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Federalism will empower LGUs — Nene Pimentel

Monday, 16 May 2016 15:35 Written by
A shift to a federal system of government will help empower local government units and give them access to a bigger budget, former senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. told Radyo Inquirer 990AM on Monday.The founder of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng…


Thursday, 12 May 2016 15:00 Written by
  A high level delegation of PDP Laban leaders were sent by their President, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III to Davao City to meet with the Centrist Democratic Party (CDP) and the Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) Chairman Lito Lorenzana…

DILG lauds passage of Election Service Reform Act of 2016

Thursday, 12 May 2016 14:28 Written by
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) lauds the passage of Republic Act No. 10756 or the Election Service Reform Act, which makes election duty non-compulsory for public school teachers.RA 10756 entitled “An Act Rendering Election Service Non-Compulsory…

Expectations are so high, they're where the air gets thin

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 14:55 Written by
Official results of the Philippine elections aren't out yet, but it's clear Rodrigo Duterte is the new president.It's not about the absolute numbers anymore, it's the gulf between Duterte, with most but not all votes counted, and his nearest rival,…

Duterte declares victory in Philippines election and promises new constitution

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 19:54 Written by
Philippine politician Rodrigo Duterte, who has an unbeatable lead in unofficial tallies in the country’s presidential race, will push to rewrite the constitution and change to a federal system of government, his spokesman has said.

Duterte plans to push federalism vision, reiterates vow to crack down on crime

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 15:34 Written by
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- (UPDATE - 12:53 p.m.) Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte announced plans on Tuesday for a radical overhaul of the country's unitary system of government that would empower the provinces.At the same time, the incendiary politician reiterated…

#PHVOTE 2016 Live Results

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 14:06 Written by
On this page, you will find the updates on latest vote tally for the 5 presidential candidates: vice president Jejomar Binay (UNA), Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago (PRP), Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (PDP–Laban), Senator Grace Poe (Independent) and former DILG secretary…

PH rises to third place in crony-capitalism index

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 12:38 Written by
  THE PHILIPPINES moved up to third place on a list of countries where so-called “crony sectors” accounted for a big chunk of the gross domestic product (GDP), even as the share of rent-seeking tycoons’ wealth slightly slid amid a…
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