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January 21, 2018 10:46 AM Nuclear war dominates Asia-Pacific forum

North Korea’s nuclear crisis dominated the opening session of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum 2018 last Friday as members revealed concerns about the threat of a global nuclear war if diplomatic efforts fail. Speaking at the first plenary session on the regional security and politics, Vietnamese National Assembly Deputy Chairman Do Ba Ty, also head of the Vietnamese 4

December 29, 2017 5:09 PM Syria prays for rain at President Assad's request

DAMASCUS — Imams across Syria are directing Muslims to pray for rain during this week's congregational yesterday prayers. Syrian President Bashar Assad directed imams to pray for rain in this week's prayers through a circular distributed by the Religious Affairs Ministry, SANA state news agency reported Tuesday. SANA says insufficient rains and a changing 6

December 21, 2017 10:38 AM Roque parries question on opposition’s zero budget

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday said Malacañang has nothing to do with the opposition lawmakers’ zero budget for 2018. Roque said the executive branch could do nothing about the decision of Congress, citing separation of powers. “I’m sorry but that question is based on the wrong premise that we control Congress. There is separation 5

December 21, 2017 9:17 AM Makabayan bloc up in arms over Alvarez’s ‘malicious’ Red-tagging

Members of the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives assailed the latest statement of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez about militant lawmakers benefiting from the New People’s Army (NPA)’s “revolutionary taxes” the rebels allegedly extort from local officials. “We in the Makabayan bloc, detest the malicious and dangerous red tagging by Speaker Pantaleon 5

December 15, 2017 11:45 AM Hontiveros continues the campaign for breast cancer awareness, hold free health screening in BASECO evacuation center

Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on Friday held a community outreach program that featured free breast and cervical cancer screenings for the women residents of the BASECO evacuation center in Tondo, Manila. The event was done in coordination with the Manila City Health Department and featured speakers from the Philippine Cancer Society, the Institute 8

December 14, 2017 4:04 AM Health reform advocate: Why blame Aquino if he was given wrong information?

“How could you blame the President if he was fed (with) wrong information?” This was the reaction of a health reform advocate when asked if former President Benigno S. Aquino III should be held liable for the government’s P3.5billion anti-dengue immunization program, which implementation began during his term. “I was asked the other day, whether the ex-president 3

December 5, 2017 8:10 AM Pacquiao fumes over pols’ ‘intentional misuse’ of public funds

A fuming Senator Manny Pacquiao took the floor on Tuesday to express his dismay on the “intentional misuse” of public funds by corrupt officials, whom he also described as “scammers.” “Mr. President, last month, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II released information that there are cases of false right of way claims in my hometown, General Santos 6

November 21, 2017 8:27 AM Pimentel: Pacquiao and I can turn our backs to politics anytime

Like neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said he can also turn his back to politics anytime. Pimentel, president of the ruling PDP-Laban, said he also had his share of disappointments, citing as example some politicians who had joined their party without believing its programs and ideologies. “Pareho kami ni Manny 15

November 7, 2017 9:03 PM Navotas drafts new child-friendly curfew ordinance

A councilor has filed a measure pushing for a curfew for minors in Navotas City after the previous ordinance was declared void by the Supreme Court in September. In proposed City Ordinance No. 2017-23, minors are banned from going out between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., with their parents or guardians facing penalties. In September, the Supreme Court declared 7

October 30, 2017 6:39 PM Mabilog officially out as Iloilo City mayor

Iloilo City – Jed Patrick Mabilog was ousted as mayor of Iloilo City after the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) served the dismissal order against him. Anthony Nuyda, DILG regional director for Western Visayas, declared Jose Espinosa III as the new mayor Monday. The dismissal order was issued by the Office of the Ombudsman, which found 3