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With the coronavirus crisis, Philippine Economic Zone Authority chief Charito Plaza finds an opening to appeal against the Citira bill anew
PEZA Director General Charito Plaza says the current incentives are already 'globally competitive' and could help the Philippines attract investors as companies avoid the US-China trade war
The Armed Forces of the Philippines calls for more drastic powers against terror suspects as Congress moves forward with amending the Human Security Act of 2007
(UPDATED) Once established, PhilSA will be the main government agency to take up activities and issues related to space science, space technology, and applications
The defense chief wants longer warrantless detention for terror suspects to give security agencies more time to build cases against them
'We always explain to the public that there is no need for them to give gifts as we are just doing our job and we get paid by the Filipino people through our salaries,' the Philippine National Police says in a statement
Counting only landmark laws and laws of national significance, both presidents have an almost equal number: at least 57 for Duterte and 58 for Aquino
Select residents of the National Capital Region, Calabarzon and Cordillera Administrative Region will be the first to get their hands on the national ID
(UPDATED) The Commission on Human Rights urges the Philippine National Police 'to open a transparent investigation' to hold the perpetrators accountable
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data reveals loans extended toward agriculture and agrarian reform are nowhere near what the law mandates
The second national budget crafted under the Duterte administration the proposed P3 77 trillion budget is 12 4 higher than last year
(UPDATED) Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is named BSP governor. Rappler takes a look at the role of the BSP as he steps in, along with some of the issues he may face ahead.
Filipinos now have until June 30 2017 to exchange their New Design Series NDS banknotes After June 30 these bills will have no monetary value
Globe Telecom accelerates the deployment of cell sites using the 700 MHz band amid a court battle against the Philippine Competition Commission regarding the San Miguel telco buyout
Rappler looks back on Duterte s campaign promises about education health and environment What do experts advocates and members of civil society think about them?
All eyes are on the government as it fully implements the K to 12 program Will learners get the best out of senior high school or will some of them end up leaving formal education as critics predicted?
The decision leaves the planned merger between the local equities market and the local bond market in limbo
In a country mired by various problems advocates fear that the government will put mental health on the back burner
Immigration officials say the 21 Chinese workers reportedly have Cagayan Economic Zone Authority special visas while another one is unaccounted for
Sign language interpreting is a back breaking job but is also one of the most noble professions in the world Without interpreters deaf persons would be disenfranchised
On May 26 2003 the Philippines enacts the Anti Trafficking in Persons Act the first law of such kind in Southeast Asia What has happened since then?
Proponents of the bill claim that the industry needs it immediately Opponents allege it s an attempt to rush a bill into law before people can make sense of what it actually does
Pilipinas Shell cites poor market condition for the IPO delay although a government resolution says it is not bound to list itself at the stock exchange
The report will disclose mining contracts revenue streams and export data of major mining companies and show how much mining contributed to the Philippine economy
But the government assures the public it will ensure that traders recover their costs reasonably
Congress ratifies the bicameral report on the expansion of science and technology scholarships and other priority bills on the last session day
Justice Velasco says amending the department order could be the better option
Due to complaints on labor rights the country may lose the preferential entry of 1 billion worth of exports from the Philippines to the US
President Aquino has both power and duty to fulfill his promise and to do his part to save a bill that will enable the constitutionally guaranteed rights of the people to information and to transparency and accountability in government
Sen Vicente Sotto III delivers a privilege speech to defend himself from criticism over the cybercrime law
Opposition lawmakers chide the finance department for its agencies revenue collection shortfalls as the 2013 budget face uphill battle in Congress
Pornographers prey on children through social media sites authorities say