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Building a just and lasting peace

Friday, 17 January 2020 11:36 Written by
PEACE-MAKERBy FORMER PHILIPPINE SPEAKER JOSE DE VENECIA(Remarks at the UPF Asia Pacific Summit 2019, November 18-20, 2019; Phnom Penh, Cambodia “Peace, Reconciliation, Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values”)Our UPF conference here in this great capital by the banks of Mekong…

House pursues shift to federal government

Monday, 06 January 2020 13:32 Written by
MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives is pursuing the shift to a federal form of government that was proposed by the consultative committee headed by retired chief justice Reynato Puno and earlier approved by President Duterte and the previous…

Not Rody’s cup of tea

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 06:36 Written by
Any claims and attacks being made in relation to this matter are from the opposition and by interest groups that are against the socio-economic policies and reforms by this administration. As President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out against oligarchy and the…

Crony capital: How Duterte embraced the oligarchs

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 06:08 Written by
President Rodrigo Duterte promised to destroy the Philippines' elite. Instead, he chose his own MANILA/DAVAO, Philippines -- The day Rodrigo Duterte became president, Roberto Ongpin was one of the Philippines' richest men. Ongpin had survived -- and prospered -- under…

House to approve Charter changes in January

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:13 Written by
MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives intends to approve its proposed Charter change amendments, including the lifting of term limits and shift to federalism, in the next three months. “By Dec. 11, we will approve the proposed amendments in…

First responder and land use in a federal PH

Tuesday, 05 November 2019 13:19 Written by
THERE is not enough time left to get federalism out of the legislative maze. Despite the presence of several versions of the federalism proposal, the 18th Congress will not move in the direction of federalism. The Cabinet’s economic cluster is…

Nene Pimentel: 'Remember me as a bridge builder'

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 13:45 Written by
MANILA -- Years into his retirement, Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. would move around in a wheel chair. His doctors had asked him to refrain from flying to the provinces to talk about federalism which believers and critics said was a…

Still about drugs: Duterte’s other reason for giving up on federalism

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 13:38 Written by
The President fears local governments would be vulnerable to the spread of drugs under a federal form of governmentMANILA, Philippines - It all boils down to the campaign against illegal drugs.President Rodrigo Duterte said this was his other reason for…
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