In a separate corruption case, Jose Ramiscal Jr is already convicted of malversation and the falsification of public documents
SMIC, BDO, JG Summit, Ayala, Top Frontier, Metrobank, Aboitiz, and Meralco – with a combined market value of $72.4 billion – make it to Forbes' 2017 Global 2000 list
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Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says her department will not discriminate against any sector in the performance of its duty, 'whether the patients be on the government side or otherwise'
'Punta sila sa mga nakaupo nating local government officials at sa ating mga DSWD focal persons ... humingi ng tamang instructions,' says DSWD Undersecretary Hope Hervilla
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At least 50 men break into two prisons in the evening of the clash between the Maute group and government forces in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur
Department of Education schools will not be used as evacuation centers for those affected by the clashes between the military and the Maute terrorist group
The Manila Police District says it is on full alert to prevent the clashes in Marawi City from spilling over to the nation's capital
Local chief executives would have to surrender powers over their units to the national government, but to what extent?
The Department of Social Welfare and Development says 3 evacuation centers are also in place in neighboring Iligan City, as families begin fleeing Marawi City
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez agrees to retain the VAT exemptions for cooperatives in the proposed tax reform package at the request of party-list representatives
The ISIS-inspired Maute group has been active in recent months as it seeks the support of the international terror group
The 'High School Musical' co-stars sing 'What I've Been Looking For' for the first time in 10 years
House ways and means committee chairperson Dakila Cua estimates P157.2 billion in government revenues will be generated from the tax reform package in its first year of implementation
Nueva Ecija 1st District Representative Estrellita Suansing says collection will be used to assist sugar farmers and fund school-based feeding programs
The House ways and means committee chairman says the package aims to generate revenue for social welfare, infrastructure, education, healthcare, job generation, among others
Ipilan Nickel Corporation has until May 24 to explain why no criminal charges should be filed against it for cutting down trees
(UPDATED) Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination, as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing, following the confusion over the new law
Right climate policies can help governments 'generate growth that will significantly reduce the risks of climate change,' an OECD report says
(UPDATED) It is back to zero for the development of 5 small airports in Bacolod, Davao, Iloilo, Laguindingan, and Bohol. A prospective bidder feels embarrassed and dismayed over what has happened.
The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives
Sudah saatnya publik dan media massa berhenti menilai moralitas seorang manusia hanya dari seksualitasnya, termasuk mengasosiasikan LGBT dengan perilaku seksual semata.
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With the Senate passing its own version in March, the bill seeking to provide free tuition in state colleges will soon be transmitted to the Office of the President
House committee on cooperative development chairperson Rico Geron says he will oppose the tax reform package if it will include the removal of the VAT exemptions for cooperatives
The plans to cut Medicaid – which funds health care for low-income and disabled people – come as lawmakers from his Republican Party are battling to repeal and replace Obamacare, in which Medicare plays an important role
Drinking coffee, eating, or putting on makeup while on the road are also prohibited acts classified under reckless driving, says LTFRB member Aileen Lizada
The Duterte administration's 'Build, Build, Build' program has yet to break ground and lift the economy, leaving the private sector to fill the void
Taiwan does not receive an invitation to the World Health Assembly in Geneva for the first time in 8 years
Switzerland will increase reliance on hydraulic power as well as renewables like solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass
Nickel Asia's vice president for corporate communications Jose Bayani Baylon explains their operations in the province of Palawan
(UPDATED) Several countries try to ‘resuscitate’ the massive free trade pact even as the new US trade chief affirms President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw
'I believe Taiwan should be discovered because Taiwan has been overlooked for so long,' Taiwan's representative in the Philippines says
Did the state-run news agency misquote DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III?
The NBA MVP award will come down to James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and Kawhi Leonard
Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'
US Joint Task Force commander Brigadier General John Jansen says the level of sophistication in the shared understanding of doctrine and war fighting necessitates that the Philippine and US militaries up their cooperation game
Equipped from head to toe, Juan Handa is prepared for disasters
President Rodrigo Duterte describes Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as 'honest' and 'hardworking'
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will include e-cigarettes 'when we have more information and recommendation' from the World Health Organization
The Quezon City Council reasons that the condominium complex will not damage the surrounding community and will even help in development as it aims to provide 'affordable' housing
The outgoing military chief says he wants to make sure that policemen follow 'the rule of law' in their war on drugs
The Balikatan exercises almost didn't happen after President Duterte threatened to cancel it, but he was convinced to allow it
Of the 20 countries heading up the list, all but Australia and Japan are in western Europe, where virtually every nation boasts some form of universal health coverage
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says chemicals and equipment used in manufacturing shabu were found in the Aparri mining site of Huaxia Mining and Trading Corporation
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says President Rodrigo Duterte has thumbed down his request to let General Eduardo Año serve as AFP chief until his retirement in October
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