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May
The Senate recently approved on the third and final reading a measure declaring Batanes a cultural heritage and ecotourism zone. Read more [...]

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May
(UPDATED) Duterte was representative of Davao City's 1st district from 1998 to 2001. How did he perform as a congressman Read more [...]

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28
May
The success of an incoming administration depends a lot on how it utilizes the legacy left by the previous team or how helpful is the outgoing group in transferring information and even institutional memory to the new administration.  The inability of the Aquino administration to start full blast was not only its mistrust of “corrupted deals” of the Arroyo administration but also the outgoing team was not as transparent and helpful in the turnover (given the “devil image” attached to it by the Aquino team during the election). The Duterte team wants to get going on Day One.  Presumptive president Mayor Duterte has indicated that after a simple inauguration, he expects his team to go into action immediately.  It is fortunate for his group that in many departments, there are already projects on stream that only an additional push will lead to early completion, while in a few (known for analysis, paralysis), there are plans ready for adoption and implementation.  There are also professionals in quite a number of departments who are transparent and willing to partner a speedy transition Read more [...]

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May
SENATOR Loren Legarda expressed alarm on Saturday over the adverse environmental impacts of coal-fired power plants in the country, thus she urged the government to tap cleaner and less wasteful sources of energy. "Our goal to reduce carbon emissions will be impossible if we will continue to allow the construction and operation of additional coal-fired power plants, the nation's top source of greenhouse gas emissions and the primary cause of global warming," Legarda, chair of Senate climate change committee, said in a statement. Read more [...]

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28
May
(From agencies) Just as Leni Robredo predicted her victory, the last man standing in the race for the second highest position of the land is a woman. Read more [...]

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28
May
ELLEN Adarna was eased out of the cast of Regal’s “The Escort” but she’s now the leading lady in the first Metro Manila Filmfest entry introduced to us, “Moonlight over Baler”. How true is the story that Regal replaced her with Lovi Poe because she’s unprofessional and didn’t even show up at the movie’s pictorial Read more [...]

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28
May
THE Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) will try to convince presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte to attend his impending proclamation by the Congress, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers for president and vice president. Lawyer Paola Alvarez, PDP-Laban spokesperson said that until now, they are trying to persuade Duterte to attend the announcement of his victory, being the winner of the May 9 Presidential Elections. Read more [...]

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28
May
DAVAO CITY—The importation of rice will continue for the meantime to address the country’s impending rice self-sufficiency issues, former North Cotabato governor and incoming Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Friday Piñol, who was appointed to his new post by President-apparent Rodrigo Duterte, said they will look at overhauling policies and review existing rice purchase plans by the state. “I cannot make projections on the country’s efforts to achieve rice sufficiency until I have fully reviewed the existing infrastructure Read more [...]

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May
InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5 MANILA, Philippines – In just three days, the winners in the May 2016 elections for president and vice president were known, in what was the fastest canvass in Philippine history. Congress, sitting in joint session as ther National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), convened at 2:00 p.m. Read more [...]

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