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Aguirre wants CPP-NPA legally tagged as terror group

Thursday, 07 December 2017 10:55 Written by
MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) to file a formal petition before the regional trial court (RTC) to legally declare the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) a terrorist…

PH urged to boost agricultural productivity for inclusive growth

Monday, 04 December 2017 09:59 Written by
MANILA — The country needs to undertake policies to accelerate productivity growth in the long run across all sectors especially in agriculture, which remains a key sector for inclusive growth and poverty alleviation, according to the Philippine Institute for Development Studies…

De Castro testimony solid enough to impeach Sereno: Gadon

Friday, 01 December 2017 08:42 Written by
MANILA — The testimony of Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro at the House of Representatives Justice Committee hearing is sufficient to prove the allegations against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, impeachment complainant lawyer Larry Gadon said.  …

Duterte: Nothing to fear, I’m no dictator

Thursday, 30 November 2017 09:52 Written by
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has allayed fears he would become a dictator, saying he was just after a new Constitution that would address corruption. “These communists, calling me a dictator, an executioner, somebody corrupt…[but I say to you], do not be…

Dominguez thanks Senate for passing its TRAIN version

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:01 Written by
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the government is now one big step closer to reforming the country’s tax system for the first time in over two decades–and providing a steady revenue stream to its ambitious infrastructure buildup–with the Senate’s…

President Duterte wants special session in Congress to discuss BBL

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:24 Written by
Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao — President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday, November 27, that he will ask Congress to hold a special session to discuss the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).   President Duterte issued the statement during the first Bangsamoro…

Drilon, Escudero warn of constitutional crisis amid Sereno impeachment case

Monday, 27 November 2017 12:05 Written by
Two senators have warned of a constitutional crisis on the issue of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s continued refusal to attend the impeachment proceedings against her at the House of Representatives.This following Oriental Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali’s reported statement that the House committee on justice, which he chairs, might  be…

House committees approve creation of national nuclear regulatory body

Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:20 Written by
The House committee on government reorganization chaired by Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo (Lone District, Camiguin) and the committee on science and technology chaired by Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (2nd District, Bohol) jointly approved an amended substitute bill seeking to provide…
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