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‘Lawless violence’ a ground for martial law, body proposes

MANILA – “Lawless violence” shall be one of the grounds for declaring martial law under a Federal Charter, the body President Rodrigo Duterte created...

Committee gives judiciary hand in impeachment

MANILA – The body that President Rodrigo Duterte created to review the 1987 Constitution has proposed changes in the impeachment process.Under the proposal, Congress...

Senate passes bill on better access to HIV services, funds

MANILA – Senate approved a bill addressing HIV and AIDS in the Philippines through better access to services and funds and the protection of...

PH ‘quietly working’ with ASEAN over WPS militarization

MANILA – The Philippines is “quietly working” with other Association of Southeast Asian Nations member-countries with regard to the Chinese militarization of the West...

House panel OKs P1.16B aid for Dengvaxia vaccinees

MANILA – A House of Representatives committee approved a P1.16-billion supplemental budget that will be used to aid children inoculated with the controversial anti-dengue...

PH taking ‘diplomatic action’ on Chinese bombers in WPS

MANILA – Malacañang expressed “serious concern” over China’s growing presence in the West Philippine Sea (WPS, or South China Sea).“We take note of the reports...

Duterte fires DOTr asec for dealing with sis

MANILA – Rodrigo Duterte fired Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary for Railways Mark Tolentino for dealing with the President’s sister, Malacañang announced.Tolentino “disobeyed the...

Pimentel resigns as Senate prez; Tito Sotto takes over

MANILA – Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III resigned as Senate president on Monday. He nominated Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III as his...

Committee mulls 3 high courts in federal gov’t

MANILA – The Consultative Committee (Concom) created by President Rodrigo Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution has proposed the creation of three high courts...

PH powerless, not provoking China into war – Duterte

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated that he would not provoke China into a war following reports that the Chinese military landed long-range bombers on...

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