal… Read More

PH Navy: Delivery of 2 anti-sub helicopters set in March 2019

PH Navy: Delivery of 2 anti-sub helicopters set in March 2019

July 24, 2018, 3:58 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN) will receive its first two anti-submarine helicopters, AgustaWestland AW159 "Wildcat", in March next year. "Siguro sa March ang delivery (The delivery is probably in March 2019)," PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said when asked about the… Read More

Duterte’s priorities in SONA covered in draft charter: ConCom

Duterte’s priorities in SONA covered in draft charter: ConCom

July 24, 2018, 3:50 pm

MANILA -- The priorities listed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) are covered in the Consultative Committee’s (ConCom) draft Federal Constitution. ConCom senior technical assistant and spokesperson Ding Generoso made this remark in a press conference… Read More

CBCP lauds Duterte recognition of OFWs' sacrifices in SONA

CBCP lauds Duterte recognition of OFWs' sacrifices in SONA

July 24, 2018, 2:53 pm

MANILA -- The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrant and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) on Tuesday expressed gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for acknowledging the sacrifices of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). CBCP-ECMI chairman Bishop… Read More

Quezon City, Davao City renew sisterhood ties

Quezon City, Davao City renew sisterhood ties

July 24, 2018, 2:22 pm

MANILA -- Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio have renewed their sister-cities agreements on Monday at the Quezon City Hall. The cooperation between the two cities aims to further promote mutual development on environment, human resources and community… Read More

PRRD to sign BOL right after House ratification

PRRD to sign BOL right after House ratification

July 24, 2018, 2:21 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Tuesday said President Rodrigo Duterte will sign the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) as soon as it is ratified by the House of Representatives. “The President to sign it into law is for the House to ratify the bicam version of the bill. So if it will be ratified later, then… Read More

PH condoles with Toronto shooting victims

PH condoles with Toronto shooting victims

July 24, 2018, 2:17 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), has expressed sympathy to the families of the two persons who were killed in a shooting incident in Toronto on Sunday that also left at least 13 others wounded. “We send our sympathies to the families who lost… Read More

P8.5-M shabu seized in QC, Pasay drug raids

P8.5-M shabu seized in QC, Pasay drug raids

July 24, 2018, 2:11 pm

MANILA -- Police authorities seized more than 2 kg. of “shabu” in separate operations in Quezon City and Pasay early Tuesday. Bryan Dudley, alias Bayan Taba, was arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted along University St., corner Commonwealth Ave., in Barangay San Vicente in Quezon City.… Read More

Carpio lauds PRRD stand in asserting PH claims on WPS

Carpio lauds PRRD stand in asserting PH claims on WPS

July 24, 2018, 1:07 pm

MANILA -- Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncement that the Philippines will not waver in defending the country's interests in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) despite strengthened ties with China. “Well, that's the correct position. We should never… Read More

AFP ‘pleased’ with peaceful conduct of PRRD’s SONA

AFP ‘pleased’ with peaceful conduct of PRRD’s SONA

July 24, 2018, 1:00 pm

MANILA -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said it is pleased with the peaceful and orderly outcome of President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address (SONA), especially with the successful implementation of its security plan. "We are pleased with the outcome of our… Read More

Senators welcome Duterte’s third SONA

Senators welcome Duterte’s third SONA

July 24, 2018, 12:16 pm

MANILA – Several senators on Monday said the statements made by President Rodrigo R. Duterte during his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) were laudable. Senator Joel Villanueva said he welcomed Duterte’s pronouncements on ending the practice of contractualization. “But from what I am… Read More

'Party drugs' dealer nabbed in San Juan

'Party drugs' dealer nabbed in San Juan

July 24, 2018, 11:50 am

MANILA -- Police authorities have arrested a party drugs supplier in San Juan on Monday. In a statement, San Juan Police acting chief, Senior Supt. Bowenn Joey Masauding reported the arrest of suspect, Ireneo Paraon lll, alias Neo, 40, a resident of No.246 Pasadena, Barangay Pasadena, San Juan.… Read More

250K families affected by monsoon rains: NDRRMC

250K families affected by monsoon rains: NDRRMC

July 24, 2018, 11:49 am

MANILA -- Heavy rains and floods caused by the southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical cyclones "Henry", "Inday" and "Josie" has so far affected 250,536 families residing in 1,011 barangays located in Regions 1, 3, 4A (Calabarzon), 4B (Mimaropa), 6, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and the… Read More

Classes, work still suspended due to heavy rains, floods in Luzon

Classes, work still suspended due to heavy rains, floods in Luzon

July 24, 2018, 11:17 am

MANILA -- Classes and work on Tuesday remain suspended in some areas in Luzon due to heavy rains and massive floods brought about by southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical depression "Josie", which left the country Monday. Local government units in Calumpit, Bulacan and Olangapo City have… Read More

Arroyo vows to 'carry out' Duterte's legislative agenda at House

Arroyo vows to 'carry out' Duterte's legislative agenda at House

July 24, 2018, 11:16 am

MANILA -- Former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Tuesday vowed to "carry out" the legislative agenda of President Rodrigo R. Duterte as she takes on the helm of the lower chamber. "I am extremely honored to have been supported by my colleagues at the House of… Read More