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Congress ratifies bill seeking to amend 21-year-old SSS law

MANILA – A measure which aims to overhaul the age-old Social Security System’s (SSS) charter has been ratified by members of the Senate and...

Palace: Congress ‘holding hostage’ salary hike for gov’t workers

MANILA – Malacañang on Monday blamed Congress for the delay in the implementation of the fourth tranche of the salary hike for government employees...

US most trustworthy, China most distrusted among Pinoys – survey

MANILA – With the return of the Balangiga bells last month, the United States has remained the most trusted country of Filipinos at 84...

Yellows to blame over ‘passport fraud’ – Locsin

MANILA – Foreign Affairs secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. pinned the blame on Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) officials during the Aquino administration...

Pinoy absentee voters now 1.7 million

MANILA – The country has now over 1.7 million overseas absentee voters (OAVs) representing 86 posts, the Commission on Elections said.This is 77.78 percent...

Congress ratifies simplified adoption

MANILA – The Senate and House of Representatives have recently ratified a measure that will do away with the lengthy court proceedings in the...

Penalize ex-passport maker for data loss, Drilon urges DFA

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) should file a case against its former outsourced passport maker for supposedly taking all applicants’ data...

Terminated contractor took away old passport holders’ data – DFA

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) urged Filipinos renewing their passport to present their birth certificate after losing passport holders’ data to...

Anti-corruption body’s power expanded

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte expanded the power of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) in an executive power (EO) signed late last year but...

Security forces foil bombing plot in Maguindanao

MANILA – Elements of the Philippine Army foiled a bomb plot on urban centers in Sultan Kudarat before dawn Saturday, seizing improvised explosives and...

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