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The Senate has only 35 days if it wants to initiate investigations into contracts bagged by relatives of Solicitor General Jose Calida and former presidential assistant Bong Go
(UPDATED) All new government projects will be delayed and expansion plans for some key services and programs will be affected until the 2019 budget is passed
President Duterte's most popular nemesis in 2018 – opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV – comes from a political party that has learned its lessons in and outside the barracks
The outlook is grim, even dire, for 2019. But there's hope, and we are the game-changers
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Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo now has the means – and the platform – to change how the public perceives her, but political observers say she has been too busy with being 'GMA as usual'
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr emaciates Beijing's MOU to start joint development by making it an 'agreement to negotiate'
The military elbows the communists out of government, and turns the President who once called himself leftist into becoming the rebels' worst enemy
In 2018, China entered a new 'phase' in its militarization of the South China Sea, including the Spratlys in the West Philippine Sea, says AMTI director Gregory Poling
Engagements by the Philippines in 2018 show it is not moving away from the US despite President Rodrigo Duterte's rhetoric
The President declares a plot against him, and the police-military establishment follows with vague details and changing timelines. What's with Red October?
From shutting down an island for half a year to reviving ancient barter trade, President Rodrigo Duterte has tried to implement some crazy-sounding policies
Here are the former military and police generals appointed by President Duterte to key posts in government
With 2018 ending, Duterte's Cabinet is now one-third former military and police men. He has turned to ex-generals to 'fix' Boracay and soldiers to overhaul the Bureau of Customs.
High, soaring, elevated, skyrocketing. We're running out of synonyms to describe inflation in 2018.
Human rights is easy to understand. Let these kids explain it for you!
The health department gears up to introduce a new vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis and universal health care in 2019. Will the past year's effort at damage control be enough?
In the aftermath of the Dengvaxia scandal, immunization rates remain low as the health department controls several measles outbreaks that are vaccine-preventable