Leaders of the 17th Congress also prioritize measures on national land use, government procurement, and creation of the disaster response and management department, which the President mentioned in his SONA
'I would suggest to the Senate – there are 24 sovereignties in the Senate, you cannot dictate to the senators, that's my experience – to act in accordance with their perception of what is best for the people'
Senator Francis Escudero says his committee will review if there is a need to launch a Senate probe into the P900-million internal fraud at Metrobank
'I don't see the death penalty being revived under his watch or at least with the present composition of the Senate,' says pro-death penalty Senator Panfilo Lacson
Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug says politicians should organize in the grassroots if they want political reform
Despite criticism over the drug war, President Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy majority approval and trust among Filipinos one year into his term
At present people have no option but to take lifelong, daily doses of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) which keeps the HIV virus under control, but does not kill it
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says 'the most' the Senate can do – as a 'gesture of friendship' to the House which had already passed its version – is to discuss the administration measure
Maricon Montajes was doing research for her thesis when she was arrested with two others in Taysan, Batangas, in June 2010
The EU accuses Google of favoring its own services in search results, and is also examining the search giant's AdSense advertising service and Android software
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(UPDATED) Casinos are now required to report casino cash transactions exceeding P5 million, according to AMLA amendments signed by President Rodrigo Duterte
'China firmly opposes any forms of official exchange and military contact between the US and Taiwan,' foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang tells reporters
Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni gives his 'personal commitment' to ensure the bill is approved in the autumn
National Anti-Poverty Commission Secretary Liza Maza talks to MovePH's Voltaire Tupaz on Monday, July 17. Watch the interview here.
Agencies under the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster of the Cabinet will conduct 4 information and assistance forum that will focus on key areas of human development
The victims include the children, nieces, and neighbors of the alleged operator of the cybersex den
Senator Paolo Benigno 'Bam' Aquino IV pushes for the proposed Rideshare Support Company Act which seeks to encourage 'new, affordable, and safe transportation options'
The winning bill will be referred to the appropriate House committee, which will then formally file the measure in Congress
(UPDATED) Tolentino, former MMDA chairman and defeated senatorial candidate in the 2016 polls, is under the Office of the Political Adviser
Kahit mag-UNLI session ang mga senador at kanilang staff sa kubeta ay walang dapat ipangamba dahil may 20,856 rolyo ng toilet paper ang mga kagalang-galang
A typical residential household consuming 200kWh will have to pay P15 more in July
The comedian has been publicly accused of sexual assault by some 60 women
(UPDATED) The President grants 'conditional pardon' to 10 prisoners, according to documents released by Malacañang
Philippine Coconut Authority Administrator Romulo dela Rosa says they will push for the inclusion of the coco levy trust fund bill in President Rodrigo Duterte's 2nd State of the Nation Address
Out of the 92 first violators of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, 51 are motorcycle drivers
According to the MMDA, most violators are caught texting or taking a call while waiting at a stop light
'That's the best part of the decision. The Court made it clear that it had the power to review the President's decision,' says a legal expert of the SC ruling on the petitions against martial law in Mindanao
A tax reform law diluted such that it will generate less than P130 billion is not acceptable for one of Duterte's economic managers
'These people have no right to enjoy our Internet freedom only to abuse our women and children,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros in pushing for Senate Bill 1251 or the Anti-Gender-Based Electronic Violence bill
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says Filipinos seem to 'accept' rampant killings – but 'out of despair,' not 'moral conviction'
Hyperandrogenism is a condition that causes high natural levels of the male hormone, testosterone, in women
Meanwhile, arrangements to honor the former German chancellor are clouded by criticism from Kohl's elder son
The protocol of cooperation provides guidelines and operational procedures for joint anti-illegal drug operations in MILF areas and communities
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
International Justice Mission says abuse comes in many forms, with children's parents even sometimes involved in their own exploitation
A box of 30 pills of Dolutegravir (DTG), which lasts a month, typically costs between $25 and $50. The generic version only costs $4.
'We believe that by working together, sharing the best technological and operational elements of our individual efforts, we can have a greater impact on the threat of terrorist content online,' a joint statement on Twitter reads
The Vice President cannot risk completely disengaging from government. Her access to the President and Cabinet members can advance her pro-poor agenda.
Bill Russell, 83, lives up to his reputation at the 2017 NBA Awards
Take a look at how the Duterte administration's proposed tax reform package will affect your take-home pay and the prices of commodities
As anti-discrimination legislation languishes in Congress, removing uniform and hair length restrictions is an easy place for schools to start protecting their students from discrimination
In a demo of skimming devices at a House hearing, BDO describes how banks react to evolving tools used by fraudsters
The revised rules of the law have been published, says the Department of Transportation, paving the way for implementation
(UPDATED) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, with 12 months left in office, steps on the gas as Arroyo-time scam cases are being dismissed by the anti-graft court
When I say no to an invitation I really don't have to give a truthful excuse. All I need to do is give a polite one.
(2nd UPDATE) The jury says they remained deadlocked and unable to reach a verdict on the fallen TV star's case. Prosecutors vow to seek a retrial.
Safetipin is a mobile application enabling users to rate and share their ‘safety perception’ of areas in their city
Duterte has nationalized this local 'way of doing politics,' with its associated coercive features, vulgar argot, and a more personalized patronage system