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Palace denies rush on budget OK

October 10, 2015 10:15 pm

Malacañang on Saturday disputed claims that the government is rushing its proposed P3.002-trillion national budget for 2016. In a radio interview, Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said the proposed budget underwent grueling scrutiny at the House of Representatives. “Medyo matagal … Read more »

Stars aim for votes

October 10, 2015 10:13 pm

In a country where politics and show business go hand in hand, it is no longer a surprise when actors, athletes and entertainers decide to cash in on their popularity and jump into the political bandwagon. Leading the list of … Read more »

Joker introduced me to PH situation

October 10, 2015 10:12 pm

Joker Arroyo, who died this week at age 88, was my introduction to human rights in the Philippines. All Filipinos have nicknames, but Joker was his real name, bestowed upon him by his card-playing father. But there was nothing funny … Read more »

Joma sees Duterte as Pinoy-version of Hugo Chavez

October 10, 2015 10:11 pm

UTRECHT, The Netherlands: Jose Maria Sison, the founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), made himself clear—he did not endorse Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as his preferred next president of the Philippines. “But how can I do that … Read more »

House OKs voluntary poll service measure

October 10, 2015 10:10 pm

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading on Friday the bill that would make election service voluntary for public school teachers. House Bill No. 5412, which will be known as the “Election Service Reform Act,” is entitled … Read more »

Commuters lobby for takeover of MRT, LRT

October 10, 2015 9:59 pm

After commuters launched, this week, what they dubbed as “People’s Campaign for Government Takeover of the MRT-LRT,” they are now holding meetings with various groups to reach their goal in time for the 2016 national elections: a signed petition by … Read more »

GMA detention violates int’l law

October 9, 2015 11:01 pm

The United Nations Working Group on Human Rights ruled that the detention of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arbitrary under each and all of the three categories of arbitrariness. “Mrs. Arroyo was denied bail on grounds that are not compatible … Read more »

VP Binay announces: Go ‘Bin-Go’

October 9, 2015 10:59 pm

Gregorio Honasan is yet to announce his acceptance of an offer to be the running mate of Vice President Jejomar Binay but the opposition standard-bearer on Friday jumped the gun by announcing their team-up for next year’s elections. “Lalong lumalakas, … Read more »

Arroyo to seek reelection

October 9, 2015 10:55 pm

Former president and now Pampanga Second District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will seek reelection in next year’s polls, a spokesman for the Lakas-CMD party said on Friday. Lakas-CMD spokesman Raul Lambino said he is personally overseeing Arroyo’s nomination. The 68-year-old Arroyo … Read more »

US deploying warships in West PH Sea

October 9, 2015 10:47 pm

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday confirmed a plan by the United States to deploy warships near the artificial islands “illegally” built by China off the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea). “We are aware of the reports … Read more »