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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…

ADB says PPP initiative to bridge infra gap in PHL, Asia

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 14:39 Written by
The public-private partnership (PPP) initiative has the potential to bridge the infrastructure gap in the Philippines and Asia at large, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday.   "PPPs, if done right, have the potential to fill the region's…

PH thanks Saudi for extending amnesty to undocumented OFWs

Monday, 25 September 2017 10:50 Written by
MANILA — The Philippines on Sunday expressed its appreciation to Saudi Arabia for extending an amnesty program that would allow thousands more of undocumented Filipinos in the kingdom to go home.   Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter S.…

BOC-Davao, AFP, other agencies ink MOA to strengthen border security

Friday, 22 September 2017 09:42 Written by
Lawyer Erastus Sandino B. Austria, district collector of the Bureau of Customs-Port of Davao joined on September 15 other government officials in signing a memorandum of agreement (MOA) creating the country’s first Inter-Agency Border Security Coordinating Council.   The MOA…

Duterte to join ‘Day of Protest’

Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:19 Written by
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte plans to join today’s “National Day of Protest” he had proclaimed, saying he would rally against the “Yellows” or members of the erstwhile ruling Liberal Party as well as corruption in some government agencies.   In a…

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,…
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