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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.…

Solons go for ML beyond 60 days

Monday, 19 June 2017 12:03 Written by
SEVERAL lawmakers said Sunday they would back the extension of martial law beyond 60 days should the need arise.“We will work on extending martial law in Mindanao... President Rodrigo Duterte deserves the support of Congress to finally end the Marawi…

Duterte to US: Thank you

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:21 Written by
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Monday thanked the United States for providing technical assistance in the government’s battle against Islamist terrorists in Mindanao, after more than a year of cursing at Washington for criticizing his bloody campaign against illegal drugs.While insisting…

300 lawyers seek joint session of Congress

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:42 Written by
Some 300 lawyers urged the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday to compel the Senate and the House of Representatives to convene and vote jointly on President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 216 declaring martial law and suspending the privilege of the writ…

UPDATE 2: Duterte declares martial law, to cut short Russia visit

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:39 Written by
President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao late Tuesday, hours after government troops battled members of a local terror group in Marawi City.The attack in the southern city prompted the President to cut short his visit in Russia.Foreign Secretary…
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