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Duterte government seeks big overhaul to shore-up growth

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:53 Written by
DAVAO - Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's new economic team on Monday promised sweeping changes to boost infrastructure, fix traffic woes, improve investment frameworks and maintain the country's robust economic growth.

Duterte faces business sector

Monday, 20 June 2016 11:16 Written by
Davao City — President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte and his economic team will present the country’s economic situation and the incoming administration’s 10-point socio-economic agenda in the “Sulong Pilipinas” economic forum that opens here today at the SMX Convention Center.

Ghost of Marcos looms over Philippine strongman Duterte

Sunday, 19 June 2016 11:26 Written by
Rodrigo Duterte won the Philippine presidency in a blaze of hard-line rhetoric -- an outsider who will stamp out crime and corruption. But his power base is tied to the nation's oldest political camps, including that of ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Federalism in PH: 81 senators, 11 federal states?

Friday, 17 June 2016 15:55 Written by
MANILA, Philippines – In his proposal for a federal Republic of the Philippines, former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr is eyeing the creation of 11 federal states, while keeping a presidential form of government and increasing the number of elected…

Duterte wants ‘Con-Con’ in shift to federalism—Alvarez

Friday, 17 June 2016 15:47 Written by
A Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) may be less expensive and time-consuming but President-elect Rodrigo Duterte prefers a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) to frame a new charter and to convert the country’s unitary government to a federal one, according to Davao del Norte…

DILG to hold basic orientation training for 559 first-time govs, mayors

Friday, 17 June 2016 11:28 Written by
QUEZON CITY, June 17 -- A total of 559 first-time governors and city and municipal mayors are expected to join the basic orientation training program for newly minted local officials to be conducted by the Department of the Interior and…

Senior high debut marks school opening today

Monday, 13 June 2016 11:48 Written by
The government sets a benchmark today with the start of full implementation of the senior high school program, centerpiece of the contentious K to 12 education reform program of the Aquino administration.Around 25 million students are expected to return to…

2005 ConCom members back federalism shift under Duterte

Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:41 Written by
Rappler - Former members of the 2005 consultative commission from CDPI on Vimeo. MANILA, Philippines – Eleven years after a consultative commission (ConCom) was formed to study amendments to the 1987 Constitution, its former members are backing the proposal of…
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