The new deal to repeal the law is prepped on Wednesday by Republican lawmakers and the state's Democratic governor. It strikes the rule on transgender people having to use restrooms that correspond to their birth gender.
'What is really so harmful with having a research ship [there]?' asks National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr on the presence of a Chinese survey ship in Benham Rise for 3 months
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The names of 4,000 martial law victims to receive 50% of compensation have been submitted to the Office of the Executive Secretary, says the Palace
The President says he and MNLF leader Nur Misuari also talked on the phone about a 'preparatory document' for a proposed federal structure
The Philippine Navy has acquired a research vessel from the US, the BRP Gregorio Velasquez
What are the issues on jurisdiction being threshed out at the oral arguments before the Supreme Court?
The Philippines 13-million-hectare territory near Aurora is considered part of the country's extended continental shelf, but is not part of the PH national territory
Harassment cases are abuses in a different form, says the Gabriela Women's Party
Russia's hack attacks could make it harder for US president Donald Trump to smooth relations with Moscow, amid ongoing probes into the links between his campaign advisors and Moscow
China's interest in Benham Rise is a problem that President Rodrigo Duterte has to address. He can't afford to confuse it with the West Philippine Sea.
Two Buddhists were caned for the first time, after they were accused of cockfighting in Aceh province.
The Human Rights Victims' Claims Board releases its initial list of Martial Law victims who can claim partial monetary reparations from the government
'If we go beyond the factional debates and how cadres and ex-cadres interpreted them and justified their respective sides, we can discern a couple of interesting things'
The Internal Affairs Service is an independent body tasked to investigate police accused of violating procedures and regulations
If it happens, it will likely be only in 'certain areas,' says the senator from Mindanao
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President Rodrigo Duterte, who has made similar threats in the past, tells Mindanao officials that if he is 'compelled' to declare martial law in the region, it may 'last for 20 days or one year'
On March 8, International Women’s Month, Maria Ressa talks to Vice President Leni Robredo about what the government can do to invest in young girls today and end poverty by 2030
MILF leaders sit down with rival group MNLF and other Mindanao stakeholders to begin work on drafting a revised Bangsamoro Basic Law
The Rome Statute is precisely designed to demolish the wall of impunity with which state officials commit human rights violations, like the ones occurring on a virtually daily basis in our midst
Why are many 'veterans' of the fight against the Marcos dictatorship now are pitted against each other in the battle between President Rodrigo Duterte and his opponents?
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The Philippines effectively domesticated the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court when it enacted Republic Act 9851 – the commander in chief can be held liable for crimes against humanity
Seen as a gateway to key information about its user, cybercriminals shift their focus to smartphones
The arrest of the Chinese nationals is part of the PNP's streamlined crackdown on illegal gambling
A doctor examines him and, after saying he was in good health, he was taken back up on stage to be flogged another 14 times. The man had broken Islamic laws forbidding people in Aceh from spending time in close proximity with members of the opposite sex who are not their husband or wife.
While a House panel approved a measure prohibiting the corporal punishment of children, another committee is expected to pass a measure lowering the criminal responsibility age for youth offenders
Organizers of the rally say 6,000 participated in the 'Power of We' protest set on the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution
We don't need false prophets of change who claim that they are the people's last hope. The change that we so desire begins with us.
'Be the leader you promised to be, and stop the lies that are distorting the truth in our society today,' says the Vice President in her strongest speech yet on the current state of affairs
'From all these violence, killings, and crooked governance of the Duterte regime, clearly, I am not the Public Enemy No. 1 here, but this regime which has no respect for basic human rights, especially the right to life,' says Senator Leila de Lima
'What kind of message are we sending to our children when our leader says it is alright to kill?' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Foreign construction firms are restricted to special licenses, hampering their participation in the market and limiting the potential of the construction sector, says the Philippine Competition Commission
Aside from marking the 31st anniversary of the uprising that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos, some protesters plan to speak out against extrajudicial killings and other 'abuses'
Aside from the government-hosted event in Camp Aguinaldo, there will also be protests organized by anti-Marcos groups
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says critics of President Rodrigo Duterte's priority bills may use the Cabinet officials' absence to argue against the passage of the measures
Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto, who wants to limit charter change to economic provisions, believes federalism will harm the economy
The #BlockMarcos Movement accuses the Duterte administration of downplaying the struggles of those who fought the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos
'If you create one ignorant generation, what will the next one be like?' asks historian Jo-Ed Tirol, as he urges the youth to fight efforts to revise the dark chapter in Philippine history
'The commitment for us is really to make her life and death...an opportunity to renew our strength,' says Grizelda Mayo-Anda of the Environmental Legal Assistance Center
Environmental lawyers gather to remember the life of Mia Mascariñas-Green, who was killed in Bohol last February 15
Vice President Leni Robredo says lawmakers should just introduce amendments to some provisions of the Constitution
Events in both the United States and the Philippines trigger familiar feelings, according to martial law activists living in California
'I believe that the truth of our past will ensure clarity of direction in our future,' says Vice President Leni Robredo