Category: Politics

President Rodrigo Duterte formally accepts VP bid for ‘continuity’
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President Rodrigo Duterte formally accepts VP bid for ‘continuity’

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday formally accepted his nomination as the official vice-presidential candidate of the ruling party, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), to ensure the “continuity” of his efforts to bring progress to the country. During the PDP-Laban’s national convention and proclamation of its candidates for the 2022 national and local...

Philippines’ House of Representatives  OKs anti-child marriage bill on second reading
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Philippines’ House of Representatives OKs anti-child marriage bill on second reading

MANILA – A proposal seeking to end child marriages in the country has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives. During Tuesday’s plenary session, the chamber passed through voice voting House Bill 9943, which seeks to protect children by prohibiting and declaring child marriage as illegal and imposing penalties for violations. Other unlawful acts would...

‘Drug problem is a never-ending one’: Philippine President Duterte
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‘Drug problem is a never-ending one’: Philippine President Duterte

“And the drugs have continued to be imported, getting inside into our communities and continue to plunder the lives of people and whatever income,” Duterte said. “There is shabu and they continue to number in billions until now. And the human rights are not even worried about home many children would still be destroyed and homes are, I said, rendered dysfunctional.”

Statement by President Joe Biden on the Passing of Former President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines
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Statement by President Joe Biden on the Passing of Former President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines

JUNE 24, 2021 I extend my deepest condolences to the people of the Philippines on the death of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. He was a valued friend and partner to the United States, and he will long be remembered for serving his country with integrity and selfless dedication. President Aquino’s steadfast commitment to...

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...