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ASEAN Radicalisation, violent extremism top agenda of ASEAN ministers’ meet

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 09:15 Written by
Cognizant of the existence of radicalization and violent extremism in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), ASEAN ministers today further reaffirmed their commitment to work together to prevent and counter these twin concerns that are becoming huge challenges in…

Duterte on ties with Marcoses: Utang na loob? It’s not that

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:14 Written by
It is not about repaying a debt of gratitude, President Rodrigo Duterte has said about his ties with the family of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.   Before public lawyers, Duterte on Monday explained anew his deep ties with the Marcoses,…

CDPI proposes shift to Federal-Parliamentary System

Friday, 15 September 2017 13:50 Written by
The Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) on Thursday, September 14, said it is proposing the shift to a federal parliamentary system, adding that Congress should soon start deliberating the amendments in the 1987 Constitution that will pave the way for…

‘Rody should remain head of federal gov’t’

Friday, 15 September 2017 08:45 Written by
MANILA, Philippines —  President Duterte should remain head of state if ever the country shifts to a federal form of government.At a Malacañang briefing on federalism yesterday, Lito Monico Lorenzana, president of the Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI), said Duterte should…

Federal shift could extend Duterte’s term – expert

Friday, 15 September 2017 07:54 Written by
President Duterte could extend his term until 2025 under the proposed federal parliamentary government, according to head of a Centrist Democratic Party (CDP) of the Philippines.   Lito Lorenzana, chair of the CDP and president of the Centrist Democracy Political…

Under federalism, Duterte may stay till 2025

Friday, 15 September 2017 06:49 Written by
A federalism advocate on Thursday raised the possibility of extending President Duterte’s term to 2025 while the country adjusts to the shift to a federal parliamentary government. Lito Lorenzana, president of the Centrist Democracy Political Institute, also said that in…

Lacson: 'Pork barrel' should be used to fund free tuition for SUCs

Monday, 07 August 2017 10:57 Written by
Senator Panfilo Lacson on Sunday suggested the removal of "pork barrel" funds from the 2018 national budget and instead use it to finance the recently-passed law providing free tuition for state universities and colleges (SUCs).In an interview with radio dzBB,…

AFP says no to 5-yr martial law

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 03:07 Written by
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and some lawmakers put their foot down on the proposal to prolong the implementation of martial law by five years, saying there is no basis for it.AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla Jr.…
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