The lawmaker says appointing 300,000 barangay officials is nothing compared to the number of drug suspects and crimes that 'would rise' if narco-politicians remain in power
The Comelec prepares for the village and youth council polls, despite a proposal in the House of Representatives to postpone them again
Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers' measure would also allow President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint officers-in-charge once the barangay polls are postponed
Senators from both the majority and minority blocs oppose the President's idea, saying it is 'unconstitutional” and “undemocratic.'
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the bill can be passed into law before October if President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the measure as urgent
Young Mindanao activists urge President Rodrigo Duterte to stop extrajudicial killings
Activists also call President Rodrigo Duterte 'oppressive' and 'anti-poor' as they protest outside the Batasang Pambansa
Under the proposal, students 'shall be free from payment of tuition and other school fees, except fees related to student activities'
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the baptism of 400 children from the slums of Manila
'Ituro kung papa'no si Hesus tumanggap sa iba't ibang tao, lalo na sa mga hindi minamahal ng lipunan,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says
Lay Catholics urge the Cabinet to help 'in influencing the heart and mind' of President Rodrigo Duterte, who approved a hero's burial for the dictator
The registration period is from November 7, 2016 to April 29, 2017
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas commends his colleagues for a 'truly productive' session. The House of Representatives resumes session on November 7.
The newly-signed law moves the barangay and SK elections scheduled on October 31, 2016, to October next year
Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles, House committee on appropriations chair, said the DPWH must have some flexibility in some items in its proposed budget
The lawmakers believe the plan of their colleagues at the House of Representatives is 'immaterial' to the probe and would only violate the rights of an individual
A group of 3 young Filipinos want to create a transparency portal to help restore trust in the Sangguniang Kabataan
The registration period is from October 3, 2016 to April 29, 2017. This is after both houses of Congress have approved bills postponing the barangay and SK polls to 2017.
(UPDATED) House Bill 3384 seeks to defer the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to October 2017
ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio says the government cannot impose too many limitations on Filipinos' right to education
House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says the prevalence of drug use in barangays nationwide puts into question the local officials' ability to police their own backyards
Both Houses of the 17th Congress expect to separately approve the bills within the first half of September this year, and have President Rodrigo Duterte sign a consolidated version into law
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The Comelec will wait for a law or joint resolution in Congress formalizing the polls' postponement
17 senators have so far signed the committee report recommending the postponement of the elections from October 31, 2016 to October 30, 2017
NYC Chairperson Aiza Seguerra says removing the Sangguniang Kabataan would 'disenfranchise the Filipino youth'
He says the posts for barangay councilors and the Sangguniang Kabataan are useless
The President says postponing the barangay and SK polls will also save the government billions of pesos
President Duterte himself is in favor of it, as several lawmakers file bills and resolutions seeking to move the elections to October 2018
This would allow the government to 'sustain the momentum' in the war against illegal drugs, and give Congress time to legislate reforms in the barangays, says the senator
If her Senate bill is passed, the village and youth council elections scheduled for October 2016 will be postponed to October 2018
'Seats in the House of Representatives may be taken away by law, but a genuine organization with a real constituency and real advocacies cannot be melted by the mere stroke of a pen'
October 31 marks the first Sangguniang Kabataan election after 3 years
The petitioners tell the Supreme Court that the Comelec violated the SK Reform Act, which provides for an enlistment period of no less than 30 days
The upcoming Sanngguniang Kabataan elections is the first one after the RA 10742 or the SK Reform Law was signed on January 15, 2016
After some 20 years, the youth organization gets a new symbol
Although the recent signing of the Executive Order on Freedom of Information is a huge development, advocates and groups still call for the passage of the full FOI law in the Congress
Senator Franklin Drilon files Senate Bill 230 which seeks to 'level the playing field in the political arena'
The ordinances in Manila, Quezon City, and Navotas are curtailing a person’s right to liberty and travel, says the Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan
Some groups blame former President Benigno Aquino III for 'paving the way for Arroyo's acquittal'
The Comelec also lists prohibitions during the election and campaign periods, and on election day itself
The village and youth council elections will be on October 31
Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan protests the implementation of various ordinances in Metro Manila dubbed as 'Oplan RODY' or 'Rid the Streets of Drunkards and Youths'
Former president Benigno Aquino III is in high spirits as he returns to his family home at Times Street on June 30
According to the League of Filipino Students, the youth comprise a big chunk of Duterte’s vote during the elections because they are clamoring for change in policies concerning them
'At the central office, we monitor if there is an insurmountable problem that is systemic. There's none, so far,' says Education Secretary Armin Luistro
Metro Manila has the most number of private colleges that will increase tuition and other school fees for academic year 2016 to 2017
Senatorial candidates Walden Bello and Lorna Kapunan zero in on correcting structures which put the youth at a disadvantage