But Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II still urges those who oppose martial law to just 'see the wisdom' of President Rodrigo Duterte
With martial law in place in Mindanao, the Department of National Defense reminds the Armed Forces of the Philippines not to violate the Constitution
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
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
Local chief executives would have to surrender powers over their units to the national government, but to what extent?
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Ipilan Nickel Corporation has until May 24 to explain why no criminal charges should be filed against it for cutting down trees
The DOTr also urges the cancellation of the contract with maintenance provider Busan Universal Rail Inc (BURI), citing the daily inconvenience experienced by passengers
The intent of the law is different from the interpretation of transport authorities, says Senator Grace Poe
'Our goal is that when you walk in, you will be able to apply for your passport,' Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says
The Department of Transportation is also eyeing an executive order to transfer the MRT3 under the regulation of the Light Rail Transit Authority
The measure proposes stiffer penalties for parents and syndicates using children to commit crimes, while focusing on the improved rehabilitation of children in conflict with the law
The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives
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Almost 4,000 new lawyers told to 'arm yourselves well with idealism tempered by wisdom; passion strengthened by persistence; knowledge of the law honed by dedicated hard work'
Says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: 'We need lawyers who will not back down from serving the rule of law even at great personal cost. We need lawyers who will not bend to pressures to set the law aside in favor of expediency.'
'They have made matters complicated, when it is basically just about banning the use of cellphones while driving,' says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, referring to the implementing rules
After months-long consultations, Representative Ron Salo says the subpanel on correctional reforms will instead propose amendments strengthening the existing Juvenile Justice Act of 2006
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The current Rules of Procedure in Impeachment Proceedings state lawmakers may only junk an impeachment complaint after the document's sufficiency in form and substance are assessed
Nickel Asia's vice president for corporate communications Jose Bayani Baylon explains their operations in the province of Palawan
This comes after China reportedly threatened the Philippines with war if it 'forces the issue' of the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea
To strengthen this initiative, the education department wraps up its Brigada Eskwela program with a series of seminars on disaster risk reduction management, and fire and earthquake drills
Did the state-run news agency misquote DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III?
Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'
Equipped from head to toe, Juan Handa is prepared for disasters
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano also praises China and Japan for helping the Philippines 'without conditions'
President Rodrigo Duterte describes Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as 'honest' and 'hardworking'
The Code of Conduct in the South China Sea should be a non-legally binding 'gentleman's agreement,' Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says
Republic Act No 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act defines 'distracted driving' as using telecommunications or entertainment devices while in motion or temporarily stopped at a red traffic light
The outgoing military chief says he wants to make sure that policemen follow 'the rule of law' in their war on drugs
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The PNP's Drug Enforcement Group says it will pursue legal remedies to question the Department of Justice resolution
Lawyer Noel Oliver Punzalan accuses DAR chief Rafael Mariano and Undersecretary Luis Pañgulayan of abuse of authority when they favored Marbai farmers in the occupation of the Davao del Norte farm of Lapanday Foods 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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'It is believed to be an isolated incident, it remains under investigation,' New York police say on Twitter
'The Philippines welcomes the completion of the drafting of the framework of the Code of Conduct,' the DFA says
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is set to begin his first full day in office by visiting the DFA passport processing area in Parañaque City
(UPDATED) Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano asks police and military to provide round-the-clock security for the 159 farmers lin Tagum City for two days
(UPDATED) Executive Order 26 sets strict guidelines on designated smoking areas and bans them altogether in schools, including universities, and recreational facilities for minors
Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show there were more than 8 million overworked Filipinos in 2015
(UPDATED) 'If DFA is unaware, then there is again a disturbing display of dysfunction in the conduct of our foreign policy,' says a former ambassador
(UPDATED) The Philippines clarifies it will continue to accept grants, like humanitarian aid, that will not come with 'objectionable' conditions