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THE public satisfaction rating of the Philippine Senate settled in “very good” territory in the fourth quarter of 2018 while the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Cabinet held steady with a “good” rating, according to the results of a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.
ENVIRONMENT and Natural Resources Secretary Roy A. Cimatu on Monday cancelled the permits of all small-scale mining operations in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) following a landslide in typhoon-stricken Itogon, Benguet, over the weekend that killed dozens.
PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson and Presidential Adviser on Human Rights Harry L. Roque, Jr. on Thursday said he will meet anew with prosecutors tasked with the 2009 Ampatuan massacre case to update President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
THE SUPREME COURT (SC) En Banc on Tuesday denied Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV’s petition for a writ of preliminary injunction and/or temporary restraining order (TRO) against President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Proclamation No. 572 which voided his amnesty and directs his arrest.
MALACANANG ON Monday said former defense secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin may be held liable for usurpation of authority when he approved the amnesty for Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV in 2011, which he himself recommended to then president Benigno S.C. Aquino III.
TYPHOON MANGKHUT, which was still outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) as of Monday, could develop into a super typhoon and be in the country by Wednesday, Sept. 12, according to weather bureau PAGASA.
THE PHILIPPINE Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) is standing by its report on the multibillion-peso civil works contracts in Davao Region awarded to the father and half-brother of Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go.
COMPANIES FROM the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Philippines signed on Sept. 6 business agreements and letters of intent (LoIs) with an estimated value of over $60 million, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said.
THE DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday said it will “insist” that the classification of local government units (LGUs) be reinstated in the draft federal constitution, which is up for review and revisions.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte and King Abdullah II of Jordan on Thursday witnessed the signing of five agreements covering labor, defense and investment, among others.
THE Office of the President (OP) is expected to release a list of names of experts who will be conducting a probe on the Dengvaxia controversy, Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said at a briefing in Malacañang on Thursday.
THE government is deliberately roiling the political landscape to distract the public from more urgent problems like inflation or disruptions to the rice market, analysts said.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday witnessed the signing of 21 business agreements in Jerusalem between companies from the Philippines and Israel, Malacañang said, including a number of defense and security deals with Israeli makers of sophisticated surveillance and intelligence products.
THE Philippines expects to sign a Palawan oil exploration agreement with Israel’s Ratio Petroleum Energy Ltd during President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s visit, Malacañang said.
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL Police (PNP) Director General Oscar D. Albayalde has ordered the relief of Isulan town and Sultan Kudarat provincial police officials in the wake of another bombing Sunday night, the second in just five days.
PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte on Sunday said he will not fire Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol and the officials of the National Food Authority (NFA) despite shortages of low-cost rice stocks in some regions, saying that “(m)aybe the laws are weak or unenforceable; all we have to do is to improve on those laws, not necessarily fire people.”
THE United States and Japan on Friday, Aug. 31, conducted a “bilateral training...while underway in the South China Sea,” the US Navy said in a statement that day.
By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, Aug. 30, said it would be better for Filipinos to choose a dictator the...
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to sign agreements on labor, defense, trade and investment, among others, when he visits Israel and Jordan next week, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Enersto C. Abella said.
President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to sign agreements on labor, defense, trade and investment, and other bilateral deals with the governments of Israel...
FORMER NAYONG Pilipino Foundation (NPF) officials reiterated that its deal with Hong Kong-based gaming firm Landing International Development Ltd. complied with all legal requirements, saying that graft and corruption allegations against its officials are part of a smear campaign to derail the $1.5-billion integrated resort and casino project.
A BOMB BLAST through a crowd at a festival in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding dozens more in the second deadly attack in under a month in the region, authorities said.
LAND TRANSPORTATION Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin B. Delgra on Wednesday urged fuel companies to participate in the government’s Pantawid Pasada Program to expand the options for Public Utility Jeepney (PUJ) drivers and operators who will avail of the government’s fuel subsidy.
ACTIVISTS AND FAMILIES of eight victims of the Philippines’ “war on drugs” filed a complaint on Tuesday with the International Criminal Court (ICC), a second petition accusing President Rodrigo R. Duterte of murder and crimes against humanity.
THE Philippine Embassy’s possible transfer from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will be raised during President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s visit to Israel, the Jerusalem Post has reported.
MALACAÑANG on Thursday said it is “concerned” with the Pentagon’s recent report that “a nuclear element” may be brought into the disputed South China Sea region, noting that the Southeast Asian region has a nuclear-weapon-free zone policy.