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LEGISLATORS said Thursday that more stimulus is needed to help the economy recover from the pandemic, adding that only the government is capable of providing this boost with the private sector still reluctant to invest.
SUPPORTERS and families of political prisoners have asked Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta, who announced early this week his plan to retire early in March, to grant the “extraordinary legal remedy” for their release to help address congestion in jails amid the coronavirus pandemic.
THE real estate industry is pushing for a more active participation in detecting suspicious transactions as the government moves to strengthen the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA).
A semiconductor manufacturer in Taiwan has opened its hiring to nearly 800 qualified qualified Filipino workers, the Department of Labor and Employment said Friday. Silicon...
THE House of Representatives on Tuesday evening approved on second reading a measure strengthening the regulations against money laundering, which is key to helping the country avoid being gray-listed by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
THE PUBLIC Works department plans to build six dams along the Cagayan river in northern Philippines to improve flood control, officials on Wednesday told a Senate committee investigating heavy floods that submerged many parts of Luzon island after it was hit by a typhoon this month.
THE UNITED States government on Monday turned over almost a billion pesos worth of precision-guided missiles and munitions to the Philippine military to help it fight terrorists linked to Islamic State in the country’s south.
A SENATOR asked his fellow lawmakers on Monday to double the 2021 budget for the restoration of power facilities damaged by recent typhoons.
A SENATOR on Thursday flagged almost half-a-trillion pesos of congressional district funds under next year’s P4.5-trillion national budget.
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has so far extended P1.2 billion worth of loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, much less than the funds allocated, a senator said, citing data from the department.
LAWMAKERS on Tuesday sought an investigation of dam operations in Marikina and Cagayan Valley and logging activities in the Sierra Madre that supposedly caused heavy flooding when Typhoon Vamco hit Luzon last week, killing at least 73 people.
THE AUTHOR of the Senate bill creating a department for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) expressed support for the position adopted by economic planners that creating the agency is low on the government’s priority list.
THE PHILIPPINES won’t end a military pact with the US on the deployment of troops for war games just yet, after it extended the suspension of its termination for six more months, according to its top envoy.
THE Senate Finance Committee approved the chamber’s version of the P4.5-trillion 2021 budget bill with a hefty increase in vaccine funding, setting the stage for two weeks of deliberations with a target date of passage of Nov. 24.
THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has served a complaint to the Philippine envoy in Brazil who was recalled after mistreating her Filipino domestic helper, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. said on Monday.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is looking to improve ties with the United States under President-elect Joseph Biden, according to the presidential palace.