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President Duterte wants special session in Congress to discuss BBL

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:24 Written by
Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao — President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday, November 27, that he will ask Congress to hold a special session to discuss the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).   President Duterte issued the statement during the first Bangsamoro…

Drilon, Escudero warn of constitutional crisis amid Sereno impeachment case

Monday, 27 November 2017 12:05 Written by
Two senators have warned of a constitutional crisis on the issue of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s continued refusal to attend the impeachment proceedings against her at the House of Representatives.This following Oriental Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali’s reported statement that the House committee on justice, which he chairs, might  be…

House committees approve creation of national nuclear regulatory body

Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:20 Written by
The House committee on government reorganization chaired by Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo (Lone District, Camiguin) and the committee on science and technology chaired by Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (2nd District, Bohol) jointly approved an amended substitute bill seeking to provide…

DOTr files plunder raps vs erring officials over MRT mess; Palace assures better train services

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:37 Written by
Malacañang on Tuesday, November 21, reiterated the Duterte administration’s strong commitment to go after erring government officials who failed in their duty of delivering government services to the Filipino people.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. announced in a Malacanang…

Duterte to end telecoms duopoly

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 14:41 Written by
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. announced on Monday, November 20, that the dominance of two major players in the local telecommunications industry is about to end during a Malacanang press briefing.   “During the bilateral talks between President Duterte and…

Santiago fired over junkets abroad, favors from drug lords – Palace

Monday, 20 November 2017 16:20 Written by
President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed former Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chief Dionisio Santiago not just for contradicting his statements but due to complaints of alleged junkets abroad and acceptance of favors from drug lords, Malacañang said on Monday.   “Santiago was let…

Alvarez responds to Sereno: Just show up in impeachment hearings

Monday, 20 November 2017 16:09 Written by
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno should just show up and refute the impeachment complaint against her before the House committee on justice on its hearing on Wednesday.   “Please tell her to just argue on the…

Palace thanks Filipinos for “tremendous success” of ASEAN Summit

Friday, 17 November 2017 10:43 Written by
Malacañang on Thursday, November 16, extended its gratitude to all Filipinos for their contribution to the “tremendous success” of the Philippines’ hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in a press…
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