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Duterte to CHR: Crime or human life?

CAMP GENERAL MATEO CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal  (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte urged the Commission on Human Rights to consider the safety of the 104 million Filipinos before criticizing his intensified anti-illegal drugs campaign. ”Itong mga human rights, mamili kayo: Is […]
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De Lima laughs off Duterte’s ‘drug matrix’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Saying she is 100 percent of her innocence, Sen. Leila de Lima on Thursday laughed off President Rodrigo Duterte’s matrix supposedly showing her role in the drug operations inside the New Bilibid Prison. In a press conference, […]
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DBM submits proposed P3.35-T budget for 2017 to House of Representatives

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Monday submitted to the House of Representatives its proposed national budget of P3.35 trillion for 2017. The proposed budget – the first under the Duterte administration – is higher […]
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Drilon still prefers to amend Constitution via Con-con; says it won’t need President’s approval

MANILA  (PNA) – Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon said Monday that if it were up to him, he would still prefer that the Constitution be amended via a Constitutional Convention (Con-con) instead of a Constituent Assembly (Con-ass). Lawmakers from both […]
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Gloria Arroyo: ‘I’m Deputy Speaker’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former President and now Pampanga 2nd Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said Wednesday that she is set to be named Deputy House Speaker of the 17th Congress. Arroyo made the announcement at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in […]
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Congress to tackle cha-cha in January 2017 after budget deliberations

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Leaders of both chambers of Congress on Tuesday said they could start tackling changes to the 1987 Philippine Constitution by January next year, in the Duterte administration’s bid to shift to federalism. This was the announcement made […]
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Marcos burial should not ‘wash sins of past,’ says House leader

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The burial of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani should not “wash the sins of the past,” a leader at the House of Representatives said Monday. “It should not be looked at […]
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Mark Villar’s wife appointed ‘caretaker’ rep of Las Piñas

MANILA, Aug 2 (Mabuhay) – The wife of Public Works Secretary Mark Villar is set to take on a new role as the “caretaker” representative of Las Piñas City following her husband’s resignation from the House of Representatives. In a […]
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Veterans’ rights and welfare highlighted in Embassy Talakayan

WASHINGTON, DC – Filipino-American community members and veterans’ rights advocates gathered on 28 July 2016 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy for a Talakayan on the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program. In July 2015, the White House released the report...
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No reason for House not to pass FOI bill: Pimentel

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Thursday said he saw no reason why the House of Representatives would not pass the proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) following President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to have it implemented in […]