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Cuisia speaks on Aquino, Duterte

Monday, 13 February 2017 09:18 Written by
Life should be easier after five years of serving as Philippine Ambassador to the United States and, simultaneously, an active director of several blue-chip Philippine companies.But when you’re Jose L. Cuisia—who’s been Central Bank Governor, Social Security System Administrator, president…

Economic managers junk free tuition

Friday, 10 February 2017 10:10 Written by
The government’s economic managers have junked the proposed across-the-board free tuition for students in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), saying it is unsustainable and will only benefit the rich.They said the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST)…

Speaker eyes con-ass by July

Friday, 03 February 2017 10:21 Written by
MANILA, Philippines - If he could have his way, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants senators and congressmen to convene as a constituent assembly (con-ass) in July to work on a new Constitution.He said lawmakers would rewrite the Charter to shift the…

Consultative Conference on the DILG Federalism Roadmap with Federalism Groups and Stakeholders

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 14:36 Written by
The Department of Internal and Local Government (DILG) has come into full swing as they spearheaded campaigns, fora, symposiums, consultations and education drives on Federalism with various sectors and groups.Today, the DILG Task Team is holding a consultative conference at…

Germany supports PH quest for federalism

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 10:58 Written by
GERMANY is willing to assist the Duterte administration in its move from a unitary to a federal form of government for the Philippines, German officials in Manila said on Tuesday.President Rodrigo Duterte has been consistently pushing for the shift, saying…

Centrist Democrats and DILG on the Roadmap to Federalism

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 00:57 Written by
The Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Province of Bukidnon will be gathering experts and government partners in synergizing efforts in propagating the roadmap to Federalism through an executive conference…

Palace hails 6.8% GDP 2016 growth

Friday, 27 January 2017 10:01 Written by
MALACAÑANG on Thursday welcomed the 6.8 percent rate of economic growth in the country in 2016, the fastest full-year pace in three years.Economic growth as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), the value of goods and services produced by the…

Zamboanga native hanged in Kuwait

Thursday, 26 January 2017 10:36 Written by
FILIPINA domestic helper Jakatia Pawa was executed at 10:19 a.m. in Kuwait (3:19 p.m. in Manila) despite government efforts to delay the hanging, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.Lt. Col. Angaris Pawa told The Manila Times Jakatia,…
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