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Time not yet ripe to renew talks with Reds: AFP

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 11:35 Written by
MANILA — It is not yet the right time for the government to resume peace negotiations with rebel groups.   This was emphasized by AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Eduardo Año who noted that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA)…

Malacañang says CBCP out of touch with reality

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 09:19 Written by
Malacañang on Sunday said the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' (CBCP) pastoral letter highlighting the "terror" in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs is "out of touch" with reality.   "The officials of the (CBCP) are apparently out of…

Duterte forms body to probe corruption

Friday, 06 October 2017 11:34 Written by
 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed on October 4 Executive Order (EO)No. 43 creating the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) toinvestigate graft and corruption against all presidential appointees in theExecutive Branch. Created under the Office of the President, the PACC will be composed of…

Gov’t working double-time to make PHL more attractive to investors–Dominguez

Thursday, 05 October 2017 07:26 Written by
SHANGHAI—Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has cited the government’s continuing efforts to open the economy to foreign participation, the country’s political stability and its young, dynamic workforce as among the key factors that would make the Philippines far more attractive…

CHA-CHA EXPRESS GATHERING STEAM

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 11:39 Written by
Political popularity gives heft to machinery. Impatient with the Palace’s pace, House leaders have seized the initiative to make a constituent assembly (Con-ass) possible soon. Proposals are getting clearer, with a Palace-sponsored proposal, a party plan, bills for scheduling and…

Government assures enough resources for IDPs amid extension of Marawi conflict

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:16 Written by
The government assured Monday, October 2, that there will be sufficient resources for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Lanao del Sur despite failure of military to reach its target to liberate Marawi on September 30.   Task Force Bangon Marawi…

Lorenzana explains CDPI proposal to shift to federal system of gov’t

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 14:23 Written by
The Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) headed a former Cabinet official from Davao City has begun explaining its proposal for the country to shift to a federal parliamentary system, urging Congress to start deliberating the amendments in 1987 Constitution that…

PH up one spot in WEF Global Competitiveness Report

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:10 Written by
MANILA — The Philippines has improved its ranking in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018, placing 56th out of 137 economies in the latest report released Wednesday.   The country’s ranking inched up from rank 57 in last…
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