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Duterte lays down tough gov’t policy

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 12:28 Written by
Incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte held his first “Cabinet” meeting at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) guesthouse in Panacan district, Davao City, where he named a dozen more members to his Cabinet and detailed the policies of…

Anticompetitive practice in SMC telco deal eyed

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 15:57 Written by
Looking into possible anticompetitive practices in the telecommunications in-dustry is expected to be one of the first cases that the newly formed Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) will take on, but consumers need to do their part.“The PCC was established to…

G7 not biased for Philippines – Malacañang

Monday, 30 May 2016 16:54 Written by
MANILA, Philippines – The Group of Seven industrialized nations are not necessarily biased in favor of the Philippines in its case against China over maritime territorial disputes, a Palace official said yesterday, noting that the G7 leaders only wanted peace…

Duterte warned vs defects of federalism

Monday, 30 May 2016 12:07 Written by
MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. warned the incoming Duterte administration and its allies in Congress of the defect of the proposed shift to the federal system.He made the warning even as Congressman-elect Luis Raymond Villafuerte of Camarines Sur…

Duterte expects long road towards peace, federalism

Monday, 30 May 2016 11:13 Written by
DAVAO CITY - Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte said he expects long and contentious discussions towards achieving peace with communist and Muslim rebels and establishing a federal form of government.Duterte admitted eradicating criminality, illegal drugs and corruption is a much easier…

Noy on exit: Nothing to fear, worry about

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 12:25 Written by
MANILA, Philippines – With little over a month remaining before stepping down from office, President Aquino said yesterday he is not worried about leaving his “bosses” as he is about to relinquish his post to his successor, Rodrigo Duterte. “I…

PIMENTEL, MANDANAS: Federalism can be fast-tracked

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 02:54 Written by
A shift from a presidential to a federal form of government is possible for the Philippines if President-elect Rodrigo Duterte pushes its legislation and Congress works fast to amend the Constitution, former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. and incoming Batangas Gov.…

Alvarez eyes con-com for federalism

Monday, 23 May 2016 11:10 Written by
MANILA, Philippines – Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez prefers to have a constitutional commission or con-com draft Charter revisions that will change the form of government to a federal system.Alvarez, who is incoming president Rodrigo Duterte’s choice to be…
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