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US Ambassador Sung Kim stresses Washington's 'serious concerns' about Chinese firm Huawei, which will be involved in the Department of the Interior and Local Government's China-funded Safe Philippines project
The state auditors want to verify some $2.98 million disbursements made against the $5-billion recovered ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family
Heavy artillery fire could be heard from the city center as the most intense fighting took place since May 6, when the holy Muslim month of Ramadan started
EcoWaste Coalition also suggests several ways to manage trash from the campaigns
Khalifa Haftar's message also urges his men that 'in the event of retreat by the enemy, troops should pursue it with speed and force, prevent it from fleeing and wipe it out'
'Yes, we are in combat, keep morale high in this fight to disarm any traitor, any coup plotter,' says Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
(UPDATED) The US throws its full support behind Juan Guaido, with the White House calling on the military to protect the people and support the country's 'legitimate institutions'
The allegations against Rahul Gandhi bear similarities to efforts by the so-called 'birther' movement, once championed by Donald Trump
The fighting has killed at least 278 people and wounded more than 1,300
'By nurturing their local athletes, provinces would eventually reap honors,' says Filipina long-jump queen Elma Muros Posadas
The Kapisanan ng Manggagawa sa Government Financial Institutions (KAMAGFI) asks for the right to negotiate salaries and benefits
The Philippine Domestic Construction Board is also looking to increase its pool of evaluators to cover more regions nationwide
(UPDATED) Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro allegedly blocks fuel and ticketing funds from police after he was not informed about his police chief being promoted to another post
'Huwag po tayong magpa-epal sa mga proyekto ng gobyerno lalo na ngayong panahon ng kampanya,' the Department of the Interior and Local Government tells local officials
(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army says its fighters were 'taking control of several new positions on the frontlines in Tripoli'
Six of Khalifa Haftar's officers were also named in the warrant issued by the Libya military's prosecutor general
(UPDATED) Diplomats have long complained that Libyan peace efforts have been stymied by major power backing for the rival sides, with Haftar ally Russia quibbling over the proposed wording of the ceasefire demand
DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, the ex-officio chairman of the Napolcom, will move for the removal of police powers of mayors named in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug list
(UPDATED) 'The president's current term shall expire at the end of 6 years from the date of his election as president in 2018,' state media reports
Dapat nang intindihin na ang galit natin sa kahirapan at kriminalidad ay hindi dapat ipagamit sa kanino man upang pag-awayin tayo. Sa halip, ang galit ay dapat maging dahilan ng sama-samang paghahanap ng mga solusyon.
The group insists on civilian representatives joining the military council and on the creation of a fully civilian government to run day-to-day affairs
Car horns sound on the streets as jubilant crowds stream out of their homes to cheer the departure of Ibn Ouf, considered a regime insider and close aide of Bashir.
Aside from those who have fled, UN spokesman Rheal Leblanc says that 'many families remain stranded inside conflict affected areas,' with safety fears rising and supplies running short
Analysts say that Omar al-Bashir's overthrow in a palace coup has made the transition to democracy in Sudan a more distant prospect
Kim Jong-un acquires a new title, and now becomes 'the supreme representative of all the Korean people' – a newly-created role that observers say makes him more like a modern national leader
The Supreme Court says the ruling is prospective and that local governments will start to receive the adjusted amount only in 2022
The uprising in Sudan started with protests in December over a hike in bread prices. Here's a timeline of events.
It comes ahead of the opening of the country's rubber stamp legislature on April 11
The violence has already displaced thousands and left several dozen people dead. The UN warns that nearly half a million children in Tripoli are 'at immediate risk.'
‘I believe there’s a 3-year period for which the government will have to compute and probably collect all these national taxes,’ says Court spokesman Brian Keith Hosaka
Khalifa Haftar's forces claim responsibility for the air raid on Mitiga airport. It caused no casualties, but left a meter-deep crater on a runway.
As fierce clashes erupt in Libya again, the United Nations calls for an urgent two-hour truce to allow evacuations of civilians and the wounded
Vice President Leni Robredo says declaring a revolutionary government runs against President Rodrigo Duterte's oath to defend the Constitution
Pro-government forces in Tripoli confirm they had targeted Khalifa Haftar's men with 'intensive strikes'
PRESS RELEASE: Under the program, interns will have to render 30 working days of service which will start on April 15 and end on May 29, 2019
'Once President Duterte declares a revolutionary government, he ceases to be President having divested himself of the presidency,' says opposition senatorial bet Romy Macalintal, a veteran election lawyer
If there is Pantawid Pasada program for jeepney drivers, reelectionist senator Grace Poe says there should also be 'Pantawid Pambangka' program
The Office of the Solicitor General, Department of Justice and Presidential Commission on Good Government unanimously withdraw from the agreement
The Chief Executive orders the review after telling Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and Solicitor General Jose Calida to 'study' the Maynilad arbitration case against the government
To ensure that the waters stay garbage-free, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says they will review contracts between local government units and solid waste collectors
Interior Minister Mohamed Daoudou confirms that gunfire had erupted near a military base in Moroni but insists the situation in the coup-prone nation is 'under control'
A governor and 50 mayors face administrative complaints for failing to organize for neglecting to maintain their anti-drug abuse councils, says DILG Assistant Secretary Ricojudge Echiverri
Reporters Without Borders says Beijing is 'exporting' its methods of censorship and control of information to other countries. Beijing dismisses the report as 'totally not in conformity with the facts, and not worth refuting.'
The Supreme Court affirms the earlier decision of the Office of the Ombudsman on loans granted to Pioneer Glass Manufacturing Corporation during the Marcos regime
Simply removing term limits at this point will secure the political foothold of many already fat political dynasties
The buses were each carrying about 50 passengers at the time of the crash. One of the buses caught fire, leaving people burned beyond recognition.
Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim says President Rodrigo Duterte's attendance at the ceremonies is for the benefit of the Bangsamoro government
Executive Order No. 77 also prohibits officials from going on trips sponsored by suppliers and contractors that their agencies deal with
(UPDATED) The Central Asian nation's senate also appoints ex-leader Nursultan Nazarbayev's eldest daughter Dariga as speaker, setting her up as a potential contender to succeed her father
The funds for the 4th tranche of salary adjustment for government personnel will be sourced from any available appropriations under the 2018 budget