This is the President's latest move to elevate the stature of Visayas heroes
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(UPDATED) The DND says the President's new EO allows the Armed Forces of the Philippines to approve its own projects, even those worth P50 million or more
Executive Order Number 17 fulfills the President's campaign promise of elevating the stature of Bisaya heroes
Former Philippine ambassador to the UK Jesus Tambunting is recognized as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his work in enhancing Philippine-British ties
'What we noticed is that if we are going to concentrate big rehabilitation centers in one region, there would be some difficulties,' says Interior Undersecretary John Castriciones
Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna clarifies that the Mining Industry Coordinating Council's review 'is never a review of DENR's decisions'
Veloso's lawyers call the TRO an 'utter disappointment'
The labor department's dilly-dallying is in stark contrast to the President’s consistent and unequivocal stand against contractualization
Among the agencies participating in the eFOI program, one agency stands out for being unresponsive to data requests – the Philippine National Police
ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio warns against complacency in the passage of the freedom of information law
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III explains the Mining Industry Coordinating Council review to members of the Commission on Appointments
If it happens, it will likely be only in 'certain areas,' says the senator from Mindanao
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the lookout bulletin orders are in connection with the smuggling allegations against the cigarette company
A provision prohibiting indoor smoking areas is the most contentious part of the draft executive order, says the President
The man and his wife had stopped their vehicle because of heavy traffic when the suspect approached the vehicle and shot 55-year-old Nanthakumaran Kumarasamy, say police
(UPDATED) Legal permanent residents and current visa holders would be explicitly exempt from the order. Iraq would also no longer be on the list of countries affected.
(UPDATED) Two cabinet officials say the President is set to sign the EO soon. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says there will be revisions to the DOH draft EO.
Lascañas' public confession creates a stir inside the Senate and exposes a divided upper chamber
President Duterte's 14th Executive Order transfers CIAC back to BCDA from the Department of Transportation
(2nd UPDATE) The Senate committee on public order sets the hearing for Monday, March 6
(UPDATED) The senator files a petition for certiorari and prohibition, seeking a status quo ante order on her arrest
The High Court declares the agreement between government and Stradcom void because of the absence of public bidding
The Supreme Court says 'there appears to be no basis' for the Department of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Commission to require major power consumers to source their electricity only from certain suppliers
The SC also issues a protection order prohibiting policemen from going within a kilometer of the victim's widow
But the Court of Appeals still has to tackle the meat of the senator's petition – which is to prohibit the Department of Justice from investigating her
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says he did not issue an Allow Departure Order to the middleman of Chinese gambling tycoon Jack Lam
The PNP's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group will be the lead unit in the anti-gambling campaign
This is the second court victory for the first ever case filed against President Rodrigo Duterte's Oplan TokHang
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President Rodrigo Duterte authorizes the grant of gratuity pay through Administrative Order No 2
President Rodrigo Duterte orders law enforcement agencies, PAGCOR, and freeport authorities to report on the progress of the fight against illegal gambling every 6 months
It is a chronic violator of human rights. It is also the biggest criminal syndicate in town.
What are policemen allowed and not allowed to do from today? The PNP explains in detail.
It takes the death of a South Korean businessman – an embarrassment, says President Duterte – for the PNP to realize it's gone too far in its war on drugs
Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo must pay a P2.23-million bail for his temporary freedom
'This is a horrible case of a South Korean businessperson being murdered,' US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim says
With President Duterte covering their backs, today’s cops have become greatly emboldened in playing their traditional role as the people’s oppressors
President Duterte’s signing of EO 12 is a step in the right direction, but the Supreme Court still has to lift its TRO
(UPDATED) Human Rights Watch says the budget cut in January 2016 'threatened to roll back hard-fought gains in maternal health and reductions in infant mortality over the past decade'
'I'm really not sure why it's taking a lot of time, but I think it's been through legal review and also the complete staff work by the presidential staff,' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia also says EO 12 allows local governments to find ways 'around the TRO' in order to fully implement the reproductive health law
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says those who want to practice family planning will be provided the services to do so
DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial also says once President Rodrigo Duterte signs the proposed Executive Order, authorities would be able to regulate the use of firecrackers and reduce injuries
'We will bring Mindanao to global tourism this year,' Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre says
A public health approach, rather than a law enforcement one, should form the basis for a response to drug use and dependence