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Duterte: There should be no separation of God and State

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte assured on Monday his respect for the separation of Church and state amid concerns from the Catholic Church about his bloody anti-crime war and endorsement of a three-child policy. “At this point, […]
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Duterte opens SONA: ‘Finger-pointing is not the way’

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) – Setting the tone of his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday that he will not resort to finger-pointing. “We cannot move forward if we allow the past to pull […]
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Pimentel elected Senate President

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) — Senator Aquilino Pimentel III is the Senate President of the 17th Congress. On Monday, 20 senators gave their thumbs up for Pimentel through a nominal voting. Senator Vicente Sotto III, who earlier expressed willingness to […]
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Alvarez elected as next Speaker in 17th Congress

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) — As expected, Davao Del Norte Rep. Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez on Monday was elected as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives in a landslide vote of 251 lawmakers. The gavels were banged around 10 […]
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Pimentel expects Duterte to push federalism in his first SONA

‘Federal Republic of the Philippines’ By Jelly F. Musico MANILA  (PNA) – Presumptive Senate President Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III is expecting President Rodrigo Duterte to push the shift of the form of government to federalism in his first state of […]
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Akbayan lawmaker urges creation of Department of Fisheries

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA  (PNA) – Following the favorable ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on the West Philippine Sea, a Partylist lawmaker has filed a bill that will establish the country’s very own Department of Ocean, […]
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PHL stocks rally to new 2016 high

MANILA  (PNA) – The local stock market closed at its new 2016 high above 8,000-level on Tuesday on positive corporate earnings prospects and stable economic outlook. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) advanced 49.76 points or 0.62 percent to 8,036.01 […]
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Need to upgrade Coast, Navy, Air Force now more urgent: DND chief

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA  (PNA) – There is an urgent need for the Philippines to upgrade and modernize its Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force to prevent other countries from encroaching on its territory especially the maritime ones. “We […]
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Palace: PHL to pursue diplomatic path with China

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, July 20 (PNA) – Malacañang on Wednesday said the government will continue to pursue the diplomatic path to achieve the country’s exclusive rights over the West Philippine Sea (WPS) granted by Netherlands-based arbitral tribunal. Presidential […]
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Past, present senators remember ‘trailblazer’ Helena Benitez

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers from the present and past Congresses gathered at the Senate Tuesday to pay their last respects to former Senator Helena Benitez, who passed away on July 14 at the age of 102. The necrological services began […]