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Davao del Sur village execs charged
by Sheila Crisostomo - June 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Charges have been filed against barangay officials in Matanao, Davao del Sur for allegedly deducting P8,500 from the P10,000 cash aid received from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on June...
Balatbat appointed Philippine envoy to Saudi Arabia
by Sheila Crisostomo - June 10, 2024 - 12:00am
President Marcos has appointed career diplomat Raymond Balatbat as the new Philippine ambassador to Saudi Arabia, an official of the House of Representatives said.
Divorce critic files bill to expand grounds for annulment
by Sheila Crisostomo - June 9, 2024 - 12:00am
House Bill 10488, or the Expanded Dissolution of Marriage Act of 2024, has been filed at the Congress by Manila Rep. Benny Abante, expanding the grounds for annulment and legal separation.
Higher penalty for refusing to recognize national ID sought
by Sheila Crisostomo - June 9, 2024 - 12:00am
A lawmaker from Mindanao has filed a bill that will increase the penalty for refusing to accept or recognize the Philippine Identification System or national ID as the “only identification” card.
Duterte authorized P47.6 billion PS-DBM fund transfer – Duque
by Sheila Crisostomo - June 4, 2024 - 12:00am
Former president Rodrigo Duterte authorized the transfer of P47.6 billion to the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management for the purchase of COVID-19 protective equipment, former health secretary...
Facebook shuts down accounts involved in selling babies
by Sheila Crisostomo - June 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Social media platform Facebook has shut down 12 accounts found involved in peddling babies in the guise of adoption, Social Welfare Secretary Rex Gatchalian said yesterday.
Cebu Gov. Garcia quits Duterte’s PDP-Laban
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 29, 2024 - 12:00am
Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has resigned from the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan.
Vietnamese fishing vessels in West Philippine Sea increasing in number
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 26, 2024 - 12:00am
As if constant harassment from the China coast guard were not enough, Filipino fisherfolk now have to deal with the increasing number of Vietnamese fishermen who go about their business in and around Bajo de Masinloc...
‘Don’t be a sore loser, accept divorce bill’
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 26, 2024 - 12:00am
Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman yesterday described as “sore losers” those who continue to question the newly-approved House Bill 9349 or the Absolute Divorce Act.
Lawmakers say divorce bill passed with insufficient support
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 25, 2024 - 10:53am
Two members, who have been opposing the controversial divorce bill, have questioned the legitimacy of the measure’s passage on May 22, saying it was approved only by a “minority vote.”
House defers divorce bill transmission to Senate
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 25, 2024 - 12:00am
The secretariat of the of the House of Representatives will hold transmitting House Bill 9349, or the Absolute Divorce Act, to the Senate pending the questions on how the votes of its members were counted.
Duterte son seeks probe of EJKs in past 25 years
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte wants Congress to investigate extrajudicial killings (EJKs) and human rights abuses in the country over the past 25 years.
Duterte exec: Noynoy admin OK’d Ayungin status quo
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 22, 2024 - 12:00am
It was the second Aquino administration that first made a commitment in 2013 not to have the BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin Shoal repaired, a former official of the previous Duterte administration told a congressional...
Takedown sought on Facebook pages selling babies
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Social networking service Facebook should take down pages engaged in the online selling of children in the guise of adoption, Social Welfare Secretary Rex Gatchalian said.
Duterte execs no-show at House hearing on gentleman’s agreement
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Former Cabinet members did not appear at yesterday’s initial hearing of two House committees on former president Rodrigo Duterte’s supposed “gentleman’s agreement” with China over the...
P50K for baby: DSWD bares sale of kids online
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Facebook pages peddling Filipino children in the guise of adoption have been monitored by the Department of Social Welfare and Development-National Authority on Child Care.
House OKs Condominium Act
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 19, 2024 - 9:30am
With tower dwelling becoming popular among Filipinos, the House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that will provide for the redevelopment of condominium units in the Philippines.
Lawmaker wants tourist sites made accessible to PWDs, seniors
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 19, 2024 - 12:00am
To boost the country’s tourism, House Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar wants tourist destinations to be accessible to senior citizens and people with disabilities (PWDs).
Lawmakers back filing of case vs Tarlac Mayor Guo
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 18, 2024 - 12:00am
The plan of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) to file a quo warranto case against Mayor Alice Guo of Bamban town in Tarlac got the backing of two members of the House of Representatives.
DSWD won’t allow politicians to distribute AKAP cash aid
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Politicians are barred from participating in the actual distribution of cash aid under the Ayuda sa Kapos ang Kita Program (AKAP), the controversial assistance program of the Department of Social Welfare and...
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