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Pacquiao Handang Mawalan Ng Puwesto Sa Pederalismo

Handang isakripisyo ni Senador Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao ang kanyang posisyon para sa pagsusulong ng pagbabago ng sistema ng gobyerno patungong Pederalismo. Sinabi ng Pambansang Kamao sa isang interview ng PTV-4 na suportado niya ang isinusulong na Pederalismo ni Pangulong Rodrigo [...]

January 15, 2018 Politics

Solons welcome resignation of CHED chair Licuanan

Lawmakers from the House of Representatives on Monday welcomed the resignation of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chair Patricia Licuanan, even as they continued to seek an investigation into the delay in the issuance of financial help for K-12 teacher-scholars. [...]

January 15, 2018 Politics

Duterte: No poll suspensions, term extensions for charter change

President Rodrigo Duterte has allayed fears that efforts to amend the constitution will be used for him to stay in power beyond his term. “There will be no suspension of elections and there will be no term extension especially for [...]

January 15, 2018 Politics

Licuanan resigns as CHED chair months before end of term

Patricia Licuanan has resigned as chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education. According to ABS-CBN News, Licuanan made the announcement at the weekly flag ceremony at the CHED office in Quezon City on Monday morning. She said that the office [...]

January 15, 2018 Politics

PNP vows ‘transparent’ Tokhang

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will put in place measures to ensure transparency in the conduct of the government’s war on drugs. PNP Directorate for Operations chief Director Camilo Cascolan said yesterday police officers involved in anti-drug operations will be [...]

January 14, 2018 Politics

‘Travel more than 12 times, face dismissal’

President Duterte, who says he is on a purging spree, warned government officials of dismissal from service if they go on foreign trips more than 12 times. He did not specify if the frequency is on a per-year basis or [...]

January 14, 2018 Politics

Duterte’s wish for Alvarez: I hope you’re married for the last time

President Rodrigo Duterte took advantage of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s 60th birthday to poke fun about his plan to be married for the second time. During the party held at Tagum City Friday (January 12), Duterte told Alvarez: “Mr. Speaker, [...]

January 13, 2018 Politics

Aquino camp: No element of deceit in consulting Purisima over Mamasapano

MANILA, Philippines — The camp of former President Benigno Aquino III argued that he had the authority to consult former PNP chief Alan Purisima regarding Oplan Exodus in 2015. Aquino is facing charges of graft and usurpation of official function over [...]

January 12, 2018 Politics

Duterte’s trust rating rebounds to ‘excellent’ +75 in end-2017 – SWS

President Rodrigo Duterte’s net trust rating bounced back to an “excellent” +75 in December 2017 after a two-digit decline in the third quarter last year, according to the latest survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS). Results of the poll showed [...]

January 12, 2018 Politics

Duterte to fire a ‘chairman’ this week

Duterte to fire a ‘chairman' this week: The back-to-back dismissal of government officials continues. President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday announced he is set to fire another “chairman” of a government agency this week as part of his intense campaign against corrupt officials. [...]

January 12, 2018 Politics

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