The Commission on Human Rights also urges legislators to exercise due diligence when they review the merits of President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration
Presidential Security Group commander Lope Dagoy was unable to attend his confirmation hearing, as he was with President Rodrigo Duterte in Russia
Solicitor General Jose Calida says the consolidation of legal functions under his office would 'result in a leaner, cleaner government bureaucracy'
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
Switzerland will increase reliance on hydraulic power as well as renewables like solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass
State auditors say the lack of time records made it difficult to determine if 248 OSG lawyers and 4 directors incurred unauthorized absences or tardiness
He faces a stark challenge from US President Donald Trump, who is currently visiting Iran's bitter regional rival Saudi Arabia, and has threatened to tear up the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions
President Hassan Rouhani says his victory shows Iranians' belief in the reinforcement of democracy as the way to ensure security
(UPDATED) Hassan Rouhani frames the election as a choice between greater civil liberties and 'extremism'
Meanwhile, a House bill seeks early voting for PWDs and senior citizens within a week before election day
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(UPDATED) President Hassan Rouhani faces stiff competition from hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi who has positioned himself as a defender of the poor and called for a much tougher line with the West
The European Union is a major donor, the 2nd top export destination, and the 4th top source of OFW remittances, among others
The Comelec and CHR chiefs' net worth, as well as that of the Ombudsman and chairpersons of COA and CSC, all increase in 2016
Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay says Republic Act 9417 or the OSG Law guides the allowances of lawyers at the Office of the Solicitor General
(3rd UPDATE) US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein taps former FBI director Robert Mueller to take over the probe of 'Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election'
Incoming DFA chief Alan Peter Cayetano promises to use 'more diplomatic language' in defending President Rodrigo Duterte
'Naghahanap siya ng boto, [so] she should behave. Hindi 'yung parang nananakot or nang-iintimidate,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson after DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said the CA is subjecting her to 'torture'
With more LP lawmakers possibly jumping ship to PDP-Laban, it may soon lack the minimum 24 members required to maintain its slot in the CA
Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial says she is 'positive' she would be confirmed by the powerful Commission on Appointments
The delay in her confirmation as DSWD secretary is a form of 'torture,' says Judy Taguiwalo
(UPDATED) The petitioners – supporters of former vice mayor Francis Zamora – say they gathered 30,000 signatures to back the petition
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(UPDATED) Senator Alan Peter Cayetano breezes through a 3-minute confirmation hearing where lawmakers asked not a single question
A 'dependable ally' yet an 'irritating enemy,' is how Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is described
It is expected to remedy the fear of witnesses to testify against vigilante-style killers and accused cops
'As union, obligado [kaming] suportahan sino man ang i-appoint na secretary. [Sana] maipagpatuloy 'yung nasimulan ni Secretary Lopez'
German bishops back the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in fighting extrajudicial killings and opposing the death penalty
Rouhani is seeking a second four-year term next Friday. He says Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers had ended many sanctions and brought a windfall from renewed oil sales over the past year that could now be invested
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Newly appointed assistant secretary Mocha Uson can no longer 'misbehave' in her blog
Top cop Director General Ronald dela Rosa says he wants to just 'relax' after he retires next year but he also can't turn down President Rodrigo Duterte if he wants him to serve the government in another capacity
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Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed civil engineers
Trump has repeatedly denounced as 'fake news' the accusations that members of his circle coordinated or colluded with Russian officials
'There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date,' says the FBI's acting director
But the department insists it used its Quick Response Fund correctly, saying that their role in disaster involves organizing, training, and equipping first responders from the AFP
13.1 million voters will cast ballots in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), a sprawling industrial area with a big migrant population which has been a Social Democratic Party (SPD) stronghold for 17 years
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The Senate Intelligence Committee says it made the formal demand after Flynn rejected its request two weeks ago for information on his contacts with Russian officials and businessmen
Colleagues of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano welcome his appointment to the Department of Foreign Affairs
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, a retired general, acknowledges the challenges facing him at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
The Commission on Human Rights also calls on the Philippine National Police to guarantee the safety of the 12 detainees found inside the hidden cell
Women's groups want the Senate ethics committee to 'impose a sanction' on the senator, 'commensurate to [his] insult'