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Interior Secretary Eduardo Año lays down his initial plan to implement President Rodrigo Duterte's order to reclaim public roads to ease Metro Manila traffic
The legal hunt for Marcos money is tedious and long, aggravated by the non-cooperation of Philippine governments both current and past, according to lawyer Robert Swift
Rappler conducts an analysis of 323 audit reports of government agencies to find irregularities and flagged spendings. Part 2 tackles excesses in spending, travels and ghosts of the pork scam.
Well-intentioned local chief executives are up against vested interests that reject reforms, as well as temptations that come with power
Rappler conducts an analysis of 323 audit reports of government agencies to find irregularities and flagged spendings. Part 1 is all about the fake and the doubtful.
The Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior and Local Government will team up to provide water for irrigation as well as for drinking to far-flung barangays
The order comes days after Belmonte delivered her inaugural speech, where she clarified former mayor Herbert Bautista's claim that he left behind P26 billion
You may decide not to stay long, but the lessons will stay with you forever
'I will deal with corruption. I’m dealing it until now,' says President Rodrigo Duterte before announcing in a speech in Leyte that he sacked the GSIS executive
The UN's World Health Organization says air strikes and ground fighting have left nearly 1,000 people dead and some 5,000 wounded
By refusing to condemn an airstrike on a detention center that killed dozens of migrants blamed on Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar by his rivals, Washington is showing whose side it is on
Over 1,400 high-ranking uniformed personnel take two housing units each. NHA tells COA this was upon the orders of the President.
GSIS Chairman Rolando Macasaet says they revoked resolutions authorizing the sale of the 67-hectare property where ICTSI is operating
GSIS president Jesus Clint Aranas quits his post amid revived plans to sell the land where port tycoon Enrique Razon's ICTSI operates. Here is a timeline of events dating all the way back to the 1970s.
(UPDATED) Authorities are analyzing DNA samples and fingerprints to identify suspects and are planning raids to arrest them 'in the near future,' according to a report
State auditors flag the Presidential Communications Operations Office for unliquidated funds, and the legislative liaison office for overspending on hiring of consultants
'The act of even removing what are considered immovable objects like ceiling, walls, and the tiles is already bad faith,' says DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya
(UPDATED) 'I resign, secure in the knowledge that I have unwaveringly advanced the interest of GSIS and its members,' GSIS president Jesus Clint Aranas says in his letter to President Rodrigo Duterte
Among the Ormoc City mayor's priorities are solving traffic congestion, increasing the city's resiliency to calamities, and banning single use plastics by 2021
President Rodrigo Duterte also mentions a 'communication breakdown' between Bangsamoro officials and the national government
The justices find no convincing proof that Oscar Moreno, when he was governor of Misamis Oriental, did wrong in approving the rental of heavy equipment for road repairs
'Marami na ang naloko at marami pa sa ating mga kababayan ang maloloko sa investment scam na ito kung hindi ito aaksiyunan ng mga mayor,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año
'Shouldn't we cool the citizens down? I think to postpone it for a little bit is not a bad thing. At this moment, the government should self-examine,' says Ann Chiang, a hardcore pro-Beijing lawmaker
The United States takes the lion's share of the blame for spreading fake news, followed by Russia and China, according to the annual Ipsos survey of more than 25,000 internet users in 25 countries
A briefer on the proposed Hong Kong extradition law
Almost a year after making the country proud in the Asian Games, skateboarding star Margielyn Didal and 3 other Cebuana athletes still await their bonus
While they won a general poll in April, acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez's socialists fail to secure a majority in parliament and need the support of other groupings
Prayut Chan-O-Cha sweeps aside his sole challenger, the charismatic 40-year-old billionaire Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit who led the anti-military bloc, comfortably passing the 375-vote threshold to win a majority
Under the treaty, there will be a clear boundary between the two nations, helping Filipino and Indonesian fishermen to operate peacefully and properly
'I do solemnly swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria,' says reelected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
The no-confidence vote against Sebastian Kurz and his government takes place in a special sitting of parliament with more than half of MPs withdrawing their support, making him the shortest-serving chancellor
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