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Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte still has until October to decide on possible VP run: Palace
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Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte still has until October to decide on possible VP run: Palace

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte still has until October this year to decide on his possible vice presidential bid in the 2022 national elections, Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued the statement, as he admitted that it is still unclear whether Duterte will listen to the public’s clamour for him to seek...

First Nations child-welfare hearings wrap after week of arguments
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First Nations child-welfare hearings wrap after week of arguments

Ottawa challenged two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings — one that awarded $40,000 to each affected First Nations child and to their parents or grandparents, and the other that expanded the scope of Jordan’s Principle to children who live off-reserve or who are not registered under the Indian Act. Jordan’s Principle is a rule that says governments must help a child in need before arguing about who is responsible for paying the bills.

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country
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A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

2021 June 16: As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates, while also keeping the number of cases and hospitalizations...

PHL: Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) hits possible International Criminal Court (ICC) probe into PH anti-drug drive
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PHL: Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) hits possible International Criminal Court (ICC) probe into PH anti-drug drive

The midnight announcement by the current Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the eve of her end of term also preempts the prerogative of her successor to make a full evaluation of the cases that he will prosecute. By her act, the outgoing Prosecutor likewise undercuts the attractiveness of the Rome Statute to States that may be considering accession," it said.

Lorraine Badoy hits Makabayan solons over threat to block NTF-ELCAC fund
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Lorraine Badoy hits Makabayan solons over threat to block NTF-ELCAC fund

MANILA – The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) is created to stop more than 52 years of atrocities committed by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) and the recruitment of minors by its allied legal organizations. “We are therefore here to end over 52 years of...