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PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has ordered government lawyers to expand their study of a plan to end an agreement with the US on the deployment of troops and equipment for war games, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Monday.
THE Senate foreign relations committee will study a government plan to end an agreement with the US on the deployment of troops and equipment for war games, after the visa of an administration senator was canceled.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday signed into law the measure increasing the excise tax imposed on electronic cigarettes and alcohol products, but vetoed a provision seen to curtail the power of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to conduct raids as part of its efforts to clamp down on illicit trade.
A RESOLUTION seeking to declare Singaporean investor Angeline Xiwen Tham as persona non grata for owning ride-hailing company Angkas at its inception has been filed in the Senate.
SENATORS on Wednesday asked the Health department and other agencies to draft an emergency plan after a Chinese boy tested positive for coronavirus, days after Japan and Thailand confirmed their first case of infection from a new strain that originated in Wuhan, China.
THE SENATE is verifying possible funding sources for the P30-billion supplemental budget after President Rodrigo R. Duterte sought to expedite emergency aid for local government units (LGUs) affected by the Taal eruption.
TAAL Volcano remained swollen with gas and magma, a sign that it could erupt again, state seismologists said on Tuesday.
THE Senate hearings on the proposed law to create the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR) failed to attract key resource persons from various government agencies, a committee chairman said.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has authorized gratuities for government employees hired under job-order (JO) and contract-of-service (COS) work arrangements for 2019.
THE government has formed a task force to eradicate hunger in order to help achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) under the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
VALENZUELA CITY Mayor Rexlon T. Gatchalian has approved an ordinance extending the tax relief period on real property taxes by three months to the end of the first quarter.
ASH from Taal Volcano in Batangas province covered large parts of Southern Luzon and cities near the capital on Monday, forcing financial markets to suspend trading and the Manila airport to close.
THE Philippine government is eyeing more Japan-funded infrastructure projects this year, as the two countries eased the approval process of loan agreements in a bid to fast-track the implementation of infrastructure projects under the administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program.
THE US Senate has passed a resolution condemning the government of President Rodrigo R. Duterte for the wrongful detention of one of his staunchest critics, according to the US Congress website.
THE Liberal Party on Tuesday called on the government of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to heed the advice of the country’s opposition leader about the drug war, saying the reckless killings of drug suspects will not solve the menace.
THE P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 missed its targeted enactment date by a few days but is expected to sustain the government’s flagship infrastructure projects, the chairman of the Senate finance committee said Monday.
SENATE President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto has filed a measure amending the tax code to shield overtime pay from taxation.
THE Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture has asked the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to assist in the accreditation of 15 local government-run universities and colleges to make them eligible to offer free education.
THE Mindanao region remains under a state of national emergency even as martial rule expired on Dec. 31, presidential spokesman Salvador S. Panelo said on Friday.
THE Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development has set as a priority an investigation on the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) industry when legislative session resumes, its Chairman said.
THE Philippines is monitoring the reported kidnapping of eight mariners of an oil tanker from a port in Cameroon, two of which were Filipinos, the Foreign Affairs department said in a statement on Wednesday.